Green wave to splash over Penang’s artificial islands?

Commentary by Mustafa K. Anuar ENVIRONMENTALISTS, fishermen, nature lovers and Penang’s prominent civil society groups were shocked and upset over the Department of Environment’s (DOE) conditional approval of the Penang state government’s land reclamation project’s Environmental Impact Assessment.

Groups urge Anwar for clear plan on rights reforms

CIVIL rights groups said Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim should announce a clear plan on how he intends to implement human rights reforms, even if his government needs more time to activate the plan. They were responding to Anwar’s request for activists to be patient with the government as it wants to avoid making “political blunders”.

Gunman on the run after 5 people shot dead in Texas

POLICE were searching for a gunman believed to have shot and killed five Hondurans after they asked him to stop late-night target practice that was keeping their baby awake, the local sheriff said yesterday, in the latest mass shooting to hit the United States. An eight-year-old child was among the victims when the apparently drunken […]

Working beyond age 60

PETALING JAYA: The question of retirement age has come to the fore once more as Malaysia marks Labour Day tomorrow. Read full story

Extra holidays ‘disruptive’

PETALING JAYA: Extending the school holidays due to heatwave would disrupt the teaching and learning process of the students, say groups. Read full story

Kelantan mulls limiting outdoor sports

KOTA BARU: The Kelantan government has urged athletes and sports enthusiasts to limit sports activities including training in the open following the hot weather. Read full story

Pink algae bloom sparks fear

GEORGE TOWN: The sea around Penang is being assailed by a red tide: thick streaks of algal blooms in garish, bright pink streaks all around the island. Read full story

‘Go all-out for Malay votes’

PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan and Barisan Nasional must go on the offensive if they want to get the Malay vote in the upcoming elections in six states, say political analysts. Read full story

Taiwan gang boss barred

KUALA LUMPUR: A Taiwanese gang leader is one of two men arrested by police while trying to enter Malaysia. Read full story