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Melaka suspends outdoor activities
PETALING JAYA: All sports and outdoor activities in Melaka have been suspended due to the worsening haze situation in the state.
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Haze: Malacca Merdeka@komuniti opening ceremony cancelled
MALACCA: Malacca cancelled the opening ceremony for Malacca state-level Merdeka@Komuniti #IniRumahKita programme, which was scheduled to take place in the MBMB Square at 11.30am today, as the haze sit...
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Haze worsens in Melaka, events cancelled
PETALING JAYA: All sports and outdoor activities in Melaka have been postponed due to the worsening haze situation in the state.
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Oil royalty: We will discuss – CM
Shafie (centre) with Sabah religious leaders, NGO leaders and other invited guests at the Unity Solidarity in Diversity Programme last night.
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Disagreeing with Syiah Islam not enough to arrest followers, says LFL
Lawyers for Liberty has urged religious authorities to stop raiding and arresting Syiah Muslims, given the constitutional guarantee to freedom of religion.
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Losing sharks and rays will have unintended consequences
LETTER | Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is devastated to learn that Malaysia had voted against the protection of shark species at risk of extinction.
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Zero waste heroes bag award
KUALA LUMPUR: Pushing for drastic waste minimisation measures led Khor Sue Yee, 27, and Aurora Tin Fong Yun, 31, to be recognised, not just by their peers, but also...
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Don’t use custom, tradition or religion as excuse to undermine human rights, ICJ tells govt after SIS court decision
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 ― The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has called upon the Malaysian government to ensure that custom, tradition, and religion are not used as a justification to under...
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Expedite political funding law, urges NGO
GEORGE TOWN: An NGO today urged the government to hurry up and pass laws on political funding so as to put an end to conflicts of interest between companies and politicians.
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Sent for analysis: Audio recording of Perak exco member’s aide trying to ‘settle’ case with police
PERAK TENGAH: The audio recording allegedly of an aide to a Perak executive council member trying to “settle” a case with a police officer has been sent for analysis, says...
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Rally against PSR, PTMP projects end peacefully
BAYAN LEPAS: The rally objecting the implementation of the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) and Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) projects at Permatang...
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'Buy Muslim-made first' campaign kicks off in Penang
BAYAN LEPAS: The "buy Muslim-made first" campaign, championed by NGO group Gerakan Pembela Ummah (Ummah), has kicked off in Penang on Sunday (Sept 8).
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Rukun Negara a guide for all M’sians – Ewon
Ewon with the Kota Belud Youth Association team which was the champion in the NGO category.
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MCA's Ti says ready to debate with Wong Tack over Lynas issue
KUANTAN: MCA vice-president Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker is prepared to debate Bentong MP Wong Tack on the issue of Lynas.
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Muslim group backs crackdown on Shia Muslims
PETALING JAYA: A Muslim NGO has voiced support for the crackdown on Shia Muslims in the wake of a Friday sermon which urged people to report those who follow its practices.
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Sex video: NGO submits forensic report to S'gor palace, wants Azmin axed as minister
An NGO has submitted a forensic report on the sex video which has been linked to Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali to the Selangor palace.
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Firemen rescue turtle stuck in fishing net
NGO group Trash Hero Mersing on Tuesday released a video of Mersing Fire and Rescue Department personnel helping a turtle to be released from a fishing net, plastic and trash on a beach.
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Family plays huge part in promoting racial unity, says Muslim NGO
PETALING JAYA: A Muslim NGO has denied an allegation that vernacular schools are a source of racial disunity among Malaysians, claiming that the family also plays an important role in shaping a one’...
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Don't reject development in Penang's rural south
I'm a resident at Teluk Kumbar, the area where the state government plans to build the LRT and reclaim islands to provide affordable housing and development.
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Pahang to set up Department of Women
TEMERLOH: The state government will set up a Department of Women to help increase the participation of Pahang women in development programmes especially in rural areas.
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Bersih 2.0 condemns violence in HK pro-democracy protests
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 ― The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) called upon both the protesters and the authorities to stop using violence in the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
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Sabah Day celebrated in Papar
Jeffrey speaking at the Sabah Day celebration.
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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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Be a transparent, accountable and clean government
ADUN SPEAKS | As Pakatan Harapan celebrates the second National Day since it took over Putrajaya, it faces continuous backlash from the conservatives as well as the bureaucracy that is largely uncoope...
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Stop giving publicity to hate preachers: Waytha
KUALA LUMPUR: The media should stop giving publicity to preachers of hatred, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waytha Moorthy (pix).
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Family forced out of rented room needs funds, says NGO
KLANG: An NGO has come forward to help a family of six living in their car after they were forced out of their rented room by their housemates, some of whom allegedly tried to harass one of the daughters.
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My Merdeka wish list — Mohamed Rafick Khan
AUGUST 30 — Pondering into the future of this country based on the happenings over last few months, I can’t stop to worry for the country that a small spark would turn this country into a civil wa...
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Isma: Onus on govt, Muslim leaders to reeducate SIS members on Islam
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — The government should take decisive action against progressive Islamic NGO Sisters in Islam (SIS) and make the effort to bring its members back into the proper fold of the fai...
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Melaka govt defends hiring of former sex worker, addict in anti-drug drive
MELAKA - The Melaka government is not in the "erotica" business, says State Health and Anti-Drug Committee chairman Low Chee Leong following the decision to engage a non-government organisation (NGO)...
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Cops announce hunt for man linked to missing activist Amri
PETALING JAYA: Police today appealed to the public for their help in tracking down an eyewitness who claimed he had witnessed Perlis activist Amri Che Mat’s abduction in 2016.
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Melaka govt defends hiring of former sex worker, addict in anti-drug drive
MELAKA: The Melaka government is not in the “erotica” business, says State Health and Anti-Drug Committee chairman Low Chee Leong following the decision to...
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Protect human rights defenders, LFL urges govt after court declares SIS as deviants
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 — Lawyer for Liberty (LFL) today urged the government to protect human rights champions in the country, after what it termed as a troubling court ruling against Muslim NGO, Sist...
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Siti Kassim launches NGO to mobilise moderate voices of Malaysia
PETALING JAYA: As the National Day approaches, outspoken lawyer Siti Kassim has launched an NGO in a bid to unite the moderate, liberal and progressive voices...
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City of Elmina: Sime Darby Property inks deal to set up rainforest knowledge centre
PETALING JAYA  (Aug 27): Sime Darby Property has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tropical Rainforest Conservation & Research Centre (TRCRC), to jointly operate the Elmina Rainforest K...
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City of Elmina: Sime Darby Property inks deal to set up rainforest knowledge...
PETALING JAYA (Aug 27): Sime Darby Property has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tropical Rainforest Conservation & Research Centre (TRCRC), to jointly operate the Elmina Rainforest Kno...
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Sime Darby Property in forest conservation tie-up
SUBANG: Sime Darby Property Bhd has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tropical Rainforest Conservation and Research Centre (TRCRC)...
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Kelantan denies opening ring for women fighters
The Kelantan government has denied that it opened the ring for women fighters for showcases and profit-making activities related to Muay Thai, a state executive councillor has said.
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NGO wants cops to investigate alleged 'kaotim' involving state exco member
IPOH: A non-governmental organisation (NGO) has urged the police to investigate an audio clip alleging that an assistant to a Perak executive council member tried to...
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MCA questions Penang's "hard selling" on reclamation project
Penang MCA has queried why the state government is "hard selling" the south reclamation project when it has applied for a RM10 billion fund from Putrajaya.
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Raja Permaisuri Agong attends 57th Women’s Day dinner
KUALA LUMPUR: Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah last night attended a dinner to celebrate the 57th Women’s Day.
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Number of Malaysians suffering from kidney problems to increase, NGO warns
In 2016, some 39,711 patients nationwide were on dialysis due to kidney failure and the number is increasing twofold every year.
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Do the decent thing and step aside, NGO leader tells exco
Perak exco Paul Yong, who has been charged with raping his former Indonesian domestic worker, must go on leave pending his trial, according to an NGO leader.
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Igniting global outrage, Brazil's Bolsonaro baselessly blames NGOs for Amazon fires
Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of burning down the Amazon rainforest to hurt his government, as a growing global outcry against the w...
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Apologies are meaningless if it's just lip service
LETTER | Sometimes I don’t understand why politicians, preachers, high profile individuals and NGO leaders are always saying things “out of context”.
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NGO under probe over alleged misuse of govt allocations to help Indian students
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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Expert from Berlin to come to Sabah for rhino IVF programme
KOTA KINABALU: A wildlife reproduction expert from Berlin will be coming to Sabah next month to assist in the egg extraction process from Iman, Malaysia’s sole surviving female Sumatran rhinoceros.
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Stop playing the blame game and admit the facts, NGO tells Warisan
KOTA KINABALU: The chairman of an NGO today laughed over claims by Warisan deputy president Darell Leiking placing blame on the previous state government for the huge decline in Sabah’s gross domest...
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NGO seeks ways to better protect coral reefs
KUALA LUMPUR: While coral reefs in Malaysia are resilient to threats, measures still need to be taken to arrest their further deterioration, said environmental NGO Reef Check Malaysia.
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(VIDEO) Thirty Hindu NGOs lodge police report against Zakir Naik
PETALING JAYA: A group of about 30 Hindu NGOs lodged a police report against controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik today for inciting hatred and degrading non-Muslims in a series of lectures in Kelanta...
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NGO: We love Bahasa Malaysia, but don't teach khat in Tamil schools
Malaysian Indian Women's Association (MAIMA) president Pooja Kamalambigaisays the NGO will be objecting Putrajaya's plan to introduce khat (Jawicalligraphy) art in Standard 4 Bahasa Malaysia textbooks...
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Waytha disagrees with khat lessons in Tamil schools
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department P Waythamoorthy, who is in charge of national unity, said he disagrees with the teaching of khat (Jawi calligraphy) in Tamil schools.
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Report: Panellist withdraws from TV talk show on khat after threat by NGO
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 — A member of the Ministry of Education's curriculum drafting committee pulled out from a talk show on khat tonight, reportedly because she was threatened by an NGO opposed to th...
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Prof pulls out of khat panel discussion following NGO's warning
A professor who was due to appear on current affairs show, Analisis Bersama Finaz Yunus, had to withdraw at the last minute after being threatened by an NGO not to appear.
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Mulu natives file lawsuit to halt logging near national park
A company granted two palm oil concessions located in the immediate vicinity of the Gunung Mulu National Park has been served with a legal challenge seeking to end its logging activities.
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Community support needed for patients suffering from dementia, says deputy minister
PETALING JAYA, August 9 — The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry wants to ensure there is sufficient communal support for senior citizens, especially those suffering from dementia.
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Criticise, but do so constructively, Bar Council man says on IPCMC bill
PETALING JAYA: A lawyer has called for “constructive feedback” on the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) bill, which recently came under criticism by an NGO which comp...
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On the ‘civil society engagement’ on IPCMC bill
CAGED is surprised by a news report in FMT of a press conference given by de facto law minister Liew Vui Keong after a meeting which CAGED attended.
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Higher studies dream comes true for senior citizen
GEORGE TOWN: Old age has not deterred a mother of seven from pursuing higher studies, a wish she put on hold four decades ago.
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Muslim women’s group calls for more transparency on Selangor’s unilateral conversion move
PETALING JAYA: Sisters in Islam (SIS) has demanded that all parties be transparent about the motives behind discussions on a proposed bill that could pave the way for the unilateral conversion of mino...
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Google Earth Outreach Helps Raise Awareness Of Orang Asal Cultures
For most of us, Google Earth is a convenient tool of learning.
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Blockade in Kampung Cunex allegedly masterminded by NGO
GERIK: The blockade that was built by the Orang Asli community in Kampung Cunex to protect the area which they claimed to be their ancestral land from being destroyed by logging activities, is alleged...
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Kg Cunex blockade masterminded by NGOs, says village leader
GERIK: A village leader claims that the blockade built by the Orang Asli community in Kampung Cunex to protect an area said to be ancestral land from being destroyed by logging activities was actually...
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Actually, we commented on 100pct of the IPCMC bill
LETTER | The Citizens Against Enforced Disappearances (Caged) is surprised by a news report of a press conference given by de facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong after a meeting which we attended yest...
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IPCMC bill weak, needs more consultation, NGO says
PETALING JAYA: An NGO has called for further consultation by the government on the bill for the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) tabled in Parliament last month, saying ...
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Kg Janda Baik residents unhappy with draft plan to upgrade village
PETALING JAYA: Kampung Janda Baik residents today expressed unhappiness over the Draft Special Area Plan (RKK) for their village, saying it will affect land ownership if gazetted.
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Is LRT the best public transportation option for Penang?
COMMENT | A fully-integrated public transport system based on the modification of the Halcrow Plan can be implemented at less than RM10 billion in place of the overblown RM46 billion Penang Transpor...
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Could the US see its first Asian president soon?
The 2020 US presidential election is approaching amid much speculation over which candidate from the Democratic party will be selected to run against incumbent Donald Trump.
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Sandakan to get waste incinerator – MP
Liew (centre) clearing the trash with Trash Hero Sandakan volunteers during the clean-up programme at Batu Sapi Heritage Park yesterday.
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Waytha: Mitra can’t give ‘direct’ allocations, NGO should check facts
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P Waythamoorthy believes that Transparency International Malaysia’s (TI-M) recent criticism over fund allocations involving his department has been base...
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First Female DG in govt Department passes away
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 2) The first female director general of government departments, Datuk Zakiah Hanum Abdul Hamid, passed away at the Pantai Hospital here early this morning.
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No Orang Asli ancestral land? Perak MB should’ve asked legal advisor first, says Ramkarpal
KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu ought to have sought the advice of his state legal advisor before declaring there is no ancestral land for Orang Asli in Pera...
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Perak constitution does not recognise customary land
IPOH (July 30): Perak has no customary land (tanah adat) for any ethnic group including the Orang Asli, said Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.
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Copy Perak, not Johor, says buyers’ group on Bumi lots
PETALING JAYA: The National House Buyers Association (HBA) has opposed a proposal that other states follow Johor’s policy of charging property developers a conversion levy for the release of Bumiput...
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Perak has no customary land for Orang Asli: MB
IPOH: Perak has no customary land (tanah adat) for any ethnic group including the Orang Asli, said Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu (pix).
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‘Adat’ land not in state constitution, says Perak MB
IPOH: The Perak state constitition does not provide for customary land (tanah adat) for any indigeneous or ethnic group, including the Orang Asli, according to the menteri besar, Ahmad Faizal Azumu.
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State constitution does not recognise customary land - Perak MB
Perak has no customary land (tanah adat) for any ethnic group including the Orang Asli, said Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu.
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Water diversion from Prangin Canal 'essential', says project owner
The Penang Development Corporation (PDC) has said that water diversion was “essential” for its project to restore the Prangin Canal, and that the decision to do so had undergone proper approval pr...
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Protecting Orang Asli means recognising their lands, NGO tells state governments
State governments must recognise the customary land of the Orang Asli if they are sincere about taking care of the community's interest, said the Sustainable Development Network Malaysia.
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Gerakan president says received info saying Azmin wants to join party
KUALA LUMPUR (July 26): Gerakan president Datuk Dominic Lau said today he had met Pakatan Harapan (PH) representatives who were keen on PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali joining Geraka...
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Gerakan chief: I met Pakatan and PKR reps who wanted Azmin in my party
KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 — Gerakan president Datuk Dominic Lau today disclosed meeting several Pakatan Harapan (PH) representatives who showed an interest in having PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmi...
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Lau: There were some overtures on Azmin joining Gerakan
Gerakan president Dominic Lau (photo, above) has claimed that his party received overtures on the possibility of Mohamed Azmin Ali joining his party.
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Palestinian Embassy in Malaysia welcomes installation of ‘Malaysian Hall in Gaza’
KUALA LUMPUR: The Palestinian Embassy here has welcomed the establishment of “Malaysian Hall in Gaza” to act as a one–stop–centre for Malaysia–related information as well as the area’s aid...
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Centralised database crucial to tackle mental illness, says NGO
PETALING JAYA: The Mental Illness, Awareness and Support Association has complained of a lack of data to help it address the increase in the number of suicides and other issues associated with mental ...
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DTTAS looks to expand role in helping Dayak community
Elias (front, fourth left) presents a mock cheque to Tuai Rumah Wilson Juna Kanda for the allocations from Dr Teo and Dr Ting.
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The case for setting up a Mental Health Institute
LETTER | On the last day of the Dewan Rakyat, Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad announced that the Ministry of Health would launch the “Let's Talk Malaysia” campaign in October 2019.
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Ambiga's request for govt to fund Bersih laughable, says MIC Youth chief
KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 — MIC Youth chief R. Thinalan today said that the government should not fund electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0 since it was no longer politically neutral.
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NGOs lodge police report over Facebook account insulting Islam
KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 — Several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) today lodged police reports against a Facebook account owner using the alias ‘Wendy Loong’ for allegedly insulting Islam...
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Friday’s IPCMC Bill offers a short-changed, face-lifted EAIC — Rama Ramanathan
JULY 22 — Over the weekend I read the Independent Police Complaints of Misconduct Bill which was tabled in Parliament on Friday.
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NGO: Restore Sarawak rights or risk a secession movement
KUCHING: Celebrating Sarawak Day, Sarawak Association for People's Aspiration (Sapa) has urged the Federal Government to restore the state’s rights and status under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 or face rising independence sentiment among Sarawakians.
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Unwise to ask for outright funding from govt, TI-M tells Bersih
PETALING JAYA: Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) said that it is not a good option for civil society groups to ask outright funding from the federal government for their daily operations.
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Anti-Lynas group wants to meet PM
KUALA LUMPUR: The Save Malaysia Stop Lynas coalition wants to meet Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad so that the prime minister can listen to both sides ahead of a Cabinet meeting on whether or not to renew Aus...
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Unhappy with no probe on Taib, S'wak MP to meet MACC chief
Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii had vowed to meet with MACC chief Latheefa Koya to discuss the possibility of opening investigations on Abdul Taib Mahmud.
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NGO offers suicide prevention helpline
BUTTERWORTH: A non-governmental organisation (NGO) here has launched a toll-free helpline (1800 22 5757) to provide counselling and emotional support to those who are depressed or are having suicidal ...
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PKR Youth: Probe Najib, Sedic over alleged misuse of funds for Indian community
PUTRAJAYA: PKR Youth has called for Datuk Seri Najib Razak to be investigated over the alleged misappropriation of funds meant for the Indian community.
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Suhakam: We will make decisions soon on Joshua Hilmy, Ruth Sitepu inquiry
PETALING JAYA: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) will make several decisions soon on a public inquiry into the disappearance of Pastor Joshua Hilmy and his wife Ruth Sitepu.
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Sabah orangutan numbers fall in forests 'within oil palm landscapes'
The orangutan population in forest patches located at areas containing oil palm plantations in Sabah have dwindled over the past 15 years, a survey by WWF-Malaysia has found.
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Liew: No cause for MACC to reopen case against Taib
There is no new lead for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to reopen its graft probe against Sarawak governor Abdul Taib Mahmud, said de facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong (photo, above).
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NGO wants MACC ‘culprits’ to face justice
THE Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy wants the culprits behind Teoh’s death to be suspen­ded from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and charged for murder.
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Unhappy warlord leaves Bersatu to rejoin Sabah Umno
KOTA KINABALU: In the wake of the new Sabah Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia line-up, a “senior” party warlord is returning to Umno.
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PAS Penang calls Anwar a hypocrite seeking publicity over fisherfolks meet
PAS Penang has chided PKR president Anwar Ibrahim for taking advantage of "media frenzy" and seeking publicity during his meeting with a group of fisherfolks in Sungai Batu, Bayan Lepas.
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