• We did our best, but it’s really your job to clean up city streets, Bersih 2.0 chief tells DBKL

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 1 — Warned that she will be billed RM65,000 for the mess in the aftermath of the mammoth Bersih 4 rally last weekend, organiser Maria Chin Abdullah said today that cleaning the...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Filipino band UP DHARMA DOWN reacts to Singapore’s LETICIA BONGNINO

    Recently, the Singapore Tourism Board engaged a popular indie Filipino band, Up Dharma Down to travel to Singapore to search for inspiration for their latest single, “All the Good Things”. The result is this spiffy music video featuring Singapore’s cityscape: The song has attracted much hype online, both in the Philippines and in Singapore. Beyond

    Alvinology.com
  • Thai prime minister says bombing suspect arrested at border

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a deadly bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago, the prime minister announced Tuesday. He said the suspect resembles a yellow-shirted man in a surveillance video who police say planted the bomb.

    Associated Press
  • Football: All eyes on Man Utd as deadline day dawns

    Manchester United were the centre of attention as the Premier League's transfer deadline day dawned on Tuesday, with moves involving David de Gea and Anthony Martial awaiting completion. Goalkeeper De Gea had appeared on the brink of a move to Real Madrid worth between 30 million ($33.8 million) and 40 million euros and involving Keylor Navas in part-exchange, only for the deal to collapse at the last minute. A Spanish Professional League (LFP) spokesperson told AFP that De Gea had not been registered as a Madrid player, as sources close to both clubs reportedly blamed each other for the deal breaking down late on Monday.

    AFP News
  • Umno expels Langkawi woman rep for suing Najib, party executive secretary confirms

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 1 — Anina Saaduddin who shot into the spotlight for her vocal criticism and lawsuit against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been given the boot from Umno, the Malay...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • MB denies Johor Sultan discredited govt

    NUSAJAYA: Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin today denied that the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, had issued a statement disparaging the UMNO-led government as reported in the social media. Sultan Ibrahim had never written or spoken thus as reported in the social media, he said, adding that spreading such news was malicious. “I was instructed by Tuanku Sultan to strongly dismiss the statement being circulated.

    New Straits Times
  • Zahid’s daughter defends remark calling Bersih ‘stupid action’

    The deputy prime minister's daughter, Nurulhidayah Ahmad Zahid, today defended her earlier criticism against those who attended the Bersih 4 rally, saying that as a Malaysian citizen, she, too, has the right to speak out. In a series of posts on her Instagram account, Nurulhidayah hit out at her detractors, who had slammed her for calling...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • GE2015: Touching moments from Nomination Day

    Amidst the busy-ness of the hour where candidates had to get their papers in order, we spotted these moments that showed friendship and sportsmanlike behaviour:

    Yahoo Newsroom
  • SMRT Ltd (Feedback) And The Great Teh Tarik Expose

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post. We’ve all grown familiar — and familial — with Ahmad, Lup Cheong, Muthu and Pereira, as well as their regular lepak place — the SMRT Ltd (Feedback) page. It was all laughs when various commuters mistook them for an actual complaint platform and got shot back with a The post SMRT Ltd (Feedback) And The Great Teh Tarik Expose appeared first on Vulcan Post.

    Vulcan Post
  • Outrage after three journalists killed in Philippines

    Three journalists in the Philippines have been shot dead just days apart, press groups said Tuesday, as they warned of further media bloodshed without serious government action. The nation of 100 million people has long been one of the world’s most dangerous places for journalists, with powerful figures able to kill critics in the knowledge they will rarely face punishment. "We call on President Benigno Aquino to give top priority to swiftly resolving these egregious cases," said Shawn Crispin, senior Southeast Asia representative for the Committee to Protect Journalists.

    AFP News
  • World markets plunge on fears of weaker global growth

    World stock markets plunged further on Tuesday as more gloomy evidence emerged of China's economic slowdown, triggering heavy sell-offs from Hong Kong to New York and raising fears of weakening global growth. Downbeat data showed factory activity in China hit a three-year low, fuelling concern over the health of the world's second largest economy which has been a main engine of economic expansion. Tokyo stocks tumbled almost four percent as China woes spread, with Europe's main markets following in its wake by closing down by up to three percent.

    AFP News
  • A startup that didn’t get any funding in its first 7 years just raised $108 million — and is now worth over $1 billion

    Apttus Apttus CEO Kirk Krappe When business software … Continued The post A startup that didn’t get any funding in its first 7 years just raised $108 million — and is now worth over $1 billion appeared first on Business Insider.

    Business Insider
  • FIFA slams brakes on Singapore FA polls

    FIFA has told Singapore's football association to put internal elections on hold over possible political interference. The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) said it has been in talks with the world governing body, which opposes government interference in national football associations. The FAS constitution available online states that all council members, including the president and deputy president, shall be appointed by a government minister and confirmed by voting at an annual general meeting.

    AFP News
  • Safarova joins US Open seeds casualty list

    Lucie Safarova joined the US Open seeds casualty list on Tuesday when the Czech left-hander became the fourth top-10 player to lose in the first round. Sixth-seeded Safarova slipped to a 6-4, 6-1 defeat to Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko, the woman she defeated in the semi-finals in New Haven just last week. This time I was playing at the back more." Safarova, the French Open runner-up, joins seventh seed Ana Ivanovic, eighth-ranked Karolina Pliskova and Carla Suarez Navarro, the 10th seed, in failing to get out of the first round.

    AFP News
  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer expecting twin girls in December

    (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Marissa Mayer said she was pregnant with identical twin girls, likely due in December, but promised she would take limited time away as she works toward turning around the company's struggling online ad business. Yahoo is also preparing to spin off its stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and is considering the future of its holding in Yahoo Japan Corp . Yahoo shares fell 1.5 percent at $31.77 in morning trading amid a selloff in the broader market.

    Reuters
  • Who’s flexing muscles at Malays, asks Guan Eng

    DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today asked former DAP vice-chairman Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim how the Chinese could have flexed their muscles at Malays during the Bersih 4 rally last weekend when the community was represented. Lim said there were about 20% Malays out of hundreds of thousands at the rally on Saturday and the number doubled...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • 45,000 have registered for VEP smart tags

    JOHOR BARU: About 45,000 foreign-owned vehicles have registered for the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) smart tag in the last two weeks. Johor Public Works, Rural and Regional Development Committee chairman Datuk Hasni Mohammad said this figure was well below the 500,000 foreign vehicles which were expected to have registered by now in order for them to enter Johor using the radio frequency identification device (RFID) smart tag. "We were informed that the online registration system for the RFID could not accommodate the number of registrations and that it needs to be improved.

    New Straits Times
  • Let Umno Supreme Council decide on action against Dr M

    PETALING JAYA: Umno Supreme Council will decide on the course of action that will be taken against former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said only the Supreme Council can decide on the appropriate action seeing that Dr Mahathir had showed up at the Bersih demonstration. Dr Mahathir had showed up at the rally, on both days, and he said his presence was to be with the people.

    New Straits Times
  • Crab in da Bag: Singapore Seafood Restaurant Review

     Not just a seafood dinner – An experience “Ahoy! Welcome Aboard!” is the standard greeting shouted at each patron who innocently walks through the door at Crab in da Bag. While it can be a little alarming, the staff is setting the tone for the night – a nautical-themed, seafood feast. Get ready to get your fingers dirty and work The post Crab in da Bag: Singapore Seafood Restaurant Review appeared first on SETHLUI.com.

    Seth Lui
  • Samsung unveils new smartwatch to challenge Apple Watch

    Samsung unveiled its latest smartwatch on Tuesday as the South Korean tech giant seeks to challenge Apple's global domination in the fast-growing wearable device market. Samsung is hoping the new watch will compete with similar Apple products, after the US company became the top provider of wearable devices worldwide only months after the Apple Watch was unveiled in April. The new smartwatch -- the latest model by Samsung since last November -- will be officially released later this month during the IFA trade fair in Berlin.

    AFP News