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August 8, 2018 9:41 AM Firebrand Sri Lankan monk sentenced to rigorous imprisonment

COLOMBO: A firebrand Buddhist monk was sentenced to six years' rigorous imprisonment in Sri Lanka on Wednesday for contempt of court. Galagodaatte Gnanasara had already been sentenced to six months in June for intimidating a woman, whose cartoonist husband was abducted by the military, during a trial two years ago. The Court of Appeal handed down Wednesday's 9

August 6, 2018 12:01 PM Over 3,000 schools nationwide with low student population

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 3,015 schools are categorised as schools with low student population as of May 31, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching said out of the total 2,054 schools, 601 were Chinese National Type Schools (SJKC) and 360 Tamil SJK. "The decline in this enrolment may be due to the migration of residents 14

August 5, 2018 8:20 AM PKR election: Nurul Izzah to defend vice-president's post

PETALING JAYA: PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar today submitted her nomination to defend her post at the party election this September. The nomination form was submitted by her representative, PKR Communication director Fahmi Fadzil at about 2.30pm. According to Fahmi, Nurul Izzah, who is Permatang Pauh Member of Parliament was not able to submit 4

August 5, 2018 8:16 AM Rafizi confirms contesting PKR deputy presidency

PETALING JAYA: PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli confirms he will be contesting for the party deputy presidency in its upcoming polls, following the submission of his nomination form today. The form was submitted by his representative at PKR headquarters here at about 11.30am. According to PKR Elections Committee secretary Ismail Yusof, they had received 5

July 24, 2018 10:36 AM DAP: Ramasamy will answer LTTE support claim

PETALING JAYA: DAP will seek an explanation from Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy on his alleged support for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) movement. "It is better for Ramasamy to explain clearly to anyone that wants his explanation because he had taken part in a peace mission, not just in Sri Lanka but also in Aceh before joining 7

July 20, 2018 9:22 AM Muslim NGO's protest against Ramasamy in support of Zakir Naik

GEORGE TOWN: Several hundred protesters from Muslim non-governmental organisations (NGOs) staged a protest against Deputy Chief Minister II Prof. P. Ramasamy's call for controversial preacher Zakir Naik to be extradited back to India. The scores of disgruntled protesters staged the protest after Friday prayers at the Masjid Jamek Shaik Eusoff in Datuk 4

July 19, 2018 9:06 AM Police interview Ramasamy over alleged terror links

GEORGE TOWN: Police have recorded statements from Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy on his alleged involvement in Sri Lanka's Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Penang police chief Datuk Seri A. Thaiveegan said the statement was recorded two days ago in the state after several reports were lodged against Ramasamy. "We have recorded his statement 12

June 22, 2018 2:22 PM One Mic Stand presents five nights of local comedy shows

CELEBRATING its sixth year running, One Mic Stand (OMS) is will be holding five nights of local comedy shows from June 26 to June 30 at General Space, 12, Lorong Universiti B, Seksyen 16, Petaling Jaya. On June 26, there is OMS' Greatest Hits, which features veterans of OMS bringing some of their classic jokes back This show features Jason Leong, Kavin 9

June 14, 2018 9:10 AM Firebrand Sri Lanka monk jailed for intimidation

COLOMBO: A firebrand Buddhist monk was sentenced to six months in jail by a Sri Lanka court Thursday for intimidating a woman whose cartoonist husband has been missing since his abduction by the military. The court in Homagama, near the capital Colombo, also fined Galagodaatte Gnanasara 1,500 rupees (RM88) and ordered him to pay 50,000 rupees in compensation 16

May 24, 2018 12:34 PM Controversial Sri Lanka monk found guilty of intimidation

COLOMBO: A Sri Lanka court on Thursday found a radical Buddhist monk guilty of criminal intimidation, the first time the notorious extremist has faced the prospect of jail. Galagodaatte Gnanasara, who has been accused of hate crimes against Muslims, was convicted of two counts of harassing and intimidating a woman whose husband was abducted in 2010 by state 13