Topic: THE STAR
Merger of universities worth considering
I REFER to the letter “Merger for quality education” (The Star, Sept 18) by Prof Dr Mohd Cairul Iqbal Mohd Amin and I absolutely agree with his opinions on merging universities for overall quality...
Overall air quality improves in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR - The overall air quality in Malaysia improved on Saturday (Sept 21) with the majority of states seeing a drop in the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings, leaving none in the hazardous and...
12 tonnes of cocaine worth $791m seized
GEORGE TOWN • In the biggest drug haul seen in Malaysia, police in Penang have seized 12 tonnes of cocaine worth RM2.4 billion (S$791 million) that traffickers had tried to pass off as coal.
I will decide on the transition date: Dr Mahathir
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said that he would be setting the time and date when he would hand over the premiership to his successor Datuk Se...
Jalan Gasing EPF building to shut down
PETALING JAYA: The Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) building on Jalan Gasing here, which was partially destroyed in a fire last year, is now permanently closed.
Helping childless couples find hope
In this exclusive interview with The Star, Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah spoke about the difficult times she went through in trying to start a family which event...
Haze taking its toll on businesses
GEORGE TOWN: While restaurants and traders are suffering from the haze, online food delivery companies are laughing all the way to the bank.
Former La Salle teacher dies
PETALING JAYA: La Salle Brother Harold Reynolds, who spent his adult life as an educator in Malaysia, has died in the Philippines.
Do the right thing and vaccinate your children
WE refer to the letter “Why parents fear vaccines” (The Star, Feb 22), which states that parents’ fear of vaccine or vaccine hesitancy and refusal is related to cases like Hannah Poling’s. We ...
Mum: My daughter Carmen is gone
GEORGE TOWN: “My heart is broken. Every time I close my eyes, I see my daughter, ” said a devastated mother who lost her daughter to tuberculosis (TB).
Make this a proud showcase
PRIME Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is scheduled to meet the landowners of Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur, on Sept 21 to discuss its redevelopment plan (“Dr M to sit in on meeting between FT Ministry...
From clicks to bricks
Petaling Jaya: Retail Group Malaysia managing director Tan Hai Hsin said more Malaysians are shopping online but the market size is “still insignificant” to affect retail...
PAS-Umno alliance: Who’s to blame?
The just solemnised alliance of Umno-PAS is bad news for Malaysians who have worked for anti-racist solutions to our nation’s challenges since colonial times.
Umno-PAS alliance - who's to blame?
COMMENT | The just solemnised alliance of Umno-PAS is bad news for Malaysians who have worked for anti-racist solutions to our nation’s challenges since colonial times.
The Star tops frequently read list
PETALING JAYA: The Star and The Star Online have come out tops as Malaysia’s most frequently read English language newspaper and online news portal, a media consumption study has found.
Welcome to your digital future
The #mydigitalmaker movement, launched by MDEC in 2016, has gone on to see promising results, opening doors for young Malaysian students everywhere. Come to the...
'Cosplay killer' escapes the gallows in Malaysia
PUTRAJAYA • A self-employed man in Malaysia dubbed the "cosplay killer" has escaped the gallows for the 2013 murder of his teenage girlfriend whose remains he stuffed in a suitcase, The Star reporte...
Why Umno supports PAS, Zahid explains
Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi offered The Star an exclusive interview to explain himself why Umno had decided to consort with its once-sworn enemy, PAS.The two political parties are ...
M’sia ready for Global Climate Strike
PETALING JAYA: Haze or no haze, Malaysia will be joining the Global Climate Strike this month, starting with a month-long Ops Darurat Iklim (Climate Emergency...
Why Umno supports PAS, Zahid explains
KAJANG: As I trailed behind the latest Mercedes into the driveway of a grand-looking bungalow in Country Heights, we were told this is where we will be interviewing the...
Labour and land issues in padi farming
I REFER to the report “Padi estates for better yield” (The Star, Sept 11), which quoted Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as saying that padi farmers can rise out of poverty if they are prepa...
Lead by example to curb graft
REFERRING to the report “Government committed to making Malaysia graft-free” (The Star, Sept 10), this would indeed fulfil the mandate entrusted to it by the rakyat at the last general election.
No more land deals for YWP
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 10): In view of the controversies surrounding the Federal Territory Foundation (YWP), its chairman Khalid Abdul Samad said it has decided to stop venturing in businesses involving l...
Insurance industry issues
WITH reference to the views expressed by the National Consumer Complaint Centre’s (NCCC) S. Baskaran that were published under the heading “Crafty agents, naive consumers” (The Star, Sept 6; onl...
Stronger laws to save our wildlife
THE front page of The Star on Sept 4 reported “IGP proposes whipping for wildlife poachers and smugglers” (online at bit.ly/star_wildlife).