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Zunar gets 'courage in editorial cartooning' award

Tue, 24.May.2011 - 1:31pm
Cartoonist Zulkiflee SM Anwar Ulhaque, popularly known as Zunar, will receive an international award for his work, featuring unyielding criticism of political follies in Malaysia.The US-based...

PKR trying to pull SAPP into Pakatan

Tue, 24.May.2011 - 1:26pm
PKR is still conducting negotiations with SAPP to work together with, and possibly join, the Pakatan Rakyat opposition coalition.In confirming this, its vice-president Tian Chua (right) said PKR...

Husam joins VP race, Tuan Ibrahim eyes No 2

Tue, 24.May.2011 - 1:21pm
The contest for the PAS leadership heats up today with Husam Musa gunning for the vice-president's post while incumbent vice-president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man announcing that he would be going for...

'Citizenship for votes' now in Kelantan?

Tue, 24.May.2011 - 1:19pm
Following PKR's allegation that an attempt has been made to give citizenship to foreigners in Selangor in order to secure votes for BN, PAS now suspects that the same thing is happening in...

Landslide tragedy: Stop illegal welfare bodies, says NST

Tue, 24.May.2011 - 12:27pm
Malaysiakini compares the key news and views in major newspapers. What is today's agenda for the newspapers?Front PageEnglish newspapersThe New Straits Times continued its coverage on the tragic...

Subsidies should go to the right groups

Tue, 24.May.2011 - 12:07pm
The government should embark on proactive measures to ensure the poor and low income segment do not fall into abject poverty once the subsidy rationalisation is implemented.A well targeted and...

Expert's advice on acid attack precautions

Tue, 24.May.2011 - 12:02pm
The spate of acid splashing incidents in the Klang Valley is keeping frightened people, especially women, indoors most of the time, but they do not have to restrict their movement, says a chemical...

DAP launches Malay portal Roketkini

Tue, 24.May.2011 - 12:01pm
In an attempt to bolster its image as an all inclusive party and shed its Chinese-centric tag, DAP launched its Malay-language web-portal, Roketkini, today.The portal, which focuses on daily news and...

'No hope now of cheaper water in Selangor'

Tue, 24.May.2011 - 11:55am
The federal government's decision to bail out privatised water companies over debts worth RM6.5 billion has ruined all chances of a Selangor government takeover of the state-level sector.DAP's...

Transparency of IPP contracts 'long overdue'

Tue, 24.May.2011 - 11:14am
Calls to reveal 'secret contracts' with independent power producers (IPPs) have regained momentum with the announcement by Idris Jala that the government is reviewing gas subsidies provided to this...

Malaysia aid ship ends sea attempt to Gaza

Tue, 24.May.2011 - 10:56am
A Malaysian aid ship, attempting to land in Gaza after being warned off by Israeli naval forces last week, has been forced to abort its mission after engine trouble, activists said.Matthias Chang, who...

UN agencies at odds over asylum-seeker swap

Tue, 24.May.2011 - 10:07am
United Nations agencies were at odds today over a deal struck between Canberra and Kuala Lumpur under which 4,000 refugees in Malaysia would be swapped for the next 800 asylum seekers arriving in...

Speculation rife Eskay to be charged today but...

Tue, 24.May.2011 - 9:27am
Speculation is rife that businessperson Shazryl Eskay Abdullah is to be charged today with screening a sex tape involving a man resembling Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim on March 21.However, Eskay...

Umno must make up its mind on DAP's 'racism'

Tue, 24.May.2011 - 9:12am
'Umno has been accusing DAP as a racist party, so now who is racist? While DAP is openly accepting all races, Umno is still practising 1Race politics.'Umno VP spooked by DAP's move into Malay...

KJ, why send your boys to a Perkasa rally?

Tue, 24.May.2011 - 9:03am
'Khairy is slowly being edged out of the mainstream politics in Umno by an unseen hand to be replaced by the unseen hand's son.'Khairy 'whacked' for not supporting Perkasa Swipenter: We have heard so...

How Idris Jala came to be the 'Al Kitab minister'

Tue, 24.May.2011 - 8:17am
Ask any Malaysian politician to handle a hot potato religious issue and most will not even go near it with a 10-foot pole. But when the row over the Bible in the Malay language threatened discomfort...

Anwar's 'gut feeling' in sodomy trial outcome

Tue, 24.May.2011 - 7:48am
INTERVIEW PKR's fire-and-brimstone speeches may give the impression that the party does not hold the judiciary in high regard. But when it comes to his own court case, PKR de facto leader Anwar...

S'gor to help landslide victims get new home

Mon, 23.May.2011 - 11:04pm
The Selangor goverment will help the victims who survived last Saturday's landslide tragedy at the Hidayah Al-Taqwa orphanage to get a new home, Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said today.He said...

MB denies K'tan has taken Orang Asli land

Mon, 23.May.2011 - 9:08pm
Kelantan Menteri Besar Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat has denied claims that the state government has taken away land from the people in the remote areas of Hulu Kelantan.He reminded the people of Kelantan...

MCA up in arms over Nazri's 'hero' jibe

Mon, 23.May.2011 - 8:55pm
MCA is very disappointed with Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz for his attack on its Youth chief Wee Ka Siong.Referring to a China Press report published yesterday...