A flourishing marine ecosystem off Kota Belud in the Usukan Bay nurtured by the shipwrecks of World War II Japanese vessels, which were torpedoed by a United States submarine, is reported missing; a whole ecosystem of fish, corals and other marine creatures just upped and disappeared.
A serial rapist returns after completing his 24-year jail sentence in Canada, where the crimes were committed. Being Malaysian, he was immediately deported upon release from prison, and he arrived here yesterday morning from Toronto.
History is important because the past causes the future to be the way it is, and when evidence of the past is swept away, can the present be understood. Large swathes of Penang’s valuable heritage real estate have been bought by foreigners.
It is ironic that the power most persistently pushing for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is the very one that has opted out. Yet to be ratified, the TPP is looking very much stillborn because observers are saying that it is a non-starter without the United States.
Illegal moneylending is rampant once more. Signs advertising the services of Ah Long (loan sharks) are everywhere, with contact numbers and information to “seduce” potential borrowers who are short on cash and have nowhere else to turn to.
Combine the reports carried by this newspaper and the public complaints received, and the authorities cannot but act to curb the sale of dangerous cosmetics containing carcinogens, like cadmium and mercury.
CORRUPTION is no longer alien to the country. Granted, suspicions were rife that it explains the ostentation of the undeserving some, but the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA), the precursor to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), appeared to have little to do.
<i>With 30 years in politics, he has the experience to carry on Adenan’s policies</i>
Adenan has surely secured a place in the state’s history
Malaysians are making waves abroad in various fields: sports, entertainment, literature, commerce and science.
Relentless pursuit of the corrupt is the only way to weed out corruption. This is looking more and more to be the modus operandi of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) as it picks up speed.
Kedah has decided that all its stateless children can attend public schools, and the little boy who recently sparked the controversy has started school. Presumably, parents or guardians of children facing the same predicament in Kedah have availed themselves of the opportunity.
HOLLYWOOD can see the humour in a child left at home alone. It can also turn parental negligence into entertainment. But, that is the world of fiction. Reality, however, shows that a 3-year-old left unattended finds being alone in the middle of the night intimidating.
ANOTHER senior civil servant has been remanded in a case involving abuse of power, corruption and money laundering. The Rural and Regional Ministry secretary-general, along with his two sons, is being investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
CHILDREN cannot be stateless. Every child is born to parents, thus entitling him to a birth certificate of the country where the parents are citizens.
THE avenues of corruption are many and one highlighted recently by the deputy chief commissioner (operations) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is the game of golf. Apparently, civil servants go overseas to play golf with potentially corrupt people; contractors and suppliers.
EVERY child has rights. A right to live, healthcare, education — the basic necessities. Yet, reportedly, there are some 131,810 stateless children in the country between 2011 and April last year. This is a conservative estimate, but substantial enough to be of concern.
MALAYSIA’S Paralympians held the country enthralled when they came home with a haul of three golds and one bronze. That was mid-2016.
PORCELAIN white skin is now available off the shelves. Some are ointments, others are capsules, while some are administered intravenously or injected by a “medical practitioner”. It is beyond dispute that for the most part, white is viewed as beautiful, especially among Asians.
REFLECTING on how average Malaysian families fared in 2016 is likely to be a disheartening exercise. The escalating cost of living and benefit cuts, among other things, conspire to make 2016 a dismal year. Next year looks set to be no better, according to informed commentators.
A MORAL victory for Palestinians? Most definitely.
PASSENGERS were thrown forward as the bus careened down a slope and ran smack into a retaining wall.
FESTIVE seasons in Malaysia are an occasion to take a break, bask in the warmth of family love and rekindle pleasant memories of earlier times.
MALAYSIANS travel the world to see ancient monuments and historical buildings and they wax lyrical about the magnificence and history of the Taj Mahal in India, or the Great Pyramids of Egypt.
AEROPLANES fall out of the sky sometimes, but given the number flying each minute of the day, these are rare accidents.
THE recent string of attacks in Germany, Switzerland, Turkey and Jordan are terrifying reminders of the world’s vulnerability to terrorism.
REPORTS of this year’s Pentaksiran Tingkatan 3 (PT3) examinations are still on the accumulation of As scored by Form 3 students despite the new assessment system, the Lower Secondary School-Based Assessment (PBSMR), as opposed to the previous centralised Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR).
YET another disruption of water supply is affecting some 3.5 million consumers in the Klang Valley over an extended six days leading to Christmas.
IN recent days, three significant events signalled the ever-expanding connectivity vastly improving the transport infrastructure in the country. In Sarawak, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak launched the Batang Sadong bridge in Asajaya, replacing the ferry crossing.
DEEPAVALI was when the water supply disruption in Selangor began.
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