According to UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Philip Alston, despite the impressive growth, Malaysia has seriously underestimated the extent of poverty.
Much has been said on the poverty line income (PLI) since a UN expert on poverty disclosed that Malaysia might have grossly underestimated the number of households living below the poverty line.
Middle Eastern leaders seem to be in a race to gain favour with China.
When the Zakir Naik issue surfaced, there were loud voices of discontent and protest from the public.
Equality and equity are two concepts which are often opposed to each other, though most people often mention them in the same breath.
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Philip Alston and his team took several months to study poverty in Malaysia, culminating in an 11-day visit and a preliminary...
THE decision by the Cabinet to approve the proposal to reintroduce the motorbike e-hailing service aimed at, among others, reducing youth unemployment needs to be thoroughly reconsidered.
IN light of the alarming increase in the number of dengue cases recently, World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Arbovirus Reference and Research director Prof Dr Sazaly Abu Bakar has call...
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SIXTY-TWO years ago in 1957, Malaya gained independence.
YOURSAY | ‘The bottom line is that Yong has been charged with rape.
This is really strange. In “New Malaysia”, I am beginning to feel more unease when expressing issues that I am not happy with.
AUGUST 24 — For most people who started to watch films seriously in the 90s, the name Quentin Tarantino holds as much power and influence as Kurt Cobain’s name did for serious music lovers in the ...
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AUGUST 24 — After four years of planning, the Penang’s Light-Rail Transit has finally begun the official public inspection.
THERE is a popular seafood noodle restaurant in my Subang Jaya neighbourhood that I’ve been patronising in the last two decades.The seafood noodle soup is yummy.
LETTER | Recently, Malaysia has been severely chastised for the so-called wanton destruction of our forests in order to replace them with oil palm, rubber and lately durian trees.
LETTER | It’s an open secret that loyalty in Bersatu is in short supply.
LETTER | Sixty-two years ago in 1957, Malaya gained independence.
LETTER | The Sabah state government under the Warisan, Upko and Pakatan Harapan coalition is now fast becoming the arrogant BN state government of the past.
LETTER | I am writing in response to your columnist Mariam Mokhtar's partial assessment of Maszlee Malik's tenure thus far as minister of education in her article Maszlee Malik: The most influential ...
LETTER | I have always loved and admired our beloved Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and believe he is truly one of the greatest leaders today.
Is it appropriate for a serving mufti to give opinions freely about politics and make sweeping statements on minority groups that have contributed significantly to the development of their own communi...
I REFER to the letter “Outlaw race discrimination for tenants” (The Star, Aug 21).
REFERRING to the letter “Outlaw race discrimination for tenants” (The Star, Aug 21), I am disheartened that the writer was discriminated against in his quest for a tenancy.
THE Inspector-General of Police was spot on when he issued a stern warning to all parties that firm action would be taken against those who stir up racial sentiments.
IT is sad that in my beloved country today, there are many smart and intelligent people who are saying or doing stupid things.
I AM a licensed and registered counsellor with the Malaysian Board of Counsellors or Lembaga Kaunselor Malaysia (LKM), and I work mainly with students.
WE are facing a perfect storm of challenges that need addressing quickly.
IT has just been announced that scientists at Harvard University have uncovered a new potential cure for pancreatic cancer, one of the most challenging of all cancers.
AFTER undertaking many initiatives on my own and gathering feedback from government authorities and NGOs involved in animal welfare, I put up a proposal on the way forward in managing the stray popula...
I REFER to the StarLifestyle article “When plastics hit you in the gut” (The Star, Aug 20).It is comforting to know that plastics manufacturers have agreed with medical doctors, scientists and env...
Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin must have taken offence at the Malaysian authorities’ actions against Dr Zakir Naik.
AUGUST 23 — If you clicked on this article, it is most probably because you’re curious about the subject or you may have heard this rhetoric floating around.
YOURSAY | 'National schools do not make the grade for quality of education.’ Yoursay: Abolishing vernacular schools would be a 'policy nightmare', KJ says Avatar_3e8a: Vernacular schools should be a...
The ‘solution’ to the khat controversy came a little too late as confidence in the Education Ministry and the Federal Government as a whole has eroded.
Let’s drown out the voices of extremism because it it time for all Malaysians to value and cherish the Jalur Gemilang.SOMETIMES it’s the little gestures that mean the most.
LETTER | This may appear controversial and sensitive to some.
LETTER | Itʼs sad to note the report from the head of the MACC that the civil service has the largest number of culprits.
LETTER | I am not interested to know who was the prominent politician who became the first voice to propose the idea of making Go-Jek a reality in this country.
LETTER | In reference to Sabah Education and Innovation Assistant Minister Jennifer Lasimbang’s statement today where Sabah would not object to the decision made by the Education Ministry to introdu...
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It was an ordinary day after work.
I refer to a FMT report of Aug 20 that a local Sabah daily had apologised for misreporting a quote by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
LETTER | Amidst growing ethno-religious tensions, Gabungan Bertindak Malaysia (GBM) underlines that Malaysia is home to all Malaysians since 1963.
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AUGUST 22 — It’s not a question I ask myself.
AUGUST 22 — In mid-2017, Mary Yap Kain Ching, Malaysia’s then-deputy minister for higher education, announced her ministry was establishing a database to verify educators and others’ doctorates.
I am proud that Malaysia is vibrantly multicultural, a fitting location for a dialogue between different religions and sets of beliefs.
Response to recent critics of the Pakatan Harapan government by comparing it to Barisan Nasional — Xavier Jayakumar
AUGUST 21 — “Rome wasn’t built in a day” — an adage which attests to the need for time to create great things.
LETTER | I am elated that the cabinet would soon discuss on two-wheel e-hailing service (bike hailing), which was banned by the Transport Ministry in Feb 2017 during the administration of the previous...
LETTER | Dear Dr Zakir Naik, have you ever heard of any religious debate anywhere around the world?
LETTER | Patriot is made aware that there is currently an organised personal attack on our president Mohamed Arshad Raji (photo, above) and also our association.
Dr Zakir Naik has yet again made limelight after he was alleged to have made a statement that the Chinese are not citizens but are mere "guests" in Malaysia.
LETTER | Sometimes I don’t understand why politicians, preachers, high profile individuals and NGO leaders are always saying things “out of context”.
LETTER | We welcome the news of continued operations for Malay-daily Utusan Malaysia and its sister publication Kosmo! albeit with an increased cover price.
This month, as people gear up for the Merdeka Day celebrations, employees and families of two major media companies will not have much to cheer about.
Despite the facade of general peace and normality within Pakatan Harapan (PH), we know that all is not well in the corridors of power.
This article seeks to highlight Dr Zakir Naik’s violations of Sunni orthodoxy, and to request that Islamic religious authorities and the Malaysian government take the steps necessary to deal with pr...
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Strategic areas for proposed Health Ministry spending include setting up an inter-ministry unit for sustained collaboration, and emphasising primary care by giving it a dedicated division.
THE world is familiar with both World War I and World War II – a military free for all, with the exception of Latin America, parts of Africa and Switzerland, which declared total neutrality.
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It is sad that mistrust among the different races is rising even after 62 years of independence, with the various communities having little interaction or empathy.
AUGUST 21 — It’s amusing how the two loudest advocates for the Undi Rosak movement are crowing, saying their actions were justified.
AUGUST 21 — The generation of today’s employees seem not to be loyal to one job; they tend to change or quit easily — probably to advance their career, seek better careers, or as a result of a f...
LETTER | It has been reported that Liew Vui Keong, the de facto law minister, said the first round of briefings and consultations with stakeholders about the Independent Police Complaints of Misconduc...
LETTER | At a panel discussion recently, Khairy Jamaluddin made reference to a “Jesus Christ mentality” with reference to the ego of the Pakatan Harapan government which resulted in the failure to...
LETTER | As I type this letter, I wonder if it will soon end up as a testimony of guilt in the form of a screenshot.
LETTER | A sitting member of parliament who belongs to the biggest parliamentary caucus in the ruling government has called on Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad to step down as he thinks the latter h...
LETTER | The talk of the town now is on civics learning.
The past few weeks have not exactly been good for the nation.
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(Aug 20): Singapore is buying insurance against the ill-effects of Japanese-style population aging.
AUGUST 20 — Fresh off the successful and timely lowering of the voting age, I am glad that the Ministry of Youth and Sports is working on another glaring gap in youth empowerment — financial remun...
The search for Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin came to a sad end with the discovery of her body about 2.5km from the Dusun Resort in Negeri Sembilan.
This article is in response to reports titled “Where’s your plan for Sabah, PBS asks Shafie” and “Shafie ruined Sabah’s economy in a year, says Umno” published in FMT on Aug 10 and 13, res...