Belgian youth choir gives ‘dikir barat’ inspired performance, composer is Perak-born musician

Malaysians! What is more satisfying than having a Singaporean admit that our street food will forever be superior to their food court offerings? Nothing, actually. Truly nothing beats that, but this incredible homage to Kelantan’s dikir barat by youth members of the Belgian chorus Caloroso vzw currently taking the internet by storm comes a very ...

Rain rain, here to stay: Met Department says to expect heavy downpours until March 2020

Rain rain, here to stay: Met Department says to expect heavy downpours until March 2020

Reader, were you stranded wherever you happened to be when the rains struck yesterday afternoon — barricaded in at your office/the mall/the grocery store by congested roads...

Justice for the pig-tailed macaque: Monkey found to be effective palm plantation pest control

Justice for the pig-tailed macaque: Monkey found to be effective palm plantation pest control

After years of study and observation, new research from the University of Leipzig and Universiti Sains Malaysia has concluded that the pig-tailed macaque, often branded a scourge...

We can’t have nice things: Elderly couple close home museum after visitors steal artifacts

We can’t have nice things: Elderly couple close home museum after visitors steal artifacts

Some 17 years after first opening up their home to visitors wishing to view a collection of artifacts painstakingly assembled over a matter of decades, the elderly couple behind a...

Penang couple busted having roadside sex flee cops, crash into water-filled ditch, are rescued by police

Penang couple busted having roadside sex flee cops, crash into water-filled ditch, are rescued by police

What’s more embarrassing than getting caught by police having sex in a car in the emergency lane of a highway? Well, for one thing, doubling down on that shame by then trying to...

Living turd allegedly attacks security guard with golf club after car clamped

Living turd allegedly attacks security guard with golf club after car clamped

Police have arrested the suspect behind an attack on a Nepalese security guard over the weekend over the clamping of an illegally parked car in a handicapped (OKU) parking space...

The king of fruits deserves better: RM1 million worth of heroin found stuffed inside durian shipment

The king of fruits deserves better: RM1 million worth of heroin found stuffed inside durian shipment

We’ve long claimed that drug dealers were the creatives of the underworld, and one syndicate flexed their local fruit-driven innovation last week by hiding over six kilograms of...

Superyacht linked to Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal on sale again

Superyacht linked to Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal on sale again

A luxury yacht linked to Malaysia’s multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal is back on the market just months after the government sold it, reportedly for a higher price. The...

‘Abominable’ won’t be screened in Malaysia over S. China Sea map

‘Abominable’ won’t be screened in Malaysia over S. China Sea map

Animated film "Abominable" will not be shown in Malaysia after its distributor Sunday said it could not comply with censors' demands to cut a controversial scene showing Beijing's...

Couple who ran religious school in court for second time in two months over embezzlement charges

Couple who ran religious school in court for second time in two months over embezzlement charges

A Klang court charged a couple who ran a tahfiz (Islamic religious school) with fund misappropriation today, slapping them with five charges between the two of them. Ahmad Shukri...


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