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KUALA LUMPUR • A controversy has broken out in Malaysia over postage stamps bearing a famous local church, amid a tussle between the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government and Malay groups.
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KUALA LUMPUR - A controversy has broken out in Malaysia over postage stamps bearing a famous local church, as part of the tussle between Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Malay groups opposed to it.
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GEORGE TOWN: SM Mohamed Idris, one of Malaysia’s most prominent consumer advocates, died today at the age of 93.
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The stamp featuring a church has been issued since 2016, two years before Pakatan Harapan came into power, according to Pos Malaysia in response to Isma president Aminuddin Yahaya's criticism.
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Some 100 people from the Muslim and Christian communities came together to break fast on Thursday, which aimed to bolstering a better understanding and deeper ties between Muslims and Christians.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — The president of Islamic group Isma, Aminuddin Yahaya, asserted that a Malaysian postage stamp bearing the image of a church was further indication that Muslims were increasin...
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Police have arrested the three remaining members of an Islamic State cell which was planning to carry out assassinations and terrorist acts to avenge the death of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim...
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PETALING JAYA, May 16 — Leaders and representatives from the Muslim and Christian communities came together today to break fast.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Three highly-wanted militants, including two Malaysian bomb-making experts, were arrested on Tuesday, a day after police released their images to the public.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police said on Thursday (May 16) that they have detained the three remaining suspects of an Islamic State (IS) “wolf pack” believed to be planning big-scale attacks and a...
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SIBU: The collaged picture of three suspected members of a Islamic State (IS) terror cell wanted by the authorities for planning a jihadist suicide attack during this month of Ramadan have been circul...
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SIBU: The collaged picture of three suspected members of a terror cell “Islamic State” wanted by the authorities in the country for planning jihadist suicide attack during this month of Ramadan ha...
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COLOMBO, May 14 — The International Monetary Fund today released a long-delayed loan instalment to Sri Lanka, providing financial relief to a government still reeling from the Easter Sunday bombings...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 13): Four members of the Daesh terror group who were allegedly planning to carry out attacks and high-profile murders in the country were nabbed in Terengganu and the Klang Valley la...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 13): Four members of the Daesh terror who were allegedly planning to carry out attacks and high-profile murders in the country were nabbed in Terengganu and the Klang Valley last w...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Four men have been arrested by Malaysian police for plotting assassinations and big-scale terror attacks in the Klang Valley.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 — The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) revealed today they have apprehended four men who were planning terror attacks and assassinations in Malaysia in the Muslim holy fasting mont...
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Sri Lanka is temporarily blocking some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, it said on Monday after attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in the worst un...
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KOTA KINABALU: A photo of a group of Muslim trainee teachers conducting tahlil prayers in a Christian home in Tuaran near here has gone viral, with social media users describing the scene as a testament to Sabah's strong inter-faith relations.
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SERI KEMBANGAN: Her mother could only read Jawi but that did not stop her from raising 10 children and improving herself.
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SEVERAL years ago, some Indonesian journalist friends teased me by saying that we should change the slogan “Malaysia Truly Asia” to “Malaysia Truly Taliban”. They said this was because of the ...
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KOTA KINABALU: The teenager who went missing on Sunday evening (May 5) has safely returned home.
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KOTA KINABALU: A family in Penampang near here are pleading for their son to return home after he went missing Sunday (May 5) evening.
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A smartphone, a microphone and the right niche is basically all that's needed to make your own podcast. The hard part is making it good.
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Last Sunday, on April 28, it was reported that a group of Malaysian Muslims visited a church to show their solidarity with the Christian community following the horrifying Easter attacks in Sri Lanka.
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In conjunction with Labour Day on Wednesday, Masjid Nurul Yaqin in Kelana Jaya organised an Open Day.The event was well attended by residents from the Christian, Buddhist and Hindu faith and council w...
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PETALING JAYA: A DAP senator who had urged Putrajaya to establish diplomatic ties with Israel has apologised and retracted his statement but explained that he had also called for the government to set...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian chapter of a global boycott campaign against Israel has condemned a DAP senator for urging Putrajaya to establish diplomatic ties with the Jewish state, saying his explana...
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APRIL 29 — Last Sunday (April 28, 2019), it was reported that a group of Malaysian Muslims visited a church to show their solidarity with the Christian community following the horrifying Easter atta...
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The Sandakan by-election, to be held on May 11, pits DAP’s Vivian Wong against four other candidates with Linda Tsen of PBS expected to be her main challenger.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 29 — The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) does not have any commissioners after their term ended on April 25, similar to what happened previously in 2016.
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COLOMBO, April 26 —Sri Lanka fears its lucrative tourism industry could see arrivals drop up to 30 per cent, with losses of US$1.5 billion this year, after deadly Easter attacks, the finance ministe...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 26 ― MIC Youth today called for the Malaysian government to provide Sri Lanka with assistance, the party’s Youth leader R. Thinalan said today.
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As mourners buried the remains of Christian worshippers killed by the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, hundreds of Muslim refugees fled Negombo on the country’s west coast where comm...
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THE HAGUE, April 24 — Dutch brewer Heineken, the world’s second largest beer-maker, said today its profits rose 15 per cent in the first quarter of 2019 despite Easter being late in the year.
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Sri Lanka’s abrupt shutdown of social media sites following the Easter Sunday bombings has left worried friends and relatives living abroad in the dark.
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AS a proud Malaysian Christian, I wish on behalf of almost all Malaysians to express our deep appreciation and gratitude to our gracious Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Must...
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KUCHING: The Association of Churches in Sarawak (ACS) has condemned the Easter Day bombings in Sri Lanka and calls for the right to life and religious freedom to be upheld.
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Sri Lankan authorities turned off most social media after Easter Sunday attacks killed hundreds of people, a lightning fast reaction that reflects distrust in the capability of American internet companies to control harmful content.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 22 — DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng denounced today the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka that killed nearly 300 people.
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KUCHING: Works Minister Baru Bian has condemned the brutality of yesterday’s Sri Lanka bombings and hoped that justice is meted out to those responsible.
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PETALING JAYA: A Christian group here has condemned the Easter Day terrorist bombings in Sri Lanka and affirms the right to worship safely.
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Sri Lanka was hit by multiple coordinated bombings yesterday which happens to be  Easter Sunday, a major celebration for the Christian community.
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KOTA KINABALU: A shariah lawyer has taken former PPBM women’s chief Anina Saadudin to task for her criticism of a billboard in Sabah showing a Good Friday greeting for Christians, calling her commen...
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Even with Indonesia's current presidential election result still to be officially confirmed, attention is turning to the next race for the top job in 2024, with some rising political stars and well-co...
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KUCHING, April 22 — Sarawak PKR chief Baru Bian today condemned the multiple bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka yesterday that killed over 200 people and injured hundreds.
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PETALING JAYA: Easter, considered the most important day in the Christian calendar that celebrates Jesus’ resurrection, saw thousands of worshippers attending mass at St Francis Xavier Church here.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has condemned the Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and four luxury hotels that reportedly killed at least 138 and wounded more than 400.
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KOTA KINABALU: Thousands of Christian faithful filled churches in Sabah to celebrate Easter Sunday (April 21), which marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter also marks the end of the Christian season of Lent.
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MIRI: Spread the message of hope and love to those who are suffering so that they know there are people who care and love them, says Miri Catholic Diocese Bishop Richard Ng.
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KOTA KINABALU - Remarks by a prominent woman politician from Peninsula Malaysia over a Good Friday greeting in Sabah has drawn public ire, after she questioned the use of the large advertising board, ...
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COMMENTARY, April 20 — One-time Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia women’s chief Anina Saadudin probably thought posting the image of a billboard in Sabah conveying well-wishers to those observing the...
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal and his wife Datin Seri Shuryani Shuaib have extended their wishes to Christians celebrating Easter.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A Christian group and the family of Pastor Raymond Koh, one of the victims of alleged “enforced disappearances”, have urged the government to act on the recommendations of an inquiry...
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PETALING JAYA: Congregates of the Christ Evangelical Reformed Church marked Good Friday by reflecting on one of the holiest days in the Christian calendar.
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PETALING JAYA: MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong calls on Malaysians to continue keeping the country peaceful and harmonious.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah have conveyed greetings to those observing Good Friday and celebrating Easter.
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KOTA KINABALU: Former PPBM Women chief Anina Saadudin was roundly criticised by netizens, mostly from Sabah, after she questioned the use of billboards here to promote the Christian holy week of Easte...
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PETALING JAYA: MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has called on Malaysians to continue keeping the country peaceful and harmonious.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah conveyed their greetings to those observing Good Friday and celebrating Easter.
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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PUTRAJAYA: The government has agreed for all Christian civil servants to be granted one-day unrecorded leave to observe and celebrate Good Friday, starting this year.
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Christian civil servants will be granted unrecorded leave for Good Friday beginning this year, according to Public Service Department director-general Borhan Dolah.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — Starting tomorrow, Christian civil servants will receive one day of unrecorded leave to observe and celebrate Good Friday.
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PUTRAJAYA: Civil servants of Christian faith can enjoy an unrecorded one-day leave to observe Good Friday.
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APRIL 18 — Dear Rev. Dr Hermen Shastri, I write to you in good faith as a fellow citizen of Malaysia to humbly ask that the Council of Churches reconsiders its decision to object to the Devourer Con...
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Shared grief and memories make Notre Dame a unifier online As foreign leaders expressed solidarity with France as it mourned the damage at Notre Dame Cathedral, people around the world shared their grief on social media along with unforgettable memories from the Paris landmark.
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YOURSAY | 'With freedom comes responsibility, consideration and respect for people’s values and beliefs.' ‘Extreme music’ gig cancelled after protest from churches Charlie Chan Son No 13 Jack Sp...
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KUALA LUMPUR • A planned concert in Malaysia by Singapore-based black metal band Devouror has been cancelled after the Council of Churches of Malaysia (CCM) raised concerns over the gig, which was t...
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Following protest from the Council of Churches (CCM), “extreme music” band Devouror’s upcoming Kuala Lumpur concert has been cancelled.
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KUALA LUMPUR - A concert by Singapore-based black metal band Devouror in Malaysia has been cancelled after the Council of Churches of Malaysia (CCM) raised concerns over the gig that was to take place...
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PETALING JAYA: The Council of Churches of Malaysia (CCM) wants to know why the authorities have allowed Singapore-based black metal group Devouror to perfom in Malaysia on Easter Sunday (April 21).
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The Council of Churches (CCM) has questioned the authorities giving the green light for a Singapore-based band "Devouror" to perform in Kuala Lumpur.
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When we reach 40, we are advised by doctors to change our diet and lifestyle in order to avoid the dreaded coronary disease that has become the number one cause of early deaths.
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Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old openly gay mayor of South Bend, US state of Indiana, officially announced his presidential bid on Sunday, reported the Xinhua news agency.
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GEORGE TOWN: Singing hymns while waving palm fronds and palm crosses, some 400 parishioners of St George’s Church here took part in a procession to observe Palm Sunday.
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GEORGE TOWN: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Penang’s Bishop Sebastian Francis today hoped for a “rational” answer over alleged clandestine abductions of religious personalities, following a damni...
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Indonesia’s Supreme Court has upheld a jail sentence for a mother of four who was convicted last year on blasphemy charges for complaining that her neighbourhood mosque was too loud.
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The concept of balance is deep within both Eastern or Western culture.
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Former inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar today expressed readiness to face fresh investigations after a Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) inquiry panel concluded that the police were involv...
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Malaysia's human rights commission has concluded that the country's police were behind the disappearance of a Christian pastor and a Muslim social activist, after a public inquiry that took over a yea...
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KOTA KINABALU: Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (STAR) lodged a police report today against a Facebook account holder over a posting deemed malicious against party president Jeffrey Kitingan.
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Mohamad Fuzi Harun said today that he cannot comment on the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) finding police involvement in the disappearances of Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat before he reads the inqui...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 — Former Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar today said he stood by his testimony to the Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) on the disappearance...
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's human rights commission has concluded that the country's police are behind the disappearance of a Christian pastor and Muslim social activist, after a public inquiry that too...
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ISTANBUL, March 29 — Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s fiery anti-US rhetoric helped spark a currency collapse in 2018 that plunged his country into recession.
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KOTA KINABALU, March 29 — Datuk Stephen Wong Tien Fatt will be buried in his hometown of Sandakan on Monday.
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PETALING JAYA: An Indonesian family has renewed its search for a woman living in Malaysia whom they have not heard from since 2016.
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KUALA LUMPUR — The family of Indonesian national Ruth Sitepu who was reported missing in Malaysia three years ago, has urged the country’s government to locate her.
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The family of Indonesian national Rudangta 'Ruth' Sitepu, who was reported missing in Malaysia three years ago, has sought the help of the country's government to trace her whereabouts.
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THE Solidarity4Peace rally at Dataran Merdeka on Saturday was a very pertinent response to the tragedy in Christchurch, New Zealand where Muslims at two mosques were gunned down, leaving 50 dead and m...
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YOURSAY | ‘Raja Bahrin, you’re like water for a thirsty traveller in the desert.’ Christchurch killings: Deputy minister highlights hypocrisy of M'sian politicians David Dass: Housing and Local ...
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Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi who is a New Zealand MP from the National Party and spokesperson for Internal Affairs and Associate Justice, hopes that New Zealanders will be united again.
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MARCH 16 ― At times like these, I believe all Malaysians are united in voicing out against the terrorist actions that took place in Christchurch.
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PETALING JAYA: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is maintaining the refugee status of those from the Chin ethnic group registered with the agency for now.
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The politics of lies, hate, fear, race and religion perpetuated by BN and PAS did not prevent Pakatan Harapan from securing the necessary support from the Malay electorate to capture Putrajaya in the ...
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As former law minister Nazri Aziz’s racist outburst in Semenyih continues to reverberate across the political landscape, the way racism and religious extremism is being used to stymie the reform age...
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COMMENT | I doubt that Dr Mahathir Mohamad will ever remove Maszlee Malik as education minister.
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Recently, former tourism minister Nazri Aziz reportedly said that the post of attorney-general, chief justice and finance minister should not have been given to a non-Malay because they could not take...
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SEMENYIH POLLS | Umno supreme council member Lokman Adam said it didn't matter if Attorney-General Tommy Thomas was Christian and of Indian origin.