• You’re not here to protect those in power, Ambiga reminds A-G

    Former Bar Council president Datuk Seri Ambiga Sreenevasan has reminded Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali that his duty was not to protect those in power, after the attorney-general (A-G) warned of tougher laws against those who leak official secrets. Ambiga said the move would be similar to what oppressive regimes would do to hide information...

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  • Loan rejection may been early warning of Taiwan building collapse

    By Yimou Lee TAINAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - Before their apartment tower collapsed in a Taiwan earthquake at the weekend, a young couple living on the 14th floor had already been given a clue that the building was unsafe. Chen Yi-ting and her husband bought the apartment in the centre of Tainan city five years ago, having relocated from an outlying district.

  • Van Gaal dismisses Mourinho-Man Utd reports

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has dismissed reports that the club have approached Jose Mourinho about succeeding him at Old Trafford, in comments published by British newspapers on Sunday. The BBC and regional newspaper the Manchester Evening News reported on Friday that United have held preliminary talks with Mourinho, who was sacked by Chelsea in December. "There has been such nonsense created about me," said Van Gaal, whose side were due to visit Chelsea in the Premier League later on Sunday.

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  • Mukhriz pleads with rulers to call up 1MDB investigators

    Former Kedah menteri besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir has pleaded with the Conference of Rulers to order various agencies investigating 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) to report to them on the outcome of their probe. "Ahead of the Conference of Rulers' meeting that will be held on February 17 and 18, with all due respect, I plead to your...

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  • Forget the Apple TV, this dirt-cheap Google gadget revolutionised my living room

    Paul Townsend/Flickr (CC) Looking to spruce up your … Continued The post Forget the Apple TV, this dirt-cheap Google gadget revolutionised my living room appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • Philippine mayor shot in pre-election ambush

    A Philippine town mayor was shot and wounded in an ambush in the conflict-wracked south on Sunday, two days before the official campaign for general elections in May kick off, police said. A gunman riding a motorcycle opened fire on Mayor Jasper Que as he drove with his two bodyguards in the port city of Zamboanga at around 9 am, city police spokeswoman Senior Inspector Helen Galvez told AFP. The mayor is a member of President Benigno Aquino's Liberal Party.

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  • Is Dr Mahathir provoking action against himself, asks Annuar Musa

    Umno Supreme Council member Tan Sri Annuar Musa today warned Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad over his recent allegedly seditious blog posting, saying that the former Malaysian premier deliberately wanted the authorities to act against him to garner sympathy. Annuar said anyone who had basic knowledge of Malaysian laws would know that Mahathir’s blog...

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  • Pilot's husband doesn't believe she survived collision

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The husband of a pilot who was involved in a midair collision that sent at least one plane plunging into the ocean near the Port of Los Angeles says he believes she did not survive the accident.

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  • China forex reserves fall almost $100 bn in January

    China’s foreign exchange reserves have fallen to their lowest level in more than three years, the central bank said Sunday, as Beijing sells dollars to stop the yuan from depreciating further. The world's largest currency hoard shrank by $99.5 billion in January to some $3.2 trillion, the People’s Bank of China said on its website, the lowest since May 2012. Worries about China's economy have pushed the yuan to a five-year low.

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  • Some spare cash now, but bigger loss later, say experts of 3% EPF option

    About RM14,000 plus compound interest over 30 years – that is how much a worker who makes RM5,000 a month stands to lose if he decides to cut his Employees Provident Fund (EPF) contribution by 3% a month, according to financial planners. This is based on the assumption that the EPF declares a constant annual dividend of 5% over 30 years. The...

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  • North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbours, U.S.

    By Ju-min Park and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it called a satellite, but its neighbours and the United States denounced the launch as a missile test, conducted in defiance of U.N. sanctions and just weeks after a nuclear bomb test. The U.S. Strategic Command said it had detected a missile entering space, and South Korea's military said the rocket had put an object into orbit. North Korea said the launch of the satellite Kwangmyongsong-4, named after late leader Kim Jong Il, was a "complete success" and it was making a polar orbit of Earth every 94 minutes.

  • NBA: Results and standings

    Results and standings on Saturday in the NBA:

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  • Doctor gets 30 to life after painkiller overdose deaths

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles-area doctor convicted of second-degree murder for prescribing pain killers that killed three patients was sentenced Friday to 30 years to life in prison in a landmark case that many in the medical community believe will create a chilling effect among physicians across the country.

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  • A-G keen to protect wrongdoers and punish whistle-blowers, says group

    The attorney-general’s (A-G) proposal that harsher penalties be imposed on those who leaked secrets appears to be an attempt to protect those who committed wrongdoing, said National Oversight and Whistle-blowers (NOW). The centre’s director, Akmal Nasir, said people risked coming forward with official secrets because they wanted those who...

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  • Volkswagen's family investors 'have too much power': Norway fund

    The head of Norway's sovereign wealth fund -- one of the biggest capital pools in the world -- on Sunday lashed Volkswagen's ownership structure as giving too much power to family shareholders and disadvantaging minority shareholders. As VW battles a global emissions-cheating scandal, the fund's chief executive, Yngve Slyngstad, slammed the carmaker's shareholder structure. "This cannot be a role model for Germany," Slyngstad told the Sunday newspaper, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.

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  • Be like the agile and nimble monkey: PM Lee

    Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong urged Singaporeans to continue helping one another along, even as he acknowledged an uncertain economic outlook in his Lunar New Year message.

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  • Furniture giant IKEA loses its trademark in Indonesia

    There is Samsung of South Korea, Sony of Japan, BMW of Germany and IKEA of Indonesia. Wait! IKEA of Indonesia? Yes, at least in Indonesia, if not worldwide. The furniture giant, founded in Sweden in 1943, ...

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  • Elizabeth Hurley: 'Losing weight is hard'

    Elizabeth Hurley feels naked without the diamonds she wears on TV show The Royals.

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  • Klopp surgery, 10,000-strong mutiny leave Reds rocking

    Liverpool shrugged off the embarrassing spectacle of over 10,000 protesting fans walking out of Anfield on Saturday as Sunderland battled back for a 2-2 draw. On the day that coach Jurgen Klopp was forced to miss the match to have his appendix removed, Liverpool suffered more acute pain as they surrendered a two-goal lead just after around a quarter of the 44,000 fans inside the ground stormed out in a row over ticket prices. "The players were not affected (by the walkout)," insisted Liverpool's development coach Pepijn Lijnders who faced the media in the absence of Klopp.

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  • Seriously? That Ancient Greek Statue Does Not Depict a Laptop

    There's a new conspiracy theory out there, but instead of invoking big government or aliens, it questions whether there's a laptop carved into an ancient Greek statue. The theory, proposed by the anonymous YouTube user StillSpeakingOut, ventures that the ancient Oracle of Delphi may have foreseen the invention of laptops, and told people about it. "Just so we are clear, I'm not saying that this relief was depicting an ancient laptop computer," StillSpeakingOut said in the 100-second-long video.