• GE2015: AHPETC has surplus of $1.7 million: WP's Sylvia Lim

    The Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) has recorded an annual operating surplus of $1.7 million, after taking into account government grants of some $7.2 million, its chairman Sylvia Lim said in an open letter to residents.

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  • Japan seeks biggest-ever defense budget amid China concerns

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Defense Ministry wants to buy an advanced Aegis radar-equipped destroyer and more F-35 fighters under its largest-ever budget to bolster the defense of southern islands amid a territorial dispute with China.

    Associated Press
  • 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.

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  • Poland backtracks on Nazi 'gold train' discovery

    A regional governor in Poland said Monday he had serious doubts about the alleged discovery of a Nazi gold train days after a deputy culture minister revealed he was "more than 99 percent sure" one had been found. "There is no more proof for this alleged discovery than for other claims made over the years," Tomasz Smolarz, governor of the southwestern region of Lower Silesia, told reporters. "It's impossible to claim that such a find actually exists at the location indicated based on the documents that have been submitted," Smolarz said, adding that he had set up a special unit including historians and geologists to scrutinise the alleged discovery.

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  • Thai police seek 2 new suspects in Bangkok bombing probe

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police issued arrest warrants Monday for two more suspects, a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality, as part of a widening investigation that yielded its first arrest over the weekend in connection with a deadly bombing in Bangkok two weeks ago.

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  • Daughter of renowned architect detained for handing out Bersih balloons

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — The daughter of Hijjas Kasturi, a prominent architect, has been arrested for distributing Bersih 4 balloons at an upscale shopping mall here earlier today. It is understood...

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  • 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
  • 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.

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  • Monaco striker Martial set to join Manchester United

    Monaco forward Anthony Martial is poised to join Manchester United after being allowed to leave the France training camp to sign his contract on deadline day, the French federation said on Monday. "He asked Didier Deschamps the authorisation to travel to England to sign a contract with Manchester United. Given the exceptional circumstances, the coach has granted that authorisation to the player," the FFF said in a statement.

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  • Rafidah says saddened, worried about the future

    Former international trade and industry minister Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz said she felt a “deep sadness” as she celebrated Merdeka Day today because of all that had happened in the country, including the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) financial scandal. Rafidah (pic, right) said on her Facebook account late last night that the many things...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • 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
  • Agong, PM join over 10,000 Malaysians for Merdeka parade

    KUALA LUMPUR: Thousands of Malaysians has thronged to Dataran Merdeka this morning to celebrate the Independence Day, a joyful and memorable occasion for the nation.The public were seen carrying the Jalur Gemilang while some wore patriotic colours such as red and blue as they lined up along the streets hoping to catch the national parade.Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor arrived at 7.52am at Dataran Merdeka for the Merdeka celebration themed Malaysia: One Heart, One Soul (Sehati, Sejiwa). The Merdeka parade began at 8. ...

    New Straits Times
  • 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
  • Ling Lim: Singaporean Hustling in Silicon Valley

    While Singapore has been slowly (but surely) cultivating its own start-up/technology hub through the likes of “Block 71″, Biopolis and Fusionopolis, Silicon Valley’s tech scene is a lot more mature and developed. S: So tell me about yourself – how did you end up in SF after working in Singapore? L: I graduated from NUS (National University of Singapore) with a bachelors and masters of Architecture, and subsequently worked at an international architecture firm for 2 and a half years.

  • Bersih 4 nothing to do with race, says MCA

    MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai today slammed those who were trying to slap a racial label on the recently-concluded Bersih 4 rally over the weekend. Liow, who heads the Barisan Nasional's Chinese enthnic party, said it was "not nice" to claim that the overnight rally held near Dataran Merdeka on August 29 and 30, was dominated by the...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Asia stocks suffer fresh losses, further volatility tipped

    Chinese stocks sank again Monday, dragging most other Asian bourses lower amid uncertainty over US interest rates, reviving fears of a broader global economic slowdown that has rocked the world's financial markets. In a bid to settle investors' nerves, Beijing on Monday paraded a financial journalist "confessing" to causing "great losses" during recent market turbulence. State broadcaster CCTV showed Wang Xiaolu, a journalist with the respected business magazine Caijing, saying he had sought to create a stir and catch the eyes of readers with his articles.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Earth's Moving Mantle Leads to Earthquakes in Unusual Places

    It has long been a mystery why some earthquakes strike towns in seemingly earthquake-proof regions, but researchers now have a potential explanation for why temblors sometimes rattle where they're not expected. Understanding the underlying source of these quakes could help officials prepare for their associated hazards. Researchers found that intraplate earthquakes — which occur in the middle, instead of at the borders, of tectonic plates — are influenced by convection, or heat-driven movements, of the molten mantle beneath the planet's cold, solid crust.

  • Rally a success, now to lobby MPs to vote against Najib, says Bersih

    Half a million people attended the overnight Bersih 4 street rally in Kuala Lumpur over the weekend, the event organiser said, adding that their next target is to push for the general election to be held within the next 12 to 18 months. Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah said when Parliament convenes in October, the hope is that there...

    The Malaysian Insider