• Umno minister slams Zeti for giving impression 1MDB broke laws

    Umno minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan today took to his Twitter account to slam Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) governor Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz for misleading the public about 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) breaching the Exchange Control Act. In a series of tweets, Rahman also thanked Attorney-General (A-G) Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali for...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Thailand win boosts World Cup qualifying hopes

    Thailand took a huge step towards the next round of the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers after they trounced South-East Asian rivals Vietnam 3-0 in Hanoi on Tuesday. A first-half strike by Kroekrit Thawikan put the visitors ahead at My Dinh Stadium before an own goal by Dien Tien Thanh and an effort by captain Theerathon Bunmathan sealed a comprehensive win for the visitors who moved five points clear of Iraq at the top of their group. North Korea also boosted their hopes of advancing to the next round after a 1-0 home win over Yemen while Singapore and Hong Kong claimed narrow wins against Cambodia and Bhutan respectively.

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  • Emilia Clarke is Sexiest Woman Alive

    Emilia Clarke is trying not to be “freaky” and let fame go to her head after being named Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive.

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  • Dr M, BN men have every right to meet up, Nur Jazlan says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 — Deputy minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed dismissed today yesterday’s meeting between Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and several other top Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders, saying it...

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  • Philippine fast-food giant Jollibee acquires 40% of US burger chain

    The Philippines' leading fast-food giant Jollibee Foods announced on Tuesday it had acquired 40 percent of an upmarket US hamburger chain for $99 million. Jollibee said in a statement it was acquiring part of Denver-based Smashburger, which has 339 restaurants in the United States, Canada, the Middle East and South America. This is the largest-ever acquisition by Jollibee and its biggest investment outside of the Philippines, the company said.

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  • 'Kill Russians' urges Syrian Qaeda as Putin slams US

    Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate called for jihadists to attack Russia over its air strikes in Syria, as rockets hit Moscow's Damascus embassy Tuesday where demonstrators had gathered to back the intervention. Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed Washington for refusing to cooperate on Syria, saying "some of our partners simply have mush for brains". "How is it possible to work together?" he asked in Moscow, adding that the United States declined to share intelligence on Syria.

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  • Painstaking reconstruction tells story of deadly missile strike on MH17

    By Thomas Escritt GILZE-RIJEN, Netherlands (Reuters) - The reconstruction of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 tells its own vivid story of the impact of the missile that destroyed the aircraft last July, killing all 298 people on board. The crumpled wreckage, stretching from the nose to the business class cabin, clearly showed the puncture holes where shrapnel from a Buk warhead penetrated the cockpit, killing its three occupants instantly. The reconstruction was the most intricate part of one of the most complex air crash investigations in history, involving the recovery of thousands of fragments of wreckage from across 50 square km (19 square miles) of a warzone in eastern Ukraine.

  • Topless women of Times Square say they can't be restricted

    In the heart of Times Square, a grinning 2-year-old boy is flanked by a pair of strikingly posed, topless women, wearing only red, white and blue paint over their breasts, thongs, feathery headdresses ...

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  • Police waiting for AG’s report on 1MDB

    KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the investigation on 1Malaysia Development Bhd(1MDB) relied on the Auditor-General’s report which has yet to be released. "We are still waiting for the report from the Auditor-General to complete the investigations," he told reporters today. The task force was also still carrying out investigations.

    New Straits Times
  • Dr Chee: PM Lee did not answer crucial question on Hep C outbreak

    The government has to explain why it waited up to five months to release the news of the recent Hepatitis C outbreak at Singapore General Hospital, Singapore Democratic Party chief Chee Soon Juan said.

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  • Water-bombing is ineffective: Fire and Rescue Dept

    SEREMBAN: The Indonesian government’s effort of fighting forest fire that caused transboundary haze using “water-bombing” is ineffective, said Fire and Rescue Department director-general Datuk Wira Wan Mohd Nor Ibrahim.Wan Mohd Nor said at the moment, Indonesia was keen on getting expert assistance on how to manage peat land fire as well as requesting for asset, such as airplane from Malaysia to support the operation.However, he said the best approach to dealing with peat fire (like in Indonesia’s case) was using ground troops. ...

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  • MACC’s Abu Kassim returns early from sick leave to continue investigation

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has given its assurance that investigations into SRC International will be independent and transparent. Its chief commissioner Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed said its probe into the company, which is a former subsidiary of state-owned investment arm 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), should be completed by year-end. Abu Kassim, who had just returned to work after sick leave since early August, said he understood the public’s need for the issue to be investigated in a transparent manner.

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  • Buried child case presented with never-before-seen documents

    KUALA LUMPUR: New documents and never-before-seen photographs of the crime scene saw the case of housewife Tan Boa Jia, who is charged with concealing evidence of her son's murder, be mentioned again on Nov 12.Deputy public prosecutor Sharifah Zulia Balqish Syed Agil applied for the new mention date as the prosecution has just gotten the documents and that the defence need time to go through them. Sharifah also said the prosecution is also still waiting for the pathology report. ...

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  • Allardyce calls Arsene Wenger 'arrogant' and a bad loser

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is arrogant and a bad loser who tries to influence referees through the media, the Frenchman's newly appointed Sunderland counterpart Sam Allardyce has said. Allardyce, who makes the comments in his new autobiography, serialised in The Sun, reveals the depth of loathing between himself and Wenger, who have been at odds ever since the Englishman was in charge of Bolton Wanderers. "I enjoyed beating Arsenal more than anyone when I was in charge at Bolton," Allardyce said.

  • Malaysia vows to punish 'trigger-happy criminals' who downed MH17

    Malaysia vowed on Tuesday to seek the prosecution of the "trigger-happy criminals" who downed flight MH17, after a Dutch-led investigation said it was shot down by a missile fired from war-torn eastern Ukraine. Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said in a statement that as a party to the investigation "Malaysia remains single-minded in our pursuit of decisive action that will lead to prosecution of the trigger-happy criminals." Prime Minister Najib Razak also released a statement vowing that his government would continue to press for justice "until those behind this heinous act are made to pay for their crimes." In a highly anticipated announcement, the chairman of the Dutch Safety Board, Tjibbe Joustra, told a press conference in the Netherlands that the Malaysia Airlines plane was likely downed by a missile fired from a Russian BUK surface-to-air missile system.

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  • The Latest: Firefighters who died had evacuated building

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The latest on the collapse of a burning apartment building in Kansas City that killed two firefighters (all times local):

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  • Playboy to stop running pictures of completely naked women

    Playboy is about to find out how many people really do read it for the articles. The magazine that helped usher in the sexual revolution in the 1950s and '60s by bringing nudity into living rooms — or ...

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  • Hillary Clinton slams Trump in front of his casino

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton went to Donald Trump's doorstep Monday to mock the Republican presidential front-runner on the eve of the first Democratic presidential debate.

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  • Malaysia’s ‘most powerful’ person under probe, says MACC

    The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is in the midst of investigating the most powerful person in the country, says outgoing deputy chief commissioner Datuk Seri Zakaria Jaffar. He said this person was investigated in relation to Finance Ministry-owned firm SRC International Sdn Bhd, and a sum of money worth RM2.6 billion. "We are...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Is Stephen Hawking Right About Hostile Aliens?

    "We have brains that are three times bigger than those of our closest relatives," said Mark Flinn, an anthropologist at the University of Missouri who has researched the emergence of human intelligence. "You need to have the better mousetrap every time.