Category Archives: Special Interest

Workers exploited by couple with promises of good pay packages

   Deplorable conditions: Only four-wheel drive vehicles can get to the estate due to the poor road conditions. The deplorable shelter (below) that housed 18 people at the palm oil estate in Kg Tasek. PENGKALAN HULU: Life was tough in his … Continue reading

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Malaysia losing to Indonesia, says Bloomberg

Talking about the politics of ethnicity and religion, Bloomberg.com said Malaysia is slowly losing out to Indonesia in what it calls the reversal of fortunes of the neighbouring states. It said the two Muslim majority nations are still wrestling with … Continue reading

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Nazir keen on celebrating diversity for a more peaceful Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Prominent ban­ker Datuk Seri Nazir Razak is looking forward to taking part in the Anak-Anak Malaysia Walk on Aug 14, saying he is ready to walk the talk for a richer, more peaceful and united Malaysia. This is … Continue reading

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Marina laments absence of ‘moral leadership’ in government today

PETALING JAYA: A religious leader stating that war should be waged on non-believers of Islam and a ban on saree-wearing by the Ipoh City Council that have gone without criticism by those in government shows there is an absence of … Continue reading

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Malaysian now organiser of NY gay pride parade

Interest in gay pride parades spiked in response to the June 12 shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, where a gunman killed 49 people and injured 53 others. — Reuters pic KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 — A Malaysian man … Continue reading

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Outgoing CEO: Many MAS employees were doing nothing, some sleeping

Outgoing Malaysian Airlines Bhd (MAS) CEO Christoph Mueller said he had to cut 6,000 jobs because many of the 20,000 employees were “doing nothing”. He said he was not impressed with the state that MAS was in when he first took … Continue reading

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Why was part of RM12 million not returned to the families?

PETALING JAYA: Did Malaysia secure the release of the four Sarawakians kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf militants before or after paying a welfare organisation in the Philippines? This was the question posed by former New Straits Times Group Editor Mustapha Kamil, … Continue reading

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