Orang Asli to be appointed to Inter-Religious Committee

PUTRAJAYA: The Orang Asli will be appointed to the 2020-2021 session of the Committee for the Promotion of Inter-Religious Understanding and Harmony among Adherents (JKMPKA), said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, P. Waytha Moorthy today. Waytha Moorthy, who holds

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Deepavali 2019:15,000 expected to attend Open House in Ipoh

PUTRAJAYA: The 2019 Deepavali Open House to be held in Ipoh, Perak on Nov 16 is expected to draw 15,000 visitors.  Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) secretary-general Datuk Isham Ishak said various cultural events would be held in conjunction with the event to

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UM can’t simply revoke student’s scroll, Hakam tells varsity leaders

PUCHONG: Universiti Malaya (UM) has no absolute discretion in withholding or revoking a graduate’s scroll, said National Human Rights Society (Hakam) today. In a statement, Hakam president Gurdial Singh Nijar also hurled brickbats at National Professors Council (MPN) for coming

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Govt will act over discriminations against job seekers

PUTRAJAYA: The government will definitely take action in the event of discriminations by employers against job applicants even though there is no specific law that protects job seekers, said Human Resources Deputy Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar . He said the Employment Act

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‘Don’t hastily abolish science, arts streams’

KAJANG: The government was advised not to be hasty in abolishing the arts and science streams in form four starting next year. The National Council of Professors (NCP) president Prof. Datuk Dr. Raduan Che Rose said he feared the move would

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UM has right to withhold scroll, says National Professors Council

Universiti Malaya (UM) has the right to revoke or withhold the Bachelor’s Degree certificate of its graduate who staged a protest during the university’s convocation ceremony on Monday. National Professors Council (MPN) president Datuk Raduan Che Rose said each university

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Iran: Cut more nuke commitments if interests not secured

TEHRAN: Iran said Thursday it would further reduce its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, unless its interests are secured by the signatories, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting local media. Iran is determined to take further steps to suspend its

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Man Returns to Family After 35 Years

KUALA LUMPUR : A local English daily recently carried the poignant story of how a 47-year search for an estranged father ended in heartbreak. The father of five left behind his family in Melaka to seek greener pastures in Britain

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Fate of Japan’s imperial dynasty rests on shoulders of 13-year-old

TOKYO: When Japan’s youngest prince, Hisahito, visited Bhutan in August on his first overseas trip just months after his uncle Naruhito became emperor, his trip was regarded as the debut of a future monarch on the world stage. Greeting his

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Netflix and Amazon face censorship threat in India

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: India is deliberating potential censorship on streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, a senior government source told Reuters. While film and TV certification bodies already moderate public content in India, the country’s laws do not

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