• Dr M disgruntled because no Umno support, minister says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — A senior Umno minister today said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should be left to go about his business as he is merely “disgruntled” and an “old man”, amid the former prime...

    The Malay Mail Online 31 mins ago
  • MACC advisory board head slams anti-graft watchdog chief for rebuking Malaysia

    Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim, the chairman of Malaysia's anti-graft advisory board, has dismissed remarks by the head of Transparency International (TI) that Malaysia was a failed state rife with corruption, saying that one unresolved case did not mean the country was in a crisis. Tunku Abdul Aziz, who chairs the Anti Corruption Advisory...

    The Malaysian Insider 39 mins ago
  • MACC says probe on RM2.6b donation ongoing, mum on summoning PM

    PUTRAJAYA, Sept 3 ― The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) declined today to say if Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has already been called in to explain the RM2.6 billion “donation”...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Rumours, Shahrizat says after word spreads over sacking of Umno seven

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — Umno women’s chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil dismissed as rumours today a text message claiming seven people will be sacked from the Malay ruling party’s powerful...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • China's anti-ship missile, troop cuts highlight 'shifting power'

    China's unveiling of "carrier-killer" missiles and cuts in troop numbers on Thursday underlined a shift towards naval strength amid growing Pacific rivalry with the US, analysts said. More than a dozen anti-ship ballistic missiles capable of travelling at 10 times the speed of sound were shown at a massive military parade in Beijing, with state television calling them a "trump card" in potential conflicts and "one of China's key weapons in asymmetric warfare". For a fraction of the cost of an aircraft carrier the missile threatens to alter the balance of power in the Pacific.

    AFP News
  • Two shot in high speed chase

    KUALA LUMPUR: Two men suspected of being involved in a syndicate producing counterfeit bills were shot and wounded while a policeman was injured after a high-speed chase in Jalan Kuching here this afternoon. City criminal investigation chief Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad said the TF team then went on a high-speed chase to try to stop the suspected criminals. Zainuddin added that the shots were fired during the chase in Jalan Raja Laut and in Jalan Thambosamy when the suspects refused to obey their orders.

    New Straits Times 47 mins ago
  • Japan 'disappointed' by Chinese leader's WWII speech

    Japan said Thursday it was "disappointed" there were no signs of rapprochement in Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech to mark the 70th anniversary of Tokyo's WWII defeat, as Beijing showed off its growing might with a huge military parade. "Tokyo had requested that Beijing make sure that the event was not so anti-Japanese, but instead contain elements of rapprochement between Japan and China," top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga told reporters.

    AFP News
  • Young royal blood must wait as Queen celebrates landmark

    Queen Elizabeth II's longevity has helped anchor Britain during an era of unprecedented change, but has also left the royal family an ageing institution. The 89-year-old queen, who next week surpasses Queen Victoria to become the country's longest-reigning monarch, shows no sign of abdicating, even if she has stepped back a little from public duties in favour of her 66-year-old son and heir Charles. Charles's son Prince William is second in line to the throne and his eldest son George third, followed by George's little sister Charlotte -- a strong dynasty that could continue for another century.

    AFP News
  • Philippine children stunted by malnutrition: welfare report

    Children in the Philippines suffer from "sub-Saharan levels" of malnutrition that stunts growth in a people who have traditionally been considered short because of genetics, a campaign group said Thursday. Although economic growth has surged in recent years, chronic malnutrition means the country has more stunted children than Ethiopia or the Republic of Congo, the Save the Children Fund said in a new report. "The assumption has always been that Filipinos are just genetically short but what we actually see now are generations of stunted and malnourished children," said Amado Parawan, the group's health and nutrition adviser.

    AFP News 24 mins ago
  • IGP: Food poisoning at Bersih 4 rally might be caused by too much chili intake

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — The consumption of “too much chili” might be the cause of food poisioning during the Bersih 4 rally last weekend, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Khloé shows off super tiny waist

    Khloé Kardashian has dismissed claims that waist trainers cause damage to internal organs by showing off her impossibly small frame while wearing one.

    Cover Media
  • Wales ahead of England in world rankings

    Wales have moved ahead of England in the FIFA world rankings for the first time. Chris Coleman's side, on the verge of qualifying for their first major finals since the the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, stayed ninth, their best-ever spot, while England slipped to 10th, swapping places with Chile. The in-form Welsh top Group B in Euro 2016 qualifying and two victories in the next four days will secure their place at the finals in France.

    AFP News
  • Australian sheep is unofficially the world's woolliest

    Around 40 kilograms (88 lb) of wool has been sheared from a sheep found near Australia's capital, the RSPCA said on Thursday, making him unofficially the world's woolliest. The animal, named Chris by his rescuers, was discovered on the northern outskirts of Canberra on Wednesday and was said to be struggling to walk under the weight of his coat. Tammy Ven Dange, chief executive of RSPCA ACT, the Canberra division of the animal charity, estimated Chris had more than five years of wool on him and likely little contact with humans.

    Reuters
  • Workers’ Party’s New App & The Problem With Today’s Generation Of Political Party Apps

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post. We’ve talked about Singaporean politicians using social media and technology as part of their strategy this General Elections, and about how we think apps are a great way to reach out to young voters. We’ve also introduced the PAP4SG app, with its informative animations and sticker cam (because why not?). The post Workers’ Party’s New App & The Problem With Today’s Generation Of Political Party Apps appeared first on Vulcan Post.

    Vulcan Post
  • Flight MH19 landed safely at KLIA

    SEPANG: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH19, which made an unscheduled landing in India due to broken lavatories landed safely at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 10.37am today. "This is classified as unscheduled landing, not an emergency landing. The plane had to stop at Chennai Airport to get the lavatories fixed before proceeding to KLIA," he said when contacted today.

    New Straits Times
  • McDonald's will launch all day breakfast on Oct. 6

    If you're one of those people who hates missing the end of breakfast hours at McDonald's, hang on just a little longer: the chain says its breakfast menu will be available all day starting Oct. 6. Items ...

    Associated Press
  • Is N. Korean airline world's worst? It may be the quirkiest

    If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim ...

    Associated Press
  • Lawmakers deny they were making out in car at Minnesota park

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two Minnesota lawmakers accused of making out in a car at a regional park say a park ranger made up the story.

    Associated Press
  • Work on KL-Singapore high-speed rail to be awarded by 2017

    Malaysia plans to dish out work packages for the multi-billion ringgit Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project by 2017 at the earliest, with completion set for 2022. “It is estimated that work on the project would take about five years to complete, and if we calculate the duration backwards, the work packages should be awarded by...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Rooney set to eclipse Charlton's 45-year old record

    By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - Wayne Rooney can break Bobby Charlton's 45-year-old record and become the first player to score 50 goals for England when Roy Hodgson's men take on San Marino and Switzerland in their two upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers in the next week. Charlton's record of 49 goals from his 106 internationals has stood since May 1970 but Rooney, who has 48 in 105 matches, has the perfect opportunity to beat it when England play tiny San Marino in Serravalle in Group E on Saturday.

    Reuters