• Why did AGC clear 1MDB of wrongdoing, asks Guan Eng

    DAP today asked if the Attorney-General Chambers' (AGC) clearance of state investment firm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) was meant to distract attention from the scandal. DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the move also raised questions whether such an assessment of the Finance Ministry-owned firm was “independently and...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Zeti should be brutally honest on what ails Malaysia, says global financial mag

    Bank Negara Malaysia governor Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz should be brutally honest about the issues plaguing the country, said Euromoney in its October edition, as the ringgit continues its freefall and the economy begins to stutter. The business and finance magazine said all this while, Zeti had been using words like "domestic factors" to...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Russian missiles aimed at Syria crashed in Iran: US official

    Four Russian cruise missiles aimed at targets in Syria crashed in Iran, a US official said Thursday, as regime troops backed by Lebanon's Hezbollah pressed a "vast offensive" against rebels in the war-torn country's west. The missiles were thought to be among a salvo fired Wednesday from Russian warships in the Caspian as part of a nine-day-old air war targeting foes of President Bashar al-Assad. Russia hit back at the claims, saying all the shots were on target, and the defence ministry posted a graphic on its website showing 26 missiles flying over Iran and Iraq before striking inside Syria.

    AFP News
  • Germany football coach Loew blasts Ireland's '100th long ball'

    Germany coach Joachim Loew saw his world champions humbled 1-0 by the Republic of Ireland in Euro 2016 qualifying Thursday but blasted the home side for scoring from their "100th long ball". Shane Long's 70th-minute strike gave Ireland a first ever competitive victory over the Germans that guaranteed at least a playoff spot, and offers them a serious chance of automatic qualification for the finals in France next summer. Germany's fate is in their own hands, with a home game against Georgia to come on Sunday and only one point required to reach the finals.

    AFP News
  • Azmin denies plot to remove Rafizi as PKR sec-gen, says ‘no problem’ in party

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 — PKR deputy president Azmin Ali rubbished today reports that some of his party leaders want Rafizi Ramli removed as his office as secretary-general and insisted that all is...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Madcap Klopp to bring dash of daring to Liverpool

    With his zany demeanour, all-action football philosophy, manic touchline antics and flair for wry soundbites, new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is poised to take English football by storm. The 48-year-old German, who was named as Brendan Rodgers's successor on Thursday, inherits a task similar to the one that faced him at Borussia Dortmund in 2008, that of restoring a sleeping giant to former glories and upsetting the established hierarchy. "What we call in German 'English football' -- a rainy day, heavy pitch, finishing 5-5, everybody is dirty in the face and goes home and cannot play for weeks after." Klopp might not find exactly that on the immaculate playing surfaces of the English top flight, but his blend of charisma and candour seem certain to strike a chord with Liverpool fans, not to mention his sense of humour.

    AFP News
  • Selena Gomez reveals secret chemotherapy for lupus

    Teen television star turned singer Selena Gomez has revealed that she has lupus and secretly underwent chemotherapy to treat the disease. The now 23-year-old pop star canceled a tour of Asia and Australia in December 2013, saying she needed to spend time alone and check into a rehabilitation center in the desert state of Arizona. "I was diagnosed with lupus, and I've been through chemotherapy.

    AFP News
  • Malay rulers’ statement reflects people’s concerns, says Rafidah

    The statement by the Malay rulers for speedy closure to controversies involving 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) reflect the concern and frustration of the people who are not getting answers to their questions, says former minister Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz. Writing on her Facebook page, the Umno veteran said the rulers' statement showed the...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • France train attack hero stabbed in California

    One of three Americans who helped thwart a terror attack on a Paris-bound train was stabbed in his home state of California -- apparently after coming to a woman's rescue, authorities said. Airman Spencer Stone, 23, was stabbed in Sacramento after he got into a fight with a group of men as he was leaving a bar with friends, Ken Bernard, the city's deputy chief of police, told reporters.

    AFP News
  • 5 Notable Subsidies That Singapore Citizens Are Currently Getting

    Singapore Citizens are the only ones who can apply for a new HDB BTO flat. As you know, new flats in Singapore are heavily subsidised. Simply put, Singapore Citizens not only are eligible for subsidised housing, they are also eligible for grants to further lower the property prices.

  • 50 sen Nasi Lemak at Warong Kaklong, Cheras

    Stock up on some 50 sen nasi lemak, a wide spread of nasi campur, and satisfyingly greasy goreng snacks in Bandar Tun Hussein Onn

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  • Pacquiao says in talks with Mayweather and Khan

    Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is in negotiations with Floyd Mayweather and Amir Khan for what would probably be the final fight of his illustrious career, he said on Thursday. Speaking in Doha, where he is visiting the AIBA World Boxing Championships, Pacquiao told AFP a final decision on who his last opponent will be, would be taken by "November or December". Pacquiao confirmed he is in negotiations with American Mayweather and Briton Khan but said he had no preference over who to fight.

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  • Khazanah takes up space at priced London tower, says report

    Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Bhd will take up space in The Shard development in London's south bank, the London Evening Standard reported. Khazanah is said to be among ten tenants in the building, the tallest in west Europe, which has secured 90% occupancy for its office space. Rental rates at the skyscraper are as high...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Gwyneth Paltrow 'cohabiting with new beau'

    Gwyneth Paltrow and her beau Brad Falchuk are practically living together, according to insiders.

    Cover Media
  • Malaysian Bar says ‘appalled’ by lawyer’s SOSMA detention

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 — Malaysia Bar president Steven Thiru today described as appalling the police’s detention on lawyer Matthias Chang who was representing a former Umno leader being held under an...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Crew finds major shark fin industry in Sabah despite Putrajaya’s denial

    A documentary crew has discovered that shark finning is big business in Sabah in the absence of laws to curb the cruel activity, despite Putrajaya's denial this week that there is no such industry in the country. The crew filming the marine series, Borneo From Below, visited fish markets in Sabah and found out that sales of shark fins is...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Australia in talks with Philippines to resettle refugees

    Australia said Friday it is in talks with the Philippines to send refugees there, but refused to confirm reports of a Aus$150 million (US$109 million) deal to expand its controversial resettlement policy. Under Australia's hardline policy to stop asylum-seeker boats reaching its shores, those arriving by sea are denied resettlement in Australia, even if found to be genuine refugees. A front-page report in The Daily Telegraph said Foreign Minister Julie Bishop had agreed the deal with her Philippines counterpart in New York and that it was awaiting sign-off by President Benigno Aquino.

    AFP News
  • China tourists killed, scores injured in lorry-bus collision in Johor

    YONG PENG: Three Chinese tourists were killed and 11 others were seriously injured in an accident involving two buses and a lorry at Km 94.1 of the North-South expressway in Yong Peng at 5.15pm today. Batu Pahat district police chief Assistant Commissioner Din Ahmad said the dead were three women in their 20s, who were killed instantly in the crash. "The lorry crashed into the right side of the first bus, and later it crashed into the front part of the second bus," said Din.

    New Straits Times
  • Fenerbahce boss defends treatment of disgruntled Van Persie

    The coach of Turkish football giants Fenerbahce Vitor Pereira on Thursday defended his decision to relegate striker Robin Van Persie to the bench, after indications the Istanbul side's star new signing was far from happy with life at the club. The Netherlands star signed for Fenerbahce in July from Manchester United on a three year deal amid great fanfare and hopes he would help turn the club into a major European force.

    AFP News
  • Oklahoma halts executions after using wrong drug on inmate

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin agreed Thursday that all executions in Oklahoma should be delayed after an autopsy report revealed that the wrong drug was used to stop an inmate's heart in January — one that experts say doesn't work as quickly or effectively.

    Associated Press