Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party has confounded sceptics, even in the so-called British liberal media, by putting up a strong showing in the UK general election. Critics who had labelled him as “unelectable” and mocked him relentlessly now have to...
Penang's Dasha Logan is scaling new heights as she steps up to the number two spot in the UK Soul Chart, up from fourth place last week.
Update (18 June): The CEO of US-based public relations agency 5WPR, Ross Torossian, issued the following emailed statement: Clearly all of the American media reports regarding Maira Nazarbayev have been completely inaccurate. "The young man Khanbolat Nazarbayev, the 10-year old...
Sweden is closing five embassies worldwide in 2011: Buenos Aires, Brussels, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur and Luanda. The official reason is budget cuts. "This painful decision is a consequence of the recent decision of the Riksdag to cut funding to the...
Najib's opening remarks at the indigO2 arena in London last night were interrupted by repeated chants of "Bersih! Bersih!" [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2WLdhbapSk?rel=0&w=470&h=348] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfA-llrMUew?rel=0&w=470&h=348] "Bersih! Bersih!..." "I want to vote. I am a Malaysian; I want to vote," a man in the...
Imagine you have just won the elections for control of a major national political party. And one of the first things you do is address a rally calling for refugee rights. Hard to imagine, right? After all, in many...
Boustead Holdings Bhd has revealed that one of its companies has received a letter of award from the government for a RM1.3 billion 'in-service support' contract for the navy's Scorpene submarines. The total contract sums amount to 193 million euros...
An informed source has revealed to me that at one upmarket seafront apartment suites complex in northern Penang Island, the actual occupancy rate is just 10 per cent, even though the apartments have been sold out. Contrary to popular belief...
These are selected leaked documents from the Directorate-General of the French National Police and the Judicial Police Directorate’s anti-organised and financial crimes unit. The documents were presented to a French anti-corruption court in May-June 2011 and 133 official...
For those who think the streets of George Town are too narrow for trams, what do you make of this? That's a photograph last week of a tram running in Lisbon, Portugal.

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