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Minister: Over 80,000 Malaysians sought bankruptcy from 2015 to 2019
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 — Malaysia registered 80,625 bankruptcies between 2015 and August 2019, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong told Parliament today.
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2 social media users under probe for insulting PM, Islam
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have begun investigations into two social media users over postings on Twitter and Facebook deemed insulting to the prime minister, inspector-general of police, and Islam.
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India’s digital payments space is getting more competitive with PhonePe spinoff
India’s digital payments segment is set to become ultra competitive with Walmart looking to raise stakes in the space.
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Student activist carries out solo protest at his own graduation
PETALING JAYA: Student activist Wong Yan Ke created a stir while receiving his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Universiti Malaya today when he carried a protest placard on stage, demanding...
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Anwar reminds PKR to stay true to its original goals
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 — PKR must be steadfast in its fight against corruption and poverty, said Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim when reminding the reform-based party of its roots.
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MovingForward: Urban space intervention through social integration
As MP for Setiawangsa, I represent an urban Kuala Lumpur constituency.
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Statistics don’t show wealth disparity among Bumiputeras, govt told
PETALING JAYA: The government has been urged to separate statistics on Bumiputera wealth by region in order to present an accurate picture of the economic situations of the different communities comin...
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Ramasamy plans suit against PAS leader who called for his arrest
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy today said he might sue PAS leader Khairuddin Aman Razali over a statement calling for his arrest and claiming he was an “instigator” of Ind...
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Budget 2020: Bumi economic development stays a key feature in Pakatan’s development plans
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 — The economic development of Malaysia’s Bumiputera community will remain a key feature in Pakatan Harapan (PH) growth plans and among areas to be given the most focus in next...
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No point being hero of Malays if it leads to division, says Anwar
SHAH ALAM: PKR president Anwar Ibrahim said it would not be a problem for him to become a “hero” for the Malay community, adding that he knew what needs to be done to achieve that status.
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Nearly half facing the gallows are foreigners, Nigerians the majority
PETALING JAYA: Almost half of prisoners facing the noose in Malaysia are foreign nationals, with Nigerians making up the majority.
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Focus on closing the disparity gap
A widening economic gap between income groups, ethnic groups as well as rural and urban areas is a major challenge faced by the country.
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Mixed marriages help foster harmony
BUTTERWORTH (Bernama): Inter-racial and inter-ethnic marriages are common for a 50-year-old businessman.
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Buy Malaysian products, not Muslim-made only: Saifuddin Nasution
KUALA LUMPUR: Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail (pix) wants the people to buy Malaysian products instead of focusing only on Muslim goods.
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Buy Malaysian products first, not Muslim-made, Saifuddin says
KUALA LUMPUR: Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail today urged the people to buy Malaysian products instead of focusing only on goods made by Bumiputera-owned busines...
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Stop harping on the social contract, we are all Malaysians
“There is no such thing as Social Contract” – Royal Professor Ungku Aziz  The Star, 12 May 2008.
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M'sia belongs to Malaysians, Sabah AMK tells Zainal Kling
Sabah AMK information chief Razeef Rakimin has told off the academic Zainal Kling over the latter’s speech at the Malay Dignity Congress by insisting that Malaysia belongs to Malaysians.
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Open letter to Zainal Kling
LETTER | "There is no such thing as social contract" - Royal Professor Ungku Aziz, May 12, 2008.
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Let cops decide on ‘Malaysia for Malays’ speech, Waytha says
PUTRAJAYA: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P Waytha Moorthy today said he would leave it to the authorities to probe a controversial speech made at the Malay Dignity Congress on Sunday.
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Yoursay: Non-Malays will be ‘orang asing’, now and forever
YOURSAY | ‘The message is loud and clear: ‘pendatang’, know your place!’ Yoursay: My Malay Dignity Congress experience David Dass: I understand your feelings, Malaysiakini journalist Geraldine...
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MP raps Dr M for saying Malays forced to accept foreigners
GEORGE TOWN: Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh has criticised Dr Mahathir Mohamad for saying that the Malays were forced to accept foreigners during British rule in exchange for independence.
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Sabah leaders slam congress organiser over ‘Malay Malaysia’ remark
KOTA KINABALU: The chief organiser of the Malay Dignity Congress has come under fire from political leaders in Sabah over his remark that Malaysia belongs to the Malays, with many reminding him of Sab...
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I was invited to Malay congress but it came late, says Anwar
KUALA LUMPUR: PKR president Anwar Ibrahim today said he received an invitation to yesterday’s Malay Dignity Congress but he received it “late” and was in his constituency in Port Dickson at the ...
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Three things we learned about Shared Prosperity Vision 2030
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 7 — After Vision 2020, Malaysia now has a new framework to become a developed nation and that is Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (SPV2030). The goal is to transform Malaysia into a h...
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Dr M: It is up to the Malays
SHAH ALAM: It is up to the Malays themselves to restore their own dignity as they cannot expect others to do it for them, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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MIC to go all out for Barisan
JOHOR BARU: MIC will go all out to campaign for Barisan Nasional in the coming Tanjung Piai by-election, says R. Vidyanathan.
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The roots of Malaysian dignity
IN talking about dignity, the first question we seem compelled to ask is: whose dignity?
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PH never promised to abolish tolls, says Mahathir
SHAH ALAM: Pakatan Harapan never promised to abolish tolls, coalition chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today, calling it a misconception that arose from not reading the PH election manifesto thorough...
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Mahathir Mohamad launches Shared Prosperity Vision 2030
Malaysia's Pakatan Harapan (PH) government wants to raise the earnings of the bumiputera majority, and slash the country's inter-ethnic income gap to within 10 per cent by 2030 by sending the economy ...
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Malaysian government aims to close inter-ethnic income gap to within 10% by 2030
KUALA LUMPUR -  The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government wants to raise the earnings of the Bumiputera majority, slashing Malaysia’s inter-ethnic income gap to within 10 per cent by 2030 by sending the...
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PM says he did not hear ‘Malaysia is for Malays’ remark at Malay Dignity Congress
SHAH ALAM, Oct 6 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he did not hear a co-organiser of today’s Malay Dignity Congress make a racially charged statement during his speech.
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Man behind 2007 Hindraf protests longs for a ‘Malay Abraham Lincoln’ to step up
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian law student P Uthayakumar was marching through London with hundreds of other young people to protest against Apartheid in South Africa when he became aware of something that g...
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Umno to send reps to Malay Dignity Congress on Sunday
KUALA LUMPUR: Umno will be sending representatives to the Malay Dignity Congress, to be held this coming Sunday at the Stadium Malawati in Shah Alam.
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We’ll learn from Semenyih mistakes, says Muhyiddin ahead of Tanjung Piai battle
PUTRAJAYA: PPBM says it will review “mistakes” it made in the Semenyih by-election as it prepares to contest the Tanjung Piai seat on Nov 16.
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Umno supreme council member wants MCA to contest Tanjung Piai
An Umno supreme council member has mooted that BN maintains the status quo in Tanjung Piai and let MCA contest the by-election next month.
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Voting still race-based, local Malay best bet in Tanjung Piai, says PPBM veep
PUTRAJAYA: A senior PPBM leader said Pakatan Harapan can retain the Tanjung Piai seat if it fields a local Malay candidate.
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Ex-Johor MB ‘almost certain’ to stand in Tanjung Piai
PETALING JAYA: Former Johor menteri besar Khaled Nordin is almost certain to be named as the Barisan Nasional candidate in the Tanjung Piai by-election, the first time a non-MCA man will contest the f...
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Why should public universities organise Malay congress, asks Umno veep
PETALING JAYA: Umno vice-president Khaled Nordin today questioned the involvement of public universities in the upcoming Malay Dignity Congress, saying it is not the job of such institutions to tackle...
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Influx of independent, tech-savvy Indian tourists
They aren’t as numerous as tourists from China, but they’re quickly getting there.
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Divisive policies cause of disunity, not vernacular schools
Prof Teo Kok Seng, of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, thinks the proposal to establish a Tamil secondary school with Tamil as the medium of instruction is not appropriate (Utusan Malaysia, Sept 26).
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Yoursay: Failure of cops to stop Seafield violence catastrophic
YOURSAY | ‘If only the Subang Jaya police had acted early to arrest the gangsters...’ Police to check if riot control SOP followed during Seafield temple incident Coroner: If cops had acted, there...
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Lokman: Let MCA contest seat
KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional should let MCA contest in the upcoming Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election, said Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam.
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Lokman Adam: MCA should contest Tanjung Piai seat
KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional should let MCA contest in the coming Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election, says Umno Supreme Council member Datuk...
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Kit Siang: ‘Highly-funded’ social media campaign aims to sow discord among Malaysians
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 26 — DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang today said that a sophisticated social media campaign has been launched that aims to sow discord among Malaysians and exacerbate tensions beyond the...
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Highly-funded campaign afoot to bring hatred online to real M'sia, warns Kit Siang
There is a stark difference between the real-life and social media versions of Malaysia, according to Lim Kit Siang.
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PH must tread middle ground to win Tanjung Piai, say analysts
PETALING JAYA: Two analysts and a PPBM leader agree that Pakatan Harapan (PH) can retain the Tanjung Piai parliament seat only if it fields a candidate who is not too liberal for the Malays and not to...
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Yoursay: Ordinary Malaysians not racists, just the politicians
YOURSAY | ‘We are at their mercy as their actions could go uncontrolled and destabilise the country.’ Yoursay: Malays are not racist, nor are Chinese, Indians and others MS: A laudable piece from ...
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In US, Dr M says multilateralism won’t work if superpowers are bullies
NEW YORK, Sept 26 — Powerful countries that engage in actions to further their own interests are the biggest threat to global multilateralism, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said during the World Leaders F...
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PH has hard decision to make on fielding MCA or Umno candidate: Analysts
PETALING JAYA: With the Tanjung Piai parliamentary seat in Johor falling vacant following the death of its incumbent Datuk Dr Md Farid Md Rafik, a huge dilemma now faces the Opposition.
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The Indian children who need to take a train to get to water
As their classmates set off to play after school each day, nine-year-old Sakshi Garud and her neighbour Siddharth Dhage, 10, are among a small group of children who take a 14km return train journey fr...
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Tunku's inclusive brand of Islam
COMMENT | For many Malaysians, Masjid Negara’s most striking feature is its umbrella-like roof as seen from outside.
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Foreigners driving buses, taxis without license
PETALING JAYA: Foreigners without valid driving license are undeterred by the repeated operations carried out against them by the Road Transport Department (RTD) and continue to illegally drive taxis,...
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Johor Umno to support whoever BN picks
JOHOR BARU: Johor Umno will support whoever Barisan Nasional fields as the candidate in the Tanjung Piai by-election, says its chief Datuk Hasni Mohammad.
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Malays are not racist, nor are Chinese, Indians and others
COMMENT | The word “racist” and “racism” are often used freely nowadays, by opposing political groups.
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Najib insists Umno-PAS union won’t sideline minorities
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak today gave his own assurance that the wellbeing of other non-Malay ethnicities would be well cared for, after Umno and former rival PAS inked a joint p...
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Unity charter is about all Malaysians, says Umno Youth chief
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Non-Muslim goods boycott could end up hurting Muslims, says Umno man
Former Finance Minister Johari Abdul Ghani has cautioned against the campaign to boycott non-Muslim-made products.
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Stem cell therapy holds promise
KUALA LUMPUR: While stem cell therapy holds a lot of promise for curing blood cancer and other disorders, the number of registered donors is still very low, said the...
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Commentary: Malaysia’s national consensus on race and politics risks unravelling
KUALA LUMPUR: When Malaya became Merdeka (independent), the political consensus was that all the three major ethnic groups (Malays, Chinese, Indians) will have their own political space.
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Sarawak eyeing India to promote tourism
KUCHING, Sept 19 — Sarawak is eyeing India as a major market to promote its tourism products, its Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said today.
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Stem cell therapy is promising, but we need more donors from more races
KUALA LUMPUR: Stem call therapy holds out great promise for treating blood cancer and other disorders, but the number of registered donors in Malaysia is very low...
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No getting rid of racism entirely, says Salleh
PETALING JAYA: Former federal minister Salleh Said Keruak today responded to the remark by his ex-Cabinet colleague Hishammuddin Hussein that unity in diversity is “painfully difficult to attain”,...
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Dr M maintains, Naik’s extradition never raised in meeting with Modi
PUTRAJAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad today maintained that his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi did not raise the extradition of controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik, despite New Delhi saying yesterday that...
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We did ask for Naik’s extradition, says India
PETALING JAYA: The Indian government has challenged Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s claim that no extradition request was made for controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik when the prime minister met his Indian c...
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Malaysians love Singapore… properties. Ranked very high.
Its a love-hate relationship, maybe.
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Malaysians still 2nd largest buyers of S'pore properties
PETALING JAYA (Sept 17): Malaysians are still the second-largest group of buyers of Singapore’s non-landed residential properties by nationality year-to-date, according to an article in the Star tod...
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Daim plays consultative role as he is knowledgeable, says Dr M
PETALING JAYA: Former Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) chairman Tun Daim Zainuddin plays a consultative role in government as he is knowledgeable in business...
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Daim very influential? Well, he’s a consultant, says Dr M
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 ― Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today acknowledged his long-time friend and ally Tun Daim Zainuddin as a highly influential person, amid cronyism concerns within Putrajaya.
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Malaysians are 2nd largest buyers of S'pore properties
PETALING JAYA: Malaysians continue to be the second-largest group of buyers of Singapore’s non-landed residential properties by nationality year-to-date, after the Chinese.
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Keretapi Sarong flash mob a hit this year
KUALA LUMPUR: About 4,000 participants took part in this year’s Keretapi Sarong flash mob to mark Malaysia Day in the most colourful way.
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We need to meet anwar only, says PKR VP Zuraida
GEORGE TOWN: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim should not deny the request made by the party elected office-bearers for a special meeting with him to discuss on their party’s directions, its vi...
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We need to meet Anwar only: PKR VP
GEORGE TOWN: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim should not deny the request made by the party elected office-bearers for a special meeting with him to discuss on their party’s directions, its vi...
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Zuraida wants to meet Anwar to discuss party direction
GEORGE TOWN, 16 Sept — PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim should not deny the request made by the party elected office-bearers for a special meeting with him to discuss on their party’s direct...
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Zuraida: Anwar needs to meet with PKR office-bearers
GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim should not deny the request made by the party elected office-bearers for a special meeting to...
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Rakyat being consumed by ‘extremist’ politics, says Salleh
PETALING JAYA: Former Sabah chief minister and federal minister Salleh Said Keruak said the current “extremist” politics was worrying, as it was leading to the waning of unity among races.
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Kit Siang: Develop new ‘Malaysia boleh’ spirit to achieve golden age
PETALING JAYA: Malaysians must develop a new “Malaysia Boleh” spirit to exorcise the fears and demons for the country to excel itself in various fields of human endeavour to achieve a golden age f...
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Shafie: Unity the responsibility of every Malaysian
KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia came into being by the coming together of people of different races, religious and cultures groups and not just by any one single race or...
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We ARE Malaysians!
HOW alarming to read what a “Malaysian” wrote in a local portal recently: ... “we have to stop pretending that we are all Malaysians....we are Malays, Chinese, Indians and East...
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Yoursay: And the ‘Unholy Union of the Year’ award goes to...
YOURSAY | ‘To suggest Umno-PAS alliance can promote unity, let alone ummah, is delusional and immoral.’ Measure of hope: Umno and PAS leaders defend alliance, assuage non-Muslim fears Newday: Dear...
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Umno and PAS ink pact to join hands against PH govt
Malaysia's two biggest Malay Muslim parties inked a political cooperation pact yesterday that they hope will spur the majority community to unite against perceived threats from the Pakatan Harapan (PH...
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Together again after 41-years: What PAS and Umno leaders say
PAS and Umno are officially together again, 41 years after the Islamist party made its exit from BN in 1978.
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Boycott of non-bumi products will hurt country’s economy: Minister
JOHOR BARU: The movement to boycott products of non-Bumiputeras will damage the economy of the country and bring about enmity among the people.
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Thousands attend as Malaysian parties Umno and PAS sign unity pact
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's two biggest Malay Muslim parties inked a political cooperation on Saturday (Sept 14) that they hope will spur the majority community to unite against perceived threats from t...
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Boycott of non-Bumi products will hurt country´s economy – Salahuddin
Salahuddin, who is Pulai MP, said Muslim consumers should not boycott non-Bumi products and should consider the effects of the boycott on the country and people.
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Boycott of non-bumi products will hurt country's economy, says Salahuddin
JOHOR BARU (Bernama): The movement to boycott products of non-bumiputras will damage the economy of the country and bring about enmity among the people...
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Boycotting non-bumi products will create enmity, hurt economy - Salahuddin
The movement to boycott products of non-Bumiputeras will damage the economy of the country and bring about enmity among the people.
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Boycott of non-Bumi products will hurt country’s economy, says Salahuddin
JOHOR BARU, Sept 14 — The movement to boycott products of non-Bumiputeras will damage the economy of the country and bring about enmity among the people.
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PAS-Umno pact for Malay unity without taking away rights of others, say leaders
KUALA LUMPUR: On the eve of formalising their pact, PAS and Umno leaders stressed the importance of the Malays uniting, without marginalising the rights of the other races.
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‘Umno-PAS charter to honour the glory days of Islamic rule’
KUALA LUMPUR: The signing of the Umno-PAS charter tomorrow does not only mark a new dawn and political direction for the two largest Malay-Muslim political parties, but it is also to honour the glory ...
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Umno, PAS will continue to celebrate nation's diversity, says Asyraf Wajdi
KUALA LUMPUR: The Umno and PAS cooperation will continue to celebrate the nation's diversity despite championing Islam and bumiputra rights, says Datuk Dr...
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It’s not easy to slip into Malaysia
There are syndicates that are trying to bring people in as female tourists from China, but authorities have measures in place to stop them, says Khairul.
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It’s not easy to slip into Malaysia – Khairul Dzaimee
Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud PUTRAJAYA: Who says it’s easy to slip into Malaysia?
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Not easy for foreigners to slip into M'sia, says Immigration DG
Who says it’s easy to slip into Malaysia?
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Not easy to sneak into Malaysia: Immigration DG
PUTRAJAYA: Who says it’s easy to slip into Malaysia?
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Azmin: ‘Special’ cabinet meeting is on long-term economic direction
The special cabinet meeting to be held on Saturday will discuss Malaysia’s long-term economic direction up to 2030, said Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali.
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Better understanding recipe for interracial unity
KUALA LUMPUR: Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA) director Distinguished Professor Datuk Dr Shamsul Amri Baharuddin once asked his students to list 10 things related to the Indian community and he was ...
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Better understanding recipe for interracial unity
Institute of Ethnic Studies (Kita) director Professor Shamsul Amri Baharuddin once asked his students to list 10 things related to the Indian community and he was shocked when tosai (thin pancake made...
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Kit Siang hails ‘M for Malaysia’ documentary as antidote to hate speech
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 11 — Iskandar Puteri MP Lim Kit Siang has labelled the documentary M for Malaysia as a “must-see” for all Malaysians, claiming that it is a “powerful antidote” to the rece...
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Questioned by cops, Penang deputy CM Ramasamy, assemblyman stand by statements on Dr Zakir Naik
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 11 — Police recorded statement from both Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy and Bagan Dalam assemblyman Satees Muniandy at the former’s office in Komtar today.
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Why is the ‘lazy native’ myth still being propagated by our own government?
SEPTEMBER 11 — The bootstrapping myth is both pervasive and insidious.
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