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Are they really Rohingya?

NEWS that two of their own have been arrested by the Malaysian police for terrorism rocked the Rohingya community here to the core this past week.

Pope pays tribute journalists killed; says press freedom vital

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis paid tribute on Saturday to journalists killed while doing their jobs, saying media freedom is a key indicator of a country's health.

Shafie and wife wish Buddhists Happy Wesak Day

KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal and his wife Datin Seri Shuryani Shuaib have extended their wishes to Buddhists celebrating Wesak Day in Sabah and the whole country.

Courts beckon as Folau ponders appeal against sacking

SYDNEY (Reuters) - After a statement saying he was deeply saddened by his sacking from Australian rugby and was considering his options on an appeal, Israel Folau's public pronouncements on the matter on Friday were limited to religious posts on social media.

Christians seek refuge after deadly Burkina attacks

KAYA, Burkina Faso (Reuters) - Concerned about a rise in violence against Christians in Burkina Faso, Pastor Jacques Ouedraogo changed the time of his Sunday service as a precaution. He believes this is what saved his life.

Sincerely, your recalcitrant daughter

THERE is a poem by Rupi Kaur that goes, “how is it so easy for you to be kind to people, he asked. Milk and honey dripped from my lips as I answered. ‘Cause people have not been kind to me.”

Maszlee rapped for linking quota with job opportunities

GEORGE TOWN: Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik has been taken to task for linking the matriculation quota system with the unequal job opportunities for bumiputras in the private sector.

Government should not deport asylum seekers


Sharing Wesak joy with the less fortunate

SMILES were written all over the faces of 145 special needs individuals when they received angpows at the Cerebral Palsy (Spastic) Children’s Association of Penang.

t. Narendran undergoing his physiotherapy session at the association. — Photos: LIM BENG tatt/ the Star

Folau sacked by Rugby Australia over social media post

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Five weeks after they first committed to sacking Israel Folau, Rugby Australia finally terminated the Wallabies fullback's contract on Friday on the recommendation of a disciplinary panel that decided he had breached their rules on inclusion.