Category Archives: Features

October 23

‘Billion Dollar Whale’ author claims Jho Low developed taste for riches at prestigious UK school

Fugitive financier Low Taek Jho’s drive to embezzle billions from the 1Malaysia Development Board (1MDB) fund may have been inspired by his time as a student in one of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious boarding schools, said Tom Wright. The Malay Mail’s Jerry Choong reports: The Wall Street Journal’s Asian economics editor and co-author of […]

March 29

Kuala Lumpur tops global rich list with 13,800 millionaires

Malaysia’s largest city Kuala Lumpur has the highest number of millionaires (denominated in US dollars)  surpassing all other cities of the world, according to a report by international wealth research group WealthInsight. The city had 13,800 millionaires or high net worth individuals (HNWIs) in 2013, higher than Abu Dhabi’s 12,500, Cape Town’s 8,753 or Birmingham’s […]

February 02

Halal Guys food cart takes New York by storm

What started in the 1990s as the original “The Halal Guys” food cart has become a word-of-mouth success story on the streets of New York and looks set to create a Middle Eastern street food phenomenon in national and international markets within the next five years. Al Arabiya News Nabila Pathan blogs to share: Scenes […]

July 17

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri

Great stuff here in this video clip that is going viral for the sharing this festive season. Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri.

July 16

Galleria of liars Rafizi Ramli, Clare Rewcastle and Shamsubahrin Ismail

Often, one lies to make one look clever, street smart, important, popular, kind or generous. Even victimized as in the Low Yat fracas and melee. Other times it may be a lie to save one’s skin. But some lie for the dramatic effect it adds to the plot. Compulsive liars such as Rafizi Ramli, Clare […]

July 08

Media plot against Najib may have begun shortly after he became PM

Conspiracies abound. The Rakyat Post reports that it is becoming quite apparent that a third media organisation could be part of a plot to undermine the authority of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, judging from recent reports. So far, Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has named Sarawak Report and The Edge Media group as […]

December 30

Going mega in Makkah

The world’s biggest concrete building and tallest hotel, the imposing Makkah Clock Royal Tower, rises 577m into the air and overlooks Masjid Al-Haram and the holy Kaaba. The Arabs can be quite giganormous. For those of us unaware, Kee Hua Chee from The Star has the story – Pilgrims to the recent Haj must have […]