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Santha Oorjitham

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Recent and archived articles by Santha Oorjitham

10 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Motivating students

WHENEVER any student in Tuaran, Sabah scores straight As, Datuk Seri Madius Tangau expects a phone call.

Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid (third from left) and Tangau (fourth from left) visiting SK Mangkabung pupils in Tuaran, Sabah in May this year. — Bernama
3 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

An eye on the reps

NON-GOVERNMENTAL organisations have been tracking election candidates since 1999 to see whether they deliver on their promises. But for the first time since the 13th general election, the Government has also been keeping track of campaign pledges.

Staying on track: Tangau was among the 50 MPs who responded to the MyMP project survey.
30 Jul 2017 | 7:00 AM

Doing the right thing

Despite having to weather all sorts of criticisms, Faridah Khalid has persisted in her work to uphold values such as justice, accountability, unity and respect among Malaysians.

Words of wisdom: ‘If you have never been on the ground, don’t be judgmental,’ says Faridah.
16 Jul 2017 | 7:00 AM

Message to women: Assemble!

BACK in 2011, Datuk Idris Buang’s name was proposed to be one of two representatives from Sarawak to the senate. The state assembly voted for him and he went on to serve two three-year terms as a senator.

MELAKA, 5 Jun -- Speaker Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Melaka, Datuk Othman Mohamad (kanan) membaca doa sebelum memulakan perbahasan pada Persidangan Kedua Penggal Kelima DUN ke 13 hari ini.--fotoBERNAMA (2017) HAK CIPTA TERPELIHARA
25 May 2017 | 7:00 AM

Volunteers loving every moment of it

KUALA LUMPUR: Noor Fazliyana Mohamad Fadzil has been volunteering since September 2015 with Kedai Jalanan, the street store which provides free clothes and toiletries for the homeless and urban poor in the city.

Getting ready: Dr Rusaslina (wearing maroon tudung) and her group of volunteers hanging clothes to be given away.
21 May 2017 | 7:00 AM

Fairness for all races and religions

In a multi-racial society, the principle of accountability to the people should be the priority, says a Kelantan scholar.

Giving input: Nik Abdul Aziz says Islamic reformation is about bringing back the meaning of the Quran according to the space, time and culture of people today.
5 May 2017 | 7:00 AM

RMP collects 350 signatures in move to incorporate Rukunegara in Constitution

KUALA LUMPUR: A group of civil society leaders is one step further along on its quest to create a preamble for the Federal Constitution.

14 Apr 2017 | 7:00 AM

Star Golden Hearts reach out

AS the Star Golden Hearts Award enters its third year, winners from the past two years say the award has had a ripple effect, touching even more lives.

Team effort: (Back third from left) TNLP co-founder Zul Imran Ishak and Pixel Garage teacher Amirulzaman Kamarulzaman with students of Pixel Garage.
31 Mar 2017 | 7:00 AM

Growing stronger together

Since arriving in Kuala Lumpur in Dec 2013, Indian High Commissioner T. S. Tirumurti has assisted with the visit of his Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to Malaysia in 2015 and with Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s ongoing visit to India. Bilateral relations are probably the best since both countries gained independence, he said, and Najib’s visit to New Delhi will carry the momentum forward.

T. S. Tirumurti: 'Our relations have not only become stronger in certain specific areas but have also become truly multi-dimensional'
31 Mar 2017 | 7:00 AM

Razali: We value our lifelong friend

“ALL I want is a glass of beer at room temperature,” said Lee Kuan Yew as he commandeered the young diplomat’s office in New Delhi.

Tan Sri Razali Ismail : 'When the confrontation broke out with Indonesia in 1963, India was all for Malaysia'

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