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High Court upholds ban on 3 books on Islam

IRF says the court decision confirms minister's absolute discretion to curtail opinions.

Conversion therapy a form of violence against LGBTs, says pressure group

The public policy research and advocacy organisation says it produces long-term psychological trauma.

Drone technology will be used to protect country’s borders, says Liew

The deputy defence minister says Mindef is developing an operation concept for unmanned aerial vehicles.

G25 man backs allowing more non-Bumis in matriculation course

Johan Ariffin says the current quota-based system is 'archaic and lopsided'.

1970s project transformed us, Penang CM says amid plans for more...

Chow Kon Yeow says without the Bayan Lepas project in the 1970s, Penang would have remained 'a sleepy fishing village'.

We received RM350,000 from Najib, Umno leaders tell court

Johor Bahru and Padang Serai Umno leaders say the money from Najib Razak was meant to manage their divisions and conduct welfare programmes.

Academics should defend their stand on Rome Statute at forum, Patriot...

Patriot president Mohamed Arshad Raji says the four academics who advised the Malay rulers should be able to defend their academic integrity.

Orang Asli leader pins hopes on PH at national convention

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad hears first-hand of the problems faced by the Orang Asli community.

After 2 decades, PBS to contest in Sandakan again

The party hopes to cooperate with local and national-level opposition parties.

2 dropped from new Johor exco line-up

Three new faces in new line-up were sworn in today.

Sultan has no say in new Johor exco, says Dr M

Johor is set to announce a new exco line-up today.

Court warns against putting trial videos online in Najib’s SRC case

The judge says no form of recording should be uploaded to the internet, including the court recording and transcription, after one such video was posted on Facebook last week.

Matriculation course should be open to all, says DAP leader

The current policy is to allocate 90% of seats in the pre-university programme to Bumiputeras.

Baby dies in ‘medical emergency’ on AirAsia flight

The two-month-old baby died en route from Kuala Lumpur to Perth.

Rights group questions ‘freedom champions’ now in government over failure to...

Lawyers for Liberty calls for a single omnibus bill to be tabled in Parliament to abolish all the laws PH promised to remove.

Unwise, shariah lawyer says of Anina’s comments on Good Friday billboard

Flak continues for the former PPBM women's chief, with lawyer Hamid Ismail saying any dissatisfaction should have been channelled to the appropriate authorities.

Lawyers question shock move of High Court registry to Sabah

They ask whether the prime minister obtained consent from Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg.

For new grads, job market is less than rosy

Unionist hopes mega projects will create more jobs, while employers federation expects new hires to be mostly on contract.

Avoid barter trade for arms, says expert

Two views on getting military equipment - buy cheaper goods from certain countries, or trade palm oil for arms.

Act now to curb political wealth, says tycoon Lee

Founder of Mines Resort City says the government's business is to run the country, not to do business.

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