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Most kids can already speak Malay, Chinese groups say

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 — Ethnic Chinese groups and political parties have criticised a proposal to deny identity cards to children who do not understand Malay, saying that the current generation already knows how to speak the national language. Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Huazong) deputy secretary-general Datuk Chin Yew Sin said, however, that it […]

DAP sertai kempen Yayasan Darul Hijrah bantu mangsa konflik Syria

KUALA LUMPUR, 3 JAN: Penderitaan mangsa perang di Aleppo yang menghadapi musim sejuk tanpa bekalan makanan dan perlindungan yang mencukupi menyentuh hati rakyat negara ini. Justeru, pertubuhan Malaysians Love Syria dan Yayasan Darul Hijrah menganjurkan program #Walk4Syria pada 1 Januari lalu untuk mengadakan kutipan amal sekitar ibu kota. Program yang disertai sekitar 40 sukarelawan itu […]

I’m not loving it, McDonald’s

The recent McDonald’s ruling on birthday cakes is preposterous. In insisting on halal certification for cakes brought to its restaurants, did the fast food chain consider that not everyone brings a cake bought from a shop? There are mothers who bake their children’s birthday cakes for parties at McDonald’s. And there are those who order […]

Bus firm: Marriage certificate not required for tickets

PETALING JAYA: Long-haul bus company TransMalaya Ekspres has denied claims that Muslim couples are required to produce a marriage certificate when purchasing bus tickets at its counters. Its ticket servicing department officer, Rina Suhara Ramli, said the company had never imposed such a requirement on its customers as it believed in respecting their privacy. “We […]

Kok: Gender segregation good for safety, not moral policing

PETALING JAYA: DAP’s Teresa Kok today defended her stance on gender segregation in buses, saying she supported it for women’s safety, but not as a form of moral policing. “This topic deserves more discussion before implementation. I support allowing women to travel at ease in long-distance buses. “But I don’t support moral policing by the […]

​LGE accepts The Star’s apology over comment piece

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has accepted the retraction and apology of The Star newspaper over an article written by its chief political correspondent Joceline Tan. Lim’s legal officer Raja Syarafina Raja Shuib said this following the newspaper’s retraction and apology published on Dec 25. Lim had accused The Star of publishing […]

Citing safety, TransMalaya express buses segregate male, female passengers

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 ― Male and female passengers who board long-haul bus operator TransMalaya Ekspres will be expected to sit separately if they are not family or married, even when they are non-Muslims. Speaking to Malay Mail Online, the company said it made the decision to provide comfort and safety for female passengers, following […]

Kit Siang mulls suing NST over ‘pure fantasy’ report

KUALA LUMPUR: Lim Kit Siang, upset with a report in the New Straits Times, has instructed his lawyers to look into the possibility of suing the newspaper. The DAP parliamentary leader said in a statement that the NST report titled ‘DAP’s ploy to secure DPM post’, was “pure fantasy”. “Among other things, the NST report […]

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