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Spirited crowd: UiTM Buskers performing at the entrance during the ‘Malam Perhimpunan Perpaduan Melayu’ at Putra Stadium Bukit Jalil (left). International Islamic University Malaysia student Ashlyna Rosly, 21, taking a picture of silat performers from Persatuan Seni Silat Gayong Maarifat Malaysia who posed in front of the stadium during the rally.
Popular landmark: The Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan has been declared a National Heritage by Muhyiddin.

Empowering Malays further

Fuel prices up by 25 sen from today

Leaning Tower a heritage

Special brake system checks for RapidKL Kelana Jaya line LRTs

Nation

Retiree roars high with unique tiger kite design

PASIR GUDANG: A retiree from the United States is hoping that his big kites will not only become a great attraction in a kite-flying festival here, but will also raise awareness about endangered tigers.

Liow: Up to next of kin to decide on visiting MH17 wreckage

For prosperity: Liow tossing ‘yee sang’ with party leaders at a Chinese New Year open house at SJK (C) Wangsa Maju. With him are party vice-president Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun (fourth from right) and Federal Territory MCA chairman Datuk Yew Teong Look (third from left).

KUALA LUMPUR: The next of kin have to decide whether they want to visit MH17’s wreckage in the Netherlands, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

Regional

Unshackle the United Nations

GLANCE at any newsstand or catch any rolling news channel, and you will be confronted by a seemingly unrelenting tide of horror. Limp bodies pulled from rubble, shells and barrel bombs pounding once leafy neighbourhoods. Refugees huddled for warmth or risking life and limb for survival. Mass abductions and beheadings.

Seek new ways to stop drug crimes

JAKARTA: The death penalty is deemed a human rights violation. The Declaration of Human Rights clearly states the right to life as a non-derogable right. There are about 140 countries that abolished the death penalty in 2012, but surprisingly that did not lower the number of executions around the globe, as reported by Amnesty International.

World

Estonians vote; pro-NATO premier faces pro-Russian opposition

TALLINN (Reuters) - Estonians voted on Sunday in a parliamentary election with centre-right Prime Minister Taavi Roivas favoured to form a new pro-NATO coalition and fend off a challenge by an opposition party that wants better ties with neighbouring Russia.

Bahrain charges 17 bombing suspects

MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahrain's public prosecutor has charged 17 people with forming a militant group and carrying out bombings that wounded security personnel, the state news agency said on Saturday.

Education

Young leaders speak up

Altogether now: Khairy being surrounded by young people, all eager to snap shots with him.

It was a gathering of youth for youth where young minds brainstormed and sought explanations to some pertinent issues.

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