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Stand up for what is fair and right

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

The issue of unilateral conversion has become controversial in recent years. Take a breather, listen to our hearts and do what is fair and right – not what is politically right or politically beneficial.M.Indira Gandhi (left) posing with clerk S.Deepa. - Filepic


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Adama’s Gambia gamble

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

A long-time military dictator looks to be on his way out after losing to a little-known challenger.Backing their man: Supporters of the United Democratic Party cheering for their presidential candidate Adama at a rally in Banjul, Gambia. — Reuters


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Mahathir’s past gets in the way

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad got the royal brush-off when he was dropped from the guest list for the installation ceremony for the new King but he was welcomed as a saviour by DAP leaders at their national party convention.


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Not healthy to depend too much on foreign labour

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

THE Cabinet has decided that the mandatory health checks to be carried out annually for registered foreign workers be reinstated. While this is commendable, it is a half measure at best.


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Finally, the kidnappers taste fire

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

Filipino gunmen escaped with hostages nine times this year, but on the last attempt, the Tiger Platoon was waiting for them.


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Dad’s decision not to bail son hailed

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

PETALING JAYA: The tough love shown by a father who made the difficult choice not to post bail for his repeat offender son received strong support from the public.In tears: Herry Dass being led out of the Sessions Court in Ipoh.


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Special chefs in an inspired kitchen

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

There are opportunities for students with learning disabilities in Malaysia’s Community Colleges, which offer a range of programmes that equip them to earn a living.Empowering: The students learn skills which enable them to earn a living.


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Guns in the wrong hands

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

There is this jaded cliche – guns don’t kill people, it’s people who kill people. It’s not quite right. Guns in the hands of the wrong people kill people.



Citizens’ role in protecting freedom

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

We now recognise that food is as important as freedom, and bread as important as the ballot box.



Turn ringgit pains into long-term gains

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +08:00

TOUGH times call for tough measures. Bank Negara Malaysia’s latest measures to stabilise the ringgit exchange rate against the US dollar is not really unorthodox or out of whack.