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...

Salak Selatan construction site shut down over aedes mosquito breeding

A CONSTRUCTION site in Kuala Lumpur has been shut down for 14 days after the discovery of eight Aedes mosquito breeding grounds in its vicinity. The site was shut down during an integrated operation at Taman Naga Emas, Salak Selatan, in Kuala Lumpur. Deputy Works Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Mazlan said a RM500 fine would be imposed...

Papagomo’s representation to drop sedition charge dismissed, trial on July 11

KUALA LUMPUR The Attorney-General Chambers (AGC) has dismissed the representation submitted by former UMNO Youth Exco Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris to drop the charge against him for allegedly making seditious remarks linking the government to pro-Israel and pro-Western countries last year. Sessions Court Judge Siti Aminah Ghazali was informed of the matter by deputy public...

Nationgate shares to transfer to Main Market on May 24

KUALA LUMPUR: The shares of ACE Market-listed Nationgate Holdings Bhd will be transferred to the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia at 9am on May 24, 2024 (Friday). In a statement, Bursa Malaysia said the shares will be categorised under the industrial products and services sector. The stock short name (NATGATE) and stock number (0270) of the shares will remain...

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...

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,"...