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Civil society welcomes proposal for Malaysian Ombudsman

PETALING JAYA: Members of civil society have welcomed the government's plans to replace the Public Complaints Bureau with the Malaysian Ombudsman, saying it is an essential move to boost public confidence in government institutions.

Yeo: Govt to seek middle ground on PIL 1

GEORGE TOWN: The government will try and seek a middle ground on the Penang Island Link (PIL) 1 project although any decision is not likely to make everyone happy, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin.

Wound management can save limbs and lives

KUALA LUMPUR: Trainer Suresh Kumar, who was once involved in first-aid work, used to think that wound caring meant washing the wound, cleaning it with antiseptic and applying a plaster.

A heart for the less fortunate

SOME 500 visitors showed up at a charity food fair at the Chin Ho Plaza in Penang Times Square to help raise RM70,000 for the Sima Handicapped Centre.

Cheung (blue T-shirt) and Lee posing with their children who contributed to the food fair by selling local delicacies.

Metro Watch

EARTH PROJECT: The Kechara Ipoh Study Group will organise an earth project in Jalan Dato Lau Pak Khuan (in front of Ipoh Garden post office), tomorrow from 9.30am to 11.30am.

Nothing cool about this ‘designer’

HE BANGS his head against the wall, habitually, and mutters to himself all day long.

Pro-medical marijuana group holds candlelight vigil

PETALING JAYA: A group of protestors held a candlelight vigil outside the Kajang Prison on Friday (Sept 21) in conjunction with International Peace Day in support of the decriminalisation of medical marijuana.

Thousands gather in Barcelona as anniversary of independence vote approaches

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Thousands gathered in Barcelona on Thursday to mark the first anniversary of a police raid on Catalan government offices in the Mediterranean city, a move that sparked a huge demonstration ahead of a banned vote on a split from Spain.

Hypermarkets the venue for bad behaviour

From WENDY T of Bukit Mertajam.

Join lantern procession at Central Market

CENTRAL Market has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a wet market for the early city dwellers of Kuala Lumpur in 1888.