• Najib, Anwar and Obama’s visit to Malaysia

    April 26 will be a historic day for Malaysia. For on that day, the President of the United States, Barack Obama, will be arriving in Kuala Lumpur. He will be the first sitting US president to visit Malaysia since Lyndon … Continue reading →

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    • Despite Karpal’s death, court rejects Anwar’s bid for more time

      KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 — The Federal Court has rejected Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s letter applying for an extended deadline to file the petition of appeal against his second sodomy conviction,...

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      • MH370 passenger’s partner tells of strange email from sacked Fox officer

        The partner of an American passenger aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has spoken about how a Fox executive who was recently sacked by the news station had contacted her offering to raise funds on her behalf. Sarah Bajc, whose partner Philip Wood is among the 239 people on board the…

        The Malaysian Insider
        • Dr Ling’s son chose wine over woman, court hears

          The son of former MCA president Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik today reached an out of court settlement with his ex-girlfriend in a breach of contract suit over seven properties registered under their joint names. Ling Hee Leong and businesswoman Teh Chee Yen agreed to settle out of court after he took the…

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          • Bank-rejected firm got RM150 million from Putrajaya, not RM100 million, says PKR

            PKR today revealed that NSE Resources Corporation (NSERC) Sdn Bhd received an additional grant of RM50 million from Putrajaya, besides an earlier cash injection of RM100 million. Party strategy director Rafizi Ramli said the RM50 million grant was awarded to NSERC by the Ministry of Energy, Green…

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            • ‘Stupid and recalcitrant’ not defamatory, court rules in Jelutong MP’s suit

              GEORGE TOWN, April 22 — The words “stupid and recalcitrant” are ordinary expressions, the High Court here ruled today when it dismissed Jelutong MP Jeff Ooi’s defamation lawsuit against Gerakan...

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              • 15 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

                Samsung is the world’s – and Asia’s – top smartphone maker. But there are a lot of rival phone-makers out there aiming to dethrone the likes of Samsung and Apple. That competition is especially strong ...

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                • Mystery of Bizarre Duck-Like Ocean Sound Solved

                  A mysterious duck-like sound recorded in the ocean around Antarctica has baffled scientists for decades, but the source of the sound has finally been found, researchers say. "In the beginning, no one really knew what it was," said Denise Risch, a marine biologist at NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science…

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                  • Putrajaya awarded RM100 million to company rejected by banks, says PKR

                    PKR today questioned how Putrajaya awarded a RM100 million research and development grant to a company, which had been refused financing by banks. PKR's strategy director Rafizi Ramli said the failure of the company, NSE Resources Corporation (NSERC) Malaysia Sdn Bhd, to get commercial funding for…

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                    • Putrajaya doled out RM150m for RM130m project rejected by banks, Rafizi alleges

                      PETALING JAYA, April 23 — Putrajaya separately gave RM50 million on top of a RM100 million research and development grant to a company that had been refused a commercial loan, PKR’s Rafizi Ramli...

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                      • Dr Mahathir should keep views on hudud to himself, says Muslim youth group

                        Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should be careful before making statements about shariah law because it could lead to Islam being viewed in a negative light, the Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (Abim) said today. Abim president Amidi Abdul Manan said the country’s longest-serving prime minister should be…

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                        • Indian film awards arrive in Tampa, Fla., but why?

                          TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The so-called Bollywood Oscars have been held in Macau, Singapore, London and now . Tampa?

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                          • Chelsea suffer double injury blow

                            Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech will miss the rest of the season delivering a huge blow to Chelsea's Premier League and Champions League title winning aspirations after he was injured during his club's 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid in their Champions League semi-final first leg match on Tuesday. In a…

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                            • What Your Sleeping Style Reveals About Your Relationship

                              Are you a creative person stuck in an unhappy relationship? Your preferred sleeping position may reveal the answers to these questions, and other secrets about your personality and relationship. In a survey, 1,000 people reported their preferred sleeping positions, and also gave information about…

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                              • Catching more than fish: Ugandan town crippled by AIDS

                                When you risk your life fishing on dangerous seas, a drink in the bars back on shore seem a welcome relief, but in Uganda, it has created a culture with staggering rates of HIV. Exhausted from a night of hard fishing on the vast inland sea of Uganda's Lake Victoria, fishermen come off the boats as…

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                                • Police officer says detainee was to be released on day he died – Bernama

                                  A Kuala Lumpur police contingent Serious Crimes Division (D9) staff officer told the High Court today that he had ordered an investigating officer (IO) to free the suspect known as N. Dharmendran earlier on the same day he died.    Supt Yahya Abd Rahman said he had instructed ASP Mohamed Sazif…

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                                  • 'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

                                    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The townsfolk believed the mosque was safe. They crammed inside as rebel forces in South Sudan took control of the town from government troops. But it wasn't safe. Robbers grabbed their cash and mobile phones. Then gunmen came and opened fire on everyone, young and old.

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                                    • Malaysians, Aussies to ink new deal on search and discovery of MH370

                                      Australian officials are hammering out a new agreement put forward by Putrajaya that will set out critical guidelines in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, CNN reported today. The new agreement was a fine tune of an earlier deal, which outlined Australia’s leading role in…

                                      The Malaysian Insider
                                      • Why Are You Taking Fish Oil Supplements?

                                        Apparently, my friend had been taking fish oil supplements for years, but the concerning part is that she didn't really seem to know why she was taking them. Fortunately, fish oil is thought to have many health benefits. And she's right about it "having something to do with heart health." Here is a…

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                                        • Elanne Kong reveals Universal International has never paid her

                                          The actress said that her management company has never paid her salary throughout the ten years of her contract

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