Make racism a crime, Ramkarpal tells PH
KUALA LUMPUR: DAP MP Ramkarpal Singh has asked the PH government to criminalise racist statements if it is serious in fighting the rising racist remarks made by certain leaders and politicians.
Putrajaya eyes decriminalising suicide bids
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — The government is studying possible amendments to the Penal Code that will stop its use against those already moved to suicide, Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today.
Plastic pollution: What can you do to help?
KUALA LUMPUR: The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) states there is an estimated 150 million metric tonnes of plastic waste in the sea disrupting marine life and that if the problem isn’t addressed e...
India pursues RCEP despite domestic opposition
NEW DELHI, Oct 10 — India is pressing ahead with talks to join a China-led free trade pact, officials said today, despite the fears of some domestic producers that the country would be flooded with ...
Fight racism objectively
LETTER | "Do you agree that we need Sekolah Wawasan and abolish vernacular schools to unite the nation?" I frequently receive this question every time a discussion about national unity arises.
PropertyGuru may raise US$257m in IPO
SINGAPORE: South-East Asian online realtor PropertyGuru Ltd filed a prospectus in Australia seeking an initial public offering (IPO) that could raise as much as A$380.2mil (US$257mil). PropertyGuru,...
Thai car-sharing platform Drivemate raises $2.2m
Drivemate, a peer-to-peer car-sharing platform based in Thailand, has secured US$2.2 million in a series A round led by Netsol Technologies Inc., a Nasdaq-listed IT and enterprise software solutions p...
Asia Stocks to Edge Higher; Treasuries Climb
(Oct 4): Stocks in Asia looked set to end the week with a reprieve as a wave of poor economic data countered an increase in wagers that the Federal Reserve will cut rates later this month.
Do more for the vulnerable people
I AM writing to echo the call from Anthony Thanasayan’s letter, “Disabled community hoping for budget gift” that was published in The Star on Sept 28 (online at bit.ly/star_more).