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International Women’s Day falls on March 8

In line with the aspirations of Malaysia Madani, the 2024 International Women's Day celebrations is scheduled to take place on March 8 at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. The event, themed "Women Exalted, Nation Glorious" will be graced...

Make marital rape a crime

Local NGO, Sisters in Islam (SIS), is pushing for amendments to Section 375 of the Penal Code to specifically make marital rape a crime even if there are no threats or of any danger to lives involved. SIS stated that although Section 375A offers women protection, it...

Madani to power Malaysia forward

BY: CHRISTOPHER FERNANDEZ The 'Prosperous Malaysia' governance concept which is based on the six principles of sustainability, prosperity, innovation, respect, trust and care is to empower the nation towards inclusive, innovative and autonomous development. This is...

The advent of Artificial Intelligence

BY: ZHARIF AIMI Artificial Intelligence or AI has taken the world by storm and is another breakthrough technology but there are questions and queries over the use of this technology and it is best that everyone proceed with cautious optimism. While AI certainly does...

Unity this Chinese New Year

BY: ERIC HO Every year Malaysians of all walks of life look forward to the attraction and merriment of the Chinese New Year festivities, and this year, which was the Year of the Dragon, did not disappoint as there was much gusto and enthusiasm in the celebrations. The...

The trappings of success

BY: IZAL MAHAT Nobody in his or her right mind will not want to be successful and happy and yet for many people success remains elusive, it evades them although they work and try very hard to achieve success in life. The reasons for failing to achieve success are wide...

Politics at the workplace

BY: AFIF AMJADUZZAHWI Often there are among us people who rant and rave about toxic bosses and colleagues at the workplace that are driving them up the wall and therefore they jump ship thinking the pasture is greener elsewhere. This kind of thinking and decision is a...

Education as The Great Equalizer

BY: DYA HASSAN Nearly two hundred years ago, the famed educationist Horace Mann stated that "education is The Great Equalizer" and asserted that it is through people getting a sound and real education that they are able to live a successful and happy life."...

Better to honor a thief than a hypocrite

BY: CHRISTOPHER FERNANDEZ Former Malaysian dictator Mahathir Mohammad is askance over the growing number of Malaysians who want convicted prime minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak, released from jail and to be set free. So far Najib has been given a partial...

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International Women’s Day falls on March 8

International Women’s Day falls on March 8

In line with the aspirations of Malaysia Madani, the 2024 International Women's Day celebrations is scheduled to take place on March 8 at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. The event, themed "Women Exalted, Nation...

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Renewable Energy plants being set up in Muar

Renewable Energy plants being set up in Muar

Maharani Energy Gateway Sdn Bhd (MEG) has signed two collaborative framework agreements with China Energy Engineering Corp Ltd's wholly owned subsidiary CEIG (M) Sdn Bhd for the construction of two projects in Muar, Johor. The two projects to be...

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MM2H Hub opens at Motac

MM2H Hub opens at Motac

The one stop My Malaysia Second Home (MM2H) service centre has commenced operations at Level 1 of the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry or Motac in Putrajaya following the closure of the previous service centre at the Immigration Department. The one stop service centre offers a full range of services at their counters including pass extension...

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Cruise industry seeing growing demand

Cruise industry seeing growing demand

The Malaysia Cruise Industry Association (MCIA) stated that there must be more proactive government support for the cruise industry as after the Covid 19 pandemic home port cruises have been doing well. MCIA noted that cruising is gaining in popularity due to its new holiday concepts, leisure focused experiences and the convenience of not...

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Madani to power Malaysia forward

Madani to power Malaysia forward

BY: CHRISTOPHER FERNANDEZ The 'Prosperous Malaysia' governance concept which is based on the six principles of sustainability, prosperity, innovation, respect, trust and care is to empower the nation towards inclusive, innovative and autonomous development. This is the personal vision of Malaysian prime minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who wants the entire nation to work together to fulfill the Madani concept which is the cornerstone of his administration. Anwar's bold vision is not mere...

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Drive to save electricity

Drive to save electricity

The Association of Water and Energy Research Malaysia stated that three main factors contributed to high electricity bills such as the equipment used, number of appliances, and the duration of the usage of these appliances. The association stated that electricity usage depends on the type of equipment households use such as heating, cooling, the rotating pump system and electricity consumption of these equipment must be strategically reduced. Households can switch to using solar energy and adopt measures such as using fans to cool rooms, installing LED lights and avoiding the use of microwave ovens or even hiring an energy auditor to help...

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