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LETTER | After completing the sixth form at a public school in Petaling Jaya, I took up articleship and qualified as a certified public accountant (CPA) at one of the large international accounting fi...
LETTER | A new controversy may be looming over the appointment of a chief justice to succeed chief justice Richard Malanjum who retired on April 12.
LETTER | In 2015, Malaysia’s net Green House Gas (GHG) emissions stood at 50,479,060 tons while we pretended to hide behind our status as a developing nation.
LETTER | The Penang South Reclamation (PSR) and the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) have received much attention in the past week.
LETTER | From shopping malls to LRT stations, you are repeatedly reminded to be beware of thieves and to exercise care over your wallets and personal belongings.
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(April 22): It is no surprise that the possibility of a market “melt up” for the rest of 2019 is becoming a more common refrain among investors.
Federal Reserve | Stocks markets | MSCI World Index | S&P 500 | VIX | Euro Stoxx 50 | US | S&P/ASX 200 | Yellen Put | Powell Put | Bernanke Put | Asia | Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Treasuries Index | 12 | 22 | 2019 | 1 | 200 | 2018 | 16 | 2017 | 2019 | 7 | 18 | 50 | 11 | 22 | 16 | 500 | April 18 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | April 22
LETTER | In a statement on April 20, the Home Ministry responded to accusations of backtracking on reforms by claiming that discussions are still ongoing with the police, Attorney-General's Chambers a...
Home Ministry | LETTER | Attorney-General | Prevention of Crime Act 1959 | Chambers | Parliament | Sedition Act 1948 | Publications Act 1984 | Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 | Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 | Poca | PPPA | PAA | NSC Act | NSC) Act 2016 | Prevention of Terrorism Act 2015 | Pota | Printing Press | National Security Council | Pakatan Harapan | BN | BN | 20 | 2015 | 2012 | 1984 | 1948 | 2016 | 2012 | 1959 | 2016 | 2012 | 2012 | 2015 | 1984 | 1959 | 1948 | April 20
I often wonder if our nation wants to hear the truth, or if we are just covering up reality.
We are all familiar with fads.
I refer to the letter, “Time to get more people into the share market”, published in FMT.
THE Chinese are known as one of the most hardworking races in the world, but there is always a limit to everything.
IN conjunction with Earth Day today, Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) would like to highlight the fact that at least one-fifth of mammals found in Malaysia is facing extinction.
ALIRAN condemns the recent assault on freedom of speech by social and cyber bullies, aided and abetted by officials who clearly need to critically examine their priorities and review their standard op...
I REFER to the report “Debate report, govt urged” (The Star, April 20; online at bit.ly/star_report).
BESIDE plugging all the loop holes, jailing corrupt politicians and government officials, I think the fastest way to stimulate our economy is by encouraging people to invest in the stock market.
THE world’s celebration of Easter joy yesterday was marred bloodily by bomb blasts in three Sri Lankan churches and three prime hotels in Colombo.
THE Defence Ministry’s (Mindef) announcement that it will no longer award honorary ranks to politicians and celebrities is most welcome.
JOHOR Baru (JB) Sentral started operations in 2010 as an integrated transport hub in the JB city centre.
YOURSAY | 'Pahang is perhaps the last bastion of Umno.
YOURSAY | 'After all these months, there is too much bark and no bite.' Bloomberg interview - analysis was biased, facts were wrong Proles: Well said.
Over the past three years, various concerns regarding the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) have been raised.
Penang Transport Master Plan | Penang | Penangites | SSP) MRT2 | PIL1 | Penang LRT | Chow Kon Yeow | Pan Island Link | South Reclamation Scheme | Malaysia | Sungai Buloh-Putrajaya | KL | London | Paris | 6 billion | 1 | 2 | 2030 | 16.98 | 367 | 379 | 2030 | 1 | 21 | 636 | 367 | 379 | RM9.6 billion | 2030 | 2030
The fifth decade of life witness changes in achievement, success and health.
APRIL 21 — A building in Paris burned down and the whole world seems to be sad.
MUHAMMAD Rofiqul A’la is a jovial and portly thirty-nine year old farmer and kyai (or ustaz) from Jember in the densely populated province of East Java.
Kiyai Rofiq | MUHAMMAD Rofiqul A'la | East Java | Jember | Nahdlatul Ulama | Kyai rofiq | Revival | Estimates | Joko Widodo | Indonesians | Javanese | NU | Ulama | Central Java | East | Islamic | Sulawesi | Sumatra | President | Kyai Rofiq | Wahabi | Saud | Mecca | 100 million | 40 million | 12 | 24 | 1926 | 10 | 1926 | May 24
AL-JAZEERA columnist Belen Fernandez wrote an article arguing that the intense outpouring of grief and emotion at the burning of the cathedral of Notre Dame – an inanimate object – was “misplace...
YOURSAY | ‘It’s not right for rulers to hold up and stand in the way of our democratically elected gov’t.’ CJ nomination awaiting approval from Conference of Rulers, says Dr M Gerard Lourdesam...
The two key components of the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) are back on track.
PTMP | PIL 1 | Chow Kon Yeow | Penang Transport Master Plan | LRT | Pan Island Link | Penang island | Dewan Sri Pinang | CM | Penangites | 6 billion | 1 | One | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2018 | 2019 | 30 | 5 billion | 1 | 2018 | RM50 billion | RM7.5 billion | RM9.6 billion | RM46 billion | Sept. 30 | 2018 | March 2019 | August 2018
AFTER winning three by-elections in a row – the Cameron Highlands MP seat and Semenyih and Rantau state seats, can the opposition make it 4-0 in the parliamentary seat of Sandakan?
Sandakan | Datuk Chew Kok Woh | MP seat | Sabah DAP | Rantau | Semenyih | Cameron Highlands | Parti Warisan Sabah | Tan Sri Musa Aman | Pakatan Harapan | Barisan Nasional | Datuk Stephen Wong | Batu Sapi | MP seat | Chinese | Opposition | Chan Foong Hin | Port Dickson | Seri Setia | Balakong | Sungai Kandis | Pakatan | MCA | GE14 | Government | Fung Ket Wing | Libaran | Parti Pribumi Bersatu | Sungai Sibuga | Malaysia | Chong Hon Ming | Federal | 2018 | 1982 | 2004 | 10 | 098 | 4 | 28 | 0 | 2013 | 1986 | 4 | 1978 | 4 | 2018 | 2013 | 2004 | 1986 | 1982 | 1978 | March 28
IMAGINE that you are going into business for the first time.
YOU must be from another planet if you have never heard of K-pop group BTS.
BTS | Map of the Soul: Persona | The Beatles | Fab Four | Songs | Internet | Gangnam Style | People | South Korean | The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon | TIME | TIME 100 | K-pop history | K-pop groups | Twitter | YouTube | Jho Low | UK | US | Billboard Artist 100 | No 1 | Love Yourself | Psy | 2019 | 2017 | 100 | 19 million | Four | 100 | 1 | 2018 | 2018 | 2017 | 2019
TUN Dr Mahathir Mohamad managed to take a breather last weekend.
LETTER | Earlier this month, on 7 April, nine student activists leaked to the online media and also through social media a document alleged to have been the executive summary of a presentation by four...
LETTER | Asheeq Ali Sethi Alivi | Council of Rulers | Shamrahayu Abdul Aziz | Rahmat Mohamad | Academics | Malaysia | Tommy Thomas | Statute of Rome | Two | Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia | Universiti Malaya | Shad Saleem Faruqi | Hisham Hanapi | UiTM | Usim | Fareed Mohd Hassan | IIUM | Gerak | Malaysian Academic | Gerak | 7 April | Saturday | April 27 | 27 | 7 | Two
The state of global economy, and our own national economy, will determine and shape our cost of living.
COMMENT | In a recent online survey conducted by the Sarawak Patriots Association on the recent defeat of the MA63 amendment bill, one of the questions was “Do you think it is wise for the Sarawak G...
LETTER | Adelina Sao (also reported as Lisao) , 21, died in Bukit Mertajam hospital on 11th February 2018 from organ failure.
Adelina Sao | LETTER | MA Ambika | Bukit Mertajam | Lisao | M. Kulasegaran | High Court | Attorney-General | Tenaganita | Nurses | Yohana Banunaek | Kwong Wah Daily | JPIT | Kupang | Malaysians | 2018 | 14 | 21 | 11 | 12 | 2019 | 19 | 2019 | 2019 | 18 | 2019 | 19 | Feb 12 2019 | April 19 | April 19 | 2019 | April 18 | 2019 | Feb 14 | 2019 | 11th February 2018
I READ with a heavy heart some of the responses to the Notre-Dame Cathedral fire.
WHEN addressing Kedah civil servants at Wisma Darul Aman last month, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad expressed regret that Muslims are involved in corruption when Islam prohibits it.
Mahathir Mohamad | Islam | Muslims | Wisma Darul Aman | Kedah | Transparency International | Brunei | Qatar | United Arab Emirates | UAE | Corruption Perception Index | CPI | Jordan | Turkey | Egypt | Kosovo | Pakistan | Yemen 176 | Denmark | Syria | Somalia | Iraq | Sudan | Afghanistan 172 | New Zealand | Malaysia | Indonesia | Saudi Arabia | Bahrain | 62 | 49/100 | 58 | 32/100 | 180 | 176 | 172 | 16/100 | 99 | 117 | 178 | 13/100 | 37/100 | 2017 | 180 | 93 | 23 | 14/100 | 88 | 62 | 39 | 172 | 2018 | 49/100 | 2018 | 2018 | 2017 | 61 | 2018 | 81 | 70/100 | 35/100 | 40/100 | 58 | 89 | 33/100 | 31 | 47/100 | 18/100 | 105 | 63/100 | 16/100 | 38/100 | 168 | 180 | 13/100 | 33/100 | 20
THE Consumers Association of Penang and Sahabat Alam Malaysia are relieved to read the clarification by Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad that the National Physical Planning Council (NPP...
THE Consumers Association of Penang | Khalid Abdul Samad | Malaysia | National Physical Planning Council | Penang South Reclamation | Sahabat Alam | Federal Territories | Minister | PIL1 | Sahabat Alam Malaysia | Penang Transport Master Plan | Pan Island Link 1 | PTMP | East Coast Rail Link | Penang | RM46bil | RM46bil | RM8bil | RM400mil | RM68mil | 18 | 1 | 20
Between Lake Geneva and the Swiss Jura, more than 100m below the surface, lies a circular tunnel, 27km in circumference, containing superconducting magnets that accelerate protons almost to the speed ...
Pakatan Harapan (PH) swept into power largely on its promise of changes and on the premise that the BN government had failed the rakyat.
APRIL 20 — This week is probably the first time in a very long while that nothing major from the Hollywood studios opened in local cinemas, probably in anticipation of the behemoth that is Avengers...
THE Pakatan Harapan government could end up like Lou Bega’s Mambo No. 5, Right Said Fred’s I’m Too Sexy and Sir Mix-A-Lot’s Baby Got Back if it doesn’t handle reforms properly.
Mambo No. 5 | James Chin | Baby Got Back | Sir | Pakatan Harapan | I'm Too Sexy | Right Said Fred | Lou Bega | Peninsular Malaysia | Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad | Malay Agenda/Bumiputra Policy | The Lowy Institute | MA63 | Asia Institute | University of Tasmania | Islam | Malaysia Agreement | Australian | Malay | Bill | 25% | Malays | Sabah | Sarawak | Council of Eminent Persons | Tun Daim Zainuddin | GE14 | 2023 | Four | 12 | 1963 | 25 | 5 | 2023 | 1963
While driving from Jalan Cochrane to Jalan Pasar in Kuala Lumpur a few days ago, I was piqued by the sight of an elderly woman carrying an adult on her bicycle.
LETTER | We refer to the Malaysiakini report Cops summon LGBT activist for questioning over UN speech.
Numan Afifi | LETTER | Cops summon LGBT | Malaysiakini | Universal Periodic Review) Adoption Reports | UN | Malaysian | UPR | Violence | Mujahid Yusof Rawa | Malaysian Alliance of Civil Society Organisations | International Women's Alliance for Family Institution and Quality Education | Human Rights Council | Geneva | Universal Periodic Review Process | Macsa | Prime Minister | LGBT programmes | Wafiq | Department | Prime Minister's Department | Jakim | Parliament | Islamic | LGBT population | March 2019 | 2011 | July 23 | 2018 | 2018 | 23 | 2019 | 2011
APRIL 19 — Dear YB, It’s been nearly a year since the Pakatan historic win.
APRIL 19 — A recent Malaysiakini article ran the headline: “Stay loyal and don’t ask too many questions, PAS supporters told.” The article reports: “PAS vice-president Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah...
LETTER | Reading with interest the developments and the spins in the daily press on Penang's liveability and needing more land and controlling mass tourism - it smacks of a dangerous agenda to change ...
LETTER | As a Malaysian doctor who has done more than his fair share of contributing to the people of Sabah and Sarawak, I am disappointed with the politicians of East Malaysian states trying to amend...
LETTER | The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas) has been in Indonesia as international observers for the Indonesian General Elections 2019 (Pemilu).
Aira Azhari | Aliansi Penggerak Demokrasi Indonesia | LETTER | Central Jakarta | TPS | Ideas | Ideas | Indonesia | Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs | Pemilu | Faiz Zaidi | Indonesian General Elections 2019 | Ideas | Observers | Jokowi | Badan Pengawasan Pemilu | Bawaslu | Solo | Ideas' Democracy and Governance Unit | Jakarta State Prison | Komisi Pemilihan Umum | Gambir | Cipinang | 2019 | 2019
The recent controversy over the Rome Statute shows the pattern of thought by our public university academics.
There is a Chinese adage that says, “no matter how high a mountain, there is one higher”.
THE construction industry is known to be the catalyst for economic growth and development.
KRISHNASAMY Veloo, 74, is a former Olympian who represented Malaysia at the 1972 Munich Olympics in football.
KRISHNASAMY Veloo | Olympian | 1972 Munich Olympics | Malaysia | Old Xaverian Association | IHM | Integrated Health Management | Perak Road.Krishnasamy | Olympic Games | English Premier League | Malaysian Soccer League | Penang | Football Association of Penang | The Star | FAM | Soviet Union | Afghanistan | George Town | KOK FOOK LEONG | Moscow Games | South Korea | 1972 | 13 | 060 | 14 | 1980 | 1980 | 1 | 74 | 2017 | One | 1948 | 1972 | RM1 | 060 | 1980 | 1980 | 1972 | Jan 13 | 1948 | Nov 1 | Dec 14 | 2017 | 1972
TURN a loss to a gift – these are words used to describe the final wishes of silent mentors.
BEING a caring parent, I wanted to see my son graduate as an aircraft maintenance engineer so I went looking around for colleges offering the course.
TEACHERS are the largest workforce in the government sector, making up 600,000 of the 1.6 million-strong Malaysian civil service.
YOURSAY | 'The gov't must realise that the tourist market is a very competitive one.' Encourage instead of burdening tourists – AirAsia boss disagrees with exit tax CHKS: I think AirAsia Group Bhd C...
ALL Malaysians grow up with significant exposure to the popular culture of the United States, and most encounter some British or Australian culture or aspire to higher education in those countries, so...
Malaysians | United States | British | Australian | Mountie | Malays | Wilfrid Laurier | Canadians | New Zealand All Blacks | Polynesians | Maori | Kuala Lumpur | Pacific | English | Drake | Justin Bieber | Michael Bublé | Celine Dion | Ottoman Empire | Suleiman | Indonesia | Gitarja | Civilization VI | 1896 | 1911 | 1911 | 1896
IT was a surreal moment for myself and many of the Malaysians on board the USNS Fall River.
Negaraku | Malaysians | Star Spangled Banner | USNS Fall River | US | American | Kuching | Pacific Partnership 2019 | Malaysian | Indo-Pacific | US Navy | Joey Tynch | Federated States of Micronesia | South-East Asian | Thailand | US Embassy | Vietnam | Philippines | Marshall Islands | Timor-Leste | Guam | Naval | Construction | China | South China Sea | ECRL | East Coast Rail Link | Port Klang | Kota Baru | Indian Ocean Tsunami | Rear Admiral | 2019 | March 4 | April 11 | 2004 | 2004 | 14 | 2019 | 4 | 11
LETTER | Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) welcomes the Pakatan Harapan government’s efforts to enhance public transport when they decided to revitalise the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) as a means to con...
Parti Sosialis Malaysia | Titiwangsa Mountain Central Region | LETTER | Malaysia | East Coast Rail Link | Pakatan Harapan | Karak | Surface railway | Klang Gates Quartz Ridge | Negeri Sembilan | Pahang-Selangor | Federal Routes | Federal Route 2 | Mentakab | MFR2 | Jelebu | Port Klang | Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad | Rail Link Sdn Bhd | ETS | Electric Train Service | 16 | 2
The next stage in Malaysia’s catching-up process requires that economic growth be knowledge-led and not just capital-led.
LETTER | Recently, a law professor was reported as saying that Malaysia never has any crimes of genocide or crimes against humanity.
LETTER | Srebrenica | Malaysia | Kofi Annan | Holocaust | United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide | Khmer Rouge | Cambodian | Jews | Rwanda | Muslims | Serbs | Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court | Israel | Myanmar | UN | 1 | 000 | 200 | 7 | 000 | 800 | 000
On June 9, 2014, Yeo Bee Yin, then a state assemblyman in Selangor, wrote in DAP’s The Rocket that if the Kinrara-Damansara Expressway (Kidex) were to be built, it would cost RM2.4 billion or RM161 ...
Yeo Bee Yin | DAP | Penang Forum | Selangor | The Rocket | Kinrara-Damansara Expressway | Malaysia | Mahathir Mohamad | DEIA | Ampang | Penang | Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment | Petaling Jaya | PIL 1 | Pan Island Link 1 | 2018 | 2018 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 9 | 20 | 2 | 000 | 2014 | 4 billion | 800 | RM95 million | RM751 million | RM161 million | RM2.4 billion | Sept 20 | 2018 | 2018 | June 9 | 2014
Have we gone wrong in the matriculation intake?
Pada 9 April, Menteri Luar Negeri Saifuddin Abdullah ikut dalam majlis makan malam meraikan Perwakilan Sidang ke-58 Majlis Bahasa Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia (Mabbim).
Malaysia | Indonesia | Majlis Bahasa | Pada | Mabbim | Perwakilan Sidang | Brunei Darussalam | Menteri Luar Negeri Saifuddin Abdullah ikut dalam majlis makan malam meraikan | Dalam ucapannya | Bicara soal bahasa dan Dunia Melayu tidak bermakna mengganggu urutan prioriti utama dasar luar | Satu dari 3 objektif dasar luar kita ialah menegak | Secara sejarahnya Mabbim merupakan waris kepada Majlis Bahasa Indonesia | Bahasa Melayu sebagai lingua franca di rantau Asean | Dunia Melayu | Saifuddin mencatat begini | Keesokan harinya | Indonesia di rantau ini | Manakala Singapura negara pemerhati sehingga kini | MBIM | Satu daripada produk tempatan yang ingin dipromosi ialah nilai-nilai positif | Ia merupakan inisiatif | Hussein Onn | Kegagalan kedua yang | Ini kerana meskipun bahasa Indonesia asalnya bahasa Melayu | Kegagalan Salah satu kegagalan terbesar Mabbim adalah mempromosi bahasa Melayu/Indonesia di arena antarabangsa | Ia kini | Brunei menganggotai majlis | Jakarta untuk gerakan kebahasaan serantau ini | MBIM menjadi | Indonesia Mashuri Saleh SH | Satu pernyataan ditandatangani pada 23 Mei 1972 | Mabbim apabila | 1972 | 23 | 24 | 1985 | 4 | 1972 | 3 | 3 | 29 | 9 | 58 | 4 November 1985 | 1972 | 1972 | 9 April
After months of conflicting signals and intense behind-the-scenes negotiations, the Pakatan Harapan government finally announced that it had reached agreement with China Communications Construction Co...
Mahathir Mohamad | China Communications Construction Company | Pakatan Harapan | ECRL | East Coast Rail Link | Construction costs | Hobson's choice | Titiwangsa Range | 7 million | 5 billion | 78 billion | 5 million | 5 billion | RM60 billion | RM68.7 million | RM95.5 million | RM65.5 billion | RM44 billion | RM21.78 billion | RM25.5 billion
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(April 18): After a presidential campaign dominated by nationalist rhetoric, the projected winner, incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, now has to face an uncomfortable reality: Indonesia is dangerousl...
IN 1985, the Malaysian government imposed hefty tariffs on imported vehicles to safeguard and nurture the growth of its domestic automobile industry.
I FOLLOW with great enthusiasm the ideas and concepts of the author and world renowned educationalist Sir Kenneth Robinson.
I REFER to the letter “Protect private care patients” (The Star, April 4) by Datuk Dr S. H. Lee and the response from Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, “Patients free to cho...
S.H. Lee | FPP | Noor Hisham Abdullah | Patients | Datuk Dr | Health | DG | The Star | Noor Hisham | FPPs | Health | Fees | MOH | Michael Jeyakumar | Health Ministry | Order 2007 | RM22mil | RM20mil | Peter | FPPs | Socialist Party of Malaysia | PSM | Paul | 2018 | 10 | 32 | 8 | 2017 | 2007 | 4 | RM22mil | RM20mil | 2018 | 2017 | 2007 | April 8 | April 4
MALAYSIANS woke up to the news yesterday that the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) chairman, Tan Sri Razali Ismail, had submitted his resignation from the post.
IT is regrettable that Tan Sri Razali Ismail resigned as chairman of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) a fortnight before the end of his tenure.
THE video of the altercation between a representative of a high-end developer and purportedly dissatisfied customer that is going viral on social media now is but one of the manifestations of the huge...
YOURSAY | ‘Mujahid must explain his reason for ‘serious concern’ over ‘de-hijabbing’ forum.’ Why fear intellectual discourse on de-hijabbing, ask forum panellists Meerkat: I salute writer ...
YOURSAY | ‘Minister Maszlee Malik has to come clean on what's happening.’ Have we gone wrong on matriculation intake?
Dear Tun, We would like to seek your support to compel the Penang government to look for alternatives to the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) and the North Coast Paired Road (NCPR). We are pleased that the f...
APRIL 18 — India voted last week.
Indonesia | India | Prabowo Subianto | Rahul Gandhi | Malaysian | Joko Widodo | Narendra Modi | Sikkim | Rajashtan | Punjab | China | Pakistan | Kashmir | Line of Control | Sumatra | Bahasa Indonesia | Batam | Java | Bali | Lombok | Kalimantan | Flores | Sulawesi | Irian Jaya | West Bengal | Himalayas | Sundarbans | Deccan Plateau | Rameswaram | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | 22 | 29 | 17 | 000 | 900 million | A hundred ninety-two million | 6 | 000 | 18 | 919 | 000 | 300 | 6 | 000 | APRIL 18
APRIL 18 — Dear Rev. Dr Hermen Shastri, I write to you in good faith as a fellow citizen of Malaysia to humbly ask that the Council of Churches reconsiders its decision to object to the Devourer Con...