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Michelle Tam

michelletam@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Michelle Tam

19 Apr 2018 | 4:31 PM

Spambots hijack #PulangMengundi, movement rallies on

PETALING JAYA: Cybertroopers are targeting the #PulangMengundi movement with spambots, stifling communication between voters hoping to travel home for GE14 and the sponsors trying to help them.

18 Apr 2018 | 7:40 PM

Thick thighs save lives, says plus-sized community to Kak Zai

PETALING JAYA: The recent furore over "fat-phobic" comments by a fashion critic has spurred the #pehamelimpah (overflowing thighs) hashtag among the local plus-size community as a way to share body-positivity.

18 Apr 2018 | 7:00 AM

Dr M: Hadi should go back to school and teach religion

PETALING JAYA: In a tit-for-tat between veteran politicians, Tun Dr Mahathir Moha­mad has told PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang to “go back to school and teach religion”.

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17 Apr 2018 | 5:59 PM

Dr M: Go back to school, Hadi

PETALING JAYA: In a tit for tat between veteran politicians, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has told PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang to "go back to school and teach religion".

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10 Apr 2018 | 10:01 PM

GE14: #PickuplinePRU a hit online

PETALING JAYA: “I can’t spell Undi without U” - with election fever set to grip the nation, one Malaysian’s punny pickup lines has gone viral on social media.

10 Apr 2018 | 8:35 PM

YouTube video of 'Despacito' hacked

PETALING JAYA: With over five billion views, the 2017 hit "Despacito" recently broke records to become the most-watched video on YouTube but it has been reportedly hacked.

9 Apr 2018 | 1:12 PM

Da! We won! Malaysian schools triumph at Russian innovation technology competition

PETALING JAYA: Five of the six schools representing Malaysia emerged victorious at an international innovation technology competition in Moscow.

9 Apr 2018 | 7:00 AM

Ensuring families’ well-being

KUALA LUMPUR: Retired civil servant Nurul Aini Sidek is not only looking forward to the increased 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) payouts for folk like him but is grateful for the benefits that members of his family stand to get too as pledged by the Barisan Nasional.

Happy times ahead:(From left) Nurul Aini, Halimatun and Norishah discussing the Barisan manifesto with Daniel Iskandar Azizul, five, by their side.
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8 Apr 2018 | 7:03 PM

O-Care app connects customers with care professionals

KUALA LUMPUR: Need a confinement lady for quality post-partum care or a caretaker to help elderly loved ones? Hiring professional care personnel is now as simple as a tap away.

O-Care CEO Edmund Koh (left) and Wanita MCA chief Datuk Heng Seai Kie at the launch of the app at Wisma MCA.
5 Apr 2018 | 8:40 PM

Prisons Department bans Anwar from meeting lawyer Latheefa Koya

PETALING JAYA: The Prisons Department has banned lawyer Latheefa Koya from meeting with jailed PKR leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

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