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February 12

Proton responds to PEKEMA’s criticisms of its actions

You may have read about the complaints and criticisms by PEKEMA (the Malaysian Association of Malay Vehicle Importers and Traders) concerning Proton and suggestions that some actions being taken by the carmaker are discriminatory. In response, Proton has issued a statement this evening to provide clarification and explanation of the various issues raised. Veteran motoring […]

February 07

No evidence to support wild allegations | Summary Dismissal of Norwich Order – Bruno Manser Fund Claim Rejected

The Ontario Superior Court has Monday summarily dismissed an application by the Swiss-based Activist group, the Bruno Manser Fund [BMF] for a Norwich Pharmacal Order which sought banking records of a private Canadian company, Sakto Corporation. In a statement issued today by GRA Communications, legal counsel for Sakto Corporation, Duncan Fraser said: “Justice Dunphy was […]

February 04

How to overcome lack of English proficiency

FMT’s Nurul Azwa Aris reports an activist says the best thing to do is to bring back English medium schools. The Parent Action Group for Education (Page) has called for the revival of English medium schools in the country, saying there is no better way of improving the command of the English language among Malaysians. […]

January 27

Jetsetting Japanese wins Lamborghini from shopping at KLIA

Japanese businessman Riyo Kawakami won a Lamborghini Huracan Spyder speedster after spending more than RM2 million at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s (KLIA) duty free outlets last year. The traveler from Tokyo who frequently passes through Malaysia’s main gateway was declared the grand prize winner of Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) “Spend & Win” contest […]

January 09

Adam’s story: How illegitimate Muslim children here carry ‘bin Abdullah’ stigma

Adam* is like any other child in Malaysia, except the National Registration Department (NRD) wants him to ditch his father’s name and use “bin Abdullah”, a patronym that is virtually a badge of shame worn by illegitimate Muslim children. Muslim parents Rahman* and Aisyah* married in Selangor and gave birth to Adam in the same […]

January 01

Health D-G: Umrah pilgrim tests positive for MERS-CoV infection

A 55-year-old man tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection after returning home from umrah, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said. He said the man, who hails from Selangor, had symptoms of fever, cough, lethargy and aching feet as soon as he arrived home on Dec 23. The man […]

December 26

Procrastination behind low number of EPF contributors who register nominees

SOME Malaysians just love to procrastinate and settle things at the very last minute. This attitude is seen every year when the deadline to submit income tax returns to the Inland Revenue Board approaches. Last year, many people who were required to change their ATM cards to debit cards chose to do so at the […]