• Ling refuses to apologise to Najib

    KUALA LUMPUR: Ex-MCA president Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik has refused to apologise to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's over defamatory remarks made by the former that was published in a news report on Saturday. In a statement today, Ling said he was surprised to receive the letter of demand from Najib's lawyers for an apology and a retraction. The letter, sent to Ling by law firm Hafarizam Wan & Aisha Mubarak yesterday, demanded that Ling retract and apologise within seven days over a claim that he made about Najib and the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) issue.

    New Straits Times 47 mins ago
  • Cracked Chinese glass bridge alarms tourists

    Thrill-seeking tourists in China got more than they bargained for when cracks appeared in a glass-bottomed walkway suspended 1,080 meters (3,540 foot) over a canyon, reports said. "When I was almost at the end (of the walkway), there was a sudden loud bang and a tremor beneath my feet," the state-run China Net cited one woman as saying on Tuesday.

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  • ‘Red Shirt’ leader threatens to teach DAP man a lesson over alleged racial slur

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 7 — #Merah169 leader Datuk Jamal Md Yunos today threatened to teach DAP’s Anthony Loke a “lesson” for allegedly calling the Malays “celaka” during the eviction of a village at...

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  • Ali Tinju: Taman Melaka Raya won’t be safe this weekend

    KUALA LUMPUR: Mohd Ali Baharom, better known as ‘Ali Tinju’, has warned that Taman Melaka Raya “not be safe” this Saturday as 15,000 protesters will congregate to seek justice for immigration officers who were assaulted during a raid at an entertainment outlet there last week. Mohd Ali, who is the Malay Armed Forces Veterans Association president, warned that the area would be dangerous as thousands of people from many non-governmental organisations (NGOs) would turn up on that day. Mohd Ali also cautioned that things “might get out of control” on Saturday.

    New Straits Times
  • Liverpool's Sakho says felt like 'caged lion' under Rodgers

    Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho felt like a "caged lion" when left on the bench by former manager Brendan Rodgers, the defender told L'Equipe. The 25-year-old French made his first start of the season against Ligue 1 side Bordeaux in the Europa League on Sept. 17 and he did not hide his frustration after missing Liverpool's opening five games. "Let's say that during the short period when I was not playing, I was like a little caged lion who has not fed for a while," he told L'Equipe.

  • Umno-controlled media downplay Malay Rulers statement on 1MDB

    The mainstream media controlled by Umno played down the statement by the Malay rulers urging the government to complete investigations into debt-ridden state investor 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and to act against those implicated. Pro-Umno bloggers were also quiet, while ministers and current leaders in the party also appeared silent...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Footage shows Indonesia fires as pressure mounts in Singapore

    New aerial footage released Wednesday showed smoke billowing from Indonesian forest fires as smog-choked Singapore's biggest supermarket chain announced a ban on products from a paper company accused over the haze shrouding Southeast Asia. Fires illegally started to clear land for plantations on Indonesia's Sumatra island and the Indonesian part of Borneo have for weeks been producing thick haze that has cloaked Singapore and Malaysia, prompting the cancellation of outdoor events and school closures. The smog-belching blazes are an annual occurrence during the dry season, but scientists have warned this year's could be the worst on record due to an El Nino weather system that has created tinder-dry conditions in Indonesia and increased the risk of fires.

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  • Hong Kong panda Ying Ying loses cub

    Hong Kong panda Ying Ying has lost the long-awaited cub she was expecting, vets said Wednesday. It would have been the first ever giant panda born in the city. After years of trying, 10-year-old Ying Ying began to show signs of pregnancy in July and was due to give birth this week.

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  • Amalfitano leaves West Ham After fallout with manager

    (Reuters) - Midfielder Morgan Amalfitano has left West Ham United by mutual consent, the Premier League club said on their website. The 30-year-old Frenchman, who fell out with manager Slaven Bilic during pre-season, left the Hammers after 13 months at Upton Park, in which he made 32 appearances and scored three goals. Amalfitano signed a new two-year deal back in March but did not make a single Premier League appearance after being disciplined by Bilic and was ordered to train with the club's under-21 squad.

  • Elderly couple killed after homemade bomb explodes on motorcycle

    GUA MUSANG: An elderly couple died instantly when an incendiary device, believed to be a homemade bomb, exploded on their motorcycle this morning. The couple, identified as Cha Mok Liong and his wife Fong Ah Fong, both 72-years-old, were on their motorcycle headed to a nearby food stall along Km 10 Jalan Gua Musang-Kampung Pulai when the incident occurred. Gua Musang district police chief Superintendent Saiful Bahri Abdullah said the two rubber tappers from Kampung Batu Papan 2 suffered serious head and bodily injuries and died on the spot.

    New Straits Times
  • How Rich are the 2016 Presidential Candidates?

    While there’s a lot of time before 2016 Presidential Elections, everyone is looking for more information on the candidates. Thus far, three people have declared that they plan on running for the highest office in the country: Vice President Jejomar Binay, Senator Grace Poe, and former Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas. […] The post How Rich are the 2016 Presidential Candidates? appeared first on MoneyMax.ph.

  • Malaysian banks race to pin down fleeing deposits

    By Yantoultra Ngui and Patturaja Murugaboopathy KUALA LUMPUR/BENGALURU, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Bank deposits in Malaysia are growing at their slowest pace in more than a decade as retail funds flee to higher-yielding avenues, weakening banks' buffers against any unforeseen funding needs at a time when the economy is losing steam. Total deposits at commercial banks rose 4.8 percent in July, the least since September 2002, according to the latest central bank data. Growth is expected to slacken further, with banks offering unattractive interest rates of 3.1 to 4.0 percent per annum.

  • Kim Kardashian: Pregnancy is the worst experience of my life!

    Kim Kardashian doesn’t understand how people can enjoy pregnancy.

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  • Sandra Bullock: It’s a miracle I wasn’t jailed

    Sandra Bullock has hinted that her college years were wild.

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  • Handcuffed man crashes through window, dies after 40-ft fall

    ATLANTA (AP) — A handcuffed man seeking to avoid arrest died after crashing head-first through the third-floor window glass of a downtown Atlanta office building and falling 40 feet to the ground, authorities said Tuesday.

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  • “I wish I was at his side when he died”

    BUTTERWORTH: Tears flowed freely when Tabung Haji chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim visited the next-of-kin of a haj pilgrim who died in Mecca recently.Salmiah Mohd Shahar, 57, sobbed uncontrollably when Azeez and Penang Tabung Haji employees embraced her in a visit to her home in Simpang Ampat, here today.Salmiah’s husband, Aziz Yeop Chulan, 84, died of a heart attack after being admitted at the Tabung Haji Hospital in Arafat, Mecca on Sep 23 at 2.30pm local time.Aziz was accompanied by his eldest son in the pilgrimage, Ahmad Azizi, 56. ...

    New Straits Times
  • Sony may consider options for smartphone unit if no profit next year

    Sony Corp Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai said on Wednesday the company would consider options for its smartphone unit if it failed to turn a profit in the next business year. The company in July lowered its forecast for its mobile communications unit to an operating loss of 60 billion yen in the current fiscal year from an earlier estimate of a 39 billion yen loss.

  • Iran's supreme leader bans negotiations with the United States

    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday banned any further negotiations between Iran and the United States, putting the breaks on moderates hoping to end Iran's isolation after reaching a nuclear deal with world powers in July. Khamenei, the highest authority in the Islamic Republic, already said last month there would be no more talks with the United States after the nuclear deal, but has not previously declared an outright ban.

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  • DNA research deployed in war on cancer scoops Nobel prize

    By Daniel Dickson and Ben Hirschler STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - Three scientists from Sweden, the United States and Turkey won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for working out how cells repair damaged DNA, providing new ammunition in the war on cancer. Detailed understanding of DNA damage has helped drive a revolution in cancer treatment as researchers develop new drugs that target specific molecular pathways used by tumour cells to proliferate. Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar won the prize for "mechanistic studies of DNA repair".

    Reuters 56 mins ago