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Tashny Sukumaran

tashny.sukumaran@scmp.com

Recent and archived articles by Tashny Sukumaran

17 Jan 2019 | 11:13 AM

Mahathir’s Malaysia bans all Israeli nationals from events it hosts


Kuala Lumpur has never established formal diplomatic ties with Israel, and the Prime Minister has long been a fierce critic of the country
The ban includes July’s World Para Swimming Championships, a move criticised by the International Paralympic Committee

13 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Young guns taking aim at race-based politics

WHILE the old guard of Malaysian politics forms factions in intra-party power tussles, younger politicians seem to be distancing themselves from the fracas to steer the country away from race-based identity politics and pursue parliamentary reform.

9 Jan 2019 | 8:08 AM

M'sia ‘won’t say yes or no’ to reports China offered to bail out 1MDB

The Wall Street Journal reported Beijing offered to derail investigations into sovereign wealth fund, in exchange for approval of infrastructure projects worth about US$34bil.

4 Oct 2018 | 12:08 PM

Rosmah Mansor, wife of Najib Razak, charged with money-laundering in connection to Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal

Earlier this year, when the Malaysian police searched homes and offices linked to Najib, they seized 284 designer handbags – many still in their boxes or filled with millions in cash, designer watches, or jewellery

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15 May 2016 | 7:00 AM

I beg your pardon, Your Highness

For rehabilitated prisoners on death row, commuting their sentence to life imprisonment can allow them to rise from the ashes.

Turning over a new leaf: After his pardon, Rev David Wang (standing) counsels drug addicts at a rehabilitation centre which he founded. Photo: ABDUL RAHMAN EMBONG
19 Apr 2016 | 9:25 PM

NSC to begin Phase 2 of highlands clean-up in June

PUTRAJAYA: The second phase of Ops Gading will be launched next month and continue until July in an attempt to totally clean up Cameron Highlands.

11 Apr 2016 | 7:00 AM

Beetle may destroy palm oil sector

EXCLUSIVE: KUALA LUMPUR: A species of beetle illegally brought in across the Thai-Malaysian border has been ravaging the nation’s palm trees, and – if left unchecked – can potentially decimate the palm oil industry within just 20 years.

8 Apr 2016 | 7:00 AM

Water crisis if dry spell goes on

KUALA LUMPUR: Several states are in danger of a water crisis if the hot weather continues, says Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili.

Fast drying up: It is getting critical at the Teluk Bahang Dam in Penang.
25 Mar 2016 | 9:31 AM

Single mother loses RM23,000 in ‘Happy Family’ scam

KUALA LUMPUR: Single mother ‘Ranee’ was just looking to be part of a family again, for her seven-year-old son to have a father in his life - but instead she was swindled out of over RM23,000.

Chong (right) holds up a picture of the man who cheated 'Ranee'.
18 Mar 2016 | 7:00 AM

Planting season delayed

ALOR SETAR: Padi farmers in Kedah and Perlis here have got their plots ready, tilled the land and prepared the soil to begin the planting for the new season. But they are just sitting around.

Sun-baked: Yudoh (right) and fellow farmer Hatijah Ahmad Saad, 63, standing on a parched padi field.
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