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New chairman, new rules

THE National Water Services Commission (SPAN) is in the midst of formalising a set of rules and regulations on integrity, which will include the declaration of assets, having open tenders, and a sexual harassment policy.

Does Malaysia need hate speech laws?

EIGHT months after the historic results of the 14th General Election, the colonial-era Sedition Act is still alive and well.

Big debate: There are calls to repeal laws that restrict freedom of speech like the colonial era Sedition Act.

For teen curfew to work, Malaysia needs after-school activities too

HAVING a curfew is just one part of Iceland’s initiative to address the problem of social ills among teenagers in the country, said its senior policy adviser, US psychologist Harvey Milkman.

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‘Toxic masculinity’ officially ‘harmful’

THE American Psychological Association has issued its first official warning against toxic masculinity.

Officially a health hazard: Almost two years after the Metoo movement went global, the American Psychological Association issued its first warning against toxic masculinity. — AFP

Mamak eateries see a dip in business

JOHOR BARU: Indian Muslim restaurants in the state have recorded a 20% drop in business following the smoking ban in all eateries along with viral allegations that these restaurants used charms to draw in customers.

Court rules in favour of Wynn Macau in HK$33mil case

KUALA LUMPUR: A judge has ruled in favour of Wynn Macau in a case against a fund manager who owed the casino millions of dollars, the company’s lawyer said, the first time a casino has been allowed to recover dues in the country.

SPAN is now an independent body

CYBERJAYA: The National Water Services Commission (SPAN) will now be a wholly independent regulatory body.

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RM2mil worth of drugs seized

KUALA LUMPUR: Two men who were sending their wives to the airport for a holiday were among four people arrested in a series of raids that saw the seizure of RM2mil worth of drugs.

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We should stick with the laws we have, says top cop

KUALA LUMPUR: Eroding the existing laws against drug abuse may only make things worse, said Narcotics Crime Investigation Department director Comm Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh.

Batu Caves to see a boost in visitors

KUALA LUMPUR: The iconic Sri Subramaniar Temple Batu Caves which is now sporting a new, vibrant look, is expected to attract more than 1.6 million Hindu devotees and tourists in conjunction with the 233rd annual Thaipusam celebration tomorrow.