• Can Malays accept a non-Malay PM? Fahmi Reza’s survey shows a polarised Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 — Curious to find out what Malays think of a prime minister who is neither a Malay nor Muslim, social activist Fahmi Reza recently conducted a one-day poll on his Twitter...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • 'Mommy loves you!': Boy rescued after gorilla is shot at zoo

    Panicked zoo visitors watched helplessly and shouted, "Stay calm!" while one woman yelled, "Mommy loves you!" as a 400-pound-plus gorilla loomed over a 4-year-old boy who had fallen ...

    Associated Press
  • 10 Local Breakfasts Under $2.50 in Singapore That Will Keep Your Tummy And Wallet Fattened

    A gratifying breakfast brings about a good day — a wallet-friendly first meal of the day that costs under $2.50 makes it an even better day. Don’t you agree? I’ve scouted both long-time veteran hawkers, and passionate new kids on the block in Singapore that are all out to fatten us up, without having to spend too much. […] The post 10 Local Breakfasts Under $2.50 in Singapore That Will Keep Your Tummy And Wallet Fattened appeared first on SETHLUI.com.

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  • Hamilton thanks Rosberg for gentlemanly gesture

    By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - Monaco Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton thanked Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg on Sunday after the German followed team orders and let him pass, even though it damaged his own championship chances. Rosberg had started on the front row, next to Red Bull's polesitter Daniel Ricciardo, in wet conditions with Hamilton third on the grid. The safety car led the field for the first seven laps but it then became clear, with Ricciardo pulling away, that Rosberg was struggling to get his tyres up to temperature and Hamilton was faster.

    Reuters
  • Judge criticized by Trump unseals documents in Trump University case

    A judge, called a "hater" by Donald Trump for his handling of a lawsuit related to the businessman's Trump University real estate school, has unsealed documents related to the case. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, is fighting a lawsuit that accuses his school venture of misleading thousands of people who paid up to $35,000 for seminars to learn about the billionaire's real estate investment strategies. In an order signed on Friday, U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel said that materials, including Trump University procedures on dealing with students and the media, should be unsealed.

    Reuters
  • Cancer survivor stunned by attention over graduation denial

    PHOENIX (AP) — Overwhelming public support is outweighing any lingering bitterness for a suburban Phoenix high school student who kept up with classes through cancer treatments but wasn't allowed to walk at graduation.

    Associated Press
  • China's richest man declares war on Disney with giant theme park

    The Chinese conglomerate Wanda on Saturday opened its first theme park, with its billionaire boss declaring war on Disney weeks before the American entertainment giant launches a similar attraction in Shanghai. "Wanda City", in southeastern Nanchang, comprises a giant mall set over two square kilometres (miles), as well as an 80-hectare theme park boasting "the highest and longest roller coaster and the highest drop tower in China", according to a statement by the group. "We want to be a model... and highlight Chinese influence in the cultural domain," Wanda founder Wang Jianlin said during an opening ceremony at the park as he referenced an "invasion" of foreign cultures, according to state television channel CCTV.

    AFP News
  • 'Transformers: The Last Knight' Serves Up A Cryptic Tease For Memorial Day Weekend

    The Transformers film series has been mocked, derided and beloved by fans, making it one of the more interesting modern film franchises out there. The reality here is that Transformers is going nowhere, so we might as well sit back, buckle in and enjoy the ride. Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend, a brand new teaser for Transformers: The Last Knight has been released and it is as cryptic as ever.

    UPROXX
  • Ramos hails team-maker Zidane

    Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos paid tribute to coach Zinedine Zidane's inspirational qualities after the Spanish giants were crowned kings of Europe for the 11th time. Real claimed their second Champions League trophy in three years thanks to a 5-3 penalty shoot-out victory over Atletico Madrid at Milan's San Siro after the match had finished 1-1 after extra-time. All of Real's players kept their composure to beat opposition goalkeper Jan Oblak from the spot, and when Atletico favourite Juanfran saw his effort come back off the post, Cristiano Ronaldo stepped up and hit the winner.

    AFP News
  • James Bond: 7 Stars in Line to Replace Daniel Craig as 007 (Photos)

    It seems that after four films, Daniel Craig is bringing his groundbreaking run as James Bond to an end. Now the search for a new 007 begins, and several British actors are reportedly in talks with Eon Productions to become the Seventh Bond. Idris Elba has achieved critical and popular acclaim with a variety of roles ranging from “Beasts of No Nation” to “Zootopia.” Elba has the charisma needed for Bond’s debonair personality and the gravitas for the more dramatic moments that have become commonplace in Bond films since Craig took over.

    The Wrap
  • Sabah leaders reject Duterte’s claim on state, but mixed on resolving Philippine issue

    KOTA KINABALU, May 29 — Sabah leaders have dismissed the latest claims on Sabah from the Philippines, noting that Sabahans and international law see the state as part of Malaysia. However, some...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • A two-door Mercedes for under $190K

    Mercedes-Benz launched the all-new C-Class coupe here on May 26, at the Mercedes-Benz Centre on 301 Alexandra Road. You can see the inspiration of the new coupe comes from larger Mercedes models, most notably the handsome S-Class coupe. At launch, three model variants are available, C 180, C 200 and C 300 and all are powered with 2.0-litre turbocharged engines turned for 156, 184 and 241 horsepower respectively.

    CarBuyer Singapore
  • World's longest rail tunnel sees light at end of decades' wait

    When Swiss engineer Carl Eduard Gruner came up with the idea to build the world's longest rail tunnel under the Alps in 1947, he predicted the visionary project could be finished by the start of the 21st century. Gruner's sketch and technical paper called "Journey through the Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) in the year 2000" planted the seeds for a venture that will be launched this week and aims to transform travel through the heart of Europe. Constructing the 57-kilometre (35-mile) rail tunnel took just over 12 billion Swiss francs ($12 billion, 11 billion euros) and some 2,400 workers, according to Swiss government statistics.

    AFP News
  • Germans would not want soccer star Boateng as neighbour, politician says

    People in Germany would not want soccer star Jerome Boateng, born in Berlin from a Ghanaian father, as their neighbour, Alexander Gauland, vice chair of anti-immigration party, Alternative for Germany, said in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper on Sunday. "People find him good as a football player but they don't want a Boateng as their neighbour," Gauland told the Sunday edition of the newspaper. Alternative for Germany did not immediately respond to a Reuters' request to comment.

    Reuters
  • PM must explain if Shariah Bill isn’t hudud, MIC chief says

    SUBANG JAYA, May 29 — MIC president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam urged Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today to clarify his remarks that PAS’s proposal to amend the Shariah Courts...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • True Malaysian Uncles leading the way

    Elder Malaysians today are oft to comment that the Malaysian structure and social fabric were friendlier during their times – that they speak better English (and more eloquent Bahasa Malaysia, for that matter), that public schools during their time provided high quality and world-standard education, and that they are not easily confused by crosses or shrines. On May 22, 2016, not-your-average Malaysians Patrick Teoh (69 years old), David Chin (64), Dave Ern, Mel Lee (61) and his wife Penne, (63) rode into Bangkok after leaving Alor Star on the morning of May 6. Personally, David is on a mission to break the biggest racial slur in Malaysia – that is, for Malaysians of Chinese ethnicity to return to China.

    Malaysian Voices
  • Leicester to sign German World Cup 'keeper Zieler

    English champions Leicester City are set to strengthen their squad for next season by signing World Cup winner goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler from relegated Hanover 96, the German club announced on Sunday. Cologne-born Zieler will be returning to England having spent two years as a trainee at Manchester United, plus a loan spell at Northampton Town. "We always knew that with his exceptional quality, Ron would continue playing in the first division," said Hanover's managing director Martin Bader.

    AFP News
  • Iran says to miss hajj, Saudi 'blocking path to Allah'

    Iran said Sunday its pilgrims will miss this year's hajj because Saudi Arabia, custodian of Islam's holiest sites, was raising obstacles and "blocking the path to Allah" for its faithful. Riyadh said Iran's hajj demands were "unacceptable". The Iranian Hajj Organisation said: "Saudi Arabia is opposing the absolute right of Iranians to go on the hajj and is blocking the path leading to Allah." The Saudi side had failed to respond to Iranian demands over "the security and respect" of its pilgrims to Mecca, of whom 60,000 took part in last year's hajj, the organisation said.

    AFP News
  • Depp's 'Alice' bombs, 'X-Men: Apocalypse' on top with $65M

    Johnny Depp's "Alice Through the Looking Glass" bombed over the Memorial Day weekend with just $28.1 million through Sunday in North American theaters, while "X-Men: Apocalypse" debuted ...

    Associated Press
  • Forty children drown as shipwrecks claim up to 700, survivors say

    A week of shipwrecks and death in the Mediterranean culminated Sunday with harrowing testimony from migrant survivors who said another 500 people including 40 children had drowned, bringing the number of feared dead to 700. Brought to safety in the Italian ports of Taranto and Pozzallo, survivors told the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR) and Save the Children how their boat sank on Thursday morning after a high-seas drama which saw one woman decapitated. "We'll never know the exact number, we'll never know their identity, but survivors tell that over 500 human beings died," Carlotta Sami, UNHRC spokeswoman, said on Twitter.

    AFP News