The Story of a Nation

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Ramai yang mengisi zaman kanak-kanak dengan berbasikal bersama rakan-rakan. Tetapi apabila basikal itu diubahsuai dengan tujuan perlumbaan di tengah malam, ia bukan lagi sesuatu yang menyeronokkan.

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  2019  

The Story of a Nation

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Ramai yang mengisi zaman kanak-kanak dengan berbasikal bersama rakan-rakan. Tetapi apabila basikal itu diubahsuai dengan tujuan perlumbaan di tengah malam, ia bukan lagi sesuatu yang menyeronokkan.

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Ramai yang pernah melalui pengalaman berbasikal bersama rakan-rakan sewaktu zaman kanak-kanak Tetapi apabila basikal itu diubahsuai dengan tujuan perlumbaan di tengah malam, ia bukan lagi sesuatu...

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Sekolah tahfiz sememangnya pilihan yang baik untuk ibu bapa yang mahukan anak-anak mereka mendapat pendidikan Islam yang menyeluruh, tetapi bukan semua sekolah mampu menjamin keselamatan...

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Sistem pembelajaran aliran sains dan sastera mungkin bakal dimansuhkan Adakah semua pelajar sekolah sudah bersedia dengan perubahan ini Sudah menjadi kelaziman buat pelajar-pelajar sekolah...

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Tanaman padi adalah asas kepada makanan harian penduduk Malaysia, namun kehidupan para petani yang menjadi tunjang kepada tanaman ini bukanlah mudah Getah dan kelapa sawit merupakan tanaman...

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Shopping malls, pasar malam, and even mamak stalls nowadays accept the digital payment method or e-wallet services But Malaysians are having a hard time to decide on the best one Everything...

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Being born genius is a gift, but with such astounding abilities, it can somehow turn life into a curse In the movie Gifted, a professor turned boat repairman Frank Adler became the legal guardian...

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Drug has had its claw in many people’s lives for so many years Perhaps it is time to offer these people the much needed aids instead of a lifetime damnation Drug addiction remains one of the...

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Ruang gua Sarawak (Sarawak Cave Chamber) adalah yang terbesar keluasannya di dunia Mula diterokai sejak 40 tahun yang lalu, dan masih dikaji sehingga ke hari ini Sekumpulan caver (peneroka gua)...

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Electronic waste, just like any other waste, can be recycled But are Malaysians doing it Technology grows rapidly each day People carry and use smartphones to instantly connect them to the...

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Pengaruh agama Hindu telah wujud di Lembah Bujang sejak lama dahulu, dan ia terbukti dengan penemuan candi-candi di tempat yang sudah menjadi tapak warisan sejarah itu Sejarah membentuk identiti...

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Ramai pelancong Muslim dari negara-negara luar menjadikan Malaysia sebagai destinasi idaman untuk percutian halal mereka kerana Malaysia sememangnya menyediakan infrastruktur mesra Islam yang...

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Seruan untuk memboikot sudah menjadi begitu sinonim dalam masyarakat Malaysia hari ini Tetapi, adakah memboikot penyelesaian kepada setiap masalah yang ada Salah satu cara rakyat Malaysia...

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Sesetengah masyarakat kaum Melayu dan Cina masih percaya dengan kewujudan hantu, yang mana kedua-duanya ada versi legenda hantu yang tersendiri Perkahwinan antara kaum (interracial...

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After the Sumatran rhinos, Sabah is losing another precious wildlife species: the Borneo pygmy elephants Baby-faced with small heads that make their ears appear larger, long tails, and tusks...

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Violence desensitization may begin with the media exposure of violence, but it could seriously lead to a much bigger problem The cinema hall is quiet, as how it has been from the start of the...

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Buat penggemar filem, pilihan filem menarik dan bermutu bukanlah suatu persoalan sukar Namun, bukan semua filem menarik yang ingin ditonton boleh ditonton di pawagam Malaysia Setiap tahun, banyak...

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Multiracial Malaysians enjoy a series of festivities with fireworks and food, which recently, locals have also picked up traditions from the western countries Malaysians celebrate a number of...

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Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, is believed to walk the Earth during the celebration of Diwali Lamps are lit to guide her path, and doors are left open for her to come inside Deepavali, or also...

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Many youths now pick the gig economy scene as a path to venture into, but is it a promising career option Gig economy is booming in Malaysia, at least that’s how it looks on the surface The...

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Supporting local brands is not some of the Malaysians’ strong suit, and it isn’t just because of the lack of talents Some Malaysians have problems when it comes to supporting local talents...

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Today, many parents agree that Chinese vernacular schools are the better place for their children’s education What makes these schools a much favourable option than national schools They are...

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Untuk lepasan SPM mendapat tempat di universiti pernah menjadi suatu kejayaan besar yang menjadi kebanggan besar namun, dengan lambakan institusi pengajian tinggi, ia mungkin bukan lagi suatu...

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Mampu bertutur dalam bahasa Inggeris dengan baik bukanlah bukti kepintaran seseorang, tetapi mengusainya juga merupakan suatu kemestian Mampu bertutur dalam bahasa Inggeris dengan baik bukanlah...

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In the pursuit for additional three artificial islands, Penang is willing to risk it all Urbanisation and development are no stranger to destructive environmental impacts This also applies to the...

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Palm oil tycoon Tan Sri Shin Cheng passed away in June 2019, but his great legacy continues (The third part of Palm Oil series is available here) At the age of 22, Lee Shin Cheng applied for a...

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Palm oil used to bring good fortune to the country, but it has also ruined many of the orang asli’s lives (The second part of Palm Oil series is available here) The community most affected by...

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Dari Semenanjung ke Sabah dan Sarawak, boleh dikatakan setiap ceruk negeri-negeri di Malaysia mempunyai bahasa dialek yang tersendiri Kaya dengan keunikan tersendiri, namun pada harga yang perlu...

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Populations are growing, cities are developing, and every country is fighting to build the “world’s tallest building” But is building more skyscrapers really what Malaysia needs Malaysia...

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Despite the awes that palm oil has to offer, it also has one evil attribute that could severely harm the environment (The first part of Palm Oil series is available here) When palm oil waste was...

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The first plant arrived in Malaya in 1875, was commercialised in 1917, and it has since then contributed to the good reputation of the country Palm oil is one of Malaysia’s greatest treasures...

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She started gymnastics at the age of three, but after years of training, injuries, and collecting medals, she’s finally on her way to the Olympics! As an active child, this Malay-Canadian born...

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Many Malaysians are descending into the darkest place in mind where not many of them can get out from “The worst part of having a mental illness is people expect you to behave as if you...

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Electronic cigarette was said to be the “lesser evil” between smoking and vaping, but after twelve vaping-related deaths have been reported in the US, the claim that vaping is a good alternative...

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Sejak mereka tiba, masyarakat orang asli sudah pun mendiami sesuatu tempat yang kini menjadi sebahagian tradisi kaum mereka sendiri Namun tiada undang-undang yang mengesahkannya Orang asli adalah...

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Kampung Baru is where the Malays live their traditional village lifestyle in the heart of KL Why should that be changed The Malay community has lived in Kampung Baru for centuries It is the last...

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In Malaysia, there is a peculiar view on the street in the middle of the night – a group of motorcyclists gather while making noises through revving engines, waiting for a race to start They are...

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Many successful businessmen, entrepreneurs, and artists come from rural parts of Malaysia, and they have great success stories to tell Countryside is where the simplest pleasures of life happen...

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Today, many men and women work in the same field, but that doesn’t mean they get the same pay “I’m so sick of running as fast as I can, wondering if I’d get there quicker if I was a...

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October 10, 2007 was a historical day for Malaysians It was the day the first, and so far the only astronaut went to space Twelve years on, one could still wonder, what exactly did he do up...

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Local movies and TV dramas often depicts mak cik bawang (a term normally used to describe old women who gossips) badmouthing fellow villagers while picking up groceries from sundry shop But that’s...

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School dropout rate is low, but it is still happening in Malaysia Why Government school student dropout rate declined from 035% to 029% in 2018, said Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik, but it...

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Many people travel to the foreign lands, but not all make it back home Some choose to overstay, painting it black to Malaysia’s name The largest numbers of visa overstayers in Australia are...

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Youth unemployment is a rising concern, and the ones looking for a job are still the ones getting the blame for not getting it Is it true that they are choosy of jobs All university students look...

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Mengapa Gojek terus diperjuangkan walhal ada pengusaha tempatan yang lebih layak diberikan sokongan Dari satu sudut, Menteri Belia dan Sukan Syed Saddiq Syed Abd Rahman melihat pelaksanaan Gojek...

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Orang Asli are the oldest inhabitants of Peninsular Malaysia, but their place in the country is never truly recognised Malaysia is home to multi and diverse ethnics They are known as Malay,...

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Gangsterism always become the subject of many local movies, but is it really just a movie Malaysia may seem peaceful on the surface, but dig a little deeper, brutal crimes and violence have...

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From street crime fighting-hero Keluang Man to intergalactic superhero BoBoiBoy, Malaysian animation has come a long way Just recently, Animonsta Studios released BoBoiBoy the Movie 2 – a...

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Haze doesn’t just cause breathing difficulties It also affects the heart, which in some cases that no one is ready to talk about – it can kill Large portions of Malaysia are now blanketed by...

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Another year, another haze situation Is cloud seeding the best way to deal with it “Today’s problems cannot be solved if we still think the way we thought when we created them” – Albert...

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Once a year during the Mid-Autumn Festival, Chinese people gather with lanterns, awing at the sky where the moon shines the brightest each year, accompanied by family, friends, and mooncakes...

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The term “slash-and-burn” may conjure an image of destruction in many people’s minds, but according to those who practises it, it is believed to be a sustainable way of farming For...

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There was a time when special needs child was called “retarded”, but the R-word has since been scraped off people’s tongues and papers But, what if the term “special needs” is nothing more...

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Hong Kong extradition crisis has led to a surge of interests in the Malaysia My Second Home initiative But, are Malaysians ready to open the door of their home for these people In early 2018, a...

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Criticising the society through paintings is how Yusof Ghani, a talented and respected Malaysian artist since the 1980s, shares his artistic views of the world Graphic artist turned Abstract...

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Jalur Gemilang is Malaysians’ pride, and as our Independence Day is approaching, nothing says patriotic better than waving the flag regardless of the time and place “Merahmu bara semangat...

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Well known for its unique cultures and its renowned multiracial society, Malaysia's diverseness is well portrayed in its society's daily lives A train ride to work, a weekend hang-out at the malls,...

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The arrival of Islam reshaped the Malays' daily practices and culture as a whole But does becoming a Muslim mean sacrificing one's own identity Before the arrival of Islam, the Malays lived off...

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Cikgu Fazri, an inspiring young teacher for special needs students And he has many fun ideas for class activities up his sleeve When he first started as a practical teacher, one of the students...

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From infrastructural feats, to naturally constructed landmarks, some have been giving us a national identity, and improving the nation for decades Our nation's development over the years...

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Questions may be asked as to why it is so easy for traffickers to make a career out of illegally trading animals in Malaysia One of the clear answers is: social media (The second part of Wildlife...

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Wildlife is trafficked for the exotic pet trade, but that isn't the only reason (The first part of Wildlife Trafficking series is available here) The same baby gibbon, now arrived in a country...

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Between culture, identity, and the dilemma in preserving it The Ministry of Education has decided to introduce Jawi writing lesson (formerly referred to as Khat calligraphy) for Year Four pupils...

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Malaysia has been named as a global hub for wildlife trafficking – a sinister crime threatening the lives of innocent animals A newborn baby gibbon, held closely in the arms of its mother and...

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The traditional festival is a ritualistic time of offerings to spirits of the underworld But it's harder to get performers, and the turnout isn't what it used to be, for the living The Hungry...

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Aidiladha celebrations has never been as grand and food-centric as Aidilfitri Are Malaysian Muslims less appreciative of the Festival of the Sacrifice A few months before Aidilfitri, most people...

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Adding to Malaysia’s multiracial society is the swarm of foreigners in the middle of busy cities, here to earn decent money for families back home But many of their dreams shattered the moment...

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Some people are quick to connect strange occurrences with supernatural forces, because they truly believe that a world beyond the veil exists Source: Poker Ground Some westerners believe that...

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Darjah Kebesaran Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa is for the brave people who fought for the welfare of the country and they deserve all the thanks Almost anybody can get a title in Malaysia, whether...

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All they wish for is to be accepted into a harmonious society, but the reality is they risk arrests every day just by stepping out the door In a conservative community like Malaysia, there is...

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Social media influencers are often seen as leading glamorous lives, but is becoming one really as promising as advertised Source: Medium Influencer Marketing Benchmarks Report 2019 found that...

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Girls are better off learning about sex from a parent, than from a stranger they meet online Source: BFM Some girls believe first-time sex won't get them...

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More than meets the eye Meet Phoenix, the world’s first and only hijabi wrestler Source: AFP She is a shy, quiet girl in real life But once the gloves are on and she steps into the ring,...

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Heineken 00 may have zero percent alcohol, but it is still non-Halal Source: Heineken Alcoholic beverage manufacturer Heineken Malaysia has recently launched a new product called Heineken 00...

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Slavery still exists, and it hits closer to home than most people would prefer to believe Source: Astra Center According to the 2016 Global Slavery Index from the Walk Free Foundation in...

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Fish bombing has long existed in Malaysia, especially along the islands of Sabah – a place once regarded as a top tourist attraction because of its beautiful, diverse coral reefs But that has...

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Durian, a pungent-scented and sweet-flavoured tropical fruit, is a guilty pleasure for many Malaysians, especially the supreme of all durian types: Musang King Source Malaysia is blessed with...

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Sarawak had a long-standing relationship with the Brookes family, but that all changed when they were given up After scuffles and wars, Sarawak still stands with its indigenous people after its...

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Malaysia is familiar with water pollution cases – it happens in Johor, Penang, Selangor and basically all around the country But what are the authorities doing to solve this deep-rooted...

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Stateless people are the people who are "not considered national under the rule of law" Not only does this issue affect the entire world severely, Malaysia is also struggling to end...

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The Food Bank Malaysia Programme is the government’s initiative set up to help ease the burden of the less fortunate in dealing with the high cost of living The aim of the programme is simple: to...

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While women take full advantages of their mandatory maternity leave, men struggle to find the same recognition for their role as a father Is paternity leave needed Source The Malaysian...

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National Laureate A Samad Said in his old age continues the fight to preserve the Malay language through his outstanding literary works A Samad Said Source Born Abdul Samad bin Mohamed Said...

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See a family all dressed in traditional Baju Melayu and Baju Kurung on the third week of Syawal and ask where they are going The answer is simple: Open House Source Open House or Rumah Terbuka...

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George Town's history extends throughout disputes and war Its development was abandoned by the federal government years ago, but made a successful return as a vital Malaysian historical...

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The mystery of deaths of 15 Orang Asli Bateq tribe in Kuala Koh Village, Kelantan was finally solved when Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad confirmed that it was due to a measles...

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The prevalence of obesity in Malaysia is at 133%, making it the fattest country in Asia Source Economist Intelligence Unit’s Tackling Obesity in ASEAN reported that number of obese people in...

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Yuna’s first single Forevermore from her fourth album is an ode to home country Malaysia as she continues climbing the international music charts Source A mix of syair (a form of classical...

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University Malaya is ranked 70th in the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings 2020 – the biggest win yet for Malaysia’s oldest university Source Quacquarelli Symonds World...

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Before PlayStation and smartphones took over childhood, most Malaysians grew up playing traditional games No electronics or Wi-Fi signal needed, just a group of friends, ubiquitous instruments, and...

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There is still no sign that the bubble tea craze among Malaysians will die down soon as more stores are opening up in Subang Jaya, which has been regarded as “Bubble Tea...

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'Ladies only' services have been around Malaysia for a while Even so, these zones are often abused or disrespected, but is necessary as these facilities seem to have positive effect on crime...

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Singer Zarith Sofia’s arrest for owning a protected species of a wildlife and leaving it unfed at home has become an eye opener for many Malaysians as they have realized that many other...

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Datuk Lee Chong Wei suffered many injuries throughout his badminton career His sacrifices are often overlooked, but he never fails to share his glory with all Malaysians Source Lee Chong Wei...

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Abortion could be the path to equality sought by most women, or it could simply be the slaughter of innocent Abortion has always been a controversial issue - defined as termination of a pregnancy...

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Hydroelectricity is often viewed as an environmentally friendly method of supplying power But recent studies have debunked it Alternatives methods leave less carbon footprint but are harder to...

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Food made from artificially crafted components are periodically prevalent Unfortunately, consumers wouldn't realize it until it's too late Source Malaysia has seen its fair share of fake food...

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Among Aidilfitri delicacies such as ketupat, rendang, and variant kuih raya, lemang periuk kera has become the talk of the town especially in recent years Lemang periuk kera...

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Malaysia rose up the international press index after a government change, loosening media expressions nationwide Despite that, the future may not grant Malaysians total media liberation Malaysian...

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Sarawak State Logo Source Sarawak is on its way to use English to teach Math and Science While history has shown where majority of Malaysians stand, English is proven vital for success...

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Source The language we speak plays an important psychological part of our identity It could easily go extinct if not passed on, hence its preservation is vital for the understanding of future...

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The Homeless face discrimination and unforeseen risks Their prevalence during Ramadan has resulted in overfeeding and food wastage   Walking along the streets of the city center sounds...

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Penang is one of the most developed progressive states in Malaysia but it lacks one important resource: clean water Pitch black water with a thick oil layer on the surface of Sungai Tengah,...

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Malaysia’s last surviving male Sumatran rhinoceros has died, leaving only one sole female in captivity: Iman The deceased, fondly known as Tam, succumbed to kidney and liver failures which had...

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The Patriots’ author and founder Helmi Effendy wished for the killing of Malay “traitors”, causing local bookstore Kedai Fixi to remove his books from its shelves In a Facebook post...

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Malaysia’s electricity charges are among the lowest in the world Even so, our environment pays the price While Malaysians save electricity for monetary reasons, better knowledge about energy...

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When religious obligation inspires business opportunity, some call it profiteering, and some think it is modernization When talk about luxury hijabs, two famous brands come to hijabis’...

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Bank scams are dangerous and undesired, yet they evolve and adapt as people change the way monetary transactions are handled Gradually, the days of cold hard cash are diminishing as electronic...

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Malaysia’s last surviving male Sumatran rhinoceros has died, leaving only one sole female in captivity: Iman The deceased, fondly known as Tam, succumbed to kidney and liver failures which had...

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A provocative tweet asking the reasons as to why Malays are still incompetent in English after eleven years of school has consequently launched an attack on English teachers The incompetency of...

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The Israel – Palestine conflict is complicated and bloody But historically, the British might be the ones who started pitting them against each other Nevertheless, Malaysia and many other...

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The soon to be retired Datuk Nicol David is the pinnacle of the international squash scene, but that is not the only thing she is good at World champion and local sports star Datuk Nicol...

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The Zoo Negara is struggling to survive, while some people blame it on their high entrance fees, others point the finger at the animal welfare groups Recently, Zoo Negara was in desperate need...

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Dr Amalina Bakri, Malaysia's very own genius whose name can never escape the chatter of some prejudiced Malays, helped a baby battling Germ Cell Tumor The baby’s mother, Nurul Erwani Zaidi...

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Online networking affects perception, judgement, and public approval; so much so that people trade their lives for it The fault doesn’t lie with any specific generation, but perhaps the evolution...

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Actor and director Farid Kamil is not the first Malaysian celebrity to have fallen victim to the darkest side of drugs, and it is safe to say that he won’t be the last Farid Kamil was recently...

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Rantau Abang has recently lost its former glory as leatherback turtles are now effectively extinct There used to be 10,000 nesting sites hiding under the steep slopes of Rantau Abang beach sand...

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The idea of a giant horizontal piece of land hovering in space seems ridiculous in this current age of technology, but the revival of “flat earth theory” is re-emerging in modern...

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Netflix’s new food documentary Street Food (Volume 1: Asia) featured multiple South-East Asian countries, but Malaysia was not one of them If there is one thing Malaysians can be proud of, it...

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Figure red bull After a year of absence, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad wants to bring Formula One back The first Malaysian Grand Prix (GP) – Formula One (F1) World Championship –...

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Lynas’s production is important for technological growth worldwide, but their waste by-products are getting in the way However, this isn’t Malaysia’s first rodeo with rare-earth...

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Choosing food to consume and powder to dab on the cheeks is a pleasure for many, until gelatine is found in the list of ingredients Muslims have always been concerned with halal food The...

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Malaysian entertainment icon P Ramlee may have received accolades and titles after his death, but his final days in this world were not as bright as some people were led to believe The arrival...

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Burning offerings to gods and ancestors are one of the many ways Chinese worships But pollution and environmental hazards may be getting in the way Living in multi-ethnic Malaysia allows us to...

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With a total land size of 329,847km2 and a density of 99 people per Km2, Malaysian had decisively thought that the country has not enough room for the human and venture into the sea for more land...

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Kedah will be getting a new international airport, and while the people of the state are welcoming the news, neighboring Penang sees it as a threat to their own success The Penang international...

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Tying the knot is never easy Other than career and financial stability as pre-requisites to getting married, Muslims are also required to obtain a certificate by completing a pre-marriage...

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The state government of Kelantan trying to push its residences toward a religious path, then the humble small business owners suffer On 6th May, to encourage the residence to perform the...

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The influx of Chinese dealers turned Sandakan into a blooming trade town Until the Japanese invaded and forced thousands to work and die for them Situated at the east coast of Sabah,...

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