Groups call for better accessibility at train stations

GROUPS representing people with disabilities are appealing to the government to make train stations in the country more disabled-friendly. They said although some stations have elevators for wheelchair access, these elevators are usually out of service.

Sarawak activists generally happy with Anwar but MA63 scepticism lingers

TWO Sarawak rights activists are generally satisfied with the performance of Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim in his first 100 days in office despite the “mess” he had inherited from past governments. However, they felt the unity government he leads will not be able to sort out the major Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) disputes that have […]

A new dawn, say people released from bankruptcy

THE government’s decision during the Budget last week to remove the bankruptcy status of some 120,000 people declared insolvent has given this demographic a new dawn. Bankrupts told The Malaysian Insight that the label had hung over their heads and made their lives difficult.

Criminal justice system needs more restorative values

RESTORATIVE justice, as a viable alternative to retributive justice, emerged in the West during the 1970s and 1980s. It emphasises respect, dialogue, and collaborative decision-making (see Ramizah Wan Muhammad, ‘Forgiveness and Restorative Justice in Islam and the West: A ComparativeAnalysis’, Islam and Civilisational Renewal Volume 11(2), December 2020).

Veg prices set to soar again due to wet weather

PETALING JAYA: Consumers have been warned to expect a shortage of vegetables in the market as continuous rain in the last few days has caused farms to be inundated and damaged by strong winds, say farmers. Read full story

Wee: Johor floods getting worse

PETALING JAYA: Some roads in Johor are now inaccessible due to floods, and the number of victims has risen, says Ayer Hitam MP Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. Read full story

Negri Sembilan remains on high alert

SEREMBAN: Only two families in Negri Sembilan have been evacua­ted so far after their homes were flooded following continuous rain, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun. Read full story

First flood fatality recorded in Kluang

JOHOR BARU: The first flood casualty in Johor has been recorded in Kluang after a man was found dead inside a car that is believed to have been swept away by floodwaters at Jalan GSA Chamek, Paloh, near here. Read full story