Students need freedom of expression to think critically

Commentary by Mustafa K Anuar  IT is reassuring that Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has called on students to think critically in a larger social context where there has been a surge of extremism of sorts in the country. 

PKR, Umno youth leaders fear backlash over Ramasamy remarks

YOUTH leaders from the ruling coalition partners are worried that P. Ramasamy’s recent remarks regarding the Malays in the public sector may affect their support base in the coming state elections. They fear that Malay voters will turn their backs on Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Barisan Nasional following the Penang deputy chief minister’s ill-timed statement.

Bukit Tinggi residents worry floods may lead to landslides

A DOWNPOUR in the old section of Bukit Tinggi New Village in Bentong at dusk on Sunday resulted in severe flooding and mudflows, causing huge damage to the roads, homes and vehicles. Floodwaters also left many people trapped in buildings.

Amazon’s Zoox robotaxis take to California roads

AMAZON-SUBSIDIARY Zoox yesterday said its self-driving shuttles with no manual controls took to California public roads over the weekend, calling it a major breakthrough for the robotaxi industry. Use of the boxy electric vehicles is to be limited to full-time employees who will be able to use the service only to travel the short distance […]

King delivers a clear message

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah’s Royal Address in Parliament sent a clear message to all politicians, especially elected representatives, to be more serious and responsible in administering the country and ensuring its continued unity and development. Read full story

Govt tasked with taking proactive steps to protect rakyat

Kuala Lumpur: A more systematic and strategic approach should be immediately implemented by the government to address the effects of natural disasters, especially the floods that occur every year, says Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah. Read full story

‘Merely offering a filling meal’

KUALA LUMPUR: There is no risk of the Menu Rahmah initiative ­taking away business from small-time operators, says the Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Minister. Read full story