Let’s treat our strays the Malaysia Madani way

Commentary by K. Kabilan THE way stray dogs are treated in this country is utterly shameful. Not just strays, even some dogs with owners also suffer a despicable fate in the hands of their so-called guardians.

Investigate old cases but avoid politicking, seeking retribution, say activists

THERE is nothing wrong with the government’s probe into old corruption cases, said anti-corruption campaigners.  They said it was important to bring to book the alleged wrongdoers and to seek the return of plundered government funds, adding that those in power 10 to 20 years ago should not be let off the hook for stealing money and […]

Battling to break drug addiction

ESTIMATES from the National Survey and Morbidity study in 2019 indicated there are approximately 300,000 drug users in Malaysia. The World Health Organization reported one registered drug user usually has four unregistered users, meaning that the number of drug users in Malaysia may be as high as 1.2 million. Persatuan Insaf Murni Malaysia (Insaf Murni) is a civil society group […]

Parties ready to fire up machinery to face state polls

POLITICAL parties have begun hitting the ground canvassing for support ahead of the state elections in six states expected by early August. Each has initiated its election machinery to gather data of constituents at district-level voting centres to facilitate campaigning as soon as the polls are called.

UN special envoy for Myanmar to step down

THE United Nations special envoy for Myanmar will step down in June, a spokesman for the UN chief told AFP yesterday, after an 18-month tenure in which she was criticised by the junta and its opponents. Myanmar has been in turmoil since the military seized power in February 2021, ending a brief democratic experiment and sparking […]

New York sinking under its own weight, says study

IF New York is the city that never sleeps then how’s this for keeping you up at night? It is also sinking. The Big Apple is gradually going down partly because of the weight of the skyscrapers that make the concrete jungle famous, a new study has found.

Real-life tales of terror

PETALING JAYA: Jamie (not her real name) never expected that rejecting a boy at school when she was 15, could lead to a barrage of online harassment. Read full story

Tasik Kenyir now a national geopark

KUALA TERENGGANU: Tasik Kenyir in the Hulu Terengganu district has been declared a national geopark and will be known as the Kenyir Geopark. Read full story

Many seeking a splashing good time

JOHOR BARU: Theme parks, especially water parks, are enjoying a triple boon this season – and it’s not just because of the school holiday season in both Malaysia and Singapore – but many people want to just jump into the water because of the current heatwave. Read full story