Auku amendments to be tabled in Parliament this year

PUTRAJAYA: The Bill on the proposed amendments to Sections 15 and 16 under the Universities and University Colleges Act (Auku) 1971, which will give more freedom to students, is expected to be tabled in Parliament this year. Read full story

Salesman denies any part in fatal accident

BATU PAHAT: A salesman has pleaded not guilty in the Magistrate’s Court here to a charge of reckless driving resulting in a man’s death in Parit Sulong last month. Read full story

Blessed by ‘property offerings’ to the dearly departed

GEORGE TOWN: A businessman has been offering “buildings” to his departed forefathers for the past seven years every Qing Ming festival, believing that they have been blessing him in return with a new property each year. Read full story

A holy week for Christians

KUCHING: Churches in Sarawak are celebrating Good Friday today and this coming Easter Sunday with special services. Read full story

5 give statements over Chinese national’s extortion claim

POLICE have taken statements from five people in connection with a viral video allegedly showing a policeman extorting a female Chinese national after she failed to produce her passport at a roadblock at Bulatan Dato Onn in Kuala Lumpur. The video clip went viral on social media last week.

Thousands fleeing Myanmar fighting cross Thai border

THOUSANDS of people have fled into Thailand following fierce fighting between Myanmar rebels and the military, Thai officials said today. Myanmar has been in turmoil since Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian government was toppled in an army coup two years ago.

Global growth to fall below 3% in 2023, says IMF

A CONTINUED slowdown in almost all the world’s advanced economies is expected to drag global growth below 3% this year, the International Monetary Fund’s managing director warned today. “With rising geopolitical tensions and still-high inflation, a robust recovery remains elusive,” Kristalina Georgieva said in prepared remarks ahead of the IMF and World Bank’s spring meetings […]