• Kanye rants at VMAs, Miley Cyrus flashes breast

    Taylor Swift won video of the year, Miley Cyrus briefly flashed one of her breasts and Kanye West ranted at the MTV Video Music Awards.

    Associated Press
  • Daughter of renowned architect detained for handing out Bersih balloons

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — The daughter of Hijjas Kasturi, a prominent architect, has been arrested for distributing Bersih 4 balloons at an upscale shopping mall here earlier today. It is understood...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Hosting anti-graft conference a disgrace if Najib doesn’t speak, says Kit Siang

    Malaysia's hosting of the 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) this Wednesday will become a dishonour and disgrace if Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak did not attend or speak at the function, DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang said today. Lim, in a statement, said that Najib should have taken the opportunity at IACC,...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Malays not happy with Dr Mahathir for presence at Bersih rally, claims Utusan

    Malays are not happy with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for making an appearance at the Bersih 4 rally last night, Utusan Malaysia reported today, saying that the former prime minister's action was contradictory to his previous stand on protests. Awang Selamat, the pseudonym for the collective editorial team of the Umno-mouthpiece, said that Dr...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Separation of solid waste at source begins tomorrow

    PUTRAJAYA: Beginning tomorrow, households in seven states including the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya will begin the compulsory separation of solid waste at source or from the house. Kedah and Perlis, among other things aimed to reduce the delivery of solid waste to the garbage disposal sites but did not involve any fine.

    New Straits Times 45 mins ago
  • Thai police seek 2 new suspects in Bangkok bombing probe

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police issued arrest warrants Monday for two more suspects, a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality, as part of a widening investigation that yielded its first arrest over the weekend in connection with a deadly bombing in Bangkok two weeks ago.

    Associated Press 22 mins ago
  • Monaco striker Martial set to join Manchester United

    Monaco forward Anthony Martial is poised to join Manchester United after being allowed to leave the France training camp to sign his contract on deadline day, the French federation said on Monday. "He asked Didier Deschamps the authorisation to travel to England to sign a contract with Manchester United. Given the exceptional circumstances, the coach has granted that authorisation to the player," the FFF said in a statement.

  • Rafidah says saddened, worried about the future

    Former international trade and industry minister Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz said she felt a “deep sadness” as she celebrated Merdeka Day today because of all that had happened in the country, including the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) financial scandal. Rafidah (pic, right) said on her Facebook account late last night that the many things...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Stressed-out Hong Kongers seek better life in Taiwan

    Squeezed by soaring rents, cramped living conditions, and unease over their city's political future, increasing numbers of Hong Kongers are leaving to seek a better life in neighbouring Taiwan. The island, which lies a 90-minute flight away, offers lower costs and an abundance of space -- a rarity in Hong Kong, one of the world's most densely populated cities. Carlos Cheung, 28, moved to Taiwan's central Taichung City last year to run a noodle shop there.

    AFP News
  • GE2015: WP: AHPETC and FMSS go to mediation in Oct

    The reported dispute between the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol-East Town Council (AHPETC) and its former managing agent, FM Solutions and Services (FMSS), has gone to mediation and will be heard in October, Workers' Party chairman Sylvia Lim said on Monday (31 Aug).

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  • Asia stocks suffer fresh losses, further volatility tipped

    Chinese stocks sank again Monday, dragging most other Asian bourses lower amid uncertainty over US interest rates, reviving fears of a broader global economic slowdown that has rocked the world's financial markets. In a bid to settle investors' nerves, Beijing on Monday paraded a financial journalist "confessing" to causing "great losses" during recent market turbulence. State broadcaster CCTV showed Wang Xiaolu, a journalist with the respected business magazine Caijing, saying he had sought to create a stir and catch the eyes of readers with his articles.

    AFP News
  • Bersih 4 nothing to do with race, says MCA

    MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai today slammed those who were trying to slap a racial label on the recently-concluded Bersih 4 rally over the weekend. Liow, who heads the Barisan Nasional's Chinese enthnic party, said it was "not nice" to claim that the overnight rally held near Dataran Merdeka on August 29 and 30, was dominated by the...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Last Titanic lunch menu, saved by survivor, going to auction

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Titanic's last lunch menu — saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called "Money Boat" before the ocean liner went down — is going to auction, where it's estimated it will bring $50,000 to $70,000.

    Associated Press
  • Childhood friends found dead in a car

    SHAH ALAM: Two childhood friends were found dead in a car parked infront of a busy restaurant in Section 19 last night (Sun). Shah Alam police chief ACP Shafien Mamat said his men found 25-year-olds, K. Mathiannan and Y.Rao Changkaraanathrao, lifeless.

    New Straits Times
  • Help BN win back non-Malay votes, DPM tells journalists

    SERDANG, Aug 31 — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today urged journalists from non-mainstream media to help paint Barisan Nasional (BN) in a good light, in the ruling...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Elizabeth II: accidental queen turned beloved monarch

    She only became queen by a twist of fate but now, aged 89, Elizabeth II is about to become Britain's longest-serving monarch in a reign spanning the post-war era to the digital age. A constant in an ever-changing world, she is at the height of her prestige and "embodies the history of the 20th century", according to historian Kate Williams. The queen has met most of the major figures in recent history, from India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru to Japanese emperor Hirohito and French general turned statesman Charles de Gaulle.

    AFP News
  • Ling Lim: Singaporean Hustling in Silicon Valley

    While Singapore has been slowly (but surely) cultivating its own start-up/technology hub through the likes of “Block 71″, Biopolis and Fusionopolis, Silicon Valley’s tech scene is a lot more mature and developed. S: So tell me about yourself – how did you end up in SF after working in Singapore? L: I graduated from NUS (National University of Singapore) with a bachelors and masters of Architecture, and subsequently worked at an international architecture firm for 2 and a half years.

  • Harapan Baru aims for 35,000 members in takeover of Workers’ Party

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — Gerakan Harapan Baru (HB) today announced it will take over the Malaysian Workers’ Party, as they launched efforts to secure 35,000 members by next month. HB chairman...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Indonesian Navy nab Malaysian ship hijacking suspect

    JAKARTA: The Indonesian Navy has detained the suspected mastermind behind the hijacking of Malaysian oil tanker, MT Orkim Harmony.Local English newspaper, The Jakarta Post quoted Navy spokesman Col M. Zainudin as saying the Navy’s Western Fleet Quick Response (WFQR) IV team had nabbed the Indonesian suspect at an apartment in Grogol Petamburan, West Jakarta on Thursday.He said yesterday, the man was suspected of being the mastermind behind the hijacking of the Malaysian-flagged vessel. ...

    New Straits Times
  • Earth's Moving Mantle Leads to Earthquakes in Unusual Places

    It has long been a mystery why some earthquakes strike towns in seemingly earthquake-proof regions, but researchers now have a potential explanation for why temblors sometimes rattle where they're not expected. Understanding the underlying source of these quakes could help officials prepare for their associated hazards. Researchers found that intraplate earthquakes — which occur in the middle, instead of at the borders, of tectonic plates — are influenced by convection, or heat-driven movements, of the molten mantle beneath the planet's cold, solid crust.