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Topic: Merdeka Day

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Kit Siang proposes ‘Malaysia Unity Season’ between Merdeka and Malaysia Day
PETALING JAYA: DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang has proposed a Malaysia Unity Season to be held for 15 days from Merdeka Day on Aug 31 to Malaysia Day on Sept 16 each year.
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Malaysia Day: Who are we as a nation?
When is Malaysia's birthday? It seems to me that the accurate answer is Sept 16,1963.
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CyberSecurity Malaysia: Watch out for cyberattacks ahead of Malaysia Day
Following a wave of attacks on Malaysian sites before Merdeka Day, cybersecurity experts are recommending website operators to be prepared ahead of Malaysia Day.
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52-year-old businessman cycles 35,000km to raise funds for child cancer victims
KUALA LUMPUR: A 52-year-old businessman who cycled 35,000km through 26 countries for two years managed to raise RM315,000 for child cancer patients.
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Malaysians urge Queen to reactivate her Twitter account
PETALING JAYA • Malaysians are rallying behind a campaign on Twitter to get their Queen, Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, to reactivate her social media account amid speculation that critic...
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Communications minister to make official comment on termination of Permaisuri Agong's Twitter account
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 ― Communications and Multimedia minister Gobind Singh Deo said today he is aware of the termination of Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah's Twitter ...
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Ex-IGP asks for probe on critical comments about Queen’s postings
PETALING JAYA: Former Inspector-General of police Tan Sri Musa Hassan (pix) has called on the police to investigate the critical comments about the postings made by Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tunku Azizah...
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Malaysians rallying to get Queen to reactivate her Twitter account
PETALING JAYA - Malaysians from all walks of life are rallying behind a campaign on Twitter to try to get the Queen of Malaysia, Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, to rea...
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Malaysians rallying to get Queen to reactivate her Twitter account
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysians from all walks of life are rallying behind a campaign on Twitter to try to get the Queen of Malaysia, Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah ...
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M'sians rallying to get Queen to reactivate her Twitter account
PETALING JAYA: Malaysians from all walks of life are rallying behind a campaign on Twitter to try to get Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah...
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#AmpunTuanku movement on but will Permaisuri Agong return to Twitter?
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 — Malaysians have launched a Twitter campaign for Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah to reactivate her account that she terminated due to toxic comm...
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M'sian violin-maker scores gold with 'Negaraku' and 'Jalur Gemliang'
Malaysian violin-maker Tan Chin Seng has won two gold medals for his handcrafted violin and viola named "Negaraku" and "Jalur Gemilang" respectively at the 10th Anlai International Violin-making Compe...
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Merdeka vs Malaysia Day? Analysts say nothing wrong with having both
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 7 — The ongoing debate over why Malaysia effectively celebrates two national days is predicated on a misunderstanding of their significance, according to political observers.
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A regressive step away from racial and religious harmony.
LETTER | G25 is not only deeply disappointed, but terribly alarmed by the recent decision of the High Court of Kuala Lumpur regarding the application of Sisters in Islam (SIS) to challenge a fatwa (ga...
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Educating Malaysians on film literacy and appreciation
AS we continue to rejoice in this year’s Merdeka Day and Malaysia Day celebrations, let us pause for a moment to reflect upon the state of Malaysian cinema, namely our local film culture and industr...
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Face up to the problems and take remedial action
THE recent Merdeka Day celebrations in the country and the many video clips on social media of Malaysians living abroad singing patriotic songs with their friends show that there is a strong feeling o...
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Come forward immediately, cops tell Anwar's aide
Police have reiterated their call for Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak, the political secretary of PKR president Anwar Ibrahim, to come forward immediately and assist investigations into an Aug 31 ...
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Bera PKR chief wants Farhash disciplined
Bera PKR division chief Zakaria Abdul Hamid (above) wants the party's disciplinary board to take action against Perak party chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak.
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Najib's aide loses cool over 1MDB, and 9 news from yesterday
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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Bus ride around Malaysia, FuFu style
In conjunction with Malaysia Day and Merdeka Day celebrations, Perak-born Lam Ching Fu, also known as FuFu, on Tuesday launched his book that documents his unique journey and experience travelling aro...
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Queen answers critic over photo-snapping during Merdeka event
PETALING JAYA: The queen today defended herself from a critic who accused her of behaving childishly after footage surfaced of her taking photos with her mobile phone during the recent Merdeka Day cel...
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Mujahid: ‘Hate, enmity’ in one corner, ‘Islamophobia’ in the other
De facto religious affairs minister Mujahid Yusof Rawa has warned that opposing sentiments concerning Islam have taken hold in the country, aided by “opportunistic politicians”.
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Media company apologises for mixing up Sarawak, Sabah on national day show
A screenshot of the misleading prop that was aired by a local TV station.
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What holds Asian nations together
WHAT is a nation? If it’s just a random grouping of people – what brings and then keeps them together?
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Over 10,000 take part in Merdeka Day celebration
Juhar inspecting a guard of honour at the National Day parade.
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Lawyer slams deportation double standards, and 8 news from yesterday
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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Participants turn up early for morning walk
GEORGE TOWN: Armed with Jalur Gemilang and colourful balloons, thousands of Penangites thronged the streets during the #AnakAnak­Malaysia Walk here at Eco...
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Walkers pack Eco Spring park
JOHOR BARU: Donning their new #AnakAnakMalaysia T-shirts and red wristbands, thousands of Joho­reans converged on the Eco Spring park for the...
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A historic day filled with patriotism
SHAH ALAM: In a historic first, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong – the head of state and the nation’s symbol of unity – walked alongside thousands of Malaysians in the...
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Multiculturalism is our national treasure, says Wee
PETALING JAYA: Multiculturalism is the treasure trove of our nation and must continue to be respected and defended, says MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka...
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Google Celebrates Merdeka Day 2019 with Another Bunga Raya Doodle
A tradition since a few years ago, Google has unveiled the latest Google Doodle artwork for this year’s Merdeka Day.
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Malaysia celebrates 62nd Merdeka Day in Putrajaya
Thousands of people gathered at the Putrajaya Square on Saturday morning to celebrate the 62nd Merdeka Day themed “Sayangi Malaysiaku: Malaysia Bersih” (Love Our Malaysia: A Clean Malaysia).The S...
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MyCert issues mass web defacement alert
The Malaysian Computer Emergency Response Team (MyCert), one of the departments under CyberSecurity Malaysia, has released an alert warning of mass...
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Kit Siang urges govt to curb spreading of fake news to prevent distortion of interracial relation
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang has called on the government to curb the spreading of fake news and hate speech on social media.
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Feeling blue over present state of the nation
I USED to take part in the Merdeka Day parades and celebrations when I was in school and later while I was serving in the Royal Malaysian Air Force.
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Google dedicates 'Bunga Raya'-inspired doodle design to celebrate Merdeka Day
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — Google Malaysia has commemorated Merdeka Day with a doodle design featuring the national flower on its welcome page today.
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Malaysians must return to middle ground to ensure peace and shared prosperity, says Pakatan presidential council
PETALING JAYA: Malaysians must return to the middle ground and leave behind any prejudices and extremism that could derail the success of the country, says the Pakatan Harapan presidential council.
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Malaysia's National Day celebrations kick off in Putrajaya
PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's 62nd National Day celebrations kicked off in grand fashion on Saturday (Aug 31), with tens of thousands of peole gathered around Persiaran Perdana i...
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(Video) Agong, PM, ministers sing together
KUALA LUMPUR: For the first time in history, Malaysia’s head of state, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah along with cabinet ministers recorded a spec...
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Be centrists, reject politically expedient extremism - Harapan urges M'sians
In its Merdeka Day message, Pakatan Harapan today urged Malaysians to recalibrate amid an assault of racist sentiments despite 62 years of independence from colonial forces.
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Putrajaya hosts Merdeka parade with a mix of force and splendour
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 31 — The 2019 Merdeka Day parade kicked off today with six contingents as the main theme.
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Malaysians come together for #AnakAnakMalaysia Walk in Penang
GEORGE TOWN: Over 1,000 people turned up for a five-kilometre #AnakAnakMalaysia Walk here at Eco Terraces in Paya Terubong on Saturday (Aug 31).
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Immigrant landowner friend of Tunku gave away acres to celebrate Merdeka
GEORGE TOWN: Philanthropists like to do what they can for the good of their country and its people.
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National Day celebrations kick off in Putrajaya
PUTRAJAYA: The 62nd National Day celebrations kicked off in grand fashion, with tens of thousands of Malaysians gathered around Persiaran Perdana here to witness the...
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Flying the Jalur Gemilang with pride
GEORGETOWN: In a display of love and patriotism for the country, many new villages nationwide have decked their premises with the Jalur Gemilang to commemorate the...
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Malaysia was built on noble values, says Dr M
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia could not have given her people prosperity, progress and peace without acts of selflessness and the willingness to sacrifice for the...
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Agong, PM, Ministers belt out patriotic song 'Setia'
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 30): For the first time in history, Malaysia’s head of state, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah along with Cabinet Ministers recorded...
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A Merdeka wish-list
LETTER | Pondering on the future of this country based on the happenings over last few months, I can't help but worry for the country that a small spark would turn this country into a civil war due to...
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Ahead of National Day, Agong joins Cabinet in rendition of ‘Setia’ (VIDEO)
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 — Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdullah Ahmad Shah joined Cabinet ministers, led by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, in a rousing rendition of the 1980s classic Setia, in...
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AirAsia celebrates Merdeka Day with PSC charge lowered
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 30): AirAsia Group has expressed happiness that the Government listened to its plea to lower the passenger service charge (PSC) for airports, other than the Kuala Lumpur Internationa...
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Destiny of Singapore, Malaysia depends on ability to have constructive relationship: Vivian Balakrishnan
GEORGE TOWN, Penang: Singapore and Malaysia are permanent neighbours and the destiny of both countries depends on the ability to have a constructive bilateral relationship, said Minister for Foreign ...
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Badminton legend Chong Wei calls for Malaysians to put aside petty issues, stay united in emotional Facebook post
KUCHING: Former national badminton player Lee Chong Wei has posted a heartfelt status update on his Facebook page, calling for unity and to urge Malaysians, regardless of race and religion, to come to...
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Malaysia in critical condition under PH, claims Najib in Merdeka message
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 — Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in his Merdeka Day message today criticised the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration, expressing his sadness and disappointment at ...
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Aug 31 as Malaysia’s National Day an insult to Sarawakians, says activist
KUCHING: A Sarawak activist has described the celebration of National Day on Aug 31 as an “insult” to Sarawakians.
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Santiago: Merdeka mood sours as people are disappointed in Pakatan
PETALING JAYA: The mood leading up to Merdeka Day has turned sombre for Klang MP Charles Santiago, who says the people are disappointed in the current...
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Chong Wei smashes hate, rallies public to unity
Retired national shuttler Lee Chong Wei took to Facebook to smash divisive issues in an effort to rally public unity ahead of Merdeka Day celebrations tomorrow.
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Plural Malaysia is an asset
COME Merdeka Day every year, the national flag is automatically raised in my neighbourhood.
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Birthday wish for hate speech to stop
I WILL be 68 years old on Aug 31 when all Malaysians celebrate the nation’s 62nd Merdeka Day anniversary.
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Living in line with the theme of Merdeka Day
AS I was driving through Jalan Sungai Ramal, Kajang on a Sunday morning recently, I saw a group of school boys collecting rubbish along the roads under the watchful eyes of their teachers.
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It’s an honour and fun to volunteer
PUTRAJAYA: When news got around that officials are looking for volunteers to take part in the National Day celebration, students Shirley Christopher and Mohamad...
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One administration, many noises: Is Dr M’s Cabinet a hot mess?
COMMENTARY, Aug 29 — It has been more than a year since Pakatan Harapan took over Putrajaya, but recent developments suggest that all is not well within Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s administration.
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Axiata and Petronas showcase heartwarming National Day short films
PETALING JAYA: With Merdeka Day and Malaysia Day approaching, Axiata Group Berhad and Celcom Axiata Berhad, as well as Petronas, have produced short films to...
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In Merdeka video, Dr M recounts past celebration and warns against future with racism (VIDEO)
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad published today a special video commemorating the National Day, with the prime minister drawing a warm smile as he recalled the country’s first Merde...
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Muhyiddin: Don't overreact, find out context of Dr M's usage of 'pariah'
PUTRAJAYA: People should not overreact to the use of the word “pariah” by the Prime Minister recently, says Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
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In Merdeka message, Christian Federation urges govt to rise against extremism, religious rhetoric
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 — The Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) today implored government leaders to rise up and spearhead a concerted effort to stamp out extremist and religious rhetoric in the c...
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Conduct unbecoming of Cabinet member
RECENTLY, one of our (let’s say) rather amateur politicians threw around what we consider colloquial language.
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Negative influences new form of colonisation – MP
Chan (seventh left) holding the Kembara Merdeka Jalur Gemilang banner along with members from the school yesterday.
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Tourism push via social media ‘influencers’
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia hopes to have an audience reach of between two million and four million in its tourism push using social media.
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Feel the essence of independence on Merdeka Day
AS Malaysians, we collectively look forward to the upcoming Merdeka Day celebrations which, this year, will mark our 62nd year of independence.
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Plural Malaysia is an asset
COME Merdeka Day every year, the national flag is automatically raised in my neighbourhood.
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Resolve to aspire for a better Malaysia
SIXTY-TWO years ago in 1957, Malaya gained independence.
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The Edge Special Report: The Real New Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 24): A short year since the first change in government gave the people hope for a resetting of the national direction, grave doubts about the pace of scope of reforms are clouding th...
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‘Walk great for expressing patriotism’
PETALING JAYA: For school principal Tay Keng Lee, the #AnakAnak­Malaysia Walk 2019 is the perfect opportunity for his students from Chung Hua Independent High...
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Let us all strive to be peacemakers
IT is sad that in my beloved country today, there are many smart and intelligent people who are saying or doing stupid things.
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PPR house owners warned against renting out their units
Jaujan talking to one of senior citizens who attended the gotong-royong in conjunction with the Merdeka Day celebration at Telipok Ria Apartment.
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Ex-army man proud of fighting off communists for the country
KOTA BARU: Every year come August, Ab Rahman Yaacob, 65, will always look around him with pride to see how the country is thriving as Merdeka Day draws near.
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Malaysians split on single-stream education, survey finds
Malaysians have split down the middle when it comes to the idea of doing away with vernacular schools, with the top reason for opposition being fear of discrimination in single-stream schools, a surve...
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In Utusan’s crisis, lessons for the Malaysian press
This month, as people gear up for the Merdeka Day celebrations, employees and families of two major media companies will not have much to cheer about.
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Utusan and Bernama - media workers' rights under attack
COMMENT | This month, as people gear up for the Merdeka Day celebrations, employees and families of two major media companies will not have much to cheer about.
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If all feel threatened, who's doing the threatening? asks Kit Siang
Malaysians must get out of the extraordinary trap where every race and religion suspects, distrusts and fears other races and religions, says veteran DAP leader Lim Kit Siang (photo, above).
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Vivo Malaysia is offering RM100 rebates for V15 & V15 Pro if your birthday is in August
You know how you can usually get some free crappy cake from a restaurant if you eat at it on your birthday?
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We must reject all racial provocations
WITH Merdeka Day just two weeks away, the last thing our peaceful multiracial country wants to see is racial discord and tension.
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Only 18 of 24 Ipoh City councillors sworn in, PKR name list still pending
IPOH: Only 18 out of 24 Ipoh City councillors have been sworn in.
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In call for unity, Pakatan urges Malaysian to set aside disruptive ethno-religious rhetoric
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — Pakatan Harapan top leadership has urged the nation to set aside rhetoric that could disrupt national unity and polemic that aims to destroy the country.
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Corus Hotel embraces 'King of Fruits', to open first permanent durian buffet
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‘Reject divisive polemics’ - Harapan party chiefs call for united front
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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Bersatu counters division by waving the flag before National Day
PETALING JAYA: The women wing of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) has urged Malaysians to put aside their differences as the country approaches its 62nd National Day.
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Getting goosebumps singing Negaraku
‘National’ issues are distracting us from celebrating our national events as a united nation.
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Celebrating Malaysia’s diversity with Lat at National Art Gallery
The National Art Gallery has unveiled three of Malaysia’s favourite “Kampung Boy,” Lat’s drawings in conjunction with the upcoming Merdeka Day and Malaysia Day celebrations.
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Something nice
THE #SaySomethingNice campaign returns this year to create more “Million moments of Unity”. It runs for 17 days, from Merdeka Day on Aug 31, right up to Malaysia Day on Sept 16.
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Umno-PAS aim to turn M'sia into theocratic, Islamic state
LETTER | Reference is made to Umno secretary-general Annuar Musa’s recent statement that the Umno-Pas cooperation charter will be based on the constitution of Medina which was drawn up in the year 6...
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Celebrate Merdeka Day by joining the #AnakAnakMalaysia Walk 2019
SHAH ALAM: #AnakAnakMalaysia take heed! Come Aug 31, celebrate the Merdeka Day in style by joining the #AnakAnakMalaysia 2019 campaign, which returns for the fifth year.
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Bold, honest and maybe controversial: Khoo Kay Kim’s famous views and historical contributions
KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 — Malaysia suffered a major loss with the death of eminent historian Professor Tan Sri Khoo Kay Kim earlier this week.
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National Day festivities in Melaka
MELAKA: Melaka is set to host the upcoming National Day month-long celebrations and Fly the Jalur Gemilang campaign under the Pa­ka­tan Harapan government.
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Major road cutting through Penang suburb catches residents unawares
GEORGE TOWN: A group of residents at a housing area in Green Lane here today claimed they are unaware that a major elevated road would be built through their neighbourhood come Merdeka Day.
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MySay: A democracy is only as mature as its voters manage to become
Malaya was born a democracy on Aug 31, 1957.
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Haniff: Video of dancing CJ, AG bad for perception of judicial independence
The video of Chief Justice Richard Malanjum and attorney-general Tommy Thomas dancing together with the executive is bad for the perception of judicial independence, said lawyer Haniff Khatri Abdulla.
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After AG, CJ dance kerfuffle, Khairy digs up Pakatan’s reaction to similar event in 2016
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 — Umno’s Khairy Jamaluddin has today reminded the public of Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) reaction when the last time an attorney-general (AG) was caught dancing with Cabinet minis...
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AG, CJ accused of fraternising after dancing in gala dinner (VIDEO)
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 — Attorney-General Tommy Thomas and Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum have been criticised from both sides of the political divide after a video of the two dancing on a sta...
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