Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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India to enter lunar pioneer club

BY VANITA SRIVASTAVA India will step up the international space race on Monday when it launches a low-cost mission to become only the fourth country to land a probe on the moon. Just five days before the 50th anniversary of...

IJN facilities luring medical tourists

BY ERDA KHURSYIAH BASIR Since 2010, Ilyas Kaoy Hasan has successfully undergone a heart bypass surgery and two angioplasty procedures at the National Heart Institute (IJN). To date, the 65-year-old businessman from Jakarta, Indonesia, has been making regular visits for his...

Free education for those in need

It is most heartening to note that the education ministry will be providing free education to those most in need next year, as reported recently in the press. Among these recipients of free education in our public universities are those...

Malay unity — is it achievable?

ANALYSIS Last Friday the Prime Minister made a surprise and controversial proposal. He suggested that all Malay-based parties in the country including his former party Umno should join Bersatu. The shockwaves from this call is still reverberating through political circles and...

Fee exemption for Indians not a big issue

There is no reason to make a big fuss about the fee exemption given to Indians who participate in the technical and vocational education training (TVET) courses conducted at the training centres run by the Manpower Department, said academics. Prof...

PBK an exciting party to watch in PRN12

Commentary By TERRY TAN It's interesting to observe how well the newly registered Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) will fare in the next Sarawak election (PRN12), due in July 2021. Helmed by former Batu Lintang assemblyman Voon Lee Shan, PBK has a clear-cut...

What did Nancy really say?

VIEWPOINT By DAH IKHWAN BATANG Sadong MP Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri was so incensed when she was reported in the papers for claiming that Sarawakians still want Datuk Seri Najib Razak back as prime minister. It occurred to me that something was amiss when...

What is the ripe age to vote?

ANALYSIS ‘Malaysia is among the last few nations that allow only 21-year-olds to vote. The others include Singapore, Samaoa, Soloman Islands, Lebanon, Tonga, Tokelau, and Oman.’ If amendments to the laws are passed in Parliament to lower the voting age from 21 currently...

Malaysia must change or be left behind

A recent statement from the Human Resources Minister on a proposal to bring African workers to Malaysia for the oil palm industry generated much opposition which caused the minister to admit that the proposal would no longer be entertained. Malaysia...

Urgent need for proactive steps

There will likely be no end to the environmental issues plaguing Pasir Gudang, Johor, if the authorities fail to draw up proactive measures to curtail the dumping of toxic wastes by factories located in the area. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)...

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Powerlifting: Grassroots programmes needed to scout for young talents

TOKYO: A drastic action to intensify grassroots powerlifting programmes should be organised to ensure the success of the two...