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 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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
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
BALIK PULAU: The streets in Teluk Bahang took on a carnival atmosphere following the return of the “Teppa Thirunal” (floating chariot festival) after two years. Read full story
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
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
PUTRAJAYA: Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang should be mindful of his words concerning Terengganu’s ban on political talks in mosques, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Read full story