What has Federal Territories Dept done for us, KL folk ask

KUALA Lumpur residents are questioning the role and function of the Federal Territories Department (FTD) after it was set up by the unity government last year. The department, which was previously known as the Federal Territories Ministry, has been restructured and placed under the purview of the Prime Minister’s Department.

Gambling on campus a growing problem

GAMBLING on college campuses has become a serious problem, said Gamblers Rehab Centre (GRC) president Wawa Lim. He urged educational institutions and parents to curb this menace before it got out of hand. He told The Malaysian Insight that the matter had aroused heated discussion ever since news of the gambling activities at Universiti Tunku […]

Deforestation, clogged drains caused Johor floods, say groups

MASSIVE deforestation was among the causes of the heavy floods that followed downpours in Johor, environmentalists said. Protection of Natural Heritage of Malaysia president Shariffa Sabrina Syed Akil blamed the floods in Malaysia on lack of awareness of climate change, deforestation, over-development and poor drainage.

US announces US$26 million in new aid for Rohingya

THE United States announced yesterday US$26 (RM116) million in new humanitarian aid for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and elsewhere in Asia. Around one million members of the mostly Muslim Rohingya community live in squalid relief camps in Bangladesh, many after fleeing a 2017 military crackdown in neighbouring Myanmar. The onslaught caused one of the world’s worst […]

KLIA in need of major facelift

PETALING JAYA: From long immigration lines and luggage waiting times to the now out-of-commission aerotrains, players in tourism and hospitality say KLIA needs a serious revamp to attract more tourists. Read full story

MCA helps teen escape clutches of Macau scammers

JOHOR BARU: A 17-year-old school dropout, who was promised a lucrative job “just to chat with people”, spent a year in misery when he ended up in Laos working as a scammer. Read full story

Thriving in the face of adversity

GEORGE TOWN: Single mother Nur ‘Aishah Md Norodin realised that being strong to face adversity is the only way to set an example for her two daughters and son. Read full story

‘Islamic bodies should be apolitical’

KUALA LUMPUR: The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, has decreed that key administrations of Islamic religious institutions must be composed of scholars and professionals who are free of influence from political parties. Read full story