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KUALA LUMPUR: Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman says the government will also assist to push Dego Ride, after the green light was given to Gojek to enter into Malaysia’s motorc...
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PETALING JAYA: Human rights group Tenaganita has urged the government to strengthen its political will to fight the trafficking of Malaysians to other countries.
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PETALING JAYA: Najib Razak has cast doubt on Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng’s explanation that one of the reasons for the government’s borrowing of RM58.1 billion in the first six months of the yea...
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KUCHING: The Sarawak Bumiputera Teachers Union (KGBS) has supported the call by the National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) to abolish the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) for Year 6 pu...
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KUCHING: Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) activist Zainnal Ajamain is questioning the legality of the federal tourism, arts and culture ministry to regulate tourism in Sabah and Sarawak.
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This is really strange. In “New Malaysia”, I am beginning to feel more unease when expressing issues that I am not happy with.
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KUALA LUMPUR: An intense promotional campaign for a proposed serviced residence in the busy Taman Tun Dr Ismail has raised questions on the usage of institutional land meant for non-commercial entitie...
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PETALING JAYA: Rivalry between rival DAP factions at the federal and Perak state levels is believed to be behind events leading to a Perak executive councillor being charged with rape today.
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PETALING JAYA: A wildlife conservation expert has called for speed in the deployment of enforcers against the poaching of tigers.
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PETALING JAYA: The owner of Malaysia’s first motorcycle ride-hailing service, Dego Ride, hopes the government will prioritise local players, following its decision to introduce Gojek in Malaysia.
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SERI KEMBANGAN: Two academics have called for open-mindedness among Malaysian Muslims so they can gain knowledge from expressions of Islam in other parts of the world.
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GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government said delays with Google’s mobile operating system had caused its smart parking app to remain unavailable to Android users for the past week.
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KOTA KINABALU: Aloysius Siap is unhappy with the Sabah education and innovation ministry for conceding its fight for autonomy on education in the state over the introduction of khat (Jawi calligraphy)...
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PETALING JAYA: Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) today denied “leaking” a letter of conditional approval for MCA’s application to increase the plot ratio of the party’s headquarters in the city ce...
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PETALING JAYA: A Malaysian student who was jailed in the UK for possession of child pornography has returned to limelight, after it was revealed that he has enrolled for a postgraduate course at Unive...
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PETALING JAYA: Perak state executive council member Paul Yong Choo Kiong, who was under investigation following a claim of rape by an Indonesian maid, is expected to be charged in the Ipoh Sessions Co...
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PETALING JAYA: Broadcasting regulators in the UK have found Dr Zakir Naik’s satellite channel Peace TV guilty of hate speech, and say it could risk having its licence revoked as the Indian Muslim pr...
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I refer to a FMT report of Aug 20 that a local Sabah daily had apologised for misreporting a quote by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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PETALING JAYA: Wildlife officials have disposed of several thousand turtles recently confiscated by customs officers, saying they are listed as an invasive alien species (IAS) in Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The man who introduced Malaysia to a young Dr Zakir Naik more than two decades ago says the organisers of recent events featuring the Indian Muslim preacher could have been more prepared...
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PETALING JAYA: A federal minister has come to Putrajaya’s defence after PKR president Anwar Ibrahim urged the government to review its decision to renew Lynas Malaysia’s operating licence.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Critics of the Lynas’ rare earths plant in Kuantan should mobilise public support to persuade Putrajaya to review conditions imposed on the factory management, a lawyer said.
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PETALING JAYA: The Utusan Malaysia and Kosmo!
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PETALING JAYA: Kindergarten teacher M Indira Gandhi, whose daughter has been missing for over a decade, is to embark on a two-month “roadshow”.
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GEORGE TOWN: HeiTech Padu Berhad (HeiTech), the company behind the Penang Smart Parking project, today said it was fully funding the RM115 million job as part of a private financing initiative (PFI) a...
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PETALING JAYA: Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown has appointed a local legal firm to contest a RM100 million defamation suit filed against her by the former special officer to former attorne...
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During a recent press conference at Big Blue Taxi Services’ headquarters, company founder Shamsubahrin Ismail voiced his displeasure at the proposed introduction of Gojek in Malaysia, FMT reports.
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PETALING JAYA: A popular voluntary group involved in raising the educational level of Indian students in the country is under investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over alle...
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PETALING JAYA: Transport experts have welcomed Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman’s proposal to introduce motorcycle ride-hailing service Gojek in Malaysia.
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KOTA KINABALU: Several Sabah parties have taken Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin to task for his recent comment that Malaysia is “for the Malays”, saying the country belonged to all Malaysians...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Indian preacher Dr Zakir Naik is expected to return to Bukit Aman within the next two days to have his statement recorded following his report against five individuals including a minist...
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PETALING JAYA: Several laundry operators have urged the government to reconsider its decision to ban the hiring of foreign workers for the laundry and textile sub-sectors.
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PUTRAJAYA: Human Resources Minister M Kula Segaran today deflected questions on Utusan Malaysia’s fate should the news group shut down without paying its 769 employees.
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PETALING JAYA: Troubled Malay daily Utusan Malaysia, which is expected to cease publication tomorrow, said it will pay its employees a maximum of RM2,000 each as advance tonight.
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PETALING JAYA: A group of activists is recruiting thousands of people online to get them to wear a traditional form of Malay headgear called the tanjak, in what it says will be a show of unity to reje...
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PETALING JAYA: The High Court in Kota Bharu has dismissed the Kelantan government’s application to strike out a suit filed by the federal government over alleged encroachments into Orang Asli settle...
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PETALING JAYA: An industry player has warned that while renting houses through online platforms is gaining in popularity, would-be tenants may find themselves paying extra fees if they are not cautiou...
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PETALING JAYA: Women’s rights organisation Sisters in Islam (SIS) has urged the government to expedite its work on a law against sexual harassment following a molest case in which the perpetrator wa...
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PETALING JAYA: The gag order by Perlis police on Dr Zakir Naik will be extended nationwide, as authorities walk a fine line between calming growing anger among non-Muslim groups and the strong sympath...
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This article is in response to reports titled “Where’s your plan for Sabah, PBS asks Shafie” and “Shafie ruined Sabah’s economy in a year, says Umno” published in FMT on Aug 10 and 13, res...
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PETALING JAYA: Anti-narcotics officers are believed to have made a huge drugs bust of 3.2 tonnes of cocaine and 11 sacks believed to contain ketamine according to a report circulating on social media.
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KUALA LUMPUR: In the wake of news that Utusan Malaysia will cease publishing on Wednesday, its owner, Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd, could face possible delisting from Bursa Malaysia.
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PETALING JAYA: Police today arrested a 43-year-old man over a Facebook posting seen as inciting Muslims in Malaysia to shed the blood of non-Muslims. Acting Kuala Lumpur police chief Roslan Bek Ahmad ...
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PETALING JAYA: A UK-based missing persons charity supporting the family of Nora Anne Quoirin have rejected an Irish lawyer’s allegation that the family were complicit in Nora Anne’s disappearance ...
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PETALING JAYA: The police are looking into claims by an Irish lawyer that the family of Nora Anne Quoirin was complicit in the teenager’s disappearance and death, FMT understands.
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PETALING JAYA: The head of an Indian government agency tasked with protecting religious minorities agrees that Dr Zakir Naik’s speeches could be offensive to Hindus and questions his methods, but ad...
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KUCHING: Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s call for Malaysian patriotism among Sarawakians and Sabahans has drawn the scorn of the Movement of Change for Sarawak.
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Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has given his blessing to Selangor Umno to seek the sacking of state speaker Ng Suee Lim.
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PETALING JAYA: The Namibian High Commission has accused Malaysian officials of infringing Vienna Conventions on diplomatic rights in their treatment of two nephews of the High Commissioner last week.
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Umno has identified at least three potential candidates in the event a by-election is called for the Kimanis parliamentary seat.
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GEORGE TOWN: Prominent human rights activists in the country have upheld the right of the police to disallow Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik from making public speeches in Perlis because of the risk of ...
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Namibia High Commissioner to Malaysia Anne Namakau Mutelo was allegedly subjected to rude treatment by an Immigration officer at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Aug 12 while trying to secure the...
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PETALING JAYA: Rather than taking it easy on a Saturday morning, nonagenarian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad chose to ride 11km from Putrajaya to Cyberjaya and back.
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PETALING JAYA: The High Commission of Namibia has lodged a formal complaint to Wisma Putra against an immigration officer for allegedly being rude to the high commissioner and detaining two Namibian c...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) says the country is ill-prepared for Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0), warning that Malaysia will no longer be competitive if it is not able t...
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PETALING JAYA: A television programme featuring Lynas Malaysia representatives that was supposed to be aired on the government-owned Bernama News Channel on Wednesday was postponed and not cancelled, ...
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PETALING JAYA: An expert in constitutional law has questioned the value of amending the Federal Constitution to make the unilateral religious conversion of children illegal.
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is cooperating with the police and Netflix over the purported existence of syndicates selling usernames and passwords for h...
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KUCHING: Political activist Peter John Jaban has denounced Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin for referring to Malaysia as “Tanah Melayu”, saying he was either displaying his ignorance or delibe...
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PETALING JAYA: DAP’s Charles Santiago today said that Dr Zakir Naik had every right to lodge a police report against him and vowed to co-operate with the authorities.
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PETALING JAYA: The Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) has been urged to provide data of previous flash floods in Subang Jaya to see if previous drainage problems were linked with yesterday’s flash...
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KOTA KINABALU: The Election Court today declared the election results in Kimanis parliamentary constituency, which was won by former foreign minister Anifah Aman, null and void.
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KANGAR: Pressure is growing on Indian preacher Dr Zakir Naik ahead of a three-day programme that was to have featured him and his family members as the star speakers.
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PETALING JAYA: An environmentalist has asked the government to explain what it will do if Lynas Corp fails to meet the conditions it has set for extending the company’s licence to operate its rare e...
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PETALING JAYA: Two lawyers say Dr Zakir Naik can be investigated and charged under the Penal Code for hate speech and causing public disorder in the country, amid growing calls for the controversial p...
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PETALING JAYA: Random voices predicting the defeat of Pakatan Harapan (PH) in the next general election have brought comfort to activists associated with a movement that called for the spoiling of vot...
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KUCHING: Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) has accused Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad of adding fuel to the fire by labelling Chinese education group Dong Zong as “racist”.
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PETALING JAYA: Major flash floods caused havoc and massive traffic jams in USJ and parts of Subang Jaya.
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PETALING JAYA: Bentong MP Wong Tack, a vocal critic of the Lynas rare earths processing plant, has described today as “a day of shame” after Putrajaya allowed its licence to be renewed.
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PETALING JAYA: The High Court in Seremban has temporarily suspended the decision of the Registrar of Societies (RoS) to deregister the Royal Port Dickson Yacht Club three months ago.
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PETALING JAYA: An economist has urged the government to broaden the country’s tax base, in line with recommendations by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to reduce re...
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PETALING JAYA: Two PPBM Supreme Council members have called for patience in the wake of a statement by PKR MP Hassan Karim that Dr Mahathir Mohamad should step down as prime minister for failing to ad...
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PETALING JAYA: A retired Federal Court judge believes Umno is likely to fail in its attempt to recover costs from elected representatives who have crossed over to PPBM, given existing court rulings on...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) is investigating a Facebook post inciting Muslims to murder “kafir” (infidels), which has triggered a wave of reactions on socia...
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PETALING JAYA: Police have denied that they had received information that Irish teenage girl Nora Anne Quoirin was raped by the Orang Asli following social media posts speculating that she was likely ...
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PETALING JAYA: The mother of a factory worker who died at the Tapah Prison five years ago will file an appeal against a High Court decision not to award a dependency claim.
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PETALING JAYA: The Registrar of Societies (RoS) deregistered the Royal Port Dickson Yacht Club three months ago after a member lodged a complaint with its Negeri Sembilan branch.
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PETALING JAYA: The family of Nora Anne Quoirin, who was found dead beside a jungle stream near Seremban yesterday, wants the police to investigate all angles into the cause of the Franco-Irish teenage...
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GEORGE TOWN: A woman whose family was robbed by several men wielding machetes last week has spoken of their ordeal, accusing the police of slow response to the incident.
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Mohamed Arshad Raji KUCHING: National Patriots Association (Patriot), an army veterans’ group, has panned a business tycoon in Perak for suggesting that Malaysian armed forces personnel be diverted...
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PETALING JAYA: Lawyers have expressed concern that an amendment to the wording on the conversion of minors in the Selangor state enactment could cause it to override the landmark ruling of the Federal...
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AMPANG: Three years ago, Muhammad Ali Buwe fled the terror of war and death in Somalia, arriving on the shores of Malaysia with his wife in the hope of building a new life here.
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PETALING JAYA: A radiation expert has warned that the government’s plan to revive tin mining raises a bigger concern than allowing Lynas Malaysia to continue processing rare earths.
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In an article in FMT on Aug 4, “Riled by xenophobia jibe, activist slams Shafie”, blogger Ronnie Klassen asked whether Chief Minister Shafie Apdal had lost the plot after accusing Sabahans of bein...
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GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government is investigating a fish breeder’s complaint that his entire stock of more than 50,000 at a farm off Teluk Bahang died last Sunday morning in an incident similar to...
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PETALING JAYA: The war of words between DAP’s Charles Santiago and the federal government is continuing, with the Klang MP now training his guns at Education Minister Maszlee Malik for implying that...
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I was touched by FMT’s Aidiladha video, showing a khat calligraphist drawing the greeting.
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Temenggong Dato Vincent Lau KUCHING: Temenggong Dato Vincent Lau, a former chairman of Dong Zong, said today it was improper for government leaders to resort to name-calling against those who disagre...
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PETALING JAYA: A political analyst has given warning that the DAP’s failure to overcome the khat issue could result in a low voter turnout among the Chinese community at the next general election.
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KOTA KINABALU: Umno has accused Chief Minister Shafie Apdal and his state government of ruining Sabah’s economy, in the wake of statistics showing that the state’s GDP fell 6.7% in less than a yea...
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PETALING JAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s labelling of the Chinese educationist group Dong Zong as “racist” has sparked calls to rise above name-calling, amid criticism of the prime minister for bein...
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PETALING JAYA: At a time when hundreds of thousands of youths are struggling with unemployment, a university graduate says he is willing to do anything to earn a living, including working as a clown.
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GEORGE TOWN: A weather expert said last weekend’s storm and strong winds that battered the northern states of the peninsula were not caused by Typhoon Lekima but were merely bad weather from the cur...
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KUALA LUMPUR: PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin today dismissed speculation that Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari’s proposed amendment on the unilateral conversion of minors was to strength...
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PETALING JAYA: A Puspakom officer has alleged that corruption is rife among officers in the mobile service of the vehicle inspection monopoly.
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I am sharing my recent experience at Penang Airport as a concerned citizen who strongly urges AirAsia to improve their services there.
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KUALA LUMPUR: When Leong Yew Kee read the story of a young mother who had her jail sentence reduced after being convicted of stealing about RM300 worth of diapers and infant formula, it struck a famil...
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PETALING JAYA: The fear of losing their jobs is one of the main reasons holding back employees from coming out to report wrongdoings by their bosses or in their companies, Transparency International M...
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PETALING JAYA: A Johore DAP politician under fire for purportedly linking Jawi with pornographic material says her explanations had been taken out of context when used in translated subtitles in a wid...
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KUCHING: As Miri went into the fourth day of air quality rated as “hazardous”, Sarawak residents, particularly those in the north, have been advised to reduce unnecessary outdoor activities in lig...