Malaysian Harvard law student wins prestigious US award for helping poor clients

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Arjun Gananathan, a Doctor of Law candidate at Harvard Law School in the United States, has won the 2024 Ralph D. Gants Access to Justice Award. The award recognises a student dedicated to improving access to justice and equity. It was established in 2021 to honour the late Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief and...

Malaysia’s giant softshell turtle on the brink of extinction

JERANTUT: Over five decades ago, five to six female giant softshell turtles could be seen laying eggs daily - during the height of the nesting season in March and April - on the sandy banks of Sungai Tembeling in the Taman Negara area in Pahang. However, throughout March and April this year, only seven of them...

24-year-old uni student falls to her death from hotel balcony in Tanjung Bungah

GEORGE TOWN: A 24-year-old university student was killed after falling from a 21st-floor hotel balcony in Tanjung Bungah here. She was said to be on a holiday trip with her boyfriend. They were both from Kelantan. Police were alerted after the public discovered her body while her boyfriend was in the shower during the incident at about...

Malaysia, Hong Kong agree to collaborate on TVET, economy, says Zahid

HONG KONG: Malaysia and Hong Kong have agreed to collaborate in the field of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) as well as the economy for mutual benefit. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said it was agreed upon during his meeting with Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu of the Hong Kong...

Fuel subsidy details missing from PM’s speech, says Hamzah

PETALING JAYA: The Prime Minister’s national address has done little to alleviate the concerns of the people, who are already feeling the pinch from the rising cost of living, says Opposition leader Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin. "The elephant in the room is when will the fuel subsidy rationalisation come into effect and what will the government’s...

SQ321: Three Malaysians in ICU, stable but closely monitored

BANGKOK (Bernama): Three of the Malaysian passengers from Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight SQ321 are currently warded in the Intensive Care unit (ICU), but none are in critical condition. Malaysian Ambassador to Thailand Datuk Jojie Samuel said he has been informed that although their condition is not life-threatening, the passengers have to be closely monitored in the...

Diesel subsidy rationalisation to be done this year, says Domestic Trade Minister (Poll Inside)

KLANG: The rationalization of diesel subsidies will be done this year, says Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Minister Datuk Armizan Mohd Ali. However, he added that the date has yet to be confirmed. “The Cabinet has agreed in principle to rationalise diesel subsidies this year. For now, the government is ironing out the details on how...

Penang CM must resolve water tariff hike issue, says MCA

GEORGE TOWN: Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow should explain to Penangites and immediately resolve the high water tariff in the state, says Penang MCA. It said the alarming hike in Penang’s water tariffs was causing widespread public discontent. "Several ruling party assemblymen are unhappy with the hike and have voiced out about the jump in the tariffs,"...

Pulau Gaya islanders catch 200kg croc lurking off KK city waters

KOTA KINABALU: A crocodile measuring over three metres was caught by islanders after trying to attack a child in the waters of Kampung Lok Baru on Pulau Gaya, off the city here. The 200kg reptile, which was believed to have been lurking in the waters off the city for months, was trapped by the villagers at...

Malaysian Harvard law student wins prestigious US award for helping poor clients

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Arjun Gananathan, a Doctor of Law candidate at Harvard Law School in the United States, has won the 2024 Ralph D. Gants Access to Justice Award. The award recognises a student dedicated to improving access to justice and equity. It was established in 2021 to honour the late Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief and...