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BUKIT BATOK BY-ELECTION

War of words in Bukit Batok

Bukit Batok residents will go to the polls on 7 May. Here are some of the best quotes from the Bukit Batok by-election campaign.

  • Mega riches await Premier League hopefuls - Deloitte

    (Reuters) - The winner of Saturday's Championship (second tier) showdown between Middlesbrough and Brighton are guaranteed at least 170 million pounds ($246.4 million) with their promotion to the Premier League, according to Deloitte. Teams will earn a minimum of 95 million pounds for a year in the Premier League next term, thanks to the new bumper TV rights deal that is worth 5.14 billion pounds over the next three seasons. "Promotion to the Premier League provides clubs with the resources to make strategic investments on and off the pitch," said Richard Battle, senior manager in Deloitte's sports business group.

    Reuters 39 mins ago
  • Deputy minister's body found after Malaysia helicopter crash

    Search teams on Friday recovered the body of a Malaysian deputy minister in the Borneo island state of Sarawak near where a helicopter carrying her and five others is believed to have crashed, officials said. The Eurocopter AS350 had been ferrying Plantation Industries and Commodities Deputy Minister Noriah Kasnon and her husband Asmuni Abdullah from Sarawak's interior to its capital Kuching when it went missing Thursday. Parliament member Wan Mohammad Khair-il Anuar Wan Ahmad, two other government officials and a Filipino pilot were also on board.

    AFP News
  • Man involved in triple rape is an alcoholic: lawyer

    Rapist Lim Choon Beng has pleaded guilty in the High Court and is awaiting sentence. Lim Choon Beng, 30, pleaded guilty to two counts of rape, and one count each of outraging the woman’s modesty and sexually penetrating her without her consent on Wednesday (4 May) before Justice Foo Chee Hock. In the High Court on Friday (6 May), Anand Nalachandran, Lim’s lawyer, argued that his client has issues with alcohol abuse and had consumed a lot of alcohol prior to raping the woman.

    Safhras Khan
  • Exclusive - Top reason Americans will vote for Trump: "To stop Clinton" - Reuters poll

    By Chris Kahn NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. presidential election may turn out to be one of the world's biggest un-popularity contests. Nearly half of American voters who support either Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump for the White House said they will mainly be trying to block the other side from winning, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Thursday. The results reflect a deepening ideological divide in the United States, where people are becoming increasingly fearful of the opposing party, a feeling worsened by the likely matchup between the New York real estate tycoon and the former first lady, said Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics.

    Reuters
  • New Guardiola clash with medical staff

    Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola's already tense relations with the club's medical staff have worsened over insinuations by the Spaniard that they take too long to rehabilitate injured players, Bild reported Friday. The claims came after Bayern crashed out of the Champions League semi-finals at the hands of Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. According to Bild, Guardiola turned on his medical staff, asking how Atletico had managed to get Uruguayan Diego Godin back on the pitch for Wednesday's game after the key defender had missed the first leg through injury.

    AFP News
  • Chinese province orders religion out of school

    BEIJING (AP) — A heavily Muslim Chinese province has demanded strict adherence to a ban on religion in schools after a video circulated online in which a kindergartener recites verses from the Quran.

    Associated Press
  • Tanjong Pagar, the new Japanese food hub in Singapore?

    The bustling Tanjong Pagar district may be better known to foodies for its rows of Korean restaurants. In the last quarter of this year, a cluster of Japanese restaurants is expected to open at 100 AM mall under Itadakimasu by Parco, a new dining concept. “100 AM is a strategic choice for our new itadakimasu by PARCO concept in Singapore as it is located within the Central Business District,” said Shigeyoshi Sato, CEO of Parco Singapore, in a recent press statement (25 Apr).

    Yahoo Newsroom
  • Body found near heli crash site (VIDEO)

    SEBUYAU, May 6 — A body was discovered at the Batang Lupar river where helicopter debris was found earlier today, according to the Sarawak Fire & Rescue Department. A helicopter went missing...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Gucci apologises over Hong Kong funeral fakes row

    Luxury fashion brand Gucci apologised Friday after warning Hong Kong's funeral shops not to sell paper fakes of its products, traditionally burned as tributes to the dead. Burning paper replicas of everything a loved one could ever want in the afterlife is an enduring tradition in Hong Kong -- from mundane daily life items, including pairs of socks and false teeth to high-end status symbols such as cars, smartphones and designer handbags. Gucci sent letters to store owners last month asking them not to sell paper replicas bearing Gucci-like logos, saying it was an infringement of their trademark.

    AFP News
  • Kristen Stewart ends relationship with singer Soko

    The Hollywood star remains quiet about her latest relationship woe.

    Cover Media
  • Duterte's shocking, shrewd shot at the Philippine presidency

    Rodrigo Duterte launched his profanity-laced campaign to become president of the mainly Catholic Philippines with a tirade against the pope that included branding the revered figure's mother a prostitute. Using such tactics -- which have drawn comparisons with US Republican Donald Trump and similarly upended conventional political wisdom -- Duterte has become the shock favourite to win Monday's election. While it is easy to be fooled by Duterte's controversial comments, analysts say he has shrewdly created an image as an anti-establishment figure capable of providing quick solutions to deep-rooted problems such as crime and poverty.

    AFP News
  • Woman charged over $3.4 mn Australian 'handbag spree'

    Australian police have charged a 21-year-old woman with fraud after she allegedly spent US$3.4 million that her bank mistakenly gave her, with much of the money reportedly lavished on handbags. The woman, named in Sydney media as Malaysian chemical engineering student Christine Jiaxin Lee, reportedly splashed out on luxury apartment rentals, designer bags and other high-end items after her Australian bank gave her an unlimited overdraft on her savings account. "That's a lot of handbags," magistrate Lisa Stapleton said Thursday, according to Sydney's Daily Telegraph.

    AFP News
  • China national rail company 'owes more than Greece'

    China's state-owned rail corporation is more than $600 billion in debt, reports said, almost twice the size of Greece's obligations. The China Railway Corporation (CRC) operates the country's trains, including an already world-beating 19,000-kilometre (11,800-mile) high-speed rail network, with at least another 11,000 kilometres planned. In comparison, Greece, whose debt crisis has threatened the eurozone and needed repeated bailouts, had an estimated public debt of 311 billion euros ($356 billion) at the end of last year, according to the European Union's Eurostat.

    AFP News
  • Penang undersea tunnel may cost over RM20b, minister claims

    PUTRAJAYA, May 5 — Umno’s Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan claimed today that the Penang undersea tunnel project would cost taxpayers RM20 billion or more by the time it is completed in 2025. The Urban...

    The Malay Mail Online 53 mins ago
  • Brazil's 'Leicester' one win from giant-killing glory

    By Andrew Downie SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Leicester City did it in England and Brazilian fans are hoping for their own rags to riches story this weekend when tiny Gremio Osasco Audax take on Santos in the Sao Paulo state championship final. The club known as Audax only played their first professional match in 2007 but have surprised everyone this year with the kind of high-tempo passing game that is rare in Brazil. Formed by a supermarket chain to buy and sell young players, the club based in the Sao Paulo suburb of Rochdale has been sold once in the decade since and changed their name twice.

    Reuters
  • Sarawak shows Azmin the door

    KUCHING, May 6 — Selangor Mentri Datuk Seri Azmin Ali was barred from entering Sarawak upon his arrival at the Kuching International Airport this morning. Azmin was previously allowed in for a...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Weyerhaeuser beats 1Q profit forecasts

    The Federal Way, Washington-based company said it had net income of 11 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 24 cents per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations. ...

    Associated Press
  • Guan Eng, wife start MACC interview over Penang graft claims

    GEORGE TOWN, May 6 ― Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and his wife, Betty Chew, arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office here at 9.30am to give their statements for a...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Ronda Rousey apparently reamed out Paige VanZant at a Reebok photo shoot

    The original UFC women's bantamweight champion didn't take kindly to VanZant congratulating Holly Holm for knocking out Rousey.

    Cagewriter
  • Wave of dead sea creatures hits Chile's beaches

    Heaps of dead whales, salmon and sardines blamed on the El Nino weather phenomenon have clogged Chile's Pacific beaches in recent months. "We think that a common factor in the deaths of creatures in southern Chile, in the salmon farms and in fish off the coast is the El Nino phenomenon," the Chilean fisheries institute IFOP said in a statement to AFP.

    AFP News