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A dangerous flashpoint has emerged in world politics at the moment.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — It is now possible for Muslims to fulfil their zakat (tithe) obligations by paying it to the Malaysian Medical Relief Society (Mercy Malaysia).
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South-East Asia is in the grip of a fresh surge of paedophile activity with predators orchestrating and watching abuse on live-streaming sites and via webcams, and paying for it with near-untraceable cryptocurrency, victims and children’s charities warn.
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RIYADH, May 17 — Saudi Arabia has reopened a key oil pipeline, an official said yesterday, after it was shut down by drone attacks claimed by Iran-aligned Yemen rebels.
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Houthi fighters and Saudi-backed pro-government forces battled in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah on Wednesday, breaching a ceasefire and potentially complicating a troop withdrawal agreement intended...
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A UN official has urged Myanmar to grant aid workers "predictable, sustained access" to Rakhine state, where fighting between government troops and rebels has displaced nearly 33,000 people since late...
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COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Bangladeshi police prevented dozens of Rohingya Muslims, most of them women, about to be trafficked to Malaysia by boat, authorities said on Tuesday.
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COX’S BAZAR: Bangladesh police prevented dozens of Rohingya Muslims, mostly women, about to be trafficked to Malaysia by boat, authorities said today.
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COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Bangladeshi police prevented dozens of Rohingya Muslims, most of them women, about to be trafficked to Malaysia by boat, authorities said on Tuesday (May 14).
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Bangladeshi police prevented dozens of Rohingya Muslims, most of them women, about to be trafficked to Malaysia by boat, authorities said on Tuesday.
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COMMENT | Those born after 1969 would not really understand what it meant living in a mixed ethnic composition with your neighbours in a cordial, friendly, peaceful and harmonious atmosphere.
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MAY 14 — Those born after 1969 would not really understand what it meant living in a mixed ethnic composition with your neighbours in a cordial, friendly, peaceful and harmonious atmosphere.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 13): Malaysian police have detained four men suspected of plotting a wave of killings and attacks in and around the capital during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, police said on Mo...
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A fortnight ago, markets were going great guns, with the S&P 500 hitting record high, even as there was increasing evidence that global trade and many economies were slowing. Last week the markets took a sharp turn as the White House twittered that tariffs would once again be escalated for US-China trade.
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GENAVA, SWITZERLAND (May 11): Around 180 governments on Friday agreed on a new UN accord to regulate the export of plastic waste, some eight million tonnes of which ends up in the oceans each year, or...
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PUTRAJAYA: The Transport Ministry took into consideration the views of the police before changing the ruling on tinted rear car windows based on workshop findings in 2014, says its minister Anthony Lo...
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PUTRAJAYA: The Transport Ministry took into consideration the views of the police before changing the ruling on tinted rear car windows based on workshop findings in 2014, says its minister Anthony Loke.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 8): Malaysia's new government has failed to deliver on most of its human rights reform promises in its first year in power, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said on Wedne...
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PETALING JAYA: A global human rights group today raised concerns over Putrajaya’s fear of public opinion in failing to ratify several key United Nations (UN) conventions.
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Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon on Tuesday after spending more than 500 da...
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Waze has announced that users are now able to download Leona Chin’s voice from the app.
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METZ, FRANCE (May 6): Environment ministers of the G7 nations met in France Sunday, a day ahead of the release of what is expected to be another alarming report on the state of the planet.
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LIVE | The rally to "defend Islam" organised by pro-Islam Gerakan Pembela Ummah (Ummah) group kicked off in Kuala Lumpur this afternoon.
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PARIS, May 3 — Oil and gas majors are failing to disclose to shareholders the full extent of risks to their business models posed by climate change legislation, experts said yesterday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A former diplomat, who initiated Malaysia’s accession to the Rome Statute, said critics propagating racial and religious sentiments are using false arguments as Malaysia had previously...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 26): Fewer than half of Malaysians approve of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, an opinion poll showed on Friday, as concerns over rising costs and racial matters plague his ...
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PETALING JAYA: The Belt and Road CEO conference provides massive business opportunities for companies across the region, says National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia president Tan Sri Ter Leong Yap.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 26 ― MIC Youth today called for the Malaysian government to provide Sri Lanka with assistance, the party’s Youth leader R. Thinalan said today.
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Yin Socheat, a 29-year-old Cambodian farmer, is immersed in her smartphone – but it isn’t the latest viral meme she’s looking at.
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The UN human rights body has condemned the beheadings of 37 Saudi nationals across the kingdom this week, saying most were minority Shi'ite Muslims who may not have had fair trials and at least three ...
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THE HAGUE, April 24 — Dutch brewer Heineken, the world’s second largest beer-maker, said today its profits rose 15 per cent in the first quarter of 2019 despite Easter being late in the year.
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A US threat to veto UN Security Council action on sexual violence in conflict was averted on Tuesday after a long-agreed phrase was removed because President Donald Trump's administration sees it as c...
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KOTA KINABALU: The national human rights institutions (NHRIs) of Malaysia and Indonesia will embark on a mission to address the complicated issue of stateless people in Sabah.
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Myanmar's top court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act, in a landmark case that has raised questions about t...
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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LETTER | We refer to the Malaysiakini report Cops summon LGBT activist for questioning over UN speech.
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The European parliament voted on April 17 to fine firms like Facebook, Google and Twitter up to 4 percent of their turnover if they persistently fail to remove extremist content within one hour of being asked to do so by authorities.
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Iraq's parliament voted on April 17 to ban popular online video games including PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite, citing their "negative" influence especially on the young in a country long plagued by real-life bloodshed.
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LETTER | Recently, a law professor was reported as saying that Malaysia never has any crimes of genocide or crimes against humanity.
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The European parliament voted on Wednesday to fine firms like Facebook, Google and Twitter up to 4 percent of their turnover if they persistently fail to remove extremist content within one hour of be...
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PETALING JAYA: An LGBT activist has been asked to apologise and retract his claim of the existence of state-sponsored violence against the LGBT community in Malaysia.
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PETALING JAYA: Gay rights activist Numan Afifi has been called up by the police over a speech made at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) in Geneva in March.
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An artificial intelligence research laboratory opened by Google in Ghana, the first of its kind in Africa, will take on challenges across the continent, researchers say.
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ACCRA, Ghanan, Apr 14 — The US technology giant said the lab in the capital Accra would address economic, political and environmental issues.
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LETTER | On March 15, 2011, the Malaysian Bar released the following statement: “The Malaysian Bar welcomes the comments made last week by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Minister i...
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A warplane attacked Tripoli’s only functioning airport on Monday as eastern forces advancing on the Libyan capital disregarded international appeals for a truce in the latest of a cycle of warfare s...
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Malaysian authorities on Monday were on the lookout for boats believed to be carrying up to 200 Rohingya after dozens of migrants were found near a beach in the country’s north.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian authorities on Monday are on the lookout for boats believed to be carrying up to 200 Rohingya after dozens of migrants were found near a beach in Perlis.
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A group of students has started an online petition urging the government to reconsider its decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The students say this i...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 8): Thirty-seven people believed to be Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were found on a beach in northern Malaysia on Monday, police said, the latest arrivals in what authorities fear...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Thirty-seven people believed to be Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were found on a beach in Perlis today, police said, the latest arrivals in what authorities fear could be a new wave of p...
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KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Thirty-seven people believed to be Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were found on a beach in northern Malaysia on Monday (April 8), police said, the latest arrivals in what the a...
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YOURSAY | ‘Even if RM2.6 bil was a Saudi donation, there is still RM1.4 bil of unaccounted riches.’ Unjust!
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MITSUI Sumitomo Insurance Co, Ltd (MSI), a member of MS&AD Insurance Group, has set up two Global Digital Hubs (GDH) in Singapore and Tokyo as bases to support global digitalisation.
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WORLD Health Day, marked each year on April 7, celebrates the right to health. This year’s theme is universal health coverage (UHC), which UN member states have agreed to work towards achieving by 2030, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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DHAKA (AFP) - Bangladesh police have prevented 115 Rohingya refugees from being smuggled to Malaysia in rickety fishing boats, officials said on Saturday (April 6), but no suspected traffickers were d...
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US security concerns about 5G mobile networks built by Chinese telecoms giant Huawei appear to be driven by politics and trade rather than any evidence, the head of the UN internet and telecoms agency...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 5 — The world will still condemn Malaysia for any “excessive” action whether or not the government ratifies the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Tun Dr Mahat...
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The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution that strongly condemns continuing violence and acts of terrorism targeting individuals, including persons belonging to religious minorities...
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HANOI, March 29 — Vietnam’s growth slowed in the first quarter of this year, dragged down by a weakened agricultural sector hit by a swine flu outbreak and a sharp drop in exports.
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SINGAPORE (AFP): Singapore on Thursday defended the move to nominate its street food for UN recognition as a bid to “safeguard” local culture after news of this sparked a cross-border culinary clash with Malaysia.
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SINGAPORE, March 28 — Singapore today defended nominating its street food for UN recognition as a bid to “safeguard” local culture after the move sparked a cross-border culinary clash with Malay...
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The United States was isolated at the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday over President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights as the other countrie...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government has condemned the proclamation by US President Donald Trump recognising Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, saying it has and always will be a part of Syria.
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MP SPEAKS | I had imagined that one of the biggest challenges after our appointment into the ministry would be getting the civil service to deliver results.
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BEIJING, March 22 — China has lodged a diplomatic protest with the United States after Washington sanctioned two Chinese shipping companies for doing business with North Korea, the foreign ministry ...
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MENE GRANDE, March 22 — Greasy slicks continue to darken the ground in Mene Grande, a modest town where Venezuela's oil boom was born more than a century ago.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 21): It looks like Malaysia’s rankings in the World Happiness Report 2019 has resulted in an “exchange” between Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad (pictured) and ex-PM...
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Former premier Najib Abdul Razak, who is also known as the king of trolls for taking regular potshots at Pakatan Harapan and its leaders on social media, has now trained his guns on Malaysia's ranking...
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ISLAMABAD (Bernama): Pakistan will confer the Nishan-e-Pakistanor Order of Pakistan, the country's highest civilian award, on Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad during his official three-day visit there which begins on Thursday (March 21).
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ISLAMABAD (March 20): Pakistan will confer the Nishan-e-Pakistan or Order of Pakistan, the country’s highest civilian award, on Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad during his official t...
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will confer the Nishan-e-Pakistan or Order of Pakistan, the country’s highest civilian award, on Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad during his official three-day vi...
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UN judges on Wednesday sentenced former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic to life in prison on appeal, ending one of the most momentous trials over massacres and other atrocities committe...
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ISLAMABAD, March 20 — Pakistan will confer the Nishan-e-Pakistan or Order of Pakistan, the country’s highest civilian award, on Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad during his official...
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LETTER | Justice for Sisters is deeply horrified by the discriminatory and offensive speech and language used in Parliament by several members of Parliament in relation to LGBT people on March 14 and ...
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GENEVA, March 19 — Chinese telecoms giant Huawei led the pack with Asia accounting for more than half of the international patent applications at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (Wipo) ...
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GEORGE TOWN: The Kelantan government’s disclosure that it is reviewing its ban on mak yong performances has drawn scorn from culture activist Mohamed Ghouse Nasuruddin, an emeritus professor of perf...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Any decision made by the government to reject a citizenship application cannot be reviewed by the courts, the High Court was told today.
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KOTA BARU: Kelantan has set up a special committee to study whether every aspect of the “Mak Yong” art form is syariah-compliant, said a state executive councillor (exco).
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KOTA BHARU: Kelantan has set up a special committee to study whether every aspect of the ‘Mak Yong’ art form is shariah-compliant, said a state executive councillor.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Unicef today urged the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government to take further steps to protect stateless children in Malaysia, adding that there should be more efforts to help undocumented chil...
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Two 'black box' recorders have been recovered from the site of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet that crashed after take-off on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board.
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There were passengers from at least 35 countries on board the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 that crashed near Addis Ababa yesterday, killing 149 passengers and eight crew members.
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COMMENT | A women’s work is never done it is said.
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LETTER | I find the act of destroying active farm land despicable, an offence of the highest degree, even treason, and in this case since, our food security situation in Malaysia is extremely vulnerab...
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BANGI: Yemen thanked the Malaysian government for making a US$100,000 (RM409,000) pledge at a United Nations (UN) high-level event in Geneva, Switzerland last week to help the war-torn country address...
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Social media firms and foreign investors must do more to ensure they support human rights in Myanmar, UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee said on March 5, suggesting Facebook was failing to treat parties to the country's conflict even-handedly.
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KOTA KINABALU: Traditional knowledge is beginning to gain prominence in the international public forum, with some institutions placing it on equal footing with scientific knowledge, said the Asia Indi...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The use of child safety seats and seat belts for rear passengers will be made mandatory for all private cars from January next year.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The use of child safety seats and seat belts for rear passengers will be made mandatory for all private cars from January next year.
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SINGAPORE (Reuters): Singapore, the world's second-fastest ageing society, has reached agreement with trade unions and employers to increase the retirement age, its manpower minister said on Tuesday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Civil societies have again called for the government to recognise the rights of refugees, saying Putrajaya should ratify the 1951 Refugee Convention.
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A UN human rights expert has published a draft list of questions to measure countries' privacy safeguards, a first step towards ranking the governments that are potentially doing the most snooping on their own citizens.
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North Korea proposed closing part of its Yongbyon nuclear complex in exchange for the lifting of all UN sanctions except those directly targeting their weapons of mass destruction programs, a senior U...
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NATIONAL sewerage company Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd (IWK) is now adopting a circular economy approach and exploring potential applications for its wastewater treatment by-products.
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The United States, Britain and France proposed on Wednesday that the United Nations Security Council blacklist the head of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad, which said it attacked an Ind...
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LETTER | The undersigned groups of the Cluster for Freedom of Opinion and Expression urge the de facto Islamic affairs minister Mujahid Yusof Rawa and the Pakatan Harapan government to adopt new laws ...
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IPOH, Feb 27 — The United Nations Association of Malaysia (UNAM) has joined the Human Right Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) in condemning Barisan Nasional secretary-general Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Kim Lek walked and sometimes ran to Malaysia from her home in Chin State, Myanmar, at the age of 11.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Malaysia reiterated that Sabah is part of Malaysia and any claims on the state are without basis.