Beijing rejected Hong Kong’s appeasement plans for protesters

HONG KONG: Earlier this summer, Carrie Lam, the chief executive of Hong Kong, submitted a report to Beijing that assessed protesters’ five key demands and found that withdrawing a contentious extradition bill could help defuse the mounting political crisis in

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Time to make the first move, Kak Wan

It is clear that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is playing political games over the exact moment when Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is to take over as Prime Minister. He now says there is no vacancy in the Cabinet for a

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Malaysia, a developed nation? Farfetched

PUCHONG: Former law minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim has dismissed the notion that Malaysia will be a developed nation. “Don’t want to sound too critical on Merdeka eve; but the idea that Malaysia will be a developed nation is farfetched. “There

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Fire leaves seven families homeless

LABUAN: A man suffered burns on his hands as he attempted in vain to put out a fire early today at his house that left seven families homeless. The fire, which started at about 2 am, destroyed the double-storey wooden

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Bersatu, Amanah still incapable of replacing Umno, PAS

PUTRAJAYA: Both Bersatu and Amanah are still incapable in replacing Umno and PAS to champion Malay rights and Islam, said political analyst Awang Azman Awang Pawi. The deputy director of Malay Studies Academy in Universiti Malaya said both the Pakatan

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Maybank: The latest party in forfeiture suit against Najib

KUALA LUMPUR: Ex-Goldman banker Roger Ng and a company controlled by Low Taek Jho’s father had outstanding loans with Maybank, which has appeared as a third party in the government’s asset forfeiture suit against former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib

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KLCI stays above 1,600 level threshold

KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI pared some of its gains at mid-morning today, but stayed above the 1,600 level, lifted by select index-linked blue chips. At 10am, the FBM KLCI was up 7.83 points to 1,603.01. The index had earlier

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Joshua Wong arrested ahead of weekend protests

HONG KONG: Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong was arrested on Friday ahead of another weekend of planned protests in the Chinese-ruled city that is grappling with its biggest political crisis since its handover to Beijing more than two decades

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Significance of independence to the millenials

KUALA LUMPUR: The rise of the young generation, or better known as Generation Y or simply the millennials in Malaysia has been translated well into the formation of New Malaysia after they succeeded in changing the country’s political landscape to

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30 August, a Day of Shame for Malaysia

Today is the International Day for Victims of Enforced Disappearances. Last year, to observe the day, Citizens Against Enforced Disappearances, CAGED, hosted a regional conference on enforced disappearances. We invited the Foreign Minister to give the keynote speech, at a

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