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New body to replace council

A NEW body, free of political interference, will be set up set up to replace the National Professors Council (MPN), said Mohamed Hanipa Maidin.

Lynas workers urge govt to save their jobs

SOME 130 workers from Lynas Corporation (Lynas) gathered in front of Parliament to urge the go­vernment save their jobs.

1BestariNet fate to be known next year

THE Education Ministry will decide whether to continue with the 1BestariNet programme in schools by the middle of next year, said Dr Maszlee Malik.

Bid to refer Teo to rights committee rejected

DEWAN Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof rejected a motion from Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (BN-Ayer Hitam) to refer Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching to Parliament’s Rights and Privileges committee.

Malaysia rises in rank for corporate governance

PUTRAJAYA: A regional survey on corporate governance has placed Malaysia fourth out of 12 countries, up from its seventh position two years ago.

Some abusing the words ‘human rights’

PUTRAJAYA: There may be a need to sensitise society on the true meaning and scope of human rights as the usage of the words “human rights” has been abused by some quarters, says Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum.

PM: B10 biodiesel to drive green efforts and economy

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s initiatives to use palm-based biodiesel as fuel will reduce stock and stabilise commodity prices amid attempts by others to restrict its export and sales, said the Prime Minister.

Ex-Highland Towers residents remember those who died 25 years ago

AMPANG: It has been 25 years since the collapse of Highland Towers but the flashback to those years is still as vivid for many former residents.

Painful recollection: Gray (right) and Chan looking at a poster of the victims during their visit to the Highland Towers site.

Over a million workers to benefit from HRDF funds

KUALA LUMPUR: Some RM900mil from the Human Resources Deve­lop­ment Fund (HRDF) will be used to train workers next year, said Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran.

Act-ing on climate change

EXCLUSIVE: Malaysia will start drafting a Climate Change Act, which is expected to take 24 to 30 months.

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