Topic: June 21
Release pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong
LETTER | The Coalition for Clean and Fair Election (Bersih 2.0) expresses grave concerns on the widespread of police violence and deterioration of civic space in Hong Kong following the arrest of 10 s...
HK protesters to regroup today despite police ban
Protesters were expected to gather in downtown Hong Kong today in the latest of a series of anti-government demonstrations that have plunged the Chinese-ruled city into its worst political crisis in d...
Najib’s 1MDB trial postponed to next Monday
KUALA LUMPUR: The much-awaited high-profile trial of Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak who is facing four charges of having used his positions to obtain gratification totalling RM2.3 billion in 1Malaysia D...
Agong pulls over for another accident victim
PETALING JAYA: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah made waves on social media again today with a video of him stopping his entourage to speak to a woman whose car had been involved...
Umno forced to crowdfund after ‘unfair forfeiture’
KUALA LUMPUR: Umno has launched a crowdfunding campaign to finance its activities following the civil forfeiture suit filed on its party accounts by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), says party president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Palm hits over 1-month high on US soyoil strength
KUALA LUMPUR (July 24): Malaysian palm oil futures climbed over 1% at midday break on Wednesday to their highest in more than a month, tracking gains in US soyoil on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)....
Refugees can contribute to nation
MALAYSIA is currently the home of over 170,000 refugees and asylum seekers, with a large majority of them coming from Myanmar (86%) followed by refugees from Pakistan, Yemen, Syria, Somalia and Sri La...
Ah long use foreign numbers
KUALA LUMPUR: Loan sharks are using foreign mobile phone numbers to harass their targets as they believe it can slow down the process of tracing them, says MCA Public Services and Complaints Department chief Datuk Seri Michael Chong.
Pasir Gudang chemical leak: No arrests made so far
JOHOR BARU: There were no arrests made during roadblock operations in Pasir Gudang to prevent the removal of chemical waste from the area in small portions, said Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil K...
Singaporeans convicted of immigration offences
PEKAN NENAS - "Sorry, I did not get enough rest and was too tired and forgot to stop and show my passport."
This was the mitigation of Singaporean manager Muhammad Alfalah Mohd Yusof, 27, who escap...
Four foreign militants detained
KUALA LUMPUR: Four foreign militants were detained following anti-terror swoops in Selangor and Kedah, says Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.
Cabinet yet to decide on Gamuda
PUTRAJAYA: The Cabinet has yet to make its final decision on the takeover of Gamuda Bhd’s four tolled highways, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix).
Cabinet yet to decide on Gamuda
PUTRAJAYA: The Cabinet has yet to make its final decision on the takeover of Gamuda Bhd’s four tolled highways, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Five fallacies about the highway takeover offer
The proposed acquisition of four toll concessionaires will save billions of ringgit for taxpayers and highway users, while providing shareholders of the toll concessionaires a limited but reasonable r...
Tony Pua: Govt need not pay a single sen to acquire toll concessionaires
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The government would not need to fork out a single sen to pay for the acquisition of four highway concessionaires, as the RM6.2 billion purchase consideration will be entirely self-financed via the collection of proposed congestion fees, says political secretary to the Finance Minister, Tony Pua.
Orang Asli and freedom of religion
LETTER | Recently, on June 21, the Kelantan Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (Maik) was said to have published a report that disclosed its aim to convert all the Orang Asli in the state to ...
‘Singer held for one night only’
KUALA LUMPUR: Singer-songwriter Maggie Lindemann was detained for one night by the Immigration Department and not the five days as reported by international media, said the department.
Frankly Speaking: Explain what’s going on
On June 21, word began spreading that Datuk Mohd Anuar Taib, executive vice-president and CEO of upstream operations at national oil company Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), had been suspended from ...
Halfway through 2019, tech leads on Wall Street
SAN FRANCISCO: Technology stocks are Wall Street's top performers as 2019 hits half-way, with investors betting on lower interest rates, although Apple and chipmakers face turbulence related to the U.S.-China trade war.
Towards safer workplaces
KUALA LUMPUR: Efforts will continue to create a safe workplace environment despite the government abstaining from voting on an international convention on workplace harassment, says Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh.
E-bid for Federal Territory JPJs
PUTRAJAYA: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will fully implement the online bidding system in the Federal Territories after successfully collecting RM1.31mil for the “VDN” plate series.