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YOURSAY | ‘Maszlee could have defused this by spelling out what he meant by ‘optional’.’ Khat lessons subject to PTA approval, to be referred as 'Jawi lessons' Gerard Lourdesamy: This is a fai...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik is trying to stir up racial sentiments in Malaysia, despite being forbidden to talk about politics.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government is expecting 45,000 housing units after the Kampung Baru re-development project here is implemented, said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad (pix).
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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said it is clear that controversial Indian preacher Zakir Naik is stirring racial politics and “racial feelings” in the country.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 — Evergreen singer Francissca Peter, whose patriotic-themed song Setia was once popular during the 1980s, has urged fellow Malaysian artists to unite against controversial remar...
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JUST when I had written the article on bringing together progressives to unite Malaysia for a better tomorrow, as if on cue, the dark side of the force apparently decided that it was a good time to te...
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PETALING JAYA: Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi last night said the people will reject the PH government naturally without the opposition taking their revenge.
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HOW much do people know about khat?
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Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin might be a controversial figure on a variety of matters, but he could be open and progressive on some.
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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PETALING JAYA: Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin, who recently stirred controversy by stating that Malaysia is for Malays, today called on all Malaysians to push for a Chinese educationist group to...
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PAS and Umno are expected to hold a series of speeches nationwide which will build up to a mega rally in Kuala Lumpur to show their solidarity for the country.
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Protesters at a rally against Kluang MP Wong Shu Qi resorted to mocking her with vulgarities during a speech by Umno Youth chief Ashraf Wajdi Dusuki.
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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: Datuk Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin (pic) has hit out at Muslim leaders who have “selectively” condemned Zakir Naik, but added that it was inappropriate for the controversial preacher ...
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Umno deputy president Mohamad Hasan has blasted the cabinet decision to make the introduction of khat lessons optional and dependent on the approval of parent-teacher associations (PTAs), parents and ...
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PETALING JAYA: Umno deputy president Mohamad Hasan has criticised the Cabinet’s decision to allow vernacular schools the choice to introduce Jawi script as part of their Bahasa Malaysia syllabus for...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 ― Malaysian tycoon Robert Kuok today lambasted Malaysian politicians who claim that Japanese occupiers had liberated then Malaya from British colonialists, calling those who do ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 ― Justice is for everyone, but when it comes to national identity, there must always be a dominant race, Perlis Mufti Datuk Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin said.
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PETALING JAYA: Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin has criticised those he claims disregard the dominance of the Malays in Malaysia, saying the idea that all races are equal in moulding a nation’s ...
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PETALING JAYA: Leaders of the G25 group of eminent Malays have urged the people to be calm and stop racially manipulating issues.
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The prime minister has called Dong Zong (the National Chinese School Committees’ Association) racist because of its opposition to the inclusion of khat in the primary school Bahasa Melayu curriculum...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan leaders must be the example of unity if they want to talk about unity, says Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar.
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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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Pakatan Harapan party chiefs are calling for the nation to come together amidst heightened racial and religious tension following the recent khat (Jawi calligraphy) controversy.
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Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has questioned the Education Ministry’s latest decision with regards to the introduction of Jawi khat to Standard Four students.
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PETALING JAYA: Chinese educationist group Dong Zong's intention to safeguard mother-tongue education is reasonable, says MCA.
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PETALING JAYA: Lawyer Syahredzan Johan has received a death threat on social media after he suggested that controversial preacher Zakir Naik's permanent resident status be rescinded.
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Social activist Marina Mahathir is the latest to join the chorus condemning preacher Zakir Naik for calling on Chinese Malaysians to leave the country.
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YOURSAY | ‘Mahathir is back.
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh has urged Putrajaya to deport Dr Zakir Naik to Saudi Arabia, if it is worried that the Indian government may discriminate against the fugitive...
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KUCHING: A group of native customary rights (NCR) NGOs wants the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate whether there was any corruption involved among the top authorities after th...
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Several national laureates are urging Putrajaya to forge ahead with the introduction of khat art (Jawi calligraphy) lessons in the Year Four Bahasa Malaysia syllabus next year.
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As I got down to writing about Merdeka, I found myself wrapped in gloom.
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Ahmad (center), Samsudin (left) and Wahab (right) showing documents pertaining to the land dispute as well as a copy of a police report lodged recently outside MACC offices in Kuching.
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PETALING JAYA: Veteran politician Tan Sri Rais Yatim has called for controversial preacher Zakir Naik to be sent back to India.
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PETALING JAYA - Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Monday called Chinese education group Dong Zong racist and followed this up yesterday by saying action could be taken if it keeps inciting...
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Former minister Rais Yatim (photo, above) has backed calls for controversial preacher Zakir Naik to be deported to India.
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Entrepreneur Development Minister Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof (photo, above) has upped the ante amid rising tension among ethnic communities over a number of sensitive issues, claiming that Malays have comp...
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PETALING JAYA: If Chinese educationist group Dong Zong keeps instigating the people by playing up Chinese education issues, then it is going against the law and legal action can be taken against the movement, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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SEPANG: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir said it is up to the police to decide whether the United Chinese School Committees’ Association, Dong Zong, should be banned or not.
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Dato Vincent Lau SIBU: Former Dong Zong chief Temenggong Dato Vincent Lau says it was not right to brand the United Chinese School Committees Association of Malaysia (Don Zong) as racist for objecti...
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PETALING JAYA: Chinese educationist groups Dong Zong and Jiao Zong today denied Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s accusation that Dong Zong is racist for objecting to the introduction of khat in ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The DAP, by using pornography to explain the use of Jawi to the Chinese, has insulted the community and indirectly hurt the feelings of people, especially the Malays, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
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UPDATED SEPANG: Dr Mahathir Mohamad today again launched a scathing attack on Chinese educationist group Dong Zong, but stopped short of saying whether the government would ban the organisation amid a...
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PETALING JAYA: If Chinese educationist group Dong Zong keeps instigating the people by playing up issues pertaining to Chinese education, then it is going against the law, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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KUCHING: Sarawak DAP has criticised Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad for labelling Chinese education group Dong Zong as “racists”, describing his statement as “inappropriate”.
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Dong Zong has rebuffed Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's assertion that the association is "racist" and that it opposes all government education policies.
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LETTER | Jawi has been the main script of the Malay language in the Malay Peninsula and the Malay Archipelago for hundreds of years before the coming of the British.
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COMMENT | It seems to me that the non-Muslims by which I mean Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs and Christians, are barking up the wrong tree.
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The key expectation for the cabinet meeting tomorrow has been whether the ministers will agree on renewing Lynas' licence for its Gebeng rare earths processing plant which is already a contentious iss...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia's Youth wing has launched an online petition calling the Chinese educationist group Dong Zong to be banned.
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Former Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar (above) has expressed concern at the trajectory of the country amid intolerance in the country.
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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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Mahathir LANGKAWI: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has described Dong Zong, the United Chinese School Committees’ Association, as racist as it has never agreed with national education policies, including t...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 — A petition calling for the government to ban Chinese educationist group Dong Zong as a racist organisation has gathered close to 65,000 signatures with 50,000 of them signed w...
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LANGKAWI: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad described Chinese educationist group Dong Zong as “racist”, saying it frequently protests the government’s education policies – including introducing khat in schools.
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PETALING JAYA: The Prime Minister’s labelling of Chinese educationist group Dong Zong as "racist" was “uncalled for” and “most regretted”, says Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh.
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Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad – Bernama file photo LANGKAWI: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has described Dong Zong, the United Chinese School Committees’ Association, as racist as it has never agreed with na...
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LANGKAWI: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) has described Dong Zong, the United Chinese School Committees’ Association, as racist as it has never agreed with national education policies, including the i...
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ADUN SPEAKS | Zakir Naik in his speech in Kota Baru recently cannot even make a simple or rudimentary comparison between Hindus in Malaysia and Muslims in India.
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LANGKAWI, Aug 12 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has described Dong Zong, the United Chinese School Committees’ Association, as racist as it has never agreed with national education policies, including ...
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LANGKAWI: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has labelled Chinese educationist group Dong Zong “racist” over the khat issue.
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PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today hit out at Chinese education group Dong Zong, labelling them “racists”, amid continued objection to the introduction of khat in the Year 4 B...
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Pakatan Harapan lawmaker Wong Shu Qi today accused the opposition of taking her speech on the introduction of khat (Jawi calligraphy) in schools out of context in a bid to play up racial sentiments.
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PETALING JAYA: DAP’s Kluang MP Wong Shu Qi today maintained that her remarks on Jawi and pornographic material were taken out of context, accusing MCA and Umno of misleading the public and playing u...
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PETALING JAYA: DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang has been challenged to name those whom he claimed are conspiring to sow mistrust between.
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Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari should explain to the public and Pakatan Harapan his push for the unilateral conversion of minors, said PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin.
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PETALING JAYA: If an election were held now, the DAP would lose the Iskandar Puteri parliamentary seat and up to 40% of votes nationwide over the khat (Jawi calligraphy) issue, says party adviser Lim Kit Siang.
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PETALING JAYA: DAP will lose the Iskandar Puteri parliamentary seat and would see a 30% to 40% reduction of the votes in the country if the election is held now, said its adviser Lim Kit Siang (pix).
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PETALING JAYA: DAP will be defeated in the Iskandar Puteri parliamentary seat and would lose 30-40% of the votes if an election is held now, said DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang today.
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Lim Kit Siang has said that DAP would need time to rebuild the trust of supporters and convince the latter they were not betrayed by the party over the recent khat (Jawi calligraphy) controversy.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 — DAP Iskandar Puteri MP Lim Kit Siang said today he is standing by his statement on the introduction of khat in schools, calling all Malaysians instead to overcome their fear o...
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DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang defended his position on introducing Jawi khat (calligraphy art) lessons in the Year 4 Bahasa Malaysia textbook despite being heckled by unhappy voters over the ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 ― Malaysia is trailing other countries in the digitisation of industries due to the Education Ministry’s misplaced priorities, Tun Daim Zainuddin wrote today.
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The Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) headquarters in Kuala Lumpur is an iconic building that is even studied by architecture students but plans to demolish it have been turned into yet another racial an...
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File photo shows Entri (left) showing the broken parts of the old landmark at the Marudi Town Square, where the new waterfront development is underway.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has asked Utusan Melayu to pay unpaid salaries for its 769 staff.
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PETALING JAYA: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP), the government body responsible for developing the national language, has defended itself against criticism that it has not been able to attract non-Mala...
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Pakatan Harapan's inability to respond to challenges based on reasons, facts and historical imperatives has disappointed Zaid Ibrahim.
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PETALING JAYA: Controversial novelist Faisal Tehrani has waded into the Jawi-khat debate, launching a strongly worded attack on those opposed to the teaching of the script in schools, saying they are ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8 — Political analysts said they cannot see how Pakatan Harapan (PH) can gain from its controversial decision to introduce the Malay-Arabic calligraphy of khat to Year Four pupils ...
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PETALING JAYA: An interfaith group today challenged the education ministry’s statement that the Malay-Arabic calligraphy of khat is part of Malaysia’s identity, saying there is no historical backi...
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YOURSAY | ‘Please do not experiment with millions of our Malaysian children.’ PM: Not right to object to 'khat', other written languages were never opposed Caripasal: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mo...
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PETALING JAYA: A DAP leader says party secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has warned members against “acting like the opposition” following the controversy over the introduction of khat calligraphy in...
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THE issue of introducing khat in the education syllabus has shown that Malaysians have become too hyper-sensitive on anything that touches on race and religion, according to Terengganu Pakatan Harapan...
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AUGUST 6 ― Two sides to a coin, and Hafidz Baharom while being a writer whose work I like to read, his piece on Khat, Jawi and cultural colonization is somewhat only a picture he paints as he sees i...
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MP SPEAKS | The Malay Economic Action Council (MTEM) should give the needs-based affirmative action policy mooted by PKR president Anwar Ibrahim a chance.
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ADUN SPEAKS | De facto Islamic Affairs Minister Mujahid Yusof Rawa is right in saying that learning khat or Jawi calligraphy will connect the past with the present.
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YOURSAY | ‘Voters are not demanding they bring miracles but for something like Lynas, it's a straightforward thing.’ With logic laid to waste over Lynas, MP wonders about 'dark secrets' Clever Vot...
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LETTER | I am perturbed by the accusation that the Malay Jawi alphabet and stylistic khat writing is a sign of Islamisation.
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I was a bit perturbed by the accusation that the Malay Jawi alphabet and stylistic khat writing was a sign of Islamisation.
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AUGUST 5 — I was a bit perturbed by the accusation that the Malay Jawi alphabet and stylistic khat writing was a sign of Islamisation.
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Lim Kit Siang has cautioned Malaysians against falling into a trap set by “conspirators”, who seek to pit race against race as well as religion against religion.
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This morning over breakfast in the South Indian city of Salem, Tamil Nadu, my conversation with Lim Kit Siang invariably gravitated to the controversial topic of the proposed introduction of khat call...
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As the DAP central leadership try to placate grassroots leaders over the government's plan to introduce six pages of khat (calligraphy art) lessons in the Year 4 Bahasa Malaysia subject, Sabah DAP wan...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4 — PKR is unlikely to prescribe any harsh punishment against its own senator Mohamad Imran Abdul Hamid such as sacking his post, Kangar MP Noor Amir Ahmad said today.
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ADUN SPEAKS | This morning over breakfast in the South Indian city of Salem, my conversation with DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang invariably gravitated to the controversial topic of the proposed introductio...
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Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad told the audiences at the “Semarak Merdeka” townhall in Melaka on Saturday that the Malay people are not bold enough to face challenges but when they come fo...