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Topic: International Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Racial Discrimination

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COMMENT | The recent furore over the appointment of Latheefa Koya as MACC chief by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad demonstrates that all is not well in the ruling coalition.
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PUTRAJAYA, May 31 — Some 30 members of a Musim group calling itself Gerakan Pembela Ummah (Ummah) demonstrated outside the Attorney General Chambers (AGC) here today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Civil society should hound Pakatan Harapan ministers and politicians for civil rights reforms, said Attorney General Tommy Thomas.
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Gerakan Pembela Ummah, the movement behind the rallies against the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Icerd) and Rome Statute, is mulling a mass protest...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 — The Attorney General Chambers (AGC) cannot perform “miracles” in implementing legal reforms, Tommy Thomas said today following criticism from several civil societies over ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Civil society should hound Pakatan Harapan ministers and politicians for civil rights reforms, says Attorney General, Tommy Thomas.
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COMMENT | A new government has been installed.
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YOURSAY | ‘When will Malaysians be mature enough to deal with the truth of May 13?’ Many want a better understanding of May 13, survey shows Vent: Before this survey, there were calls to hold a tr...
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YOURSAY | 'The more you gag, the more suspicious your members will become.' After 'kartel dedak' revelation, PAS issues gag order OceanMaster: To PAS’ credit, they have been consistent at being an o...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) has called for additional security for Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P Waytha Moorthy following reports that terror suspects had p...
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KUALA LUMPUR: While Hindraf (Hindu Rights Action Force) appreciates the Royal Malaysia Police’s recent success in foiling terror attacks and assassinations, it also wants the Inspector-General of Po...
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It is interesting to note that as Pakatan Harapan (PH) reaches its first anniversary of being in government, the public, including NGOs, have been giving their two cents on the Dr Mahathir Mohamad-led...
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PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has expressed scepticism over the rationale for the “405” rally that took place in Kuala Lumpur last weekend.
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A YEAR ago, Malaysia ushered in the Pakatan Harapan government with much hope and expectations.
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PETALING JAYA, May 8 — Amnesty International (AI) Malaysia today suggested that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government formulate a strategic roadmap for introducing human rights reforms.
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The royal institution in Malaysia should remain outside of politics and, as such, should not be involved in ruling and in government policies, international NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said.
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PETALING JAYA: A global human rights group today raised concerns over Putrajaya’s fear of public opinion in failing to ratify several key United Nations (UN) conventions.
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PETALING JAYA: Global rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government not only failed to fulfil its pledge to improve Malaysia’s human rights record, but also succumbe...
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YOURSAY | ‘A hungry and jobless person is a political devil’s haven.’ As support ebbs, how can Harapan turn the tide?
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More than 1,000 people, one report said 2,000, marched from the Masjid Jamek mosque to the Sogo shopping complex in Kuala Lumpur on May 4 to “defend the sovereignty of Islam”. The rally, organised...
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KUALA LUMPUR: After close to one year in power, the government has failed to reform repressive legislation and has continued to restrict fundamental freedoms and silence dissent, says civil society groups.
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PETALING JAYA: The G25, a group of prominent former civil servants, has lambasted the organisers of the rally to “defend the sovereignty of Islam”, as well as certain leaders from Umno and PAS, fo...
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Umno supreme council member Lokman Noor Adam did not mince words when he labelled DAP’s “multiracial politics” as “bullshit” in a report by a Hong Kong news site recently.
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Umno supreme council member Lokman Noor Adam is planning to stage a mega rally 10 days after Hari Raya Aidilfitri to protest against the ratification of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The police will call up the organisers of Saturday's (May 4) Rally To Defend the Sovereignty of Islam and the Constitution at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, which was said to be without the approval of the authorities.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A peaceful rally to “defend the sovereignty of Islam” was held here with its participants voicing their discontent over matters linked to religion and the royalty.Known as the 405 rally, the protesters highlighted issues such as Rome Statute, the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the Unified Examination Certificate, and the death of fireman Muham­mad Adib Mohd Kassim.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Speakers at the 405 Rally that took place here on Saturday (May 4) voiced their dissatisfaction on several matters such as the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim and an alleged threat to the institution of Malay rulers.
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KUALA LUMPUR - Thousands of Malaysian Muslims marched at a rally on Saturday (May 4) in Kuala Lumpur to defend the "sovereignty of Islam" following claims that their rights were being eroded by the Pa...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — The rally to defend the “sovereignty of Islam” organised by pro-Islam Gerakan Pembela Ummah (Ummah) today ended much earlier following a heavy downpour.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The '405' rally finished one-and-a-half hours early due to the weather outside the Sogo shopping complex here.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — The rally to defend the “sovereignty of Islam” organised by pro-Islam Gerakan Pembela Ummah (Ummah) today saw placards calling for Attorney-General Tommy Thomas’ dismissa...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Crowds are already gathering ahead of the "405" rally, held supposedly to defend the "sovereignty of Islam" on Saturday (May 4).
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LIVE | The rally to "defend Islam" organised by pro-Islam Gerakan Pembela Ummah (Ummah) group kicked off in Kuala Lumpur this afternoon.
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PETALING JAYA: The “405” rally, supposedly held to defend the “sovereignty of Islam” will be allowed to go on, says the police.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Vacant posts among Bukit Aman’s top brass, including those of the Deputy IGP and Special Branch director, will be filled soon, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 — Organisers of the Himpunan Pertahanan Kedaulatan Islam rally will go ahead with the planned demonstration tomorrow, claiming to have received approval from the district police.
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PETALING JAYA: Organisers of the "405" rally – supposedly being held to defend the sovereignty of Islam – have fully complied with all requirements under the Peaceful Assembly Act and the gathering will be allowed to proceed.
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PETALING JAYA: Commenting on a rally, dubbed “Gathering 405”, being organised in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday (May 4) to “defend the sovereignty of Islam”, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin rejected the notion that Pakatan had sidelined the Malays and Muslims.
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NEXT week will mark a year since Malaysia witnessed a change of government.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A frequent critic of Pakatan Harapan (PH) acknowledges that the coalition has, in its first year of power, made laudable moves in the interest of democracy but complains that the pace ha...
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PUTRAJAYA: The government will not hesitate to take stern action against anyone who insults any religion, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
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WHAT a difference a year makes.
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YOURSAY | ‘Why all these imaginary fears?
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The pro-Islam Gerakan Pembela Ummah (Ummah) group will organise a major rally to defend Islam, in Kuala Lumpur, on May 4.
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PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Moh­amad’s approval rating as Prime Minister has fallen to 46% from a high of 71% in August last year, according to a poll by Merdeka Centre.The opinion research firm also found that the Pakatan Harapan government’s rating was at 39%, compared to 79% from that same period.
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PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s approval rating has taken a plunge from a high of 71% recorded during the first three months of Pakatan Harapan in power to 46%, according to Merd...
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PETALING JAYA: The approval rating of the Pakatan Harapan government and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's performance as Prime Minister has declined, according to a recent poll by the Merdeka Centre.
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I really don’t understand why Pakatan Harapan has to make a series of retreats to appease certain segments of racial and religious forces over the last 11 months or so.
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PUTRAJAYA, April 24 — Senator P. Waytha Moorthy declared the country to be less polarised today, despite claims that he failed to deal with several racially-charged issues in the ten months since he...
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PETALING JAYA: Rights activists and academics have urged Putrajaya not to pull the plug on the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) just yet, sayin...
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PUTRAJAYA: Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah says the battle to ratify the Rome Statute will continue, with Putrajaya “calling the bluff” of opponents whom he said had manipulated the issue thro...
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PUTRAJAYA, April 23 — Wisma Putra will take a more proactive role in explaining the government’s international policies after Putrajaya was forced to abandon ratifying the Rome Statute, said Datuk...
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FOR a political coalition that came into office in mid-2018 most unexpectedly and was thus somewhat unprepared, the present government has done impeccably well in achieving effective control of the go...
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PETALING JAYA: A prominent rights activist said he sensed frustration in the resignation of Razali Ismail as chairman of the government’s Humans Rights Commission (Suhakam), just about two weeks sho...
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THE parallels between the controversies over the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Icerd) are ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Frequent engagements between policymakers and the people are needed for Malaysians, particularly Malay Muslim youths, to better grasp the meaning of living in Malaysia Baharu (New Malaysia), says Malaysia Youth Foundation director Mustaffa Kamil Ayub.
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RANTAU, April 13 ― Riding high on the euphoria of their twin wins in Semenyih and Cameron Highlands, Umno and PAS are working hard to achieve a “hat trick” in Rantau by focusing on the issue of ...
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APRIL 12 — The parallels between the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court controversy and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) ar...
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LETTER | For a political coalition that came into office in mid-2018 most unexpectedly and somewhat unprepared, the present government has done impeccably well in achieving effective control of the go...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has expressed its deep concerns at the government's decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute, calling it a step backwards for Malaysia's international standing.
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COMMENT | The Malaysian Bar is deeply concerned about the Government’s decision, announced on 5 April 2019, that it is reneging on its pledge to accede to the Rome Statute of the International Crimi...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A group of Barisan Nasional-linked NGOs wants the Foreign Minister and Attorney-General to be sacked over the attempt to ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Icerd).
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KUALA LUMPUR: A group of Barisan-linked NGOs wants Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah and Attorney General Tommy Thomas to be sacked over the attempt to ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Icerd) and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 8 — As the Dewan Rakyat sitting convened today, a group of about 40 men and women assembled at the gates of Parliament demanding the removal of Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin A...
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PETALING JAYA: The U-turn by the government to withdraw from the Rome Statute gives a troubling impression that the country is ruled by racial and religious sentiment, said the G25 group of eminent Malays.
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PETALING JAYA: The G25 group of eminent Malays has expressed its disappointment that the government has yielded to pressure from dissenting groups and decided to withdraw from the Rome Statute soon af...
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PETALING JAYA: The government's decision to withdraw from ratifying the Rome Statute gives a troubling impression that the country is ruled by racial and religious sentiments, says the G25 group of eminent Malays.
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COMMENT | G25 expresses its disappointment that the government has yielded to pressure from dissenting groups and decided to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), s...
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GEORGE TOWN: Klang MP Charles Santiago today panned the government’s move to withdraw from the Rome Statute, saying it sends the wrong message to voters, investors and fellow Asean members.
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YOURSAY | ‘What kind of country are we living in when the state can just snatch you up and make you disappear?’ Police behind disappearance of Koh and Amri, Suhakam inquiry concludes Vijay47: For ...
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YOURSAY | ‘What does it have to do with Malay privileges, the royalty, or even same-sex marriages?’ BN MPs protest after ex-ally says sultan's remarks off-limits Fairnsquare: So BN lawmakers were ...
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Amid criticism over Malaysia acceding to the Rome Statute and the attempt to ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Icerd), Dr Mahathir Mohamad s...
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BANTING: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia still has its reservations against certain conditions under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Mahathir said the gove...
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The Pakatan Harapan government failed to preempt the outcry over its plans to ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Icerd) by not engaging the p...
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PULAU CAREY, March 24 — The Federal Constitution will guide Malaysia’s ratification or adoption of any global treaties and conventions, the prime minister said today.
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JOHOR BARU: The federal government must not ratify treaties that affect the special position of the Malays and Islam, says Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar.
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Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar has slammed Putrajaya in his birthday speech, accusing them of violating the Federal Constitution by signing the Rome Statute.
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JOHOR BARU: Johor's Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar says the Federal Constitution will be contravened, if Malaysia ratifies the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Icerd), as well as the government's decision to sign the instrument to accede to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 -— The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) today again advocated for Malaysia’s accession to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial...
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The Pakatan Harapan government has been urged to step up its countermeasures against the intensifying use of racial political rhetoric.
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ALL eyes are on the government as Parliament convenes for the first session of the year on March 11.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 — Race and religious discrimination continues to prevail in “New Malaysia”, a Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) commissioner said today.
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MP SPEAKS | A leader by default from a party that was lagging way behind in popularity, Jacinda Ardern (photo, above) went on to provide New Zealand with her own stamp of leadership.
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JOHOR BARU, March 16 — A Johor-based civil society movement today voiced its concern over Putrajaya’s failure defend the position of the Malay rulers as provided for in the Federal Constitution.
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LETTER | We the undersigned civil society organisations urge the government to comprehensively eliminate employment discrimination in all economic sectors, rather than selectively eliminating discrimi...
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PETALING JAYA: As the debate over the rights of the LGBT community continues, electoral reforms group Bersih 2.0 says democracy is about allowing all quarters to express their views and concerns in a ...
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Many Malaysians feel that the old Malaysia still dominates our country, despite the idea of “The New Malaysia” that emerged after the last general election.
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The Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) has denounced BN secretary-general Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz for what it described as a case of inciting racial hatred.
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The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has urged the government to "accede and comply" with the six unratified human rights conventions, including the International Convention on the Elimin...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has urged the government to "accede and comply" with the six unratified human rights conventions, including the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Icerd).
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 ― Datuk A. Kadir Jasin has chided the local media today for emphasising on the “emotional” reactions towards the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of ...
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FEBRUARY 20 — The recent scholarship advertisement by Pantai Hospital Sungai Petani has drawn criticism for its preference for people from specific ethnic groups.
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PETALING JAYA: A PAS leader today denied Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s claim that the party signed a declaration that it would not back Umno in the Semenyih by-election next month.
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SEMENYIH POLLS | Terengganu Menteri Besar Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar has refuted Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's claim that PAS will not support Umno in the upcoming Semenyih by-election.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 ― PAS has denied that it signed a letter agreeing not to support Umno in the Semenyih by-election, according to a report by Sinar Harian Online.
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PUTRAJAYA, Feb 7 ― Datuk Salahuddin Ayub wants to make one thing very clear about the position of Malays and Islam under Pakatan Harapan (PH) ― there will be no erosion under the new government.
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YOURSAY | ‘If you don’t want migrants, create laws to stop them from coming - not abuse them when they are in your country.’ 'Racist' to say migrant workers prone to social ills, Penang CM told ...
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LETTER | Landlords are coming out saying that they should have a choice of who to rent their properties to.
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has vowed that his government will be sensitive towards all religions.
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I LOST my father when he had just turned 66 years old.