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Toy cars depict traffic flow in fatal ‘wrong-way driver’ case
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Toy cars had to be used in court during the questioning of a woman on trial for allegedly driving against traffic on the North-South Expressway...
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DAP says will support amendment to allow Malaysian mothers obtain automatic citizenship for children born overseas
PETALING JAYA: DAP has given its commitment to support a constitutional amendment that would enable automatic citizenship for children born overseas to...
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23 schools in Mukah close as API rises over 200 in district
Students help each other put on face masks at a school.
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Haze worsens in Penang with API north of 200 in some areas
BALIK PULAU: All schools on Penang island's southwest district have been ordered to close as the Air Pollutant Index (API) hit 204 at 7am on Wednesday (Sept 18).
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Dr M pledges to develop Sabah and Sarawak more
KUCHING: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has pledged to give more attention to developing Sabah and Sarawak in line with its new Shared Prosperity Vision policy.
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Dr M makes special appearance in 'Anak Bangsa Malaysia' video
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad made a special appearance in a music video of a new patriotic song titled "Anak Bangsa...
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Bringing up law-abiding children
IN April 2009, former inspector- general of police Tan Sri Musa Hassan told reporters that the mat rempit were a group of youngsters who were violent and brazen instead of just being a public nuisance...
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Alight with joy for Mid-Autumn Festival
Children playing under a lantern installation at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, ahead of tomorrow's Mid-Autumn Festival.
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Multi-racial boarding schools successfully encouraging unity, forum told
KUALA LUMPUR: A former boarding school head today pointed to the success of a multi-racial boarding school programme in promoting unity through education.
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More efforts needed to ‘clear the air’
PETALING JAYA: The air pollutant index (API) in three areas in Sarawak continue to hover at very unhealthy levels even as experts call for strict policies to clamp...
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Three in 10 bullied online
KUALA LUMPUR: Three in 10 young Malaysians are victims of online bullying, which affects their education and social life, with the majority experiencing it through...
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Three in 10 young Malaysians fall victim to online bullying: Unicef
KUALA LUMPUR: Three in 10 young Malaysians have been victims of online bullying that affected their education and social life, with the majority experiencing it through private messaging applications.
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Poll: Three in 10 young Malaysians fall victims to online bullying
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 5 ― Three in 10 young Malaysians had been victims of online bullying that affected their education and social life with the majority experiencing it through private messaging appl...
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The Merdeka Day Parade in pictures
PHOTO ESSAY | Malaysiakini's photographers were in Putrajaya and Dataran Merdeka today to capture the National Day Parade spectacle.
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Merdeka parade wows crowd with vibrant theme, human graphics formation
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 31 — More than 100,000 gathered at dataran Putrajaya to celebrate Malaysia’s independence day this morning.
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Facebook says it spoke to FTC about kids chat app that had flaw
Facebook Inc said it had spoken to the US Federal Trade Commission, which recently settled with the social media giant for US$5bil (RM21.05bil) over allegations of privacy violations, about its Messen...
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Following crackdown, e-cigarette shops point to illegal online, ‘pasar malam’ sales to minors
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 — Groups representing e-cigarette or “vape” traders said today that it wish for the government to set regulations to govern the industry, especially regarding online sales t...
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Wee questions value of 'free breakfast in schools' plan
MCA president Wee Ka Siong has challenged the wisdom of the planned introduction of free breakfast for children in primary schools nationwide.
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Child marriage often seen as fix for teen pregnancies, says group
KUALA LUMPUR: A children’s advocacy group has attributed the country’s difficulties in dealing with child marriage to what it calls a “warped sense of morality”, saying such arrangements are o...
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Child rights activist voices fears over unilateral conversions
PETALING JAYA: Child rights activist James Nayagam has warned of potential harm to children if the Selangor government goes ahead with its plan to enact a law to allow religious conversion without the...
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Noor Aziah Mohd Awal appointed as Suhakam commissioner for children
Law lecturer professor Noor Aziah Mohd Awal has been appointed as Suhakam (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) Commissioner for Children for the 2019-2022 term, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) an...
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Johor royal pays homage to her Chinese maternal grandmother
Permaisuri Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah Binti Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah has always emphasised to her children on their multiracial background.
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Permaisuri Johor pays homage to Chinese maternal grandmother
JOHOR BARU: Permaisuri Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah Binti Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah has always emphasised to her children on their multiracial background.
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Get Smart: Ikea launches unit to develop smart home tech
Ikea is future proofing itself, establishing a division to invest in smart home solutions and collaborating with electronics companies too.
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Johor Permaisuri pens heartwarming tribute to Chinese grandmother
JOHOR BARU, Aug 19 — The Permaisuri of Johor, Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah, today penned a heartwarming tribute to her Chinese grandmother and shared her determination to make her children l...
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My Chinese grandmother was as M'sian as I am – Permaisuri Johor
Permaisuri Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah paid tribute to her paternal Chinese grandmother in a Facebook post titled “Love sees no colour.” “One thing I do know for sure, ho...
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Raja Zarith pays homage to paternal Chinese grandmother in Facebook post
JOHOR BARU: Permaisuri Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah has always emphasised to her children their multiracial background.
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Meningitis in children
ADAM is a four-month-old boy.
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Politics and Policy: Catching ’em young
ASSUMING that the 15th general election will be held in 2023 (as GE14 was last year), the 18-year-olds who would be eligible to vote then are now aged 14.
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Tok Mat: Khat issue shows how far Malaysia’s education still has to go
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — The controversy over the introduction of khat in schools exposes the glaring lack of direction in the country’s education policies, Umno deputy president Datuk Mohamad Hasan...
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Civics education in M'sia to focus on four core values — MoE division director
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): The implementation of Civic Education in schools beginning in June this year will focus on four core values of love, happiness, respect and responsibility.
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Politicians are failing our education system
Nation-building starts with education.
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Flying out of Malaysia: How does our exit tax compare against Asean neighbours?
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 — The government has confirmed it will start charging a tax known as the departure levy on anyone who takes a flight out of Malaysia from September 1, but do our Asean neighbour...
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The tragedy of Gaza’s children
Wrapped in her mother’s arms in a crowded doctor’s surgery, Muna (not her real name) looks at first glance like any baby waiting to be weighed by a nurse.
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US senators raise privacy concerns over Facebook's Messenger Kids
Democratic US senators Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal have written to Facebook Inc questioning whether there was a "worrying pattern" of poor privacy protection for children using its Messenger ...
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Malaysian birth certs, not citizenship, for children of refugees in Sabah
SEPANG: Children of Filipino refugees who hold the IMM13 pass are not considered Malaysians although they have been issued birth certificates, said Deputy Home Minister Aziz Jamman.
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Applications to use E-DKK still low: Hannah Yeoh
KOTA KINABALU: Only 92 applications to check 1,497 names have been received for the registry of sexual offenders against children (e-DKK) which was launched by the Women.
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Applications to use sex offender registry still low - Hannah Yeoh
Only 92 applications to check 1,497 names have been received for the sex offenders registry (e-DKK) which was launched by the Women.
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Seesaws let kids on each side of US-Mexico border play together
Children and adults play on pink seesaws along the US-Mexico border in Sunland Park, New Mexico, US.
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Children in Sabah no longer seen consuming 'Ghost Smoke' candy
KOTA KINABALU: Children here have not been consuming the "Ghost Smoke" candy following the recent crackdown by the authorities.
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(Video) Concern raised over cigarette-like candy sold to kids
PETALING JAYA: Children are learning to smoke at an early age, no thanks to a new candy that resembles cigarettes.
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Are nosebleeds dangerous?
EPISTAXIS is the medical term for nosebleed, which is a common occurrence.
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#AnakAnakMalaysia 2019 campaign kicks off
Themed #BetterMeBetterMalaysia, the collaboration between Eco World Development Group and Star Media Group is set to see Malaysians taking part in the #AnakAnakMalaysia Walk 2019 at Eco Ardence on nat...
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Phone addiction affects the youngest among us
MOBILE phones are surely one of humankind’s greatest inventions.
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Wee: Youngsters should be allowed to form own political views
PUTRAJAYA: Parents may be influential in the development of their children’s political views but they should not be too worried over if there is any difference of opinion, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
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Dzuraidi: Police to continue carrying out aggressive operation against drug menace in state
Dzuraidi (centre) signing the visitor’s book at the Sibu Police Headquarters.
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China gives school pupils smart watches to track their location using its satellite navigation system BeiDou
The watches send parents their children’s real-time movements, to within 10 metres. It is the latest application of the country’s self-developed navigation system that aims to rival the American-developed GPS.
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What happens if we have no property when we retire?
Okay, for this article, let’s just only show numbers, numbers and numbers yeah.
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25% of child sexual abuse cases in study involved perpetrators who were minors
PETALING JAYA: A quarter of child sex offenders in a study were found to be children who preyed on other children, and many of them were themselves victims of such abuse.
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DPM: Pilot project to move children out of detention centres underway, SOP to be finalised soon
KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 — The government has confirmed it will execute a pilot project which could see hundreds of children moved out of immigration detention centres throughout the country.
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Dept to cut detention time for children of illegal migrants
PUTRAJAYA: Children of illegal immigrants may not have to spend long periods of time at immigration detention centres.
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Hannah Yeoh defends international school students over 'anti-palm oil' performance
Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh (left in photo) has sprung to the defence of the international school students who received criticism for a performance which depicted oil palm in a negative light.
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Enraged by rape of four-year-old girl
IPOH: The case of a 12-year-old boy being held for rape has floored Malaysians, especially since he was said to have been influenced by the videos that he watched.
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Hosting of Malaysia day a big mandate for Sarawak KKMM
Children dressed in Jalur Gemilang-themed attire during last year’s Malaysia Day celebration.
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Tencent and other game producers in China are trying to show self-regulation with age rating system
The proposal, devised by more than 10 of China’s biggest game producers, aims to divide players into four age categories.
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Kemas kindergarteners to be exposed to artificial intelligence
Children at kindergartens nationwide run by the Community Development Department (Kemas) will be equipped with artificial intelligence-oriented (AI) education skills.
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Hakam: Lift other curbs on street protests
PETALING JAYA: More needs to be done to recognise a citizen’s right to take his grievances to the streets, according to the National Human Rights Society (Hakam).
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Hakam rights group urges Putrajaya to lift all curbs on public protests
KUALA LUMPUR, July 2 — The National Human Rights Society (Hakam) lauded the government's move to decriminalise street protests but said it should explore removing remaining restrictions on public de...
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Coffee Break: The things kids say
Children are born naturally curious and not afraid to ask the tough questions.
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One migrant child dies each day worldwide, UN data shows
The UN migration agency said on Friday that at least 32,000 migrants globally, including 1,600 children, have died on dangerous journeys in search of better lives since it began compiling data on migr...
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NRD and govt unable to reach settlement in bin Abdullah case, appeal to proceed
PUTRAJAYA (June 28): The government and the National Registration Department (NRD) have failed to reach an agreement regarding the plight of a nine-year-old boy who cannot use his paternal name, or wh...
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Tencent leads China’s effort to slap age ratings on games
China’s biggest game developers including Tencent Holdings Ltd have stepped up efforts to build a system to rate games for different ages, as the government tightens its control over a US$38bil (RM157.40bil) industry it accuses of fomenting teenage addiction.
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How to make your kids better drivers? Start them early
BERLIN: Nobody wants their child to be the one who takes 17 attempts to pass their driving test.
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Govt hopes ‘safe and unsafe touch’ videos will reach 150,000 kids
PUTRAJAYA: The government is hoping that a series of videos to teach children on “safe and unsafe touch” and reduce sexual crimes among the young will reach a target viewership of at least 150,000 children from the age of two.
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Govt launches YouTube video on sexual harassment for preschoolers
PUTRAJAYA: The women, family and community development ministry has launched a video campaign on YouTube to create awareness on sexual harassment among preschoolers Children watching YouTube to learn ...
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Putrajaya launches YouTube ad campaign for preschoolers to report sexual harassment (VIDEO)
PUTRAJAYA, June 24 — The Women, Family, and Community Development Ministry has today launched a new video campaign that aims to create awareness among preschoolers on the sexual harassment against c...
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Ride on time: 10,000 recycled bikes from Singapore, Malaysia get Myanmar kids to school
YANGON: When bike-sharing firms oBike, Ofo and Mobike pulled out of Singapore and Malaysia, they left behind thousands of perfectly-usable bikes in "graveyards".
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Ride on time: Recycled bikes from Singapore, Malaysia get Myanmar kids to school
YANGON, Myanmar: The clangor of bells in the air, Myanmar children race home from school on recycled bikes shipped from Singapore and Malaysia, donated to give them easier access to education in a na...
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Leave to give fathers their due
IF anything, Fathers Day highlighted the positives from involved dads and the fact that fatherhood is a daily and long-term responsibility.
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Celebrate Fathers Day at StarProperty.my fair
PUTRAJAYA: It’s Fathers Day tomorrow, so head over to the StarProperty.my fair at IOI City Mall here for a fun weekend.
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New study recommends using a helmet when riding motorised scooters
New US research has found that the increasing trend for using electric scooters to zip around cities appears to be linked with an increase in facial and head injuries caused by accidents while riding.
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Good start but long way to go, experts say ahead of sugar tax
PETALING JAYA: A think tank warns that it will be difficult to change the eating habits of Malaysians, as Putrajaya prepares to impose an excise tax of 40 sen per litre on sweetened beverages.
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Lynas poses risk of another 80’s radioactive tragedy, says green group
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) has warned of a repeat of the Bukit Merah tragedy if the government exempts Lynas Malaysia from laws to control radioactive waste.
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Properties, freebies up for grabs
PETALING JAYA: The ever popular StarProperty.my fair is back, with a wide collection of properties for aspiring homeowners coupled with fun-filled activities.
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115 million child grooms found around the world - UN report
Roughly 115 million boys around the world were married off as children, the United Nations said in a new study on Friday.
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Child marriage among boys prevalent globally: UN
WASHINGTON: Roughly 115 million boys and men around the world were married as children, the United Nations said in a new study Friday.
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Let children express opposing views, says Ramkarpal
PETALING JAYA: Children should not be discouraged from expressing their views, even if those views are different from that of the government of the day, DAP National Legal Bureau chairman Ramkarpal Si...
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Children should have freedom to assembly peacefully too, says Ramkarpal
Children should also be accorded their right to freedom of expression through peaceful assembly under the Federal Constitution, said Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh.
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Children have the right to protest, says lawyer
GEORGE TOWN, June 6 — The constitutional guarantee of free speech, assembly and association extends to all Malaysians, including minors, a lawyer contended after school children joined a protest aga...
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Kids who play violent videogames may be more likely to pick up a gun and pull the trigger
Children who either played or watched a videogame that included gun violence were more likely afterward to handle a gun and pull the trigger, a new study finds.
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Malaysia fights to save centuries-old creole language
MALACCA: Children in colourful outfits sing in a creole of Portuguese and Malay during a class in the historic Malaysian city of Malacca, part of efforts to stem the decline of the centuries-old langu...
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Malacca’s Eurasian community fights to preserve language
MALACCA: Children in colourful outfits sing in a creole of Portuguese and Malay during a class in Malacca, part of efforts to stem the decline of the centuries-old language.
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Malaysia fights to save centuries-old creole
MALACCA: Children in colourful outfits sing in a creole of Portuguese and Malay during a class in the historic Malaysian city of Malacca, part of efforts to stem the decline of the centuries-old langu...
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Malaysia fights to save centuries-old creole
MELAKA, June 2 — Children in colourful outfits sing in a creole of Portuguese and Malay during a class in the historic Malaysian city of Melaka, part of efforts to stem the decline of the centuries-...
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Jail should be last resort, says drug policy reform advocate
PETALING JAYA: A drug policy reform advocate has raised concerns over the 12-month jail sentence handed to a 17-year-old in Marang, Terengganu over his ketum addiction.
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Yes, you want an NCAP five-star-rated vehicle, but…
This article is a translation of a feature on our Bahasa Malaysia site.
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Charge the rich more for education to subsidise less fortunate students, Ibrahim Ali suggests
KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 ― Putrajaya can regulate for those from the top 20 per cent earning households (T20) to pay higher education fees in order to subsidise those from the bottom 40 per cent (B40) g...
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Burden of proof means few paedophiles are convicted
PETALING JAYA: It is an uphill task for underage victims of sexual abuse to seek justice despite the enactment of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017 due to the demanding nature of the legal process, say children’s rights advocates.
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Phase 2 of Bantuan Sara Hidup payout begins next Tues
Phase two of the government’s cash aid programme Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) will be distributed beginning next Tuesday (May 28).
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Malaysia will reap rewards if kids can discuss religions in primary school, groups suggest
KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 ― Children should be taught to discuss religions openly as this will help pave the way towards a more open society, suggested several civil society groups.
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Start inter-faith class in primary schools, govt urged
PETALING JAYA: Children should be introduced to religions apart from their own so they will have a better understanding of those who subscribe to other faiths, according to an interfaith council.
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Sinking feeling: Philippine cities facing 'slow-motion disaster'
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (May 21): When Mary Ann San Jose moved to Sitio Pariahan more than two decades ago, she could walk to the local chapel.
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Singapore and the single mother
MAY 19 — Here’s the scenario; a woman, over 30 years old, decides to have a baby.
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Tell your kids it’s okay to say no, lawyer says on child sodomy case
PETALING JAYA: A lawyer has called on parents to teach their children that some parts of the body are private, in the wake of reports that a tahfiz school warden was arrested for allegedly sodomising ...
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A memorial for Malaysia
As the 50th anniversary of the May 13 incident draws close, the writer urges Malaysians, especially the government of the day, to place race relations as its topmost priority.
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Lack of outdoor activities causes behaviourial disorders in kids, warn experts
SHAH ALAM: Blame behaviourial issues among children on the lack of outdoor activities, say two specialists.
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Donors chip in to help shelter during fasting month
PETALING JAYA: For the children at a shelter in Kota Damansara, their meals sometimes consist of just rice with salted fish when funds run out.
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Perak records 60% increase in child abuse cases between 2015 and 2018
IPOH: There has been a 60% increase in child abuse cases in Perak between 2015 and 2018, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
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Let's not scrap school examinations
LETTER | The issue of scrapping examinations was highlighted again by the education minister.
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Declare physical punishment on pupils illegal
I REFER to the report “Teacher who allegedly caned student 22 times still allowed to teach” (TheStarOnline, April 30).
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