Category: Highlight

Misuari: Malaysia-friendly elements sabotaging Philippine peace talks

The former Mindanao governor says president Rodrigo Duterte is more effective in negotiating with Muslim separatists than previous administrations ‘conspiring with Malaysia’. PETALING JAYA: The founder and leader of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), Nur Misuari, has accused certain quarters friendly with Malaysia of attempting to drive a wedge in the peace process between […]

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Sivarasa: My staff were set up

MP believes they are being framed by persons involved in an allegation of corruption he had made at a press conference last month involving the Immigration Department. PETALING JAYA: Subang MP R Sivarasa alleged today that his three staff who were arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) are victims of a set-up. The PKR […]

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What business is based on – and what it’s not

The troubles of KR1Ms and Mara Digital Mall are not unexpected as business is based on price, service and quality, not race or religion. COMMENT By TK Chua I criticised the proposal when Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia (KR1M) was first mooted. I did the same thing when Mara Digital Mall was first proposed. I criticised not […]

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‘Khazanah, GLICs’ Uber investment not brought up in Parliament’

Minister Nancy Shukri denies Kluang MP Liew Chin Tong’s claim that he had asked her to provide details of investment but received no reply. PETALING JAYA: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nancy Shukri says Liew Chin Tong did not bring up the issue of Khazanah Nasional and other GLICs’ investing in e-hailing service Uber, […]

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Test teachers to weed out sexual predators, urges child activist

Students also need to be taught to take precautions against sexual abuse in schools. PETALING JAYA: A child rights activist has recommended that teachers undergo psychological tests during training to weed out sexual predators. “Doing this test for every teacher in all schools will take too much time. “It would be better to have the […]

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Lajim’s bankruptcy status lifted | Free Malaysia Today

Lajim Ukin is therefore expected to be re-elected as Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah president during Oct 26 AGM. KOTA KINABALU: Now that Lajim Ukin has been discharged as a bankrupt, he is expected to be reinstated to his post as president of Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah (PHRS) during the opposition party’s AGM on Oct 26. […]

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Allegation that Sabah churches prefer opposition is ‘destructive criticism’

Sabah BNBBC chairman Abdul Rahim Ismail says lecturer’s opinion implies BN is unwelcoming of Christians. KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah BN Backbenchers Club (BNBBC) has dismissed an allegation that churches prefer the opposition pact to BN, saying such an opinion is extremely destructive. Speaking to FMT, Sabah BNBBC chairman Abdul Rahim Ismail said the statement implied […]

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‘Church leaders must be non-partisan or risk dividing people’

Bishop Cornelius Piong said Christians have the right to choose and vote any party, free from the influence of church leaders. KOTA KINABALU: The Catholic Church has always been non-partisan when it comes to politics but this does not mean the leaders cannot talk about current developments, said a Catholic prelate. Keningau Diocese Bishop Cornelius […]

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NSTP pays RM450,000 to Guan Eng, Ramasamy in defamation suit

This comes after NSTP drops appeal of 2013 defamation case in Federal Court. GEORGE TOWN: The New Straits Times Press (NSTP) has paid Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and Deputy CM II P Ramasamy RM450,000 in damages and costs after the newspaper company dropped an appeal at the apex court recently over a 2013 defamation […]

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Indian youths find no hope in politics, says Waytha

Hindraf chairman P Waythamoorthy says indifference is due to Indian youths believing that they are not represented either in BN or in Pakatan Harapan. PETALING JAYA: Hindraf chairman P Waythamoorthy has faulted the lack of Indian representatives in politics as a key reason Indian youths are not interested in politics. This comes following the results […]

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