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Claiming Malays under siege, Khairy says time for patience is over

Bloomberg Video: The future of buying cars
TrueCar Chief Executive Officer Scott Painter discusses being a publicly traded company and the future of car buying with Bloomberg’s Matt Miller at the LA Auto Show on November 18. — Bloomberg Read More

BY JOSEPH SIPALAN
November 26, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 26 — Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin called on Malays today to rise and defend themselves from an onslaught of insults and challenges to their special position in the country, declaring that the... Read more

Sedition Act for good of all Malaysians, not just Malays, says Shahrizat

BY BOO SU-LYN
November 26, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 26 — Wanita Umno’s defence of the Sedition Act 1948 is not a Malay agenda, but a Malaysian agenda aimed at protecting the security, stability and harmony of the country, Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said today. In her winding-up speech at the Umno general assembly, the Wanita Umno chief also reminded delegates not to... Read more

Pictures of the Day

Umno General Assembly 2014

  • Delegates gather to attend the Umno General Assembly at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, November 26, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Delegates gather to attend the Umno General Assembly at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, November 26, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More

  • Delegates gather to attend the Umno General Assembly at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, November 26, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Delegates gather to attend the Umno General Assembly at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, November 26, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More

  • Delegates gather to attend the Umno General Assembly at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, November 26, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Delegates gather to attend the Umno General Assembly at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, November 26, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More

  • Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (second right) attends the Umno General Assembly at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (second right) attends the Umno General Assembly at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More

  • Wanita Umno chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abd Jalil (centre) attends the Umno General Assembly at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Wanita Umno chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abd Jalil (centre) attends the Umno General Assembly at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More

  • Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin greeting members of  ‘Kelab Umno Luar Negara’ at PWTC in Kuala Lumpur, November 26, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin greeting members of ‘Kelab Umno Luar Negara’ at PWTC in Kuala Lumpur, November 26, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More

  • Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin having ‘hi-tea’ with members of  ‘Kelab Umno Luar Negara’ at PWTC in Kuala Lumpur, November 26, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin having ‘hi-tea’ with members of ‘Kelab Umno Luar Negara’ at PWTC in Kuala Lumpur, November 26, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More

  • Security personnel at the entrance of PWTC during the Umno General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur, November 26, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

    Security personnel at the entrance of PWTC during the Umno General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur, November 26, 2014. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa Read More

Banking system shut down in rebel-held east Ukraine

November 26, 2014

DONETSK, Nov 26 —Cash machines stopped working in rebel-held east Ukraine today and businesses no longer accepted credit cards after the authorities in Kiev moved to shut down the banking system. An AFP journalist found dozens of people queueing up hopefully in the biting cold outside banks around the separatist stronghold of Donetsk. “I... Read more

Scandals in finance and currency fixing
Learn about the recent currency fixing scandals that have been brought against a number of major banks!

Thais burst through to last four, edging Malaysia 3-2

November 26, 2014

SINGAPORE, Nov 26 — Tournament favourites Thailand booked a spot in the semi-finals of the AFF Suzuki Cup after edging Malaysia 3-2 following a lengthy weather delay today, while co-hosts Singapore kick-started their campaign with a nervy 4-2 win over Myanmar. Heavy rain and lightning delayed kick-off on the artificial turf at the Jalan Besar Stadium for 2½ hours before the Thais were able to record their second win of the eight-team... Read more

Britain unveils controversial anti-terror bill

November 26, 2014

LONDON, Nov 26 — Britain today unveiled draft legislation to ban extremist preachers from universities, increase surveillance on suspected radicals and stem the flow of jihadists joining the Islamic State group. The Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill has already come under criticism from Muslim rights campaigners and civil liberties groups... Read more

NYT Video: Ferguson weeps and burns
A raw view of the protests that turned into riots in Ferguson, Missouri, Monday night (Nov 24) after a grand jury decided not to charge Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown. — New York Times Read More

André  Chiang makes name for Singapore in Paris food scene

November 26, 2014

PARIS, Nov 26 — A restaurant guide that pitches itself as an alternative to Michelin has crowned Porte 12 in Paris, a restaurant newly opened by one of Singapore’s most influential chefs, Andre Chiang, the best restaurant in France for 2015. In the 2015 edition of Le Fooding, created as a younger, cooler, rebellious alternative to the... Read more

Farmer Makoto Chino looks out over his family’s farm at dusk in Rancho Santa Fe, California. In keeping with Japanese tradition, the lanterns guide family ancestors to the home, welcoming them to visit during the Obon Festival. The gravitational pull of Chino Farm is legendary. — Reuters pic

Farmer Makoto Chino looks out over his family’s farm at dusk in Rancho Santa Fe, California. In keeping with Japanese tradition, the lanterns guide family ancestors to the home, welcoming them to visit during the Obon Festival. The gravitational pull of Chino Farm is legendary. — Reuters pic Read More

Amy Adams confirmed to star in Janis Joplin biopic (VIDEO)

November 26, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Nov 26 — Amy Adams has apparently just signed up to play the famous 1960s singer Janis Joplin in a new biopic about the musician’s troubles with addiction. — Cover Media

Cover Media Video: Hollywood’s youngest stars attend Miss Golden Globe
This week, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association invited the cream of the industry's youngest stars to attend the annual Miss Golden Globe event. While there they spoke about some of their favourite films and TV programmes currently on offer. ― Cover Media Read More

BMWs Mini plans to reduce lineup to five ‘superhero’ cars

November 26, 2014

BERLIN, Nov 26 — Bayerische Motoren Werke AG has decided that Mini has gotten too big and will shrink the compact brand’s lineup to five models from eight. The move reverses course after Mini rolled out a series of quirky derivatives like the coupe and roadster two-seaters in recent years. While that strategy sustained sales growth, it... Read more

2016 Cadillac ATS VR GT3 video
The Cadillac ATS V.R GT3 Racecar was recently unveiled at the LA Auto Show.

Celebrated California farm sows seeds for next generation

November 26, 2014

RANCHO SANTA FE, California, Nov 26 — Growing up among rows of purple haze carrots, delicate Mara des Bois strawberries and corn sweet enough to eat raw, Makoto Chino might have been one of the best-fed kids in America. He would see celebrated chefs such as Julia Child and Alice Waters visiting his family’s Southern California farm and... Read more

Having a change of heart on affirmative action for women in business, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is leading her coalition of parties in government to want at least 30 per cent of seats on non-executive boards in companies to be allocated to women. — Reuters pic

Having a change of heart on affirmative action for women in business, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is leading her coalition of parties in government to want at least 30 per cent of seats on non-executive boards in companies to be allocated to women. — Reuters pic Read More

What are US Facebook users thankful for this Thanksgiving Day?

November 26, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Nov 26 — Friends, rather unsurprisingly top the list of things for which Facebook users are most grateful according to the company’s data scientists who have been busy analysing posts over recent months. Facebook’s experts noticed that over recent months, US users have been challenging each other to list and post the things... Read more

Planet Earth in ultra high resolution
Watch a time lapse image taken from May 15 to 19, 2011 of the Earth in 4K resolution by the Elektro-L weather satellite, located 40,000 km in geostationary orbit above the Indian Ocean. Read More

Travel magazines rank the USA’s best and worst airports

November 26, 2014

NEW YORK, Nov 27 — On the eve of US Thanksgiving and on one of the busiest travel days of the year, travel magazines have crunched the numbers and come up with lists that purport to show the best  -- and worst—airports in America. Over at CN Traveler magazine, readers weighed in on their favourite and most loathed airport hubs across the US... Read more

Tokyo City Guide : Lonely Planet
Learn more about Tokyo: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/japan/tokyo

Hollande’s ex partner ends UK tour of tell-all book

November 26, 2014

LONDON, Nov 26 — Francois Hollande's former partner Valerie Trierweiler yesterday ended her visit to London with a signing session for her tell-all book, which lays bare her turbulent relationship with the French president. Around 50 people came to Hatchards bookshop on Piccadilly, in the heart of the British capital, to meet Trierweiler... Read more

And the band played Waltzing Matilda book trailer
The iconic song about the Battle of Gallipoli, written by Eric Bogle in 1972 at the height of the anti-war movement. And now Bruce Whatley's evocative illustrations bring a heart-rending sense of reality to the tale.