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China stresses technical advantages , safety in bid for Malaysia-Singapore high-speed railway

China Daily - ‎1 hour ago‎
KUALA LUMPUR -- China has unique advantages in technology and safety as its companies eye participation of the proposed high-speed railway linking Malaysia and Singapore , a top railway official said here Tuesday .
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DNA samples taken as searchers hunt for EgyptAir plane

Malay Mail Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Egyptian journalists take part in a candle light vigil in memory of EgyptAir MS804 victims in front of the Journalists' Syndicate in Cairo on May 24, 2016.
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No logic in undersea tunnel

Sin Chew Jit Poh - ‎18 hours ago‎
Those in power cannot run a state or nation with sheer imagination. Public resources must never be squandered or abused. All policies must meet the most fundamental requirements of commonsense and logic, as well as the needs of the public.
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Stung by loss of secrecy at home, Swiss banks run into trouble in Asia

Malay Mail Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
A woman holds a Singapore bank note to purchase goods at a market in Singapore on January 9, 2012. - AFP picSINGAPORE, May 25 - Regulators' closure of the Swiss BSI bank's Asian outpost for failing in its duty to prevent money-laundering has ...
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Childhood goes up in smoke for Indonesian tobacco farm workers

The Star Online - ‎8 minutes ago‎
PROBOLINGGO, Indonesia (Reuters) - Thirteen-year-old Siti Maryam says she suffers headaches and nausea after harvesting tobacco leaves with her bare hands during four years of working on her family's farm in Indonesia.
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PAS, PKR, Amanah should field own candidates in by-elections - Lenggong MP

Astro Awani - ‎3 hours ago‎
Shamsul Anuar said the absence of collaboration between PAS and PKR would be to Barisan Nasional's advantage. KUALA LUMPUR: An UMNO Supreme Council member Tuesday advised the opposition PAS, PKR and Amanah to field their respective ...
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Putrajaya passed RM792m in Sarawak works ahead of poll

Malay Mail Online - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Pending voters check their names at the Election Commission counter at SMK Bandar Kuching, Kenyalang Park, May 7, 2016. ― Picture by Sulok Tawie KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 ― Putrajaya approved over 400 projects worth nearly RM800 million in ...
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Impossible to achieve 'Zero Carbon Nation' status: Wan Junaidi

The Sun Daily - ‎13 hours ago‎
KUALA LUMPUR: A 'Zero Carbon Nation' status is impossible to achieve as it requires solid economic and social settings. Stating this, Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar stressed that Malaysia will have to ...
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Unilateral conversion: Define matter clearly

The Sun Daily - ‎15 hours ago‎
PETALING JAYA: The government must clearly define the jurisdiction of the Syariah and Civil courts over conversion matters, and apply rulings consistently, to avoid any debates and confusion regarding the issue.
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Cambodia revives Australia refugee deal with planned Nauru ...

Thomson Reuters Foundation - ‎4 hours ago‎
PHNOM PENH, May 24 (Reuters) - Cambodia said on Tuesday it will send a team to a South Pacific detention centre next month to interview two refugees who have volunteered to be resettled, reviving an agreement with Australia that seemed on the verge of ...
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Ailing Miriam on sick leave until her term expires on June 30 - ‎5 hours ago‎
After braving the campaign trail, Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago has become weak due to the anorexia caused by one of her anticancer medications, and will continue with her medical leave until her Senate term ends.
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EU slams illegal fishing progress | Bangkok Post: news

Bangkok Post - ‎7 hours ago‎
The European Union has confirmed Thailand has more time to halt illegal fishing, but was sharply critical of the country's lack of progress and made no mention of a supposed six-month grace period to improve.
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Tanauan mayor stands pat on walk of shame, dares CHR to file raps

InterAksyon - ‎3 hours ago‎
TANAUAN CITY, Batangas -- Bucking criticism Tanauan Mayor Antonio “Thony” Halili refused to budge from a controversial walk of shame for drug suspects and dared the Commission on Human Rights to file charges against him.
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Shaken, Taliban Begin Effort to Replace Dead Leader, Mullah Mansour

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
KABUL, Afghanistan - For the second time in less than a year, senior Taliban leaders have convened in the Pakistani city of Quetta to deliberate how to replace a dead supreme leader.
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2000 migrants moved from Greek border camp

Malay Mail Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
People who were sent out during a police operation to evacuate a makeshift camp at the border near the village of Idomeni, stand in front of a camp in the village of Oreokastro, Greece, May 24, 2016.
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Facebook 'incitement' posts lead to arrests in Israel

USA TODAY - ‎7 hours ago‎
JERUSALEM - Since a spate of attacks against Israelis began in October, authorities have arrested dozens of Palestinians for "incitement" of violence - based on their Facebook posts.
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CIMB Research ups AirAsia X target price but cautious on outlook

The Star Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
KUALA LUMUR: CIMB Equities Research has raised the target price for AirAsia X after upgrading the earnings per share, which is still based on one time price-to-book value (P/VBV).
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FGV confident of better results this year; eyes cost saving of RM100mil

The Star Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
Dato Zakaria Arshad during the media briefing on 24 May 2016 on FGV's 1st Quarter Results - M. Azhar Arif/The Star. Popular Now in Business.
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Penang won't pay compensation for drawing water from Sg Muda

Malaysiakini (subscription) - ‎17 hours ago‎
The Penang government stands by its rights to draw raw water from Sungai Muda without paying the Kedah government. PBA Holdings Bhd and Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang Sdn Bhd (PBAPP) chief executive officer Jaseni Maidinsa said if Kedah ...
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Genting Q1 net profit falls to RM131mil

The Star Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
“The decrease was due mainly to lower group earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) and the inclusion of a gain on disposal of available-for-sale financial assets and the reversal of previously recognised impairment losses ...
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Mercedes-Benz Releases Newly Revamped Luxury Sedan

The Chosun Ilbo - ‎2 hours ago‎
Mercedes-Benz released a completely revamped version of its luxury E-Class sedan on Tuesday. Equipped with improved features such as advanced driver-assistance systems that help a driver with monitoring driving conditions, the new E-Class costs ...
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Twitter Says Goodbye To All '.@'

NDTV - ‎36 minutes ago‎
But ".@" no more! Twitter will now automatically show those stage whisper tweets to all your followers. Twitter announced a plan to make itself simpler Tuesday by, among other things, removing the need for a popular, improvised equivalent of a stage ...
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Facebook makes changes to avoid political bias

Malay Mail Online - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Mark Zuckerberg meets founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group Jack Ma (not pictured), at the China Development Forum in Beijing, China, March 19, 2016.
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Too fat for Facebook

The Star Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
SYDNEY: Facebook has been forced to backtrack after it banned an Australian advertisement featuring a bikini-clad plus-sized model promoting positive body image, initially saying the photo's depiction was “undesirable”.
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Kaya have a bag of tricks ready against JDT in AFC Cup

The Star Online - ‎16 hours ago‎
From left: JDT coach Mario Gomez, skipper Aidil Zafuan and Kaya FC's captain Aly Borromeo and coach Joel Villarino after the pre-match press conference in Johor Baru.

Pakatan Harapan needs a 'Coach Carter' timeout

Malay Mail Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
MAY 25 - One of the biggest lessons I've learnt is knowing when to hit the pause button and take stock of where things are when all signs show that the wheels are going to fall off.
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Matthew Davies and Gopinathan out of Myanmar friendly and Timor Leste playoff - ‎47 minutes ago‎
The two former teammates have been sent home by Malaysia head coach, Ong Kim Swee just a few days before Malaysia are scheduled to take on Myanmar in a friendly.

Ageing but dangerous, Portugal are still a threat

The Star Online - ‎29 minutes ago‎
LISBON (Reuters) - They may be over dependent on Cristiano Ronaldo and struggling to replace old faithfuls, yet under the wily leadership of Fernando Santos, Portugal can still be a threat.
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Adele signs to Sony for £90 million: reports

Manila Bulletin - ‎51 minutes ago‎
LONDON (AFP) - British singer-songwriter Adele has signed a new contract with Sony worth up to £90 million (117 million euros, $131 million), in one of the biggest ever record deals, British media reported.

Tourism M'sia chairman denies causing ruckus at China expo

The Star Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
PETALING JAYA: Tourism Malaysia chairman Wee Choo Keong has denied causing a commotion at the 4th China (Beijing) International Tourism Expo 2016.
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Drugs and dung a bad mix for climate study finds

The Sun Daily - ‎1 hour ago‎
Lab studies revealed that dung pats from animals given a common antibiotic gave off more than double the methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
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Recent find sheds light on ancient China's beer-brewing practices

Toronto Star - ‎5 hours ago‎
5,000-year-old pottery fragments reveal that China was introduced to barley 1,000 years before previously thought. A funnelled vessel used for beer making in China.

Poland starts logging primeval Bialowieza forest despite protests

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Poland has started logging in the ancient Bialowieza forest, which includes some of Europe's last primeval woodland, despite fierce protests from environmental groups battling to save the World Heritage site.
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Teen rid of parasitic twin

The Star Online - ‎4 hours ago‎
A TEENAGER in Sungai Petani has been living with the foetus of his twin inside him for the past 15 years, making him look like he has a paunch, Sinar Harian reported.
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E-cigarette use rose rapidly in UK, France

The Star Online - ‎4 hours ago‎
Gabor Kovacs of 'smoke no smoke' puffs on an e-cigarette that his shop sells at Camden in London. - Reuters filepic. Popular Now in Business.
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S. Koreans shun smartphones in 'space-out' competition

The Star Online - ‎May 23, 2016‎
SEOUL: Dozens of people in one of the world's most wired nations took part May 22 in South Korea's "space-out" competition aimed at promoting a life free from stress and information overload.
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US e-cigarette use stalls as health concerns grow: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Fox News - ‎11 hours ago‎
NEW YORK - Use of electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices has stalled in the United States as more Americans question their safety, according to a new online Reuters/Ipsos poll.