• Ministers clash over A-G’s plan to rein in info leakers

    There appears to be disagreement within the Cabinet over the attorney-general's (A-G) proposal for harsher punishment under the Official Secrets Act (OSA), as two ministers in the Prime Minister's Department gave contradicting views on the plan which drew condemnations from civil society and journalist groups. Minister in the Prime Minister's...

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  • Late Saudi king’s son is RM2.6 billion donor, reveals A-G

    A son of late King Abdullah Abdulaziz Al Saud was the person who donated RM2.6 billion to Datuk Seri Najib Razak, said Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali as quoted by Sinchew Daily in an exclusive interview today. Apandi however did not disclose the identity of the donor. The late Saudi king, who died in January last year, had nine...

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  • One of Apple’s UK partners is in full-blown crisis mode and shares are tanking

    Getty/Justin Sullivan Imagination supplies graphics chips to Apple … Continued The post One of Apple’s UK partners is in full-blown crisis mode and shares are tanking appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • Denver coach Wade Phillips goes from unemployed to Super Bowl

    The architect of Denver's upset Super Bowl 50 win was basking in the glow of victory on Sunday, a year after being without a job in the National Football League. Denver's defensive co-ordinator Wade Phillips is credited with constructing the unit which has become the meanest defense in the NFL. Against Carolina in Super Bowl 50, the Broncos' defense proved the difference, with Panthers quarterback Cam Newton sacked six times.

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  • With Mukhriz gone, millionaire drops plan to sponsor Kedah football team

    Dherbs Holding (M) owner Datuk Aliff Syukri Kamarzaman said he has withdrawn his plans to sponsor the Kedah football team, citing the change in the state menteri besar position. The millionaire businessman, famous for his tagline "terlajak laris" (overwhelming sales), said he had changed his mind because Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir had been a...

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  • Keep hands off sexual harassers, leave the job to cops, warns IGP

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 — Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said today that blogger Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris is not above the law, although he assaulted a foreign worker...

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  • North Korea rocket launch may spur U.S. missile defense buildup in Asia

    By Andrea Shalal and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea's latest rocket launch might kick off a buildup of U.S. missile defense systems in Asia, U.S. officials and missile defense experts said, something that could further strain U.S.-China ties and also hurt relations between Beijing and Seoul. North Korea says it put a satellite into orbit on Sunday, but the United States and its allies see the launch as cover for Pyongyang's development of ballistic missile technology that could be used to deliver a nuclear weapon.

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  • West Ham's Tomkins ruled out with calf injury

    (Reuters) - West Ham United will be without defender James Tomkins for Tuesday's FA Cup fourth-round replay against Liverpool and the next few games, manager Slaven Bilic said on Monday. Tomkins damaged his calf in Saturday's 1-0 Premier League defeat at Southampton but Joey O'Brien is back in contention after recovering from an ankle injury. It is a big blow that Tomkins is out now.

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  • 26 Indonesians die after drinking bootleg alcohol

    More than two dozen Indonesians have died after drinking bootleg alcohol in central Java, police said Monday. Investigators said a majority of the victims died after purchasing home-made liquor from a couple in Sleman, a town north of Yogyakarta city, local police said. "Most of the victims were students," Sleman police chief Yulianto, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, told AFP.

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  • Oil prices rally on Saudi-Venezuela talks

    Crude prices rebounded in Asia on Monday news that the oil ministers of Saudi Arabia and Venezuela had held talks on stabilising the beleaguered market raised hopes of production cuts. However, a pick-up ...

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  • This is how you can increase your odds of winning Blackjack this CNY

    Probability of winning stands at 42.42% for each hand of Blackjack. The post This is how you can increase your odds of winning Blackjack this CNY appeared first on DollarsAndSense.sg.

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  • Loan rejection may have 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.

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  • MCMC not amused by artist Fahmi’s latest parody

    Dissident artist Fahmi Reza has again irked the authorities, this time over a parody poster warning the public that the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) would act against those spreading humiliating pictures of the country's leaders. MCMC strategic communication division chief Sheikh Raffie Abd Rahman has denied...

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  • 'Crazy' Chinese spending spree just the start - Cahill

    The spending splurge by Chinese clubs to secure top Europe-based talents is "crazy" and will do little to benefit the players or the game in China, according to Australia's Shanghai-based striker Tim Cahill. Since Cahill re-signed for Shenhua last October, CSL clubs have spent over 130 million euros ($145 million) in transfer fees on just four players, with Jiangsu Suning shelling a Chinese record 50 million euros to secure Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira in a move completed last week. Cahill said it was only a matter of time before a Chinese club spent $100 million to secure a player.

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  • Malaysia’s economic growth at risk as household debt soars, say analysts

    Malaysian household debt is soaring, placing the country's economic growth at risk, say analysts. In a report by The Financial Times, co-head of Asian economic research at HSBC Hong Kong Frederic Neumann said, "Household debt is a growth problem, not a financial system problem." The report warned that if debt became unsustainable and...

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  • Insight: Doctors puzzle over severity of defects in some Brazilian babies

    By Bill Berkrot and Anthony Boadle NEW YORK/BRASILIA, (Reuters) - Experts on microcephaly, the birth defect that has sparked alarm in the current Zika virus outbreak, say they are struck by the severity of a small number of cases they have reviewed from Brazil. Consultations among doctors in Brazil and the United States have increased in the last two weeks, and some of the leading authorities on the condition are finding patterns of unusual devastation in scans of the newborns' malformed brains. While it's not known how representative the scans are, the early observations of these doctors point to a tough road ahead for the babies, their families and their communities and heighten the concern surrounding Zika, which is suspected of causing microcephaly.

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  • Somalia plane bomber was meant to be on Turkish flight - airline executive

    By Drazen Jorgic NAIROBI (Reuters) - A suspected suicide bomber who blew a hole in the fuselage of a Daallo Airlines plane last week and forced it to make an emergency landing in Mogadishu was meant to be on a Turkish Airlines flight, the Daallo chief executive said on Monday. Mohamed Yassin, Daallo Airlines chief executive, said most of the passengers who were on the bombed flight were scheduled to fly with Turkish Airlines, but were ferried to Djibouti by one of his planes after the Turkish carrier cancelled its flight, citing bad weather. "That particular passenger (who was behind the blast) boarded the aircraft on a Turkish Airlines boarding pass and was on the list for the Turkish Airlines manifest," Yassin told Reuters by telephone from Dubai.

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  • Lunar New Year turbulence as 'fire monkey' swings into action

    Hong Kong's respected feng shui masters expect an incendiary mix as the monkey combines with the fire element, but also say the year ahead will be a boom time for clever innovation and women will be in the ascendant. Tsai won a landslide victory in January, unseating the ruling Kuomintang to become the island's first female president.

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  • Dr M powerless in Umno, analysts say after Kedah crisis

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 7 — Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir’s unceremonious removal from the Kedah mentri besar post shows that his father Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the man who once ruled Malaysia for 22...

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  • The Latest: Divers found 2 bodies, wreckage of 1 plane

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a midair collision between two small planes (all times local):

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