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Bersih 2.0 moots breaking up Election Commission into three entities

Reuters Video: Arsenal manager Wenger to leave after 22 years in charge
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is to leave at the end of the season after a reign of almost 22 years that made him the most successful boss in the Premier League club’s history. Julian Satterthwaite reports. — Reuters Read More

BY JERRY CHOONG
February 8, 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 — Electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0 has suggested that the functions of the Election Commission be divided up into three distinct entities to improve the... Read more

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Anwar asks Federal Court to decide whether courts can review PM’s advice to Agong to make Emergency laws to suspend Parliament

BY IDA LIM
February 8, 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 — PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is now seeking to ask the Federal Court to decide whether the courts have the power to review the prime minister’s advice to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to suspend Parliament under an Emergency law. Anwar’s lawyer Ramkarpal Singh said that his client had this morning filed an... Read more

Onlookers watch Nepali workers trying to bring a Malindo Air plane back onto the runway at the international airport in Kathmandu April 20, 2018, after it skidded off the runway following an aborted take-off. — AFP pic Read More

Inside Milan Design Week 2018

Inside Milan Design Week 2018

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People visit an airborne labyrinth of polycarbonate installation called ‘Limbo’, created by Jacopo Foggini, during Design Week in Milan April 18, 2018. — Reuters pic

Inside Milan Design Week 2018
Arcadia show in London

Arcadia show in London

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A posed performance of the ‘Lords of Lightening’, part of the upcoming Arcadia show held next to the Orbit Tower in London April 18, 2018. — Reuters pic

Arcadia show in London
Eva Longoria gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Eva Longoria gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Eva Longoria wipes a tear on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California April 17, 2018. — Reuters pic

Eva Longoria gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
The ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ stars in Singapore

The ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ stars in Singapore

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Cast members Robert Downey Jr, Benedict Cumberbatch, Karen Gillan, with director Joe Russo and executive producer Trinh Tran at a fan event for Marvel Studio’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ movie, in Singapore April 17, 2018. — Reuters pic

The ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ stars in Singapore
At the Academy of Country Music Awards 2018

At the Academy of Country Music Awards 2018

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Keith Urban performs ‘Coming Home’ at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada April 16, 2018. — Reuters pic

At the Academy of Country Music Awards 2018
Stars at the Hong Kong Film Awards

Stars at the Hong Kong Film Awards

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Hong Kong actor Philip Keung wins Best Supporting Actor award at the 37th Hong Kong Film Awards at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Hong Kong April 16, 2018. — Reuters pic

Stars at the Hong Kong Film Awards

Mass rallies heap pressure on Myanmar’s coup leaders

February 8, 2021

YANGON, Feb 8 — Myanmar’s generals faced their biggest opposition yet to last week’s coup, with huge crowds across the country today demanding the release of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The junta has so far refrained from using deadly force to quell nationwide demonstrations, but with pressure building riot police fired water... Read more

Reuters Video: Strikes had limited impact on Assad, say US sources
American sources say the US, French, and British attacks on suspected chemical weapons facilities in Syria did not make as large a dent in President Bashar al-Assad's capabilities as White House statements suggest. — Reuters Read More

Japan pledges safe Olympics, medical experts aren’t so sure

February 8, 2021

TOKYO, Feb 8 — Japanese infectious disease specialist Atsuo Hamada wants to see the Olympics happen in Tokyo this summer, but admits if they were being held anywhere else, he’d probably support a cancellation. “Even without the... Read more

Russia gears up for Spain

Russia gears up for Spain Read More

Diamonds forecast to regain pre-pandemic sparkle in 2022-2024

February 8, 2021

JOHANNESBURG, Feb 8 — Diamond jewellery demand will recover to pre-pandemic levels between 2022 and 2024, with China leading the way, a report commissioned by the Antwerp World Diamond Centre predicted. Demand recovery will diverge depending on lockdown policies, government support, and the extent to which retailers manage to shift... Read more

A customer shops at a South African retailer Pick n Pay in Johannesburg April 20, 2018. ― Reuters pic

KFC Malaysia introduces plant-based Zero Chicken Burger, but it’s neither vegan or vegetarian

BY DZAMIRA DZAFRI
February 8, 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 — KFC is introducing a plant-based and meatless burger in collaboration with the meat substitute brand Quorn. The KFC Zero Chicken Burger will be launching tomorrow, February 9, 2021, for a limited time at KFC stores across Malaysia. “In the recent years, meat-free protein alternatives have been gaining traction with... Read more

Chicken dishes on a street-food vendor's stall in Kuala Lumpur April 20, 2018. — Reuters pic

Singer Daiyan Trisha brings parents to tears by buying them Mercedes-Benz for wedding anniversary (VIDEO)

BY TAN MEI ZI
February 8, 2021

PETALING JAYA, Feb 8 — Malaysian musician Daiyan Trisha brought happy tears to her parents’ eyes after she bought them a Mercedes-Benz car as a belated wedding anniversary gift. The I Wanna See Ya singer posted Instagram photos of herself posing with the present and said that buying a car for her parents has been a goal of hers for... Read more

Reuters Video: Tribeca Film Festival celebrates the life of late comedian Gilda Radner
The New York festival offically opened with the documentary film, 'Love, Gilda.' — Reuters Read More

Old but gold: Tokyo’s retro car owners revel in modern classics

February 5, 2021

TOKYO, Feb 5 — Fast and furious they aren’t, but for a group of Japanese retro car enthusiasts the sleek lines and high shine of their old-school models hold a much more special charm. A loose club of fans rolls up most weekends in central Tokyo to show off their Cadillacs, Chevrolets and other modern classic vehicles from the mid to... Read more

Piaggio's Vespa 946 scooters are seen at the Pontedera's farm, Italy April 20, 2018. — Reuters pic

Five reasons why employers should have Private Retirement Schemes at the workplace

February 8, 2021

*This article is brought to you by Private Pension Administrator Malaysia (PPA). KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 — All of us aim to have enough money saved up for retirement.  However, almost six in 10 Malaysians in the corporate sector have not started preparing for their retirement, according to a 2020 research by Private Pension Administrator... Read more

Reuters Video: Belgium to kids, go play outside!
It's all fun and games without the television or computer. Angela Moore reports. — Reuters Read More

The PS5’s DualSense controller has 40,000 tiny hand-sketched PlayStation symbols for grip

BY NIC KER
February 8, 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 — Sony’s gamepads for their PlayStation consoles have been legendary in their own right. From the original DualShock controller, every new gamepad has seen significant improvements — right up to the DualSense controller that comes with the PlayStation 5. Sony’s latest gamepad comes with a bunch of adaptive... Read more

Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ collaborative robot stacks rice balls at Delicious Cook & Co’s food factory in Narashino April 20, 2018. — Reuters pic

World tourist trap Italy turns into a coronavirus no-go zone

April 9, 2020

ROME, Apr 9 — Tourists from across the world flock daily to Italy to marvel at its art-filled cathedrals and Roman ruins. But the rolling hills of Tuscany and the ancient city of Pompeii have looked almost abandoned since the coronavirus pandemic turned the Mediterranean country into a strict no-go zone. The resulting economic hit to... Read more

Reuters Video: Luxury liner Queen Elizabeth II reopens as floating hotel
One of the world's most famous ships is now a floating hotel permanently moored at Dubai's Mina Rashid port. Elly Park reports. — Reuters Read More

LHDN saman sekutu Jho Low, tuntut bayaran tunggakan cukai RM68 juta

February 8, 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, 8 Feb — Kerajaan Malaysia melalui Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri (LHDN) menfailkan saman terhadap Eric Tan Kim Loong yang didakwa sebagai sekutu ahli perniagaan dalam buruan Low Taek Jho atau Jho Low, memintanya membayar cukai pendapatan berjumlah RM68 juta. Kerajaan Malaysia selaku plaintif memfailkan writ saman dan pernyataan... Selanjutnya

Anggota MCA Negeri Sembilan Lam Fok Lam, 57, memasang bendera Barisan Nasional ketika tinjauan pemasangan bendera parti sempena Pilihan Raya Umum ke-14 di Jalan Rasah, Seremban hari ini, 20 April 2018. ― Foto Bernama

Four novels for young adults to discover ahead of the third season of ‘13 Reasons Why’

August 17, 2019

NEW YORK, Aug 17 — The third season of 13 Reasons Why is right around the corner, as the teen drama series will start streaming on Netflix on August 23. Here is a selection of four recently-published young adult novels to discover while counting the days before the season’s premiere. Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson (Penguin Young Readers... Read more

Artist Deborah Kass attends New York Magazine & WeWork Celebrate New York’s 50th Anniversary in New York April 20, 2018. — AFP pic

Artist Deborah Kass attends New York Magazine & WeWork Celebrate New York’s 50th Anniversary in New York April 20, 2018. — AFP pic