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Loving touch: Muhammad Muqri touching his mother Nor Julaina Md Sani, 40, on the cheek with his new mechanical fingers. With them is his father Rhemi.
Honoured: Chan is getting the Panglima Mahkota Wilayah award.
Lyana Khairuddin who started the I am 26 petition n support of the open letter by 25 prominent Malays calling for a safer space to discuss Islam.
Infectious diseases specialist Dr. K. Anbazhagan owed his education to the third Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi. His late mother had visioned him as a doctor and his stepmother, who had raised him after his mothers passing, were the important figures in his life that shaped him as the successful doctor he is today.

Boy with RM100 bionic limb

Jackie Chan now a Datuk

Doing it her (moderate) way

Three women behind the success of Dr Anbazhagan


Liow: Inter-racial partnership will keep country globally competitive

Moderation is key: Liow talking at the Sino-Malaysian forum in Kuala Lumpur.

KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional will not be complacent over racial harmony but instead enhance inter-racial partnership to ensure Malaysia remains globally competitive, said MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

Wee: MCA members must be voters

Roaring welcome: A lion dance troupe welcoming Dr Wee (right) to the fundraising dinner in Port Dickson. Accompanying him is Teluk Kemang MCA division chief Datuk Seri King Lim Chin Fui (left). — UU BAN / The Star

KLANG: It is mandatory for all MCA members who are 21 and above to become registered voters, says deputy president Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong.


Philippine govt and rebel negotiators issue joint plea for ceasefire

Working together: (From left) Mohagher Iqbal, Malaysian facilitator Tengku Abdul Ghafar Tengku Mohamed and Coronel-Ferrer addressing a joint press conference in Kuala Lumpur. — EPA

KUALA LUMPUR: Philippine government and Muslim rebel negotiators issued a joint plea for the country to stick to a historic peace accord that is now in peril after a deadly clash spurred calls for retribution against the guerrillas.

The high cost of peace

MANILA: We may have effectively compromised part of our territory in the 2012 peace agreement with Moro rebels, but we certainly did not bargain away our duty to condemn terrorism and go after terrorists. The peace agreement must not be used to allow the rebels to harbour terrorists and immunise them from the full force of the law.


Japan government condemns video purporting to show IS captive Goto dead

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government on Sunday strongly condemned Islamic State after the militants released a video purporting to show Islamic State captive Kenji Goto beheaded.

Islamic State says beheads Japanese hostage Goto

People walk past television screens displaying a news program, about an Islamic State video showing Japanese captive Kenji Goto, on a street in Tokyo January 28, 2015. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

BEIRUT/TOKYO (Reuters) - Islamic State militants released a video on Saturday which purported to show the beheading of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, who the al Qaeda offshoot had been holding hostage.



The ties that bind

Old mates meet: The writer (second from left) was happy to attend the reunion, especially as it gave him a chance to see his much-loved and respected instructor Teoh (seventh from right) again.

A group of former educators whose friendship spans over five decades pays tribute to an institution that has had a lasting influence on them.


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