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Stories by Aneesa Alphonsus


| July 13, 2012
janji ditepati billboard

This year’s Merdeka celebrations theme is 'Promises Fulfilled' (Janji Ditetapi). The government is trying to dovetail the theme... More ››

| July 11, 2012
FEATURE
Flamingos

Once floundering Zoo Negara is finally finding its feet and is committed in pushing past cynical observers and educating... More ››

| July 6, 2012
Bukit Koman goldmine

Dr Chua says the demo is on if experts give the mining company a fail grade. More ››

| June 29, 2012
FEATURE
Gurkhas

Ex-soldiers are in demand as frontline security personnel the world over and Arvindra Dass, CEO of Secure Guards Malaysia,... More ››

| June 27, 2012
FEATURE
Engaging the young as BN supporters

Barisan National Youth Volunteer (BNYV) centre is gearing itself up to lead a posse of youths in explaining BN... More ››

| June 25, 2012
VIDEO INSIDE
anti lynas

Armed with placards, some 50 people took part in the protest held in solidarity with the Occupy Balok-Gebeng rally... More ››

| June 18, 2012
suicide

In Malaysia a suicide attempt is a criminal offence under Section 309 of the Penal Code but it hasn't... More ››

| June 15, 2012
najib panda

Construction work to house these giant creatures at Putrajaya Wetlands Park has yet to get off the ground. More ››

| June 13, 2012
FEATURE
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The Human Development Programme which is available to male and female prisoners aims to equip them for the real... More ››

| June 7, 2012
FEATURE
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Kajang Women's Prison has inmates who may never see beyond the 40-feet high walls that surround it, but to... More ››

| June 4, 2012
INTERVIEW
Irshad Manji

The author of Allah, Liberty and Love speaks on what it means to be liberal Muslim. More ››

| June 1, 2012
FEATURE
masjid

The toughest part of the journey for recovering drug addicts is keeping their mind and body constantly busy. More ››

| May 29, 2012
FEATURE
hunger strike

Five men on a hunger strike over the Effingham Tamil school land issue are looking at the 'bigger picture',... More ››

| May 27, 2012
Anwar at Indraf rally

I trust the wisdom of the masses that they will do the right thing, says Anwar Ibrahim at a... More ››

| May 27, 2012
SRJKT Effingham hunger strike 01

They want MIC to return three acres of land originally given to SRJK (T) Effingham. More ››

| May 23, 2012
FEATURE
drug addict1

At the Ar-Rahman Mosque in Universiti Malaya, faith and science work cohesively to offer drug addicts a second lease... More ››

| May 22, 2012
FEATURE
W Mitchell 2

William Mitchell may be paralysed and confined to a wheelchair, but his courage and determination continue to serve as... More ››

| May 21, 2012
FEATURE
Stalls flanking the road

DBKL's blatant disregard of the Gasing Indah community's fears over a 'legalised' illegal squatter colony may cost Barisan Nasional... More ››

| May 18, 2012
FEATURE
smoker 1

There have been many campaigns to make people stop smoking but sadly most have just gone up in smoke. More ››

| May 15, 2012
FEATURE
Jill Sheffield_Dr Raj Karim

Malaysia is the first Asian country to host the conference which is estimated to attract 5,000 delegates from over... More ››

| May 14, 2012
FEATURE
drugs_1

It's called Yaba in Thailand and Shabu in Malaysia, but by whatever name methamphetamine drug is Asia's new high... More ››

| May 4, 2012
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The company is on the Bangladesh blacklist but is operating a labour agency in Malaysia, says Irene Fernandez. More ››

| May 1, 2012
ANALYSIS
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In the aftermath of the Bersih fracas, no amount of denials or 'passing the buck' is going to help... More ››

| May 1, 2012
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A legal assistant who went to the aid of a Chinese couple being assaulted by police during Bersih 3.0,... More ››

| April 30, 2012
FEATURE
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It was a beautiful morning filled with the promise of change for thousands of Malaysians who came out in... More ››

| April 28, 2012
bersih rally_burger king

Barring people from using the toilet at the fast food's outlet in Masjid Jamek has drawn condemnation. More ››

| April 28, 2012
UPDATED
Bersih rally supporter

FMT speaks to the ordinary Malaysians who have taken to the streets in support of the Bersih 3.0 rally. More ››

| April 27, 2012
COMMENT
bersih 2

How could a father who is so geared toward a democratic role in thought, speech, emotions and choices be... More ››

| April 21, 2012
FEATURE
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FMT takes a trip to Dataran Merdeka to meet both the students protesting for free education and those from... More ››

| April 21, 2012
FEATURE
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The late Bukit Gasing assemblyman Edward Lee's son, Simon, has decided to pick up from where his father left... More ››

| April 19, 2012
FEATURE
Sabah

The Malaysia Agreement 1963 signed between Federated Malaya, North Borneo (now Sabah), Sarawak and Singapore, was not a deed... More ››

| April 17, 2012
PKFZ Book Launch

MCA man Lee Hwa Beng suggests that a free investigation is possible only with a change of government More ››

| April 16, 2012
edward lee and simon lee

Simon Lee says he wants to stand as a pro-Pakatan independent More ››

| April 14, 2012
Homosexuality Forum 1

There is a need for laws that recognise sexuality as a positive aspect of human life. More ››

| April 14, 2012
FEATURE
voters

Malaysians want to see the country taking a turn for the better after the 13th general election, although some... More ››

| April 11, 2012
FEATURE
1 Firas & Mum

Parents of autistic children admit that the challenges are daunting and often isolating as the children can have outbursts,... More ››

| April 9, 2012
FEATURE
EAP 1

Ever seen a parent looking haplessly at their screaming child, throwing himself about? You might have witnessed an autistic... More ››

| April 4, 2012
FEATURE
Muzium 1

The guided tour of the National Museum took all of 90 minutes and did not do justice to Malaysia's... More ››

| March 31, 2012
COMMENT
online media

The alternative media may have been accepted into the National Union of Journalists, and 'acknowledged' by the government, but... More ››

| March 27, 2012
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While skeptics are doubtful that illegal organ trafficking exist in Malaysia, reports tell otherwise. More ››

| March 23, 2012
YouTube Mas

Its new Malaysia-specific service will help talented locals increase their exposure and boost their income More ››

| March 23, 2012
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The plan to rehabilitate homosexuals has drawn flak from various quarters, who are calling for an end to the... More ››

| March 21, 2012
organ trafficking

When a body organ 'agent' offered to buy his kidney, destitute and desperate Bangladeshi Mohsin Abdul's only thought was:... More ››

| March 21, 2012
malaysian people

Proham chief Simon Sipaun calls on the government to ratify United Nations Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. More ››

| March 20, 2012
BOOK REVIEW
Kee Book 1

Kee Thuan Chye's commentaries echo what most Malaysians are thinking and he delivers one smack down after another without... More ››

| March 8, 2012
1 Speaker ETP

Even if Malaysia successfully achieved high-level income status by 2020 it will still be lagging behind developed nations like... More ››

| March 8, 2012
FEATURE
abandoned auto plant 2

Once a robust motor-city, Detroit is today broke, its slush filled streets and foreclosure notices, a painful reminder that... More ››

| February 20, 2012
FEATURE
a samad said

National laureate A Samad Said believes that Malaysians chose to keep their mouths shut, doing nothing; then 'don’t blame... More ››

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