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Survey: Most prefer to be known as Malaysian

PETALING JAYA: Most of those who took part in a two-day survey by The Star Online identified themselves as Malaysian first, not as a member of an ethnic group.

Kurup: Malaysia’s well-being depends on its people

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians need to love Malaysia if they want to live in a better country, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Joseph Kurup.

Annual campaign highlights caring side of Malaysians

PETALING JAYA: With controversial incidents of late such as the Taman Medan protest, it is time for Malaysians to show one another that most of their fellow citizens are moderate and caring, said Anas Zubedy, founder of the #SaySomethingNice campaign.

Group effort: It is up to Malaysians to show that their good side outweighs the bad, says Anas.

Moderate drive gets nod from Asean leaders

LANGKAWI: Malaysia’s efforts to promote moderation received a major boost when Asean leaders agreed to adopt it as one of the key agendas for the region.

Promoting moderation against extremism

KUALA LUMPUR: Asean is taking up Malaysia’s push to promote moderation as the rise in violent extremism requires a culture of seeking peaceful solutions, said the regional body’s secretary-general Le Luong Minh.

Asean leaders continue fight against extremism to ensure harmony

KUALA LUMPUR: Asean leaders are expected to make a stronger push to further promote moderation amid rising concerns over growing threats of extremism.

Meeting of minds: Malaysia’s Permanent Representative to Asean Datuk Hasnudin Hamzah (second left) getting ready to chair the meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to Asean at KLCC.

Demands for removal of cross at church also draw ire of Muslims

PETALING JAYA: Muslim leaders, NGOs and moderate Malaysians have criticised the Sunday protest against the placing of a cross on a church in Taman Medan here.

Removed: A building caretaker showing the place where the cross was before it was taken down following the protest.

Preserve and protect Federal Constitution, leaders told

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian leaders must act immediately, intentionally, decisively and authoritatively before irretrievable damage is done to the country, said a group of 40 Malaysians.

G40 joins call for moderation

Leaders must take action before irretrievable damage is done to Malaysia, says group.

Spreading the moderate word

PETALING JAYA: Senior Asean journalists are taking the moderation message to the region and stressing the urgency to counter violent extremism.

Sharing session: Wong (front row, second from left) and GMM chief executive officer Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah (front row, fourth from left, in suit and white shirt) posing for a group picture with the senior Asean journalists.