• Dr M: I was sacked from Umno, but became PM

    PASIR GUDANG, Aug 29 — Amid swirling rumours that his son and Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir may be booted out from Umno soon, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he too had been expelled from...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Elizabeth II: accidental queen turned beloved monarch

    She only became queen by a twist of fate but now, aged 89, Elizabeth II is about to become Britain's longest-serving monarch in a reign spanning the post-war era to the digital age. A constant in an ever-changing world, she is at the height of her prestige and "embodies the history of the 20th century", according to historian Kate Williams. The queen has met most of the major figures in recent history, from India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru to Japanese emperor Hirohito and French general turned statesman Charles de Gaulle.

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  • Why Bersih 4 matters more in East Malaysia than in KL

    In East Malaysia, where electoral fraud and abuse are “normal”, the numbers in a Bersih rally matter, even if crowds in Sarawak and Sabah are a tiny fraction of the hordes that choked Kuala Lumpur over the weekend, said rally organisers and analysts. They matter, said the organisers and analysts, simply because the people who have suffered the...

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  • Almost 60 years of Umno rule cause of Malaysia’s woes, says FT

    The Financial Times (FT) blames Malaysia's troubles on the fact that the country has been ruled by one party for too long. In an editorial yesterday, the international business daily said having the same party in charge of the government since 1957 is "too long, and suggests that the fate of the state and Umno have been fused", referring to...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Van Gaal rues Man United's five-minute lapse

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal blamed a five-minute lapse in concentration for his side's 2-1 defeat at Swansea City in the Premier League on Sunday. Protecting an unbeaten record, United took a 48th-minute lead through Juan Mata at the Liberty Stadium, only for goals in quick succession from Andre Ayew and Bafetimbi Gomis to give Swansea a third successive win over their opponents. Swansea's goals arrived shortly after Garry Monk had switched his formation to a 4-4-2 with a midfield diamond, moving Ayew up front alongside Gomis, and Van Gaal said his players had not reacted to it quickly enough.

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  • Young, groundbreaking 'Les Miserables' actor dies

    Actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first black man and youngest to play Jean Valjean in Broadway's "Les Miserables," died in New York, the production and local reports said. The 21-year-old made his Broadway debut at the end of July after being an understudy as the protagonist of the long-running show. "The entire Les Miserables family is shocked and devastated by the sudden and tragic loss of Kyle, a remarkable young talent and tremendous person who made magic -- and history -- in his Broadway debut," the show said in a statement.

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  • Adele ‘offered millions per week for shows’

    Throat surgery and caring for a child has Adele rethinking options regarding performances ahead of her rumoured album release in November.

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  • 7 MPs to quit PAS, join new party, says report

    Seven MPs from PAS will join the New Hope Movement (GHB) splinter group once it becomes a political party, The Star reported. GHB secretary Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said that the seven would remain as MPs as PAS could only sack them from the party but not as elected representatives. Dzulkefly declined to name the seven in the report but those...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Growing up as Tunku’s son

    GEORGE TOWN, Aug 30 — From his days as a child, Suleiman Tunku Abdul Rahman was often advised by his famous father to be a responsible man and to stand up for his principles.  “I was also advised...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Robben warns Bayern's Costa over his 'circus tricks'

    Arjen Robben has warned his Bayern Munich team-mate Douglas Costa to tone down his 'circus tricks' after the Brazilian's audacious heel flick in their Bundesliga win over Bayer Leverkusen. Costa lobbed the ball over Leverkusen's Germany under-20 midfielder Julian Brandt with a deft flick of his back heel in the 81st minute of Bayern's 3-0 win at the Allianz Arena, which caused a stir after the match. Robben, the new captain of the Netherlands, said the Brazil winger should restrain his skills in future matches.

    AFP News
  • Pictures of Merdeka celebrations

    It is a big day for Malaysians today, celebrating the country’s 58th Independence Day.Thousands has thronged to Dataran Merdeka this morning to celebrate the joyful and memorable occasion for the nation.Yang diPertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajjah Haminah Hamidun accompanied by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi at the Merdeka Parade 2015 at Dataran Merdeka. ...

    New Straits Times
  • Airport fashion of Apink's Cho Rong becoming a hot issue

    Airport fashion of Apink's Cho Rong is becoming a hot issue.On August 28th, ...

    STAR N News
  • Journalist 'confesses' to causing China market chaos: state media

    A financial journalist has "confessed" to causing "panic and disorder" on China's stock market and inflicting "huge losses on the country", state media reported on Sunday. Wang Xiaolu, a journalist with Caijing magazine, was detained by Chinese authorities following China's recent stock market crash. Wang was held for fabricating and spreading fake information on securities and futures market, according to Xinhua, a state-run news agency.

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  • Bersih 4 proof rallies can be peaceful, organiser says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — The Bersih 4 rally is proof that such a large gathering can be peaceful, Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah said last night. The scuffles in the past, she said, was...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Bersih observers’ attempt to force reporters to leave leads to heated argument

    KUALA LUMPUR: A heated argument broke out between Bersih 4 rally security observers and a group of reporters near Dataran Merdeka here about 12.30am today. The incident happened near a police barricade there when the Bersih secretariat personnel tried to shoo away media members who were covering their 34-hour rally which ended 15 minutes past midnight. The NST was at the scene, and saw some 30 Bersih observers forming human chain by holding hands together in a line, before they started marching away from the front of the barricade in an attempt to force reporters to leave the area.

    New Straits Times
  • Mystery man in Bangkok bomb probe 'never said a word'

    There has been no word of his nationality, affiliation or whether the evidence seized in a shabby Bangkok apartment block amounts to a smoking gun for the attack on a crowded downtown shrine that killed 20 people two weeks ago. Police have been tight-lipped - at times cryptic - about the man they indicate is the chief suspect caught on camera leaving a bag at the site of a bombing that shook Bangkok's bustling commercial heart.

  • Momentous night for Johoreans

    JOHOR BARU: It was a momentous Merdeka Eve 2015 celebration at Dataran Bandaraya here with 5,000 Johoreans thronging the square to celebrate the state-level Merdeka Day countdown last night.As the clock struck midnight at the square clock tower, shouts of "Merdeka!" filled the entire square.Flag march before the start of Merdeka Eve 2015 celebration at Dataran Bandaraya Johor Baru. Pix by Mohd Azren JamaludinJohor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin arrived at the Dataran Bandaraya at 10. ...

    New Straits Times
  • Bersih 4: German tourists caught by surprise

    KUALA LUMPUR: The rally today took at least two people by surprise - a German couple who called it a hassle. The couple, who only wanted to be known as Alexandra and Humel, were unaware that Bersih 4 was going on today. Alexandra said she had read about the rally but did not know it was happening today.

    New Straits Times
  • Le Halo: Singapore Cafe Review

    A hidden find in Tiong Bahru My initial reaction when I stepped into this quaint little cafe was that it would make a good place for me to take my wedding photos. Just 8 minutes walk from Tiong Bahru MRT, Le Halo is a picture perfect cosy little “home” for anyone looking for a place to chill out. The The post Le Halo: Singapore Cafe Review appeared first on SETHLUI.com.

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