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PETALING JAYA: A public policy research and advocacy organisation has rubbished a claim that conversion therapy for LGBTs is not a form of violence, saying it produces long-term psychological trauma.
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KOTA KINABALU: Former Dewan Rakyat speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin says it is a waste of time for the Sabah government to push for the constitutional amendment to Article 1(2) that aims to restore Sabah and Sarawak's status as equal partners in the Federation of Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): All it took was self-confidence for Imelda Sandrasagaran to deliver an eloquent speech entitled "Nature is a Common Language" that helped her win the ESU-Public Speaking Competition 2019.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu has said that the Malaysian government will only heed requests from United Nations (UN) for peacekeepers and security forces, and will not aide...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) early this month was made to prevent certain parties from taking advantage of the confus...
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The head of the United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur told the UN Security Council yesterday that violence is on the rise in the region after the Sudanese army ousted Pre...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has recorded its appreciation to Tan Sri Razali Ismail for his contributions to the organisation during his three-year tenure as chairman.
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is considering having island settlements away from the mainland should there be an influx of immigrants in the event of a civil unrest in southern Philippines.
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KOTA KINABALU (April 17): The Sabah Government is planning to set up a relocation centre for conflict refugees on a remote island located far from the mainland.
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KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government is planning to set up a relocation centre for conflict refugees on a remote island located far from the mainland.
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KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government is considering “island settlements” to address the influx of fleeing immigrants from neighbouring countries, says Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Chief Minister Shafie Apdal says the state government is considering placing refugees on an island near the border in the event of an influx from neighbouring countries.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — Former diplomat Tan Sri Razali Ismail has resigned from his position as chairman of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) — two weeks before the expiry of his ...
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At least two people were killed in heavy shelling in the Libyan capital Tripoli, an official said today as Europe and the Gulf were divided over a push by eastern forces commander Khalifa Haftar to se...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Coalition of local human rights groups Comango has urged the police and the Home Ministry to stop all forms of intimation against human rights defenders, after activist Numa...
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PETALING JAYA: A prominent rights activist said he sensed frustration in the resignation of Razali Ismail as chairman of the government’s Humans Rights Commission (Suhakam), just about two weeks sho...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) executive director, Assoc Prof Dr Kulanthayan KC Mani has been elected to the board of directors of the Geneva-registered Global Allian...
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The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (often referred to as the International Criminal Court Statute or the Rome Statute) is the treaty that established the International Criminal Court...
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IN a just society, the rule of law applies to everyone irrespective of their station in life.
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US Vice-President Mike Pence called on the United Nations on Wednesday to revoke the UN credentials of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government and recognise opposition leader Juan Guaido as t...
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Sri Lanka's former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who oversaw the crushing of Tamil Tiger rebels under his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa's rule a decade ago, is being sued in two cases in the Unite...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 ― Putrajaya said today it will review Wisma Putra's comprehensive report to ascertain progress prior to addressing criticism it was backsliding on women and children's rights ...
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The Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) is not a social contract but a United Nations-recognised international document for the formation of Malaysia and should not be viewed lightly, said Sabah Chief Mini...
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KOTA KINABALU, April 9 — The Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) is not a social contract but a United Nations-recognised international document for the formation of Malaysia and should not be viewed lig...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 9): The leaders of neighboring Singapore and Malaysia agreed Tuesday to amicably resolve a long-running dispute over water that has stoked tensions for decades.
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WASHINGTON, April 9 — Money transfers to poor and developing countries hit a fresh record in 2018 and should become their largest source of external financing this year, the World Bank said yesterda...
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PETALING JAYA: There will be no justice for the victims of MH17 tragedy if the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is not ratified, says a group of student activists.
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KUALA LUMPUR • The Malaysian authorities were yesterday on the lookout for boats believed to be carrying up to 200 Rohingya Muslims after dozens of migrants were found near a beach in the country's ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 8): The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) announced today that it has signed the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UN-suported PRI), under which it has p...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Umno veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah said Malay rulers could have been “ill-advised” on the Rome Statute which Putrajaya withdrew from last week, following the revelation of a letter...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 8): The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) announced today that it has signed the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UN-suported PRI), under which it has p...
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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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KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — A group of academics have allegedly warned the Conference of Rulers that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (YDPA) may be probed by the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the cou...
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YOURSAY | ‘It seems the administration has fallen into the opposition’s ‘triple R’ trap...’ PM: Malaysia to withdraw from Rome Statute Gerard Lourdesamy: Is this a government elected by the ...
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APRIL 6 — Three years of implementation of the transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific shows the region has some catching up to do.
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PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Dr Tun Mahathir Mohamad today announced that Malaysia will withdraw from Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) following confusion arising politically and wi...
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PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia will withdraw from ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Friday (April 5).
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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia will withdraw from ratifying an international treaty that covers serious crimes and crimes against humanity.
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The government of Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro has rejected an appeal by a United Nations expert not to revise Brazilian history by denying a military coup occurred in 1964.
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The United States has revoked the entry visa of the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, her office said on Thursday, a response to her inquiry into possible war crimes by U...
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PETALING JAYA: A PAS MP has urged Cabinet members to stop quarrelling over the Lynas issue and to instead work on finding a solution based on facts and scientific data.
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UNITED NATIONS (April 4): The family of an American killed when a Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down over Ukraine in 2014 filed a lawsuit on Thursday against U.S.-based money transfer companies an...
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NEW YORK, April 4 — The family of an American killed when a Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down over Ukraine in 2014 filed a lawsuit today against US-based money transfer companies and two Russia...
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KUCHING: The Education Ministry believes only 14% of the country’s special needs students are registered in government schools.
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The United States has criticised Brunei's decision to implement Islamic laws, that would allow death by stoning for adultery and homosexuality, urging it to ratify and implement the United Nations' Co...
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PUTRAJAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the Cabinet has yet to discuss the disposal of waste by rare earths miner Lynas Malaysia following an open spat by ministers on the issue.
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PETALING JAYA: A former Malaysian Bar president disagrees with the idea of a live broadcast of Najib Razak’s SRC International trial, saying the ex-prime minister must be given a fair hearing.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 — PLS Plantation Bhd’s joint venture with Shanghai-based Greenland Group has signed deals with four Chinese fruit distributors to sell its durian products and expand its exp...
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PUTRAJAYA (March 30): Tu-E Capital is not a housing developer nor is it licensed under the Housing Development Act (Control and Licensing) 1966 (Act 118), said the Ministry of Housing and Local Govern...
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BANGKOK, March 29 — The Laos government has prioritised big infrastructure projects including dams, railways lines and mines that have benefited few people and uprooted the poor from their land, sai...
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PUTRAJAYA (March 29): Tu-E Capital is not a housing developer nor is it licensed under the Housing Development Act (Control and Licensing) 1966 (Act 118), said the Ministry of Housing and Local Govern...
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A letter of agreement was signed between the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the government of Sarawak to assess the new reduced impact logging (RIL) guidelines for t...
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AS a member of the United Nations, Malaysia should support the moral imperatives of peace, justice and non-aggression and applaud the ratification of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Cou...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 28 — The previous Barisan Nasional (BN) government was committed to international relations, lawyer Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan told BN MPs now opposing Malaysia’s accession of th...
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PETALING JAYA: Datuk Syed Mohd Hasrin Tengku Hussin @ Syed Hussin has been appointed the new permanent representative of Malaysia to the United Nations in New York, the United States (US).
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Malaysia has strongly condemned the recognition by US President Donald Trump of Israel’s sovereignty over Syria’s Golan Heights region.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 28 — Malaysia strongly condemns the proclamation by US President Donald Trump to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights as it is an indivisible part of Syria and...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Malaysia urges Israel to respect international law and relevant United Nations (UN) resolutions in order to preserve peace, security and stability in the region.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 — Malaysia urged Israel to respect international law and relevant United Nations (UN) resolutions in order to preserve peace, security and stability in the region.
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GEORGE TOWN: The Christchurch terror attacks have opened the doors of those in New Zealand to Islam.
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GEORGE TOWN: The cabinet will discuss a motion to be moved in the Dewan Rakyat soon to condemn Israel’s attack on a Palestinian enclave of the Gaza Strip on Monday.
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PUTRAJAYA (March 26): Countries in the Asia Pacific region need to work closely together in the next 11 years to catch up on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) especially on the environment a...
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Bangladesh is not in a hurry to relocate Rohingya refugees to a Bay of Bengal island, a minister told Reuters on Monday, after the United Nations sought more details on the government's plan, criticis...
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LANGKAWI (March 25): To maintain Langkawi’s status as the region’s first geopark, immediate action must be taken to address the “leachate” problem posed by the Kampung Belanga Pechah landfi...
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FEW would dispute that climate change is a threat to sustainable development.
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KINI ROUNDUP | Key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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The Pakatan Harapan government failed to preempt the outcry over its plans to ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Icerd) by not engaging the p...
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MARCH 24 — Speaking at the press conference after the end of a three day working visit to Pakistan, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed affirmed that the “Islamic world is over reliant on the W...
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Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was conferred the Nishan-e-Pakistan or Order of Pakistan, the country’s highest civilian award, by Pakistan President Dr Arif Alivi on Friday.The conferment of...
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PUTRAJAYA, March 23 — Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu says Malaysia will continue to use the international stage to raise awareness on the rights and freedom of the Palestinian people.
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PUTRAJAYA: Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu says Malaysia will continue to use the international stage to raise awareness on the rights and freedoms of the Palestinian people.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The judiciary should be steadfast in maintaining its independence as it is best suited to ensure checks and balances and the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad was conferred the Nishan-e-Pakistan or Order of Pakistan, the country’s highest civilian award, by Pakistan President Dr Arif Alivi on Friday.
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ISLAMABAD, March 22 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was conferred the Nishan-e-Pakistan or Order of Pakistan, the country’s highest civilian award, by Pakistan President Dr Arif Alivi on ...
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BERLIN, March 22 — Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams and other activists warned yesterday that fully autonomous weapons could be deployed in just 3-4 years and urged Germany to lead an intern...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 -— The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) today again advocated for Malaysia’s accession to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial...
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The Pakatan Harapan government has been urged to step up its countermeasures against the intensifying use of racial political rhetoric.
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A bus full of schoolchildren was hijacked and set on fire by its own driver on Wednesday in an apparent protest against migrant drownings in the Mediterranean, Italian authorities said.
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The United Nations’ World Drug Report 2018 stated that in 2016, around 275 million people worldwide used drugs — at least once in their lifetime.
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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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Pakistan will confer the Nishan-e-Pakistan (Order of Pakistan), the country’s highest civilian award, on Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad during his official three-day visit to the country beginni...
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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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MILAN, March 20 — China is ready to strengthen its “global strategic partnership” with Italy, Chinese President Xi Jinping wrote in an Italian daily on the eve of his visit to the euro zone’s ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 — Argentina is looking forward to an increase in bilateral activities — covering areas such as trade, economic and investment — that will follow after Foreign Minister Dat...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Argentina is looking forward to an increase in bilateral activities - covering areas such as trade, economy and investment - that will follow after Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdul...
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Dozens of scientists have signed a United Nations and World Health Organisation petition to warn against the potential dangers of Apple AirPods.
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THREE Malaysian startups were announced as regional finalists in the Alipay-NUS Enterprise Social Innovation Challenge (The Challenge) thanks to their innovative waste management solutions.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 17 — The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) expressed disappointment today with the government’s decision not to accede to the International Convention on the Elimin...
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PUTRAJAYA, March 17 — Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah will be making a five-day working visit to Argentina starting tomorrow.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) is in the process of bringing home 23 of the 51 Malaysians being detained in Syria for their alleged involvement in terrorism.
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LETTER | The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) is disappointed by the government’s decision to abolish the mandatory death penalty only rather than a total abolition of the death penalty...
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Tens of thousands of school students around the world walked out of classes on Friday in a global strike to protest against government inaction on climate change.
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PUTRAJAYA, Mar 15 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has urged world governments today to understand the reasons behind terrorists committing terror attacks in order to combat them better.
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IPOH, March 15 — Perak DAP publicity secretary Chong Zhemin has joined a United Nations (UN) special rapporteur in urging the Kelantan state government to lift the ban on shadow puppet theatre wayan...
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On Tuesday, Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad told reporters he’s studying whether to sell, shut down or refinance Malaysia Airlines Bhd, the troubled national carrier.
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(March 14): On Tuesday, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told reporters he's studying whether to sell, shut down or refinance Malaysia Airlines Bhd, the troubled national carrier.
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KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's police chief defended himself yesterday for deporting five Egyptians on suspicion of being militants who supported the Muslim Brotherhood organisation, after senior lawmake...