Category Archives: Public Interest

October 27

Another ‘investigative bang’?

CLARE Rewcastle-Brown’s need for an audience is obvious to anyone who reads her ranting about the Wall Street Journal’s brilliant book, Billion Dollar Whale. Rewcastle-Brown had survived because she was the lucky receiver of stolen files from PetroSaudi. But she was totally outstripped by the WSJ because they could understand and explain the material. Rewcastle […]

September 21

Standing in a parking spot to ‘reserve’ it can cost you RM2,000 or even jail time, say cops

Those who attempt to “reserve” a parking spot can be fined up to RM2,000 or even six months in jail. The Star reports .. The Royal Malaysia Police on its Facebook page on Thursday (Sept 20) said that it is against the law to physically place oneself in a parking lot to prevent other vehicles […]

July 03

Najib to be charged under Penal Code, anti-money laundering law

NAJIB Razak will face several charges under the Penal Code, and Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act when he is brought to court tomorrow, said sources. The former prime minister will be brought to the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex at 8.30am, to be charged with offences in connection with the SRC International investigations launched by […]

February 26

Reserved parking bays only valid during business hours, says DBKL

Those renting reserved parking bays in front of their premises from Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will face action from the local council if they refuse to adhere to the designated hours. Reena Raj of MalayMail Online reports .. Economic Planning and Development Department director Azmi Abdul Hamid said the bays are only rented to […]

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 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 […]