• MH17 wreckage reveals horror of plane's last moments

    A partial reconstruction of a Malaysia Airlines jet made of wreckage found strewn across eastern Ukraine told the graphic story of its violent last moments after being hit by a surface-to-air missile. Dutch-led air crash investigators concluded some of the 298 people on board may have known for up to 90 seconds after the Russian-made BUK missile ripped into the left side of the cockpit that they were about to die. "The forward section of the aircraft was penetrated by hundreds of high-energy objects coming from the warhead," said the report released Tuesday by the Dutch Safety Board concluding a 15-month investigation.

    AFP News 49 mins ago
  • Charging 1MDB critics may spur global probe into firm, Najib, says newsman

    Persecuting an ex-Umno man and his lawyer for their campaigns against 1Malaysian Development Berhad (1MDB) could spur international agencies in their own probes into the troubled state firm and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, veteran journalist Datuk A. Kadir Jasin said. The former editor-in-chief of pro-Umno daily The New Straits Times...

    The Malaysian Insider 50 mins ago
  • Post-GE2015: WP’s Faisal Manap opens up on sacrifices while serving as an opposition MP

    Muhammad Faisal bin Manap, 40, who is Workers’ Party’s (WP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Aljunied GRC (Kaki Bukit Division), has lost friends and acquaintances who did not want to associate themselves to him because of his political involvement with the opposition.

    Yahoo Newsroom
  • Ex-NBA champ Odom reportedly 'fighting for life'

    Lamar Odom, a former NBA champion who became a tabloid target before splitting from reality TV star wife Khloe Kardashian, is "fighting for his life" after a brothel binge in Nevada, TMZ reported. The celebrity gossip website reported that Odom, who won NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010, was hospitalized after he was found unconscious in his room at the Love Ranch, a legal brothel in Pahrump, Nevada. In August of 2013 Odom, the subject of a rash of news stories about alleged drug use and troubles in his marriage to Kardashian, was arrested for drunk driving.

    AFP News
  • Thai Buddhist monk horror film banned on fears it could 'destroy' faith

    A Thai horror film about Buddhist monks has been banned over fears it could "destroy" the kingdom's majority faith, authorities said on Tuesday. The Ministry of Culture has objected to certain parts of the film "Arbat" including a kissing scene and one where a monk is shown taking drugs. The clergy have long been revered in overwhelmingly Buddhist Thailand but in recent years have been rocked by scandals including gambling and prostitution, as well as corruption at the increasingly wealthy temples propped by donations from the faithful.

    AFP News
  • US and Australia warn China on sea access

    The United States and its Pacific ally Australia warned China on Tuesday that they remain committed to freedom of navigation in the waters of the South China Sea. China has maritime territorial disputes with several of its southeast Asian neighbors and is trying to bolster its claim by building artificial islands. According to senior US officials, speaking on condiction of anonymity, Washington is drawing up a plan to sail by these islands in the coming days or weeks.

    AFP News
  • Netherlands fail to qualify for Euro 2016

    The Netherlands failed to reach the European Championship finals for the first time since 1984 when they lost 3-2 at home to the Czech Republic to miss out on next year's tournament in France. The Netherlands, who finished third at last year's World Cup in Brazil, were crowned European champions in 1988 and were third in 1992, 2000 and 2004.

  • Haul up opposition if seeking Najib’s ouster is a crime, says ex-minister

    Putrajaya should arrest opposition politicians under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 if attempts to remove the government are criminal, says Tan Sri Sanusi Junid. The former minister today said Putrajaya's actions gave an impression that attempting to remove Najib, and not the government itself, was the crime. “I have been...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • 3 Alternatives to SSS Pensions to Fund Your Retirement

    In June 2015, the House of Representatives approved on its third and final reading House Bill 5842, which seeks a Php 2,000 increase in monthly Social Security System (SSS) pension. Around two million Filipino pensioners will benefit from the approval of this bill once is it passed into law with the concurrence of the Senate […] The post 3 Alternatives to SSS Pensions to Fund Your Retirement appeared first on MoneyMax.ph.

  • Emilia Clarke is Sexiest Woman Alive

    Emilia Clarke is trying not to be “freaky” and let fame go to her head after being named Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive.

    Cover Media
  • Philippine fast-food giant Jollibee acquires 40% of US burger chain

    The Philippines' leading fast-food giant Jollibee Foods announced on Tuesday it had acquired 40 percent of an upmarket US hamburger chain for $99 million. Jollibee said in a statement it was acquiring part of Denver-based Smashburger, which has 339 restaurants in the United States, Canada, the Middle East and South America. This is the largest-ever acquisition by Jollibee and its biggest investment outside of the Philippines, the company said.

    AFP News
  • Parents charged with fatally beating son in New York church

    NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York couple has been charged with fatally beating their 19-year-old son inside a church and four fellow church members have been charged with assault in an attack that also left the young man's brother severely injured, police said Tuesday.

    Associated Press
  • Dr M, BN men have every right to meet up, Nur Jazlan says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 — Deputy minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed dismissed today yesterday’s meeting between Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and several other top Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders, saying it...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Free Event in Washington DC Area October 13th - 17

    Join us for Than Merrill's, the star of A&E's 'Flip this House', free 2 hour training event in the Washington DC area. Register before seats are gone!

  • Minister livid over ‘all male staff’ in SK Pos Tohoi

    PETALING JAYA, Oct 14 —Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan said he would investigate claims there were only male teachers in SK Pos Tohoi, the boarding school in Gua Musang where four Orang...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Water-bombing is ineffective: Fire and Rescue Dept

    SEREMBAN: The Indonesian government’s effort of fighting forest fire that caused transboundary haze using “water-bombing” is ineffective, said Fire and Rescue Department director general Datuk Wira Wan Mohd Nor Ibrahim. Wan Mohd Nor said at the moment, Indonesia was keen on getting expert assistance on how to manage peat land fire as well as requesting for asset, such as airplane from Malaysia to support the operation. “When deal with peat fire, we need to flood the area to douse the fire,” he told reporters at a press conference after the Kualiti Alam Sdb Bhd’s Emergency Response Command Centre (ERCC) opening ceremony at Bandar Seri Sendayan, here.

    New Straits Times
  • Selangor PAS rejects Perkasa pact

    Selangor PAS has rejected any form of working relationship with Perkasa, less than a day after its president, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, met with the Malay right-wing group. Selangor PAS commissioner  Datuk Iskandar A. Samad said it was opposed to any cooperation with any party which brought up racial sentiments, despite its readiness to...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Dr Chee: PM Lee did not answer crucial question on Hep C outbreak

    The government has to explain why it waited up to five months to release the news of the recent Hepatitis C outbreak at Singapore General Hospital, Singapore Democratic Party chief Chee Soon Juan said.

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  • BN’s 2013 polls pledge only for intercity highways, not intracity, minister says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 14 — Putrajaya’s decision this week to hike 18 intracity highway toll rates is not in violation of Barisan Nasional’s (BN) 2013 election manifesto, which had only promised to...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Allardyce calls Arsene Wenger 'arrogant' and a bad loser

    (Reuters) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is arrogant and a bad loser who tries to influence referees through the media, the Frenchman's newly appointed Sunderland counterpart Sam Allardyce has said. Allardyce, who makes the comments in his new autobiography, serialised in The Sun, reveals the depth of loathing between himself and Wenger, who have been at odds ever since the Englishman was in charge of Bolton Wanderers. "I enjoyed beating Arsenal more than anyone when I was in charge at Bolton," Allardyce said.

  • Families of eight ‘abduction victims’ seek answers

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 14 — A group of about 100 family members and friends of kidnapping victims gathered in front of Bukit Aman yesterday to seek an explanation from the police about the disappearance...

    The Malay Mail Online