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Reviving Malacca-China ties

Cabbies come to the rescue

Cops seize guns and drugs

PM: Just wild allegations

Nation

Fishing boat with 59 illegals held

SABAK BERNAM: A bid to smuggle Indonesians back to their country was foiled when a boat carrying 59 illegal immigrants was intercepted by marine police about two nautical miles off Tanjung Sauh here.

Velasquez stands pretty amid ugly world of cyberbullying

Model of inspiration: Chong painting a portrait of Velasquez.

PETALING JAYA: They called her ugly but she showed that she’s a brave woman at heart.

Regional

India abuzz over ‘velfie’ craze

MUMBAI: Move over selfie, India is embracing the “velfie” with Bollywood stars, sporting heroes and even politicians taking and posting videos of themselves online using a range of new mobile apps.

Australian political rivals unite for Aboriginal recognition

SYDNEY: Australia’s political rivals met Aboriginal leaders in Sydney on Monday to work towards “correcting” the constitution by recognising the nation’s first indigenous inhabitants.

World

Portugal should not be associated with Greece's troubles - Deputy PM

German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel makes a speech during a parliamentary debate on the Greek debt crisis at the German lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, July 1, 2015.      REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal cannot be associated with Greece's mounting troubles after sacrifices and efforts made to overcome the country's debt crisis and improve its financial and economic situation, Deputy Prime Minister Paulo Portas said on Monday.

BRICS summit gives Putin a chance to show Russia not isolated

Russian President Vladimir Putin (front) delivers a speech at the gala concert of the 15th International Tchaikovsky Competition at the Moscow Conservatory, Russia, July 2, 2015.  REUTERS/Aleksey Nikolskyi/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The BRICS emerging economies will launch a development bank at a summit this week which President Vladimir Putin hopes will help reduce Western dominance of world financial institutions and show Moscow is not isolated.

Environment

Education

Safety, a priority for all

Proper infrastructure and a knowledge of safety issues will help children to avoid potentially dangerous practices when getting picked up and dropped off at school.


Heavy traffic, selfish driving and irresponsible parking habits are perennial problems facing most schools. All stakeholders need to get involved to solve these problems as learning to use the road is an important life lesson. StarEducate visited two schools in Petaling Jaya to see how this long-standing issue is being tackled.

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