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Malays decide the fate of this nation

BY: CHRISTOPHER FERNANDEZ Although Malaysian Chinese and Malaysian Indians are also part of the citizenry of the country, they are side stepped from the decision making processes that determine the fate of this nation, and are often deemed as second and third class...

Look closer home for English teachers

In a meeting with his Singapore counterpart, prime minister Mr Lawrence Wong, Malaysian prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim requested for English teachers from Singapore to be dispatched to strengthen the declining standards of the language in Malaysia. While the...

Struggling to make ends meet

BY: NINA AMIRAH Malaysians of all walks of life are once again struggling to make ends meet and, while there was some pick up and signs of life to the economy last year, these past six months have been a time of great concern for people. Trying to butter their bread...

A RM200 million allocation for TVET

The National Association of Private Educational Institutions declared that a RM200 million allocation by the government to the newly launched National Technical and Vocational Education and Training Policy 2030 or TVET is a welcome move. They stated that the funds...

Cruelty towards farmed livestock appalling

Malaysia has been given an 'E' grade in the animal husbandry practices sector for its appalling cruel treatment of farmed livestock in the country by the Australian based Voiceless Animal Cruelty Index or VACI. VACI is an authority on animal welfare in about fifty...

Combine efforts to explore space

BY: LYNDY NG Space exploration is probably the next frontier for mankind as resources on earth are beginning to deplete but there needs to be a combined effort by nations in the bid to find out if space can be of any use to us. Currently, the pace of exploration is...

The emergence of a ‘New Bumiputera’ mentality

BY: FARAHANA RAZAK Decades of affirmative action for bumiputeras has really witnessed marginal progress for the community, though there are a fraction who have become fabulously wealthy and well off, the overall outcome is that these policies have failed. This bid, at...

Dutch Lady factory to commence operations

Dutch Lady Milk Industries Bhd's (DLMI) RM540 million manufacturing facility in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, is located on a 13.2ha site in the Bandar Enstek halal hub and is set to commence full operations in July, 2024. DLMI, which is the country's leading dairy...

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Schools should be beacons of unity

Schools should be beacons of unity

BY: KARTIK SUBRAMANIAM While the issue of whether there exists or whether unity is being practised in Malaysian schools cropped up among the stakeholders of education, the bare fact is that unity must thrive in schools for the betterment of the...

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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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Schools should be beacons of unity

Schools should be beacons of unity

BY: KARTIK SUBRAMANIAM While the issue of whether there exists or whether unity is being practised in Malaysian schools cropped up among the stakeholders of education, the bare fact is that unity must thrive in schools for the betterment of the country. There are broad accusations hurled by ill informed and racists Malay groups and Islamic extremists and other lunatic fringe groups that vernacular schools such as Chinese and Tamil schools do not promote unity. Chinese and Tamil schools take a...

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Ecological Fiscal Transfer for Biodiversity Conservation

Ecological Fiscal Transfer for Biodiversity Conservation

Ever since the year 2019, when the Ecological Fiscal Transfer for Biodiversity Conservation (EFT) was introduced it has safeguarded critical forests and marine ecosystems from destruction, hence state governments are encouraged to fully utilise such incentives. This funding by the federal government has played an important role in effectively preserving vital areas serving as primary water sources and fishing grounds and these are also sources of income for coastal communities and food for the general public. The Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability Ministry revealed that more than 90,000ha spanning across Kedah, Perak,...

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