1MDB: Abu Kassim confirms MACC cooperating with FBI

KOTA BAHARU: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed today confirmed the agency was cooperating with the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on investigations into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Abu Kassim said MACC was investigating a businessman said to have cheated 1MDB and was also involved in laundering money before taking it […]

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Sukma XVIII: Slyvester and Chan take the dive to win gold

KUCHING: The gold medal for Sarawak in diving was well earned today (July 24) at the Sukma XVIII Games in the men’s platform synchro category. Slyvester Peter Gaing and Carlysle Chan Wee Chiek collected 332.10 points beating Muhd Haris Muhd Rizal and Tan Czyn Jien from Selangor (284.82 points) and Ahmad Danish Haikal Sha’ari and Muhammad Firas […]

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Kota Tinggi boat capsize: Seven drown, 34 illegal immigrants rescued

JOHOR BAHARU: Seven Indonesian nationals were found drowned while 34 others were rescued when a boat capsized in Pantai Batu Layar, Sungai Rengit, near Kota Tinggi, last night. Kota Tinggi police chief Supt Rahmat Othman said police received a call from a member of the public who heard cries for help in the waters of Pantai Batu Layar at […]

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Rio Olympics: CDM wants athletes to quickly acclimatise

SEPANG: Chef de Mission (CDM) to the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in Brazil, Tan Sri Mohamed Al Amin reminded national athletes going to the games to quickly acclimatise themselves upon arriving there. “Pressure will not be a problem, that’s why they are being sent early to acclimatise themselves in terms of the time, environment and food,” he […]

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China builds massive seaplane: state media

BEIJING: China has completed production of the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, state media has said, the latest effort in the country’s program to wean itself off dependence on foreign aviation firms. The state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) unveiled the first of the new planes, dubbed the AG600, Saturday in the southern port city […]

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Marvel sprinkles some movie magic at Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO: Marvel gave fans a glimpse of its ever-expanding “Cinematic Universe” at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, in a robust response to rival Warner’s own star-studded presentation earlier in the day. Marvel, which sat out last year’s convention, introduced a new company logo and played host to a number of big name actors. “We only […]

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Social media a curse and a blessing in Munich shooting

MUNICH: Social networks were both a curse and a blessing in the deadly shopping mall shooting in Munich, as police sometimes found themselves chasing fictitious leads and false alarms. The 18-year-old gunman, a German-Iranian named David Ali Sonboly, also used the internet to plan and carry out his crime, in which he killed nine people […]

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Sukma XVIII: Marthini Chan lifts 55kg to earn silver

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Sarawak weightlifter Marthini Chan made Sarawak’s weightlifting team proud by winning their first medal – a silver – through the Group A women’s 48kg Snatch category. Chan, who lifted 55kg in the category that started at 11am recorded the second highest score on the second day of the competition held at Dewan Jubli, Universiti […]

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Sukma XVIII: Sarawakian lasses bag two gold medals in bowling

KUCHING: Bowling athletes Nerosha Keligit and Nur Syafiqah Sajeli have done Sarawak proud by winning not one but two gold medals in ten-pin bowling at the Sukma XVIII Games here today (July 24). Both scored 1,241 pins in the individual woman category of the game, which was held at Megalanes Bowling Centre at Emart Batu Kawah. Third place […]

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Aliens’ marks 30th anniversary with marriage proposal

SAN DIEGO: Filmmaker James Cameron and Hollywood star Sigourney Weaver were surprised by a fan proposing to his girlfriend as they celebrated the 30th anniversary of sci-fi classic “Aliens.” The pair were swapping nostalgia and behind-the-scenes anecdotes at San Diego Comic-Con when the man got down on one knee during the audience Q&A section and popped […]

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