No Gawai cheer for Betong longhouse folk

THERE will be no Gawai celebration this year for residents of the 11-door Iban longhouse Mandau Lempaong, in the rural town of Betong, some 140km from Kuching. Their preparations to usher in the biggest festival in the Dayak calendar – the festival to give thanks to a bountiful rice harvest – have instead turned into those to bury two residents who on […]

Refugees are human too

Commentary by Mustafa K Anuar  THE All-Party Parliamentary Group Malaysia (APPGM) on Refugee Policy led by Syerleena Abdul Rashid started off on the right foot when its chairperson raised the need to move away from prescribing policies that criminalise refugees.  The Bukit Bendera MP rightly pointed out that policies should instead be crafted to protect them. This […]

New, costly sugar won’t cause prices to soar, say F&B groups

FOOD and beverage groups have reassured the public that their prices will not go up with the introduction of market-price clear, refined white sugar because they will continue to use price-controlled coarse sugar. But they warned that the prices of bottled carbonated drinks, which contain the new variety of sweetener, could go up.

Paris Saint-Germain win record 11th French title

PARIS Saint-Germain clinched a French record 11th league title yesterday as Lionel Messi scored in a 1-1 draw away at Strasbourg. Messi’s opener was cancelled out by a Kevin Gameiro equaliser, but the result gave PSG an unassailable four-point lead over second-placed Lens with one match of the season remaining.

No choice but to complete projects

KUALA LUMPUR: There are ongoing projects that the government has no other option but to complete as too much money has already been spent, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Read full story

Playing the check-and-balance role

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s constitutional monarchy is capable of fulfilling its responsibilities by playing the check-and-­balance role, says Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah. Read full story