• Parliament officially suspends PAC hearings on 1MDB

    Parliament has officially sent notices to halt all scheduled hearings on the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal by its Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for the entire month of August, vice-chairman Dr Tan Seng Giaw confirmed today. “With all due respect, you are informed that the PAC meetings scheduled on the dates below have been postponed,” Dr Tan told Malay Mail Online when contacted over the phone, reading aloud from the brief notice written in Bahasa Malaysia. Dr Tan said the notices were sent out despite the fact that only PAC members can decide on whether or not to continue or to freeze its proceedings, adding that the panel’s meeting are required to have a minimum of three members including a chairman.

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Affleck and Garner 'united for children'

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are all about family time at the moment. "Ben and Jen are acting in the same way in Atlanta as they do in LA. People also report that Ben, 42, and 43-year-old Jennifer are set to divide their assets via mediation, and will continue to live together for the time being.

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  • European stock markets slip at open

    Europe's main stock markets fell slightly at the start of trading on Monday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index dipping 0.10 percent to 6,689.93 points. The Athens stock exchange reopens Monday at 0730 GMT after a five-week shutdown over the country's debt crisis, with traders bracing for a volatile session. In London, shares in HSBC were up 1.21 percent at 586.70 pence in opening deals after the British banking giant announced the sale of its Brazil business.

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  • ‘Is your first duty as DPM to arrest me?’, Muhyiddin says he asked Zahid after reshuffle

    Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin revealed today that after he was axed from Cabinet earlier this week, he placed a call to his successor Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to ask if he would soon be arrested for his criticisms in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) controversy. The Umno deputy president said, however, that Ahmad Zahid, his junior in the ruling party, gave his assurance that there was no such plan. “So I called Zahid, I asked him is it true that I’m going to get arrested.

    The Malay Mail Online
  • China wants no talk of South China Sea at upcoming ASEAN meeting

    By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Trinna Leong KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin said on Monday the disputed South China Sea should not be discussed at a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Liu, speaking to Reuters on the sidelines of the 48th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting, which kicks off in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, said the meetings should avoid all talk on the sensitive issue, adding that countries outside ASEAN should not interfere. If the U.S. raises the issue we shall of course object.

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  • Woman ‘Killed By Neighbour’ For Mowing Her Lawn In The Middle Of The Night

    A man is said to have shot dead her elderly neighbour because she was mowing her lawn late at night. James Blair was arrested after he allegedly shot dead pensioner Linda Ciotto after apparently losing his temper at the sound coming from her garden in Willard, Ohio, at 11pm. The 62-year-old woman was found dead outside her home with a gunshot wound to her head and shocked neighbours told police Blair killed her because of her late-night gardening session.

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  • Ronda Rousey's continued dominance puts focus back on potential 'Cyborg' bout

    UFC president Dana White has plenty of motivation to match up UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, his mainstream, breakthrough star, against her rival-in-exile, Invicta FC featherweight champ Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino. "I think that fight does 2.5 million buys," a giddy White said late Saturday night, after Rousey knocked out Bethe Correia in 34 seconds. "I fight in the UFC 135-pound division," Rousey said at the UFC 190 post-fight news conference in Rio de Janeiro.

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  • Kim Kardashian’s Daughter North Holds Hands With Kourtney’s Son Mason As They Attend A Birthday Party

    Kim Kardashian’s daughter North and Kourtney’s son Mason have been showing that the Kardashian Kontingent’s close bond is stronger than ever, walking along hand-in-hand after attending a birthday party. Nori also wore a white top white silver writing on it, teamed with acid wash denim shorts and white vans, with her hair tied into a little bun.

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  • Samsung Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus images leaks on the net

    Washington DC, August 3 (ANI): Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus images have leaked on the internet two weeks before its event on August 13. According to the Verge, the images were released by phone leaker Evan Blass and it's said to be an official

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  • Caitlyn Jenner Addresses Candis Cayne Dating Rumours In ‘I Am Cait’: ‘She’s A Very Attractive Lady’

    Caitlyn Jenner has spoken about rumours that she’s dating Candis Cayne in the new episode of ‘I Am Cait’, which aired in America last night.Reports have recently been claiming that the two are more than just friends, with the two supposedly going on dinner

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  • Bobby Brown’s Wife Rushed To Hospital After Bobbi Kristina’s Funeral

    Musician Bobby Brown was faced with more heartache after he lay 22-year-old Bobbi Kristina to rest yesterday, with his wife, Alicia Etheredge, being rushed to hospital after suffering a seizure. According to TMZ reports, mere hours after saying goodbye to his daughter at her funeral, Bobby’s wife, who had given birth to their daughter Bodhi, earlier this month, had to be taken to hospital via ambulance as paramedics rushed to help her. Thankfully, Alicia was able to make a recovery and Bobby is expected to attend Bobbi Kristina’s burial in New Jersey tomorrow.

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  • ‘Beauty Inside’ Holds Its Press Showing

    [by Woorim Ahn, photo by Kim Gang Yoo] Movie ‘Beauty Inside’ held its press showing at Konkuk Lotte Cinema in Gwangjin-gu, Seoul on August 3.The film is a fantasy romance between a man who changes his appearance every day and a woman that he loves. It

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  • Son demotes dad in battle for control of S. Korean retailer

    A family battle for control of South Korea's largest retailer has erupted in public after the group's 92-year-old founder was demoted to a powerless role in the business by his youngest son. Shin Dong-bin, 60, has been trying to solidify his control of Lotte group, which has businesses in South Korea and Japan, in the face of opposition from his older brother Shin Dong-joo, 61, and his father Shin Kyuk-ho, 92.

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  • The NBA's all-time starting five: Los Angeles Lakers

    The greatest all-time scorer in NBA history, finishing his career with 38,387 points – two-thirds of which were scored in a Laker uniform. Just his Laker points alone would rank him 24th all-time, behind Allen Iverson and ahead of Charles Barkley. Offered a vision of the modern game even while working in comparative obscurity as a Laker in the 1960s.

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  • Guan Eng: Deputy minister inciting racial tension with proposal to shut down Chinese papers

    DAP’s Lim Guan Eng today accused an Umno deputy minister of inciting racial tension when he reportedly said he would order the closure of at least two Chinese newspapers if he were in the Home Ministry. The DAP secretary-general also suggested double standards in the deputy minister’s remarks, pointing out that no one else in the administration have ever suggested to shut down Umno-linked publications that publish racially insensitive articles. If he wants to close down Chinese papers for strong racial reporting, perhaps he should do the same with Umno papers as well,” the Penang chief minister said.

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Syria army plane crashes in rebel-held town: monitor

    A Syrian military aircraft crashed while on a bombing run over the rebel-held northwestern town of Ariha on Monday, leaving at least 12 people dead, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was not immediately clear how many of the dead were from the crash and how many from the prior bombardment. "It was flying at a low altitude when it had a mechanical failure," Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said.

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  • Hard liquor: Officials seize Chinese spirits laced with Viagra

    Chinese authorities have seized thousands of bottles of spirits laced with chemicals used to make erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra, officials said. Two manufacturers in Liuzhou were found to be adding elements including sildenafil and tadalafil, the chemicals more commonly known by their brand names Viagra and Cialis, to their baijiu products, the local food and drug administration said in a statement. The makers called their products "Kungfu Alcohol" and "Life-nourishing Liquor", among other labels, authorities in the southern region of Guangxi said at the weekend, adding they had seized more than 5,300 bottles and nearly 1,200 kilograms of additive chemicals.

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  • MACC lodges police report denying draft charge sheet against Najib

    An officer from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) lodged a police report today denying the existence of a draft charge sheet against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak as alleged by whistleblower site Sarawak Report. On Friday, MACC had said that there are no draft charge sheets as alleged by whistleblower site Sarawak Report as the graft probe on a former subsidiary of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) has yet to be completed. Pictures of the alleged document were published last week by Sarawak Report, which claimed to have obtained a copy of corruption charges that were in the final stages of being drafted by Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail against Najib and one other person connected to the 1MDB controversy.

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Saudi king leaves France after 8-day stay after controversy

    The Saudi king's visit to his family's French Riviera mansion is over after weeks of controversy surrounding the closure of a public beach during his stay, the top state official in the area said on Monday. Sub-prefect Philippe Castanet said that the small, isolated beach was reopened after the departure Sunday of King Salman following an eight-day stay. Castanet said in an email to The Associated Press that the king had left as planned.

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  • Missing plane draws eyes to land of molten lava and killer sharks

    By Joe Brock SAINT-DENIS, Reunion (Reuters) - As experts on the Indian Ocean island Reunion studied plane debris for clues in the search for missing flight MH370, scientist Nicolas Villeneuve was making his own discovery: the island's volcano was about to erupt. Reunion, a part of France that lies in the Indian Ocean around 370 miles east of Madagascar, gained newfound notoriety last week when a beach cleaner stumbled across a barnacled piece of an airplane wing known as a flaperon. The wreckage was flown on Friday to mainland France where experts hope forensic analysis will uncover if it was part of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished without trace in March 2014 along with 239 passengers and crew.

    Reuters