Press freedom vital, with or without state nod

Commentary by Mustafa K Anuar IT IS significant that Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has reminded Malaysians of the importance of media freedom in the interest of democracy and good governance.

Weak opposition enabling PAS rule in Terengganu, say pundits

PAS is strong in Terengganu not because of its governance, but because the opposition – comprising Umno and Pakatan Harapan (PH) – is weak, grassroots and political analysts said. They said the opposition’s weakness in the state has allowed the Islamist party to remain unchallenged.

Muslim group asks for unaccredited preachers to be allowed to speak in mosques, surau

RELIGIOUS authorities should not impose unrealistic conditions on preachers to speak in mosques and surau, said independent preachers. They told The Malaysian Insight that while there should be guidelines on the contents of a sermon, religious bodies should not stop qualified preachers from speaking just because they are not accreditated.

China declines meeting with US defence chief, says Pentagon

BEIJING has declined a US invitation for a meeting in Singapore between Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin and his Chinese counterpart Li Shangfu, the Pentagon said yesterday. “Overnight, the PRC informed the US that they have declined our early May invitation for Secretary Austin to meet with PRC Minister of National Defence Li Shangfu in Singapore […]

Creating a safer workplace

PUTRAJAYA: Workplaces should be equipped with higher definition closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras to help provide evidence in cases of sexual harass­ment at work, says Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Read full story

TI-M urges govt to declassify LCS report

PETALING JAYA: The procurement and finance investigation report on the littoral combat ship (LCS) should be declassified, says Transparency International-Malay­sia (TI-M). Read full story

JKR to vet health facility contractors

ALOR GAJAH: The Public Works Department (JKR) will vet contractors who want to be involved in the construction of health ­facilities to avoid “sick” projects, says the Deputy Works Minister. Read full story

Sabah all set for Kaamatan climax

KOTA KINABALU: Thousands are expected to attend Sabah’s colourful Kaamatan or Harvest Festival celebration tomorrow to witness the crowning of the state-level Unduk Ngadau this year. Read full story