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September 4, 2018 10:08 AM Suhakam: Court should have exercised discretion in lesbian caning case

PETALING JAYA: The Terengganu Syariah High Court, that carried out the public caning on two women for same-sex relations on Monday, should have exercised discretion and refrained from executing the punishment, according to Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) chairman Tan Sri Razali Ismail. He said that while the law provides for punishment 25

August 27, 2018 5:49 AM 12 take oath as senators

KUALA LUMPUR: Twelve people were sworn in today as senators, 11 of them from Pakatan Harapan (PH) and one from Parti Warisan Sabah. The PH senators comprise four from PKR, four from DAP, two from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) and one from Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah). The four from PKR are Ismail Yusop (PKR National Congress permanent chairman) 15

August 26, 2018 9:12 AM Education Ministry to build and relocate 26 Chinese schools

THE Education Ministry is working on building and relocating a total of 26 Chinese primary schools based on the "10+6+10" formula. According to a report in Nanyang Siang Pau today, Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching said the Pakatan Harapan government will not only implement the "10+6" (building 10 new Chinese primary schools and relocating six others) 6

August 24, 2018 6:24 AM Malaysia's inflation increases 0.9% in July

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's Consumer Price Index (CPI) continued to expand at a slower rate of 0.9% in July after the 0.8% growth rate recorded in June. According to the Department of Statistics, the sectors which saw a price increase were transport (+6.7%); housing, water, electricity, gas & other fuels (+2%); education (+1%); restaurants & hotels (+1%); and food & non-alcoholic 9

August 23, 2018 1:51 PM Final exam dates in Kedah cancelled, changed to new dates

PUTRAJAYA: The year-end final exams in a school in Kedah which was set for on Nov 7, a day after Deepavali, has been cancelled and moved to another date, said the Education Ministry. In a statement today, it said all schools had been instructed to abide by the guidelines set by the ministry and State Education Department. "The date of the examination 10

August 23, 2018 12:12 PM ‘Lost generation’ looms for Rohingya children

DHAKA: Rohingya refugee children who lack proper education in camps in Bangladesh could become a "lost generation", the United Nations said yesterday, a year after Myanmar's army began a crackdown that has forced more than 700,000 people to flee the country. The lives and futures of more than 380,000 children in refugee camps in Bangladesh are in peril 10

August 23, 2018 4:51 AM PKR newsletter attacks Perak Pribumi MB

He said Abdul Aziz Bari, who chairs the state education, technology, science and environment committee, should have stated his opinion when given the opportunity at the meeting of the state executive council. The issue was about giving 999-year land titles to residents of new villages. Faizal had said that the state government would not issue 999-year 16

August 22, 2018 8:38 AM So, do we still need Chinese schools?

One of the arguments to support the continuation of Chinese schools and Chinese language education in Malaysia is because China is now one of the world’s greatest economies and for Malaysia to do business with China we must be able to speak Mandarin. Tun Daim Zainuddin went to China and he came back empty. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad also went to China and he, too, came back empty 19

August 19, 2018 8:42 AM NIOSH introduces 'SHO for IPT' for future workers pursuing TVET

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has introduced a special initiative for future workers who are pursuing Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Its chairman, Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye, said the programme, known as 'Safety and Health Officer for Institution of Higher Learning' or 'SHO for IPT', provided 11

August 17, 2018 9:34 AM Islam is a political movement

Today, two million Muslims are converging on Mekah, Umno President Ahmad Zahid Hamidi being one of them. What many, Muslims included, do not realise is that the annual pilgrimage to the Kaaba is a pre-Islamic ritual. It is older than Islam and was in existence long before Muhammad was born. And the Kaaba was home to 360 different gods. Chief amongst 31