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Nomination Day: Three cornered fights looming?

It's Nomination Day in the Singapore General Elections and we could be seeing several three-cornered fights shaping up.

  • Judge steps down from hearing Anwar’s pardon case

    High Court judge Datuk Asmabi Mohamed today disqualified herself from hearing Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's judicial review application on the Pardons Board's decision to refuse him clemency. Lawyer Latheefa Koya, representing Anwar and his family in the recusal application, said the judge allowed her clients' request after hearing submissions....

    The Malaysian Insider
  • From The Ground Up: How Workers’ Party’s Bernard Chan Worked To The Top

    The Workers’ Party has unveiled grassroots organiser, political activist and recent Oxford graduate Bernard Chen as a candidate for the Sep 11 general elections in Singapore. In an interview conducted by Bryan Kwa in early July 2014, Bernard said he did not harbour intentions in being a Member of Parliament but that politics should be about selfless service and that the Singapore narrative should include the peoples’ history. Bernard Chen is a walking contradiction in terms.

    Popspoken
  • Manchester United hamstrung by transfer chaos

    With less than 24 hours until the transfer window slams shut, Manchester United once again find themselves playing the unwanted role of the panicked Christmas shopper who realises he's left it too late to buy the presents he wanted. Despite splashing out £150 million ($230 million) on new signings during his first season in charge and then spending nearly £80 million on Morgan Schneiderlin, Memphis Depay, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Matteo Darmian in recent months, United manager Louis van Gaal is still unhappy with the make-up of his squad. Frustrated at missing out on several of his top targets, the Dutchman has been left with an unbalanced group heavy on midfielders, but short on quality support for star striker Wayne Rooney, lacking a world-class central defender and missing a top goalkeeper to replace Real Madrid-bound David de Gea.

    AFP News
  • Kanye rants at VMAs, Miley Cyrus flashes breast

    Taylor Swift won video of the year, Miley Cyrus briefly flashed one of her breasts and Kanye West ranted at the MTV Video Music Awards.

    Associated Press
  • Thai police award themselves $84K for arrest of bomb suspect

    BANGKOK (AP) — With much fanfare, Thai police had offered an $84,000 reward for tips leading to arrests in the Bangkok bombing. On Monday, they handed out the cash — to themselves.

    Associated Press
  • Kampung Baru residents have ‘attitude problem’, Federal Territories minister says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 1 ― The redevelopment of Kampung Baru is complicated by residents at the Malay enclave who are demanding to be paid up to 10 times the market worth of their plots of land,...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Malaysia still has hope if Dr M can change his mind, says Ambiga

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 — Malaysia still has a bright future if men like former leader Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad can change his mind, prominent lawyer and activist Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan said today....

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Boeing parts maker doubts Reunion wing debris from MH370

    A Spanish company which manufactures wing parts for Boeing 777 said it could not confirm that the debris found on the French island of Reunion last July was that of missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, CNN reports. This comes three weeks after Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced that the debris, in the form of a 2-metre long...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Stressed-out Hong Kongers seek better life in Taiwan

    Squeezed by soaring rents, cramped living conditions, and unease over their city's political future, increasing numbers of Hong Kongers are leaving to seek a better life in neighbouring Taiwan. The island, which lies a 90-minute flight away, offers lower costs and an abundance of space -- a rarity in Hong Kong, one of the world's most densely populated cities. Carlos Cheung, 28, moved to Taiwan's central Taichung City last year to run a noodle shop there.

    AFP News
  • Elizabeth II: accidental queen turned beloved monarch

    She only became queen by a twist of fate but now, aged 89, Elizabeth II is about to become Britain's longest-serving monarch in a reign spanning the post-war era to the digital age. A constant in an ever-changing world, she is at the height of her prestige and "embodies the history of the 20th century", according to historian Kate Williams. The queen has met most of the major figures in recent history, from India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru to Japanese emperor Hirohito and French general turned statesman Charles de Gaulle.

    AFP News
  • Last Titanic lunch menu, saved by survivor, going to auction

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Titanic's last lunch menu — saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called "Money Boat" before the ocean liner went down — is going to auction, where it's estimated it will bring $50,000 to $70,000.

    Associated Press
  • More than 10,000 Icelanders ready to welcome Syrians

    More than 10,000 Icelanders said Monday on Facebook they were ready to welcome Syrian refugees into their homes after the government said it would only let in a handful. An Icelandic author and professor, Bryndis Bjorgvinsdottir, on Sunday urged fellow citizens to speak out on Facebook if they wanted Iceland, a country of around 330,000 inhabitants, to take in more Syrian refugees.

    AFP News
  • Don’t blame journalists, change yourselves instead, DAP tells BN

    The Barisan Nasional-led (BN) government should start changing itself to win back the confidence of Malaysians instead of pushing journalists to "paint them in a good light", said a DAP lawmaker today. Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua said that it is the role of journalists to report the facts and the truth and if anyone, BN or opposition, is...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Kobe, Shaq bury hatchet over legendary feud

    Former Los Angeles Lakers team-mates and one-time bitter rivals Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant have buried the hatchet in an online podcast released on Monday where both men addressed their long-running feud. O'Neal and Bryant's tense relationship was a staple of NBA debate for years during the Lakers successful period of dominance in the early 2000s, when the team won three championships and lost a fourth. O'Neal eventually moved to the Miami Heat in 2004 while Bryant remained at the Lakers, where he continues to play as his career draws to a close.

    AFP News
  • Ancient ships discovered at Sg Batu archaeological site

    ALOR STAR: Archaeologists have unearthed wrecks of ancient ships embedded in the mud of an ancient river which once flowed through the historical site of ‘Kedah Tua’, thousands of years ago. The discovery was made at the Sungai Batu archaeological site which appears to be the oldest civilisation in Southeast Asia. Religious, Siamese Community Affairs, Tourism and Heritage, Public Works Committee chairman Datuk Mohd Rawi Abdul Hamid revealed the discovery to Bernama in a recent interview.

    New Straits Times
  • Sumatran Rhino Goes Extinct in the Wild in Malaysia

    The Sumatran rhino is now considered extinct in the wild in the Southeast Asian country of Malaysia, according to a new study. No wild Sumatran rhinos (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) have been found on the Malaysian peninsula since 2007, and what are thought to be the last two female rhinos in Malaysian Borneo were caught and placed in captive breeding programs in 2011 and 2014. In order to save the Sumatran rhino from extinction, it will be necessary to designate the regions where rhinos breed as protected areas, called intensive management zones (IMZs), and to consolidate other, isolated rhinos into these zones to maximize their chances of reproducing, the researchers said.

    LiveScience.com
  • Childhood friends found dead in a car

    SHAH ALAM: Two childhood friends were found dead in a car parked infront of a busy restaurant in Section 19 last night (Sun). Shah Alam police chief ACP Shafien Mamat said his men found 25-year-olds, K. Mathiannan and Y.Rao Changkaraanathrao, lifeless.

    New Straits Times
  • Chinese journalist 'confesses' to market chaos: state media

    China's main state broadcaster on Monday paraded a financial journalist "confessing" to causing the stock market "great losses" as authorities seek to rein in a rout on the exchanges. Wang Xiaolu, a journalist with the respected business magazine Caijing, was held after writing a story in July saying the securities regulator was studying plans for government funds to exit the market. Beijing has launched interventions on a grand scale to try -- with little success -- to shore up plunging share prices after a debt-fuelled bubble burst in June.

    AFP News
  • People who lack sleep are more likely to catch colds

    People who do not get enough sleep are four times more likely than their well-rested counterparts to catch a cold, US researchers said Monday. The findings in the journal Sleep are based on a study of 164 volunteers who allowed themselves to be exposed to the cold virus by researchers who were also tracking their sleep habits. The results showed that those who had slept less than six hours a night during the week leading up to the study were 4.2 times more likely to catch the cold compared to those who got more than seven hours of sleep.

    AFP News
  • Cop not suspect, helping to arrest Bersih troublemaker, says KL CID chief

    Police have denied claims by Bersih 4 rally organiser that a policeman was one of the suspects detained for allegedly throwing firecrackers at rally participants last night. Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Department chief Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad said the police office op was not a suspect as assumed but had helped with the arrests of those...

    The Malaysian Insider