Why halt bridge-building in diverse Malaysia?

Commentary by Mustafa K. Anuar AT a time when ethno-religious relations is at its lowest ebb in the country, you would think that initiating efforts to bridge the yawning gap between the various racial and religious communities would be welcomed and appreciated.

Interfaith council calls out ‘divisive’ Dr Mahathir

FORMER prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who declared that Malay leaders who espouse multiracialism will not concentrate on solving Malay issues, is being divisive and racist, an interfaith group said. The Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) was referring to a viral poster promoting the Proklamasi Orang Melayu gathering this weekend […]

Interfaith dialogues are good but have them at neutral venues, says mufti

INTERFAITH dialogues would not pose a problem in Malaysia if they are held at neutral venues instead of places of worship, Penang mufti Dr Wan Salim Wan Mohd Noor said. The religious scholar told The Malaysian Insight such dialogues can be misinterpreted and be used as a political tool to create unrest if they were held at […]

France reports 910 dolphins washed up on Atlantic coast

AT least 910 dolphins have washed up on France’s Atlantic coast since the start of winter, an oceanographic institute reported yesterday. Over the past week alone, more than 400 of the marine mammals were found stranded along the coast, an “unprecedented” number, the Pelagis oceanographic observatory based in the western city of La Rochelle said in […]

Zii Jia overpowers Naraoka to book All England semis berth

NATIONAL men’s top singles shuttler Lee Zii Jia advanced to the 2023 All England semi-finals, eliminating rising Japanese star Kodai Naraoka last night. After facing criticism for failing to get past the second round in four consecutive tournaments, the 24-year-old started off well at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham, beating Naraoka 21-9.

Ten Hag targets more cup success with Man Utd

ERIK ten Hag said winning the League Cup had whetted Manchester United’s appetite for more silverware as he prepared his team to face Fulham in the FA Cup quarter-finals. United beat Newcastle at Wembley last month to end a six-year trophy drought and are also through to the last eight of the Europa League, where […]

For elderly man, home is a bus stop

AN elderly man opted to live at a bus stop instead of staying at home where his presence caused disagreements between his son and daughter-in-law, Sinar Harian reported. Read full story

Spotted – Tse and Wong are definitely a couple

IT would seem that Nicholas Tse and Faye Wong are more open about their relationship and were even spotted holding hands when walking through the airport in Beijing for their flight to Hong Kong, China Press reported. Read full story