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MALABO (Equatorial Guinea), July 17 — Equatorial Guinea is awash in oil, although little of the wealth has trickled down to the poor.
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Equatorial Guinea is awash in oil, although little of the wealth has trickled down to the poor.
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia has detained four foreigners, including two ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar, on suspicion of being involved in militant groups, police said on Tuesday (July 9).
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JULY 10 — The debate over what constitutes a “youth” is still going on in Malaysia and it’s bordering the ridiculous.
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KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysia has detained four foreigners, including two ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar, on suspicion of being involved in militant groups, police said on Tuesday (July 9).
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government will not shoot-on-sight skippers and crew of foreign vessels caught fishing illegally in Malaysian waters.
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Malaysia has detained four foreigners, including two ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar, on suspicion of being involved in militant groups, police said on Tuesday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has detained four foreigners, including two ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar, on suspicion of being involved in militant groups, police said on Tuesday (Jul 9).
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 9): Malaysia has detained four foreigners, including two ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar, on suspicion of being involved in militant groups, police said on Tuesday.
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THIS is in response to the letter by Dr Rafidah Hanim Mokhtar that was published yesterday in The Star, “Sex education must be guided by our values” (July 8; online at bit.ly/star_sexeducate).
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the extradition bill that sparked the territory’s biggest political crisis in decades was dead, admitting that the government’s work on the bill had bee...
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JULY 8 — This is in response to Dr Rafidah Hanim Mokhtar’s letters published in Malaysiakini and The Star “Sex education should not disregard abstinence”.
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Iran said on Sunday it would further scale back its commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, raising its uranium enrichment level beyond agreed levels to produce fuel for power plants.
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More than two dozen countries formally called for a UN investigation into thousands of killings in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, activists said.
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A former police general who oversaw the bloodiest years of the Philippines’ war on drugs on Thursday shrugged off the killing by police of a three-year-old girl in a sting operation, saying the worl...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr. Mujahid bin Yusof came under fire Monday for describing a camp in China where ethnic Uighurs are held as a “vocational and ...
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UN member states are set to sidestep a call for a moratorium on commercial spyware, deciding instead to commission a study of how digital technology affects human rights, according to a draft UN human rights resolution seen by Reuters.
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The global travel industry is looking to replace your paper tickets and security documents with your biometric data in an effort to ease gridlock.
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Iran announced on Monday it had amassed more low-enriched uranium than permitted under its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, drawing a warning from US President Donald Trump that Tehran was “play...
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GENEVA, July 1 — As climate change worsens, growing heat stress on workers in agriculture and other sectors will cause a productivity loss equal to 80 million full-time jobs over the next decade, th...
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PARLIAMENT | Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today gave assurance that any approval for refugees to work in the country will not be made at the expense of Malaysians.
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It’s been more than a year since our “new” government came to power.
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The head of the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) on Friday warned against misinformation on vaccines and vaccination programmes, calling on the international community to work together to comba...
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COMMENT | Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah last week issued an unambiguous call for the perpetrators of the 2017 campaign of widespread and systematic violence by Myanmar security forces against Ro...
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Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming, who attended the IDEAS forum ‘The Next Four Years: What Now for Malaysia?’ on Wednesday, said the government is aware that there ...
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The UN migration agency said on Friday that at least 32,000 migrants globally, including 1,600 children, have died on dangerous journeys in search of better lives since it began compiling data on migr...
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened opponents with prison if they try to impeach him, the latest in what a top UN official and an Asian lawmakers’ group this week called a pattern of...
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Iran is still short of the maximum amount of enriched uranium it is allowed to have under its deal with major powers but it is on course to reach that limit at the weekend, the latest data from UN nuc...
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IN conjunction with the Inter-national Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking yesterday, June 26, Amnesty International is calling on the authorities of Malaysia to introduce legislation at th...
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LETTER | Dear Tun, I am so proud of you.
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BEIJING, June 25 — Shares in three large Chinese banks fell today after a media report said a US judge had found the banks in contempt for refusing to comply with subpoenas related to a North Korean...
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BANGKOK, June 21 — Three Thai policemen approached Vietnamese refugee Nguyen Van Chung at his home in Bangkok in January and asked him whether he was in touch with another Vietnamese man, Truong Duy...
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed that amid “serious and complicated” international affairs strengthening bilateral ties was good for both countries and regio...
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JUNE 20 — Researchers at Stockholm University revealed in mid-June that nearly 600 plant species have gone extinct in the past two centuries at a ratenearly 500 times faster than nature taking its c...
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior officials should be investigated over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi given credible evidence against them, a UN rights investigator sa...
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PETALING JAYA: Over 70 million people fled war, persecution and conflict in 2018, the highest level seen in almost 70 years, says the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
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Evidence suggests Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohamed Salman and other senior Saudi officials are liable for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a UN rights investigator said today.
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LETTER | I laud the newly-initiated Dayak International Justice Council at the recent Keningau Dayak gathering which was attended by representatives from Sabah, Sarawak, Kalimantan and Brunei.
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China’s Huawei is in the process of potentially launching its “Hongmeng” OS to replace Android OS, Reuters reports.
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Previous reports indicated that Huawei has prepared its own operating system in case it loses access to Android.
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‘Warrior’, a medical simulator complete with pulse and beating heart, ends PLA’s reliance on imports to train medical staff. The mannequin was created as part of drive to overhaul military medical staff as Chinese armed forces seek to become a 21st century fighting force.
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Mexico will today put on trial two veteran organisers of migrant caravans in a move that rights activists said was aimed at appeasing the Trump administration after an agreement last week that averted...
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The World Health Organisation expressed alarm at the lack of progress on curbing sexually transmitted diseases, while one of its experts warned of complacency as dating apps are spurring sexual activity.
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World Environment Day (June 5) was a good time to reflect on the existential threat of climate change.
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SINGAPORE, June 7 — Every day after his morning run, Adam Reutens-Tan washes under a half-full camping shower hooked on the ceiling of his bathroom.
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SINGAPORE: Every day after his morning run, Adam Reutens-Tan washes under a half-full camping shower hooked on the ceiling of his bathroom.
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WASHINGTON, June 6 — France today will propose a new tax on flights in Europe to encourage travellers to switch to less polluting forms of transport, a source in the transport ministry told AFP.
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SEOUL: When Pakistan closed its airspace during its conflict with India in February, Malaysia Airlines was not one of the carriers left scrambling to re-route flights because it had already done so tw...
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MONTREAL, June 4 — When Pakistan closed its airspace during conflict with India in February, Malaysia Airlines was not one of the carriers left scrambling to re-route flights because it had already ...
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief.
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TEKNAF (Bangladesh), May 31 — Bangladesh coast guards yesterday stopped 58 Rohingya refugees from making a potentially dangerous journey to Malaysia by sea and arrested two suspected traffickers, an...
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TEKNAF, Bangladesh: Bangladesh coast guards on Thursday stopped 58 Rohingya refugees from making a potentially dangerous journey to Malaysia by sea and arrested two suspected traffickers, an official ...
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Myanmar has granted early release to seven soldiers jailed for the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys during a 2017 military crackdown in the western state of Rakhine, two prison officials, tw...
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The risk of nuclear weapons being used is at its highest since World War Two, a senior UN security expert said on Tuesday, calling it an “urgent” issue that the world should take more seriously.
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NEW YORK, May 22 — The US administration is considering limits to Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision’s ability to buy US technology, the New York Times reported yesterday, deepening worries...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia, which has become the dumping ground for the world’s plastic waste, will send back non-recyclable plastic scrap to the developed countries that sent it there, its environment ...
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PARIS, May 22 — In a cruel irony in the Chinese Year of the Pig, outbreaks of African Swine Fever are forcing huge culls that could send pork prices to levels never seen before.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 — Malaysia, which has become the dumping ground for the world’s plastic waste, will send back non-recyclable plastic scrap to the developed countries that sent it there, its e...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia, which has become the dumping ground for the world's plastic waste, will send back non-recyclable plastic scrap to the developed countries that sent it there, its environment mi...
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MANILA, PHILIPPINES (May 21): When Mary Ann San Jose moved to Sitio Pariahan more than two decades ago, she could walk to the local chapel.
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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...