• AG: BNM never hauled up 1MDB prior to call for charges

    PUTRAJAYA, Oct 13 — The Attorney-General today disputed Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) insistence for 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) to be charged for breaching exchange laws, noting that the...

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  • 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.

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  • Sosma not limited to terrorism, AG clarifies

    PUTRAJAYA: The Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) is not only limited to terrorism or terrorists. Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali, clarifying this today, said Sosma is a procedural law that provides for special measures to enable investigation and subsequent prosecution of acts deemed as security offences. At a press conference today, Apandi said he was seeking to clarify the charges against ex-Batu Kawan Umno member Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan and Matthias Chang, an ex-aide of former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad.

    New Straits Times 38 mins ago
  • MACC: Probe on RM2.6b donation needs time as evidence abroad

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said it cannot commit to a completion date for its investigation into the RM2.6 billion deposited in the prime minister’s...

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  • Malaysia’s ‘most powerful’ person under probe, says MACC

    The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is in the midst of investigating the most powerful person in the country, says outgoing deputy chief commissioner Datuk Seri Zakaria Jaffar. He said this person was investigated in relation to Finance Ministry-owned firm SRC International Sdn Bhd, and a sum of money worth RM2.6 billion. "We are...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Hillary Clinton slams Trump in front of his casino

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton went to Donald Trump's doorstep Monday to mock the Republican presidential front-runner on the eve of the first Democratic presidential debate.

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  • ‘Two girls died from physical injuries’

    KOTA BARU: Norieen Yaakob, one of the two Orang Asli girls who survived, claimed last Friday that Ika Ayel and Juvina David had died due to physical injuries. “They could not walk properly after that,” said Norieen at Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital here yesterday. Norieen, 10, and Mirsudiar Aluj, 11, are two of the seven missing pupils from SK Pos Tohoi who were rescued on Friday.

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  • Japan may halt funds for UNESCO over Nanjing row with China

    By Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan may halt funding for UNESCO over the U.N. heritage body's decision to include documents relating to the 1937 Nanjing Massacre, a move that Tokyo has protested against because of what it says are questions over authenticity. The bitter legacy of Japan's military aggression before and during World War Two still haunts ties between Asia's two biggest economies 70 years after the end of the conflict. UNESCO included the dossier submitted by Chinese organisations in the latest listing for its "Memory of the World" programme, which is intended to preserve important historical materials.

  • No reason to peg ringgit as 1MDB is the problem, says Rafizi

    PKR's Rafizi Ramli today said there was no ‎necessity to peg the ringgit to another currency despite its downward trend as the problem lay closer to home with troubled state investor 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). He said a currency was pegged to stabilise it because of global volatility and factors that could not be controlled, but this...

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  • Calvin Harris: I’ll give you a happy ending!

    Calvin Harris has dismissed all rumours suggesting he received a sexual favour at a Thai massage parlour.

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  • 1MDB questions Tony Pua’s ‘selective approach’

    KUALA LUMPUR: 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) has questioned Petaling Jaya Utara member of parliament Tony Pua’s ‘selective’ approach when it comes to matters pertaining the investment arm. “We note that Pua has yet again become an instant expert on certain technical matters. For example, did he know that (Sarawak Report founder) Clare Rewcastle-Brown was involved in the sale of stolen goods, based on the following quote attributed to her, which neither Brown nor Tony has denied - “I have told Tony (Pua) that if he doesn’t pay up, then he will be seen to have been dealing with me as you (Justo) are threatening to publish (make public the deal).” 1MDB also suggested that Pua commence an enquiry as to how Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) confidential investigation documents ended up in the possession Sarawak Report or how confidential Public Accounts Committee (PAC) documents such as the Auditor-General interim report ended up with The Wall Street Journal.

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  • I never sprayed Putin, says Hamilton

    (Reuters) - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has dismissed as wide of the mark reports that he sprayed Russian President Vladimir Putin with the winner's champagne after Sunday's grand prix in Sochi. Hamilton, who flew back home to Britain to join the team's celebrations after they won their second successive constructors' championship in Russia, has got into trouble previously for his champagne-spraying antics on the podium. Putin presented Hamilton with the winner's trophy on Sunday, with the Briton starting the traditional champagne spraying ritual before the president had left the podium.

  • Philippines dismisses reports MH370 wreckage found on remote island

    Philippine authorities insisted on Tuesday a Malaysian Airlines jet that went missing last year had not crashed onto a remote Filipino island, after a man's claims that wreckage had been found there made headlines. The precise fate of Flight MH370, which went missing in March last year with 239 people on board, remains a mystery, and the latest reports appeared to be yet another false lead based on no evidence. While a wing part from the jet was found washed up on a beach in the Indian Ocean in July, the rest of the plane has yet to be found.

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  • Is Stephen Hawking Right About Hostile Aliens?

    "We have brains that are three times bigger than those of our closest relatives," said Mark Flinn, an anthropologist at the University of Missouri who has researched the emergence of human intelligence. "You need to have the better mousetrap every time.

  • Man survives on ants for six days in remote Australia

    A man missing for six days in a remote Australian desert in searing heat without water was found Tuesday after surviving by eating black ants, police said. Goldfields Police superintendent Andy Greatwood said Foggerdy had been sitting under the same tree for the last two days, with no water during his ordeal. "He was eating black ants, that's how he survived.

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  • Drinking Black Coffee Makes You a Psychopath?

    We all have our own favourite way, when it comes to drinking coffee. But did you ever consider you could be a psychopath because you drink your coffee black? Well, I didn’t either, but psychology researchers at the university of Innsbruck in Austria have figured out so much recently. After testing over 1000 people, a result of the study suggests that there is a strong link between the taste for bitter foods (including black coffee) and ‘malevolent personality traits’. Does it make you a psychopath? Probably not – however the link is interesting. The psychology researchers found out that people who favour bitter tastes, such as coffee, were likely to be vain, sadistic and enjoy manipulating and hurting others. Discover more F&B secrets Similar testes in the past have provided very different results. LA-baded psychologist Ramani Durvasula had concluded not too long ago that if you prefer your coffee black, there was a high chance that you were a purist with character traits, such as patience and efficiency, while your flaws were most likely to be moodiness and inflexibility. What to make of it? Here is a longer list of what you coffee says about you. Black Coffee You tend to be ‘Old School’ ... Bon Vivant - Asia's ultimate Food & Lifestyle Magazine, presented by Clubvivre

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  • Topless women of Times Square say they can't be restricted

    In the heart of Times Square, a grinning 2-year-old boy is flanked by a pair of strikingly posed, topless women, wearing only red, white and blue paint over their breasts, thongs, feathery headdresses ...

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  • ‘We held hands and hugged each other’

    KOTA BARU, Oct 13 — When Norieen Yakob, 10, and Mirsudiar Aluj, 11, felt afraid in the jungle at night as strange noises and the darkness closed in on them, they held hands. And when they nodded...

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  • Uber says won’t stop operations despite harassment by city cabbies

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 — Private hire vehicle firm Uber has condemned the reported ambushes allegedly staged by local cabbies to nab its drivers but said the incidents will not result in it pulling...

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  • Last South Korea MERS patient rediagnosed with virus

    A South Korean man believed cured of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has been rediagnosed with the deadly virus, health officials said on Tuesday. The diagnosis deals a blow to Seoul's hopes of being declared free of a disease that has infected 186 people in South Korea, killing 36 of them, since its outbreak in May. World Health Organization standards call for a four-week waiting period after the last MERS patient fully recovers before an outbreak can be said definitively to be over. MERS is believed to have originated in camels in the Middle East.

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