• Dr Mahathir, patron of Umno group seeking Najib’s ouster

    Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has officially become the patron of the Coalition of Branch Chiefs Malaysia (GKCM), a group of Umno branch leaders demanding party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak's resignation. Dr Mahathir's new role in GKCM will see him attending their programmes and coming up with strategies to "save" the Malay...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • MH370 never crashed, say Chinese families

    The lack of evidence as well as the ineptitude of the Malaysian authorities indicate Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ‎never crashed, say the kin of Chinese passengers on board the missing Boeing 777. They said the surface search from March 8, 2014 to April 28, 2014 and underwater search from October 6, 2014 up until now, have not un‎earthed...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Deputy minister admits Putrajaya funds Islamic groups, including Isma

    BANGI, Feb 13 — The federal government has been giving financial support to Islamic groups, which also included controversial Islamist group Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (Isma), deputy minister Datuk...

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  • Russia sends brand new cruise missile ship to Syria: report

    Russia has dispatched a new ship armed with cruise missiles to the Mediterranean, the navy announced Saturday, as reports said it is bound for Syria. The Zelyony Dol, a patrol ship armed with Kalibr cruise missiles that only joined the Black Sea fleet in December, departed for the Mediterranean, the Black Sea fleet said in a statement. RIA-Novosti news agency further quoted a security source in Crimea -- where the Black Sea fleet is based -- saying that the ship is bound for Syria and may take part in Russia's campaign to support the Syrian army.

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  • Farewell to last of Borneo’s Big Three

    KUCHING, Feb 13 — They came back to their alma mater after 10, 20 or 30 years, quickly filling up the school auditorium, to say their last goodbye to their beloved ex-principal. Some sat, many...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Outsourcing has led to depressed pay for many low-wage workers: NTUC’s Zainal Sapari

    The outsourcing trend has created market failure, contributing to stagnant and depressed wages for many low-wage workers, said National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) Assistant Secretary-General Zainal Sapari. Outsourcing may make good business sense, but Zainal said it has also led to a situation whereby a winning service provider in a tender typically tries to keep its operating costs down – with labour constituting a major cost component - to service the contract.

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  • Suarez 'would only return to Liverpool'

    Barcelona striker Luis Suarez would only return to the English Premier League if it was to rejoin former club Liverpool, he revealed in a British newspaper interview published on Saturday. "I'd prefer to stay here (Barcelona) for many more years," he told the Daily Mail. The Uruguayan quickly struck up an understanding with Lionel Messi and Neymar at the Camp Nou and their goals fired Barca to a treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League titles in his first season.

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  • Roses are red, elbows are blue: Japanese women fight for their Valentines

    Elbowing each other in the stampede to buy Valentine's Day chocolate for the men in their lives, Japanese women brought stores to a standstill Saturday. In Japan, the menfolk do sweet nothing on February 14 while the women do battle in heaving aisles, loading up on confectionery treats for the object of their desire. "My feet hurt, my arms hurt, and my head hurts!" winced Kana Shimizu, clutching two dainty bags of Belgian chocolate that cost more than 10,000 yen ($90) at a plush store in Tokyo's Ginza district.

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  • Lamar Odom makes first public appearance at Kanye West's fashion show

    Lamar Odom is back on the scene after being hospitalised for a drug overdose.

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  • Kobe makes All-Star farewell among those he inspired

    Kobe Bryant makes his 18th and final NBA All-Star Game appearance Sunday in Toronto, with the Los Angeles Lakers legend surrounded by a new generation of playmakers he inspired to greatness. "It's time for me to go," Bryant said Friday. "Guys I'm playing with that are tearing up the league were like four for my first All-Star Game." That's how old Bryant's West teammate Anthony Davis was when Kobe made his All-Star debut in 1998.

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  • Malaysian nabbed by Aussie police over 20-year rape allegation

    A Malaysian man was transferred to Perth yesterday to face allegations of rape that occurred 20 years ago, Australia's Perth Now reported. The man, whose name emerged as a result of a cold case review, is wanted over a sex attack in March 1996 when he allegedly broke into a villa and assaulted a woman, then aged 38, in her Scarborough home....

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Apple is replacing MacBook charging cables for free

    REUTERS/Rick Wilking Tim Cook, Apple CEO at the … Continued The post Apple is replacing MacBook charging cables for free appeared first on Business Insider.

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  • Sarawak minister still bitter over ‘expired biscuits’ post

    Sarawak Welfare, Women and Family Development Minister Datuk Fatimah Abdullah was upset after a social media user said the Welfare Department had sent her a packet of expired biscuits as part of the flood aid assistance programme. Although Facebook user Thieya Christisya Ingkin issued an apology yesterday, Fatimah said the unfounded allegation...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Shedding light on the occupancy rates of new condos

    Vacancy rates for private non-landed homes climbed to 9.4% in 4Q2015, a 10-year high. The North East Region fared the worst, with vacancy rates of its condominiums hitting 16.5% in 4Q2015. This could be due to the completion of the 610-unit River Isles and the 393-unit Kovan Regency, where residents have yet to move in. On a weekday evening, The Edge Property visited five condos that were completed in 2015 to shed light on their occupancy rates.Two of the projects — A Treasure Trove and The Luxurie — are located near an MRT station. ...

    The Edge Property
  • 114 bodies pulled from toppled Taiwan building; 1 missing

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Workers have pulled out 114 bodies from the rubble of a high-rise apartment building that collapsed in an earthquake in Taiwan's oldest city, leaving only one missing, authorities said Saturday, a week after the disaster.

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  • How to maximise your public holiday for travel in 2016

    It is the start of a new year and this is usually the time when we start working on various bucket lists such as an exercise or diet regime, career goals, travel plans and more. Appropriate rest and leisure is important to lead a happy and fulfilling life with work-life balance. Hence planning for your […]

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  • Not so incy wincy: spider kills snake in Outback duel

    A plucky little spider has once again proved that size doesn't matter by taking on -- and beating -- a much larger venomous snake, in a very Australian telling of the story of David and Goliath. The spindly Daddy Long Legs spider appeared to have come out on top after going head-to-head with a brown snake in rural New South Wales. Farmer Patrick Lees said he was astonished to discover the expired reptile dangling from a web at his outback home in Weethalle, about 400 kilometres (250 miles) west of Sydney, on Saturday.

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  • Mat Sabu threw mike at Anwar event because he’s had enough of voters’ fears

    Mohamad Sabu said his microphone-hurling stunt during a solidarity gathering for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on Tuesday was done out of his frustration that Malaysians were not brave enough to stand up against tyranny. The Parti Amanah Negara president, who is affectionately known as Mat Sabu, said this at a gathering in Kelantan last night. He...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Justin Bieber quits taking Adderall

    Justin Bieber's doctors were concerned he grew a dependency on the amphetamine.

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  • No 'reason to doubt' N. Korean army chief executed: US

    There is "no reason to doubt" that North Korea's army chief of staff was executed, a US State Department official said Thursday following reports of the death. "This is, again, par for the course in North Korea, that you've got a leader who carries out purges of his cabinet, or of his administration periodically," State Department spokesman Mark Toner said, but stopped short of confirming an execution. South Korean media reported Wednesday that Ri Yong-Gil, chief of the Korean People's Army (KPA) General Staff, had been executed earlier this month for forming a political faction and corruption.

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