• Plans to take MACC out of civil service

    PUTRAJAYA: Plans are being considered to take the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) out of the civil service and Prime Minister’s Department, and make it answerable to Parliament. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Paul Low Seng Kuan said a special committee had been set up to look into the plans. “Making the MACC a separate service will require an amendment to the constitution for which two-thirds majority support in Parliament is necessary,” he told reporters after opening the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) 2015, here, today.

    New Straits Times 38 mins ago
  • Swiss freeze millions amid Malaysian 1MDB fund probe

    Swiss authorities said on Wednesday they had frozen funds in Swiss banks amid a probe into people linked to Malaysia's troubled state investment fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), on suspicion of corruption and money laundering. "The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has frozen assets amounting to several tens of millions of U.S. dollars on Swiss bank accounts," an OAG spokeswoman said by email in response to an enquiry. "At this early stage of the procedure, the OAG is analysing and consolidating evidence.

    Reuters
  • Malaysia PM urged to come clean on scandal at anti-graft meeting

    A global anti-corruption conference opened in Malaysia on Wednesday with a demand for the country's Prime Minister Najib Razak to come clean on a raging financial scandal. Najib has been under increasing pressure since The Wall Street Journal revealed in early July that Malaysian investigators had found nearly $700 million in mysterious deposits into his personal bank accounts. One man could answer those questions," Jose Ugaz, global chair of Transparency International, told delegates in an opening speech.

    AFP News
  • Khloé shows off super tiny waist

    Khloé Kardashian has dismissed claims that waist trainers cause damage to internal organs by showing off her impossibly small frame while wearing one.

    Cover Media
  • Manchester United moves a step closer to new digital strategy

    By Neil Maidment LONDON (Reuters) - English Premier League club Manchester United said on Wednesday it had signed a partnership deal with Indian IT firm HCL Technologies to improve its website and app as it gears up to launch a new digital media strategy. The 20-time league winners have struggled on the field since manager Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 but off it have continued to sign a string of lucrative commercial agreements under the ownership of the American Glazer family. To further capitalise on the lure of its claimed 659 million global followers, analysts expect United to present a new digital media approach next year, which could see the club cater to local markets with premium subscription content, alongside an e-commerce platform and global or regional sponsorship deals.

    Reuters 52 mins ago
  • Great Deals on Top Quality Floor Pans

    Browse through a wide range of replacement floor pans at amazingly cheap prices. Comparison shopping was never this easy!

  • Intel's new processors just made the PC exciting again

    Intel's latest generation processors -- codenamed Skylake -- will deliver incredible performance gains, better battery life, superlative graphics and the scope for PC makers to start getting creative in terms of new shapes and form factors when they start appearing in devices later this year.

    AFP Relax
  • GE2015: Then & Now: The faces of GE2011 and this GE

    Then: She was one of the youngest and most controversial personalities at the 2011 elections. The former Ernst & Young associate was accused of getting into politics through connections (her husband Ng How Yue who was the former Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong). Another oft-heard criticism: That Tin was riding on the wave of support for Goh.

    Yahoo Newsroom
  • Is N. Korean airline world's worst? It may be the quirkiest

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can earn travelers a stern lecture, or worse.

    Associated Press
  • Claims Rumah Api girl forced to change sanitary pad openly a lie, IGP says

    KLANG, Sept 2 — The allegation made by a woman detainee who was arrested during a raid on an independent punk music venue in Kuala Lumpur that she and her friends were forced to change their...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Shear factor - giant Australian sheep in need of a haircut

    Australian animal welfare officers Wednesday put out an urgent appeal for shearers after finding a huge sheep with wool so overgrown its life was in danger, with a national champion set to take on the challenge. The very woolly merino sheep was spotted wandering on its own near Mulligan Flats, a grassy woodland just outside the national capital Canberra, by bushwalkers who alerted local RSPCA officers. "It's definitely one of the biggest sheep we've ever seen," said Tammy Ven Dange, head of the RSPCA in the Australian Capital Territory, adding that the as-yet-unnamed animal was "four to five times its normal size".

    AFP News
  • McDonald's will launch all day breakfast on Oct. 6

    If you're one of those people who hates missing the end of breakfast hours at McDonald's, hang on just a little longer: the chain says its breakfast menu will be available all day starting Oct. 6. Items ...

    Associated Press
  • Workers’ Party’s New App & The Problem With Today’s Generation Of Political Party Apps

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post. We’ve talked about Singaporean politicians using social media and technology as part of their strategy this General Elections, and about how we think apps are a great way to reach out to young voters. We’ve also introduced the PAP4SG app, with its informative animations and sticker cam (because why not?). The post Workers’ Party’s New App & The Problem With Today’s Generation Of Political Party Apps appeared first on Vulcan Post.

    Vulcan Post
  • Jolie ‘uncomfortable’ with UK Royals’ fave charity

    Angelina Jolie is said to have parted ways with The HALO Trust due to the philanthropic organisation’s shady financial dealings.

    Cover Media
  • Pas’ Dr Hatta has divorced wife, insists Kelantan MB

    KOTA BARU: Kuala Krai member of Parliament Dr Hatta Ramli has “automatically” divorced his wife with ‘talak tiga’ status by leaving Pas and joining breakaway group Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah). Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yaakob, who is Pas state commissioner, said this was due to Dr Hatta having formerly signed a ‘bai’ah’ with Pas which states that should he ever leave the party and join another, his divorce would follow suit. Ahmad said the state liaison committee and the party's secretary-general would be writing to Dr Hatta on the matter soon.

    New Straits Times
  • Businessman escapes death when gunmen fire towards his MPV

    City police Criminal Investigation Department chief Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad said the 57-year-old businessman was travelling in his multipurpose vehicle when the incident unfolded. "The victim, along with his two bodyguards and a driver were travelling from Kajang towards the city centre.

    New Straits Times
  • Guan Eng threatens to sue over Utusan’s front page on Bersih 4 rally

    Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today said he will sue Utusan Malaysia again, this time over its front page story on Bersih 4 rally over the weekend. Under the headline titled "Malulah kamu!" (Shame on you!) which was printed in red, the daily wrote "to Maria Chin Abdullah, S. Ambiga, Lim Kit Siang, Lim Guan Eng and Mohamad Sabu and Bersih...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Huawei takes aim at Apple, Samsung with Mate S phone

    China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] unveiled a new smartphone on Wednesday, taking aim at the high end of the market, which is dominated by Apple and Samsung Electronics. The Mate S, launched on the sidelines of Europe's biggest consumer electronics show, IFA, in Berlin, has a 5.5-inch display, a 13 mega pixel rear camera and fingerprint security. Huawei says it is one of the first smartphones to include a Force Touch display, which can distinguish between a light tap and deep press, enabling access to more functions just by pressing harder.

    Reuters
  • Paul Low: Police probe on Bersih, Dr M points to Malaysia’s ‘obsession’ with peace

    PUTRAJAYA, Sept 2 — The police probe on the Bersih 4 rally organisers and former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad over his rally appearance last weekend is due to the country’s obsession with...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • India SUV maker rides into US market ... on a scooter

    India's largest SUV maker is ready to make its debut on U.S. roads. But it's starting with two wheels, not four. Mahindra hopes to win over city and campus dwellers with a $2,999, Vespa-like electric scooter ...

    Associated Press
  • Harry Potter's Son Sorted

    Like Harry Potter, like son!

    Access Hollywood