Portals resorting to ‘gutter’ news, clickbait to survive, experts say

TO survive Malaysia’s highly competitive online news business, some portals are allegedly manipulating readers’ lack of media literacy and ability to think critically in order to drive traffic to their sites – all in an effort to boost readership figures, media experts said. They said the situation is worsening as online media outlets fight for […]

Political instability may delay states’ adoption of anti-party hopping law

SEVERAL states may delay implementation of an anti-party hopping law due to being unsure of the political situation in the country, political experts said.  Universiti Teknologi Malaysia’s Mazlan Ali said political instability may be the reason certain states were deferring enactment of an anti-party hopping law. 

US stocks down as First Republic’s plunge sparks bank fears

WALL Street stocks plummeted yesterday, as shares of First Republic Bank were battered after an earnings report that showed it lost a large amount of deposits – reviving worries over the financial sector. Investors have been eyeing the performance of regional lenders since the dramatic failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank last month, […]

Rahmah is a Quranic concept

RAHMAH is an Arabic word with a range of meanings depending on context. It is derived from the root word “ra ha mim” (رحم), which appears 339 times in the Quran, in nine derived forms.

Taliban kills IS 'mastermind' of Kabul airport attack, say reports

THE Taliban government has killed the alleged mastermind of a devastating suicide bomb attack at the Kabul airport during the chaotic withdrawal of US forces in 2021, American media reported yesterday, citing US officials. The bomber detonated among packed crowds at the airport’s perimeter as they tried to flee Afghanistan on August 26, 2021. The […]

DPM: No plot to topple govt

KUCHING: Gabungan Parti Sara­wak (GPS) has no intention of toppling the unity government led by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Fadil­lah Yusof. Read full story

Australia to release its Double Six crash reports

KOTA KINABALU: Australia is set to release all the reports it has kept under lock and key at its National Archives on the 1976 “Double Six” Nomad air crash that killed 11 people, including the then Sabah chief minister Tun Fuad Stephens. Read full story

‘Get booster to evade new variant’

PETALING JAYA: Health experts have advised the public to take precaution amid confirmation that the Arcturus viral subvariant has been detected in the country. Read full story

Whale spends Raya weekend in Kudat waters

KOTA KINABALU: Tourists and villagers were treated to a rare sight when a whale turned up near the shores of Simpang Mengayau, popularly known as the Tip of Borneo, in Sabah’s northern Kudat district. Read full story