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Arifin: 'It's a fast changing world we live in and we have to train our judges so we are not left behind.'
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Claiming trial: Azmi, flanked by his lawyers Gobind (right) and Richard Wee, at the Sessions Court in Kuala Lumpur.
Grounded beauties: Mohd Isa (front) and Abd Gani taking a closer look at the vehicles confiscated from their owners for tax evasion at the Customs complex in Kelana Jaya.

Towards a more competent judiciary

Pregnant woman flees home over hubby’s fetish

Azmi denies committing sedition

33 ‘overstayed’ luxury cars seized

Nation

Muhyiddin: Varsities must ensure students pick up the language

Big step: Muhyiddin (third from left) and Mustapha (third from right) displaying the word puzzle arranged by trainees at the launch of the Cyberjaya Graduate Employability Enabler 2 programme in Cyberjaya.

A new government policy requiring public university students to pass the English language to graduate is on the cards. The surprise announcement by Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was hailed overall as a necessary move but some language experts and parents have voiced concerns.

11 Malaysians among the missing

Sharing the grief: Najib looking at a photo of MAS pilot Eugene Choo as he meets the pilot’s widow Ivy Loi and son Melvic at the Bunga Raya complex in KLIA.

SEPANG: One hundred and fifteen victims of the MH17 tragedy, inclu­ding 11 Malaysians, remain unaccounted for, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

Regional

Dethroned beauty queen seeks apology

Controversial queen: May sitting with her tiara during a press conference in Yangon. - EPA

YANGON: A Myanmar beauty queen dethroned for alleged misconduct has said she would only return her crown if South Korean pageant organisers apologised – and denied accepting free breast implants.

Japan unveils asteroid hunting space probe

Coming soon: An illustration of Hayabusa-2 and an asteroid in space. - AFP

TOKYO: Japanese space scientists have unveiled the asteroid hunting space probe they hope to launch later this year on a mission to mine a celestial body.

World

Indonesia's energy minister named suspect in graft case

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's powerful anti-corruption agency on Wednesday named the energy and mineral resources minister as a suspect in a graft case involving the extortion of state funds.

Hong Kong activists say China 'brutally strangled' democracy

A pro-democracy activist carrying a flag against China's Communist Party runs across a road outside the hotel where China's National People's Congress Standing Committee Deputy General Secretary Li Fei is staying, in Hong Kong September 1, 2014. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong activists threatening to blockade the financial district in protest against China's curbs on democracy said Beijing had "brutally strangled" their hopes but that they would persevere with the struggle.

Community

Robbed of burial grounds

Exclusive: A SUBSTANTIAL number of gazetted Hindu burial grounds in Selangor have been taken up for agriculture and commercial purposes.

Environment

Education

Hands-on holiday

A programme for overseas students at a British varsity brought about positive outcomes for Malaysian undergraduates in the fields of business, culture, the environment and volunteerism.

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  1. Selangor MB crisis: State PAS clueless on whose names submitted to palace
  2. Muhyiddin: Varsities must ensure students pick up the language
  3. Husband forces pregnant wife to have sex with Bangladeshi worker
  4. Zahid Hamidi: Majority of non-Malays moderate, respect other races
  5. Azmi Sharom 'shocked' over sedition charge

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