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Ex-reporter admits no verbatim record of Tian Chua’s allegedly seditious words

Bloomberg Video: Is this how Jennifer Lawrence got hacked?
The latest hacking of high-profile figures has raised privacy concerns once again. Sans Institute security expert and ethical hacker James Lyne explains to Bloomberg how hackers can gain access to compromising information. — Bloomberg Read More

By Ida Lim

September 3, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — A former reporter admitted in court today that the allegedly seditious words by PKR vice-president Chua Tian Chang in her news report on the Lahad Datu intrusion last year had not been taken down in... Read more

Sedition onslaught claims news portal, reporter

By Opalyn Mok

September 3, 2014

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 3 — Malaysiakini and its Penang-based reporter, Susan Loone, will be investigated for sedition over a report on a police crackdown on the state’s volunteer patrol unit (PPS), becoming latest targets of an ongoing suppression of public dissent by authorities. Penang police chief Datuk Abdul Rahim Hanafi said Loone and the... Read more

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Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur

  • Tourists take a selfie in front of Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur, September 3, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Tourists take a selfie in front of Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur, September 3, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

  • A tourist admiring the architecture of Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur, September 3, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    A tourist admiring the architecture of Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur, September 3, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

  • A tourist takes a photo of Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur, September 3, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    A tourist takes a photo of Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur, September 3, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

  • The impressive architecture of Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur is seen in this picture. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    The impressive architecture of Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur is seen in this picture. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

Emerging stocks rise as China services data signal economy shift

September 3, 2014

HONG KONG, Sept 3 — Emerging-market stocks gained the most in a week after a gauge of China service industries rose. The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index of mainland companies listed in Hong Kong jumped 2.2 per cent to the highest level since December 10, led by Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd. Software-services companies Infosys... Read more

Next Media Video: Floating solar power plants to be built in Japan
Japanese companies Kyocera Corporation and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation will build two solar power plants that will float on the surfaces of two reservoirs in Hyogo Prefecture, in western Japan. — Reuters Read More

Big spender Manchester United eyeing more signings

September 3, 2014

LONDON, Sept 3 — Manchester United have already seen six new players join the team this season but it looks like the club will continue its spending spree with Van Gaal eyeing Roma’s Kevin Strootman. UK’s Daily Mail reported that senior club sources said United are expected to be busy in the next few transfer windows, according to senior club sources despite having already forked out £150 million on new signings this summer. According... Read more

Media: Crew of doomed S. Korea ferry drank beer while awaiting rescue

September 3, 2014

SEOUL, Sept 3 — Some crew of a ferry that capsized in April in South Korea’s worst maritime disaster in 44 years drank beer while waiting for rescue, one of them told a court, in an admission likely to fuel anger at their conduct during the final moments of the mishap. An engineer said he and a colleague drank beer in a hallway as they... Read more

A video purportedly showing US journalist Steven Sotloff kneeling next to a masked Islamic State fighter holding a knife in an unknown location in this still image from video released by Islamic State September 3, 2014. — Reuters pic

A video purportedly showing US journalist Steven Sotloff kneeling next to a masked Islamic State fighter holding a knife in an unknown location in this still image from video released by Islamic State September 3, 2014. — Reuters pic Read More

Learn to cook with Nyonya chef Debbie Teoh… for free!

September 3, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — In conjunction with The Best of Malaysia: Nyonya Cuisine by Chef Debbie Teoh buffet promotion at Chatz Brasserie, Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur, we are offering a free Nyonya cooking class to Malay Mail Online readers on September 6. The two-hour class runs from 10am to 12pm. Debbie, who has a rich Nyonya heritage, is... Read more

Dilan Nurkovic, 3, picks off a donut at a newly opened Dunkin

Dilan Nurkovic, 3, picks off a donut at a newly opened Dunkin' Donuts store in Santa Monica, California September 3, 2014. — Reuters pic

Kirsten Dunst ‘thanks’ Apple for nude photo leak

September 3, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Sept 3 — Kirsten Dunst has taken aim at Apple for her nude photo leak. The actress was among dozens of celebrities affected when a hacker allegedly stole images from iCloud and made them available via a popular image bulletin board-style website. And the 32-year-old “Crazy/Beautiful” star took to Twitter on Monday to slam the... Read more

Cover Media Video: Mark Wahlberg skips brother’s wedding
Mark Wahlberg’s brother just got married, however, the ‘Ted’ actor didn’t attend the nuptials. — Cover Media Read More

Entry-level Discovery to join Land Rover lineup

September 3, 2014

MUNICH, Sept 3 — Land Rover, the British maker of upscale sport-utility vehicles, will add an entry-level model with the compact Discovery Sport that’s part of a plan to overhaul its lineup over the next five years. The new vehicle, starting at £32,395 (RM169,840), will come to market in 2015 as Land Rover’s cheapest model after the... Read more

Kia's quieter and more refined Sorento
At the Paris Motor Show in October, Kia will stage the European premiere of its third-generation Sorento premium SUV. — AFP-Relaxnews Read More

Is naked photo hacking a sex crime?

September 3, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Sept 3 — Already hounded by paparazzi on their doorsteps, celebrities face a new battle to protect their privacy from hackers willing to splash their most intimate behind-closed-doors photos online. After the massive release of naked photos of stars including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, some experts said it should be... Read more

Devotees carry statues of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, to be immersed into the Arabian Sea on the fifth day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai September 3, 2014. — Reuters pic

Devotees carry statues of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, to be immersed into the Arabian Sea on the fifth day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai September 3, 2014. — Reuters pic

Unique OLED TV creation by LG-Swarovski team

September 3, 2014

SEOUL, Sept 3 — LG has partnered with Swarovski to create a one-off crystal-studded curved OLED TV, which is due to be unveiled at the IFA consumer technology show in Germany on September 5. As well as incredible picture quality and a curved display that's only 4mm thick, the television's stand features 460 hand-applied luminescent Aurora... Read more

A drone is seen next to a television antenna above the family home of slain US journalist Steven Sotloff in Florida September 3, 2014. — Reuters pic

A drone is seen next to a television antenna above the family home of slain US journalist Steven Sotloff in Florida September 3, 2014. — Reuters pic

Record summer numbers for Eurotunnel

September 3, 2014

PARIS, Sept 3 — Between July 1 and August 31, an unprecedented total of 665,400 vehicles crossed the English Channel on the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, according to a report unveiled by the company yesterday.  The figure represents an all-time record and a 4 percent increase over the same period in 2013. The Eurotunnel also set new daily records... Read more

A tourist takes pictures at Comercio square in downtown Lisbon September 3, 2014. — Reuters pic

A tourist takes pictures at Comercio square in downtown Lisbon September 3, 2014. — Reuters pic

Washington Post: Ending the Graham family’s leadership

September 3, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sept 3 — The Washington Post’s Katharine Weymouth will step down as publisher and chief executive officer, ending the Graham family’s leadership of the newspaper a year after it was bought by Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos. Weymouth, 48, who has been with the publication for 17 years, will hand over the reins to Fred Ryan,... Read more

A man reads a sign at the Revel Casino Hotel notifying the public about its closure, in Atlantic City, New Jersey September 3, 2014. — Reuters pic

A man reads a sign at the Revel Casino Hotel notifying the public about its closure, in Atlantic City, New Jersey September 3, 2014. — Reuters pic