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A shot of confidence from Cannes

In terms of world-class movies, even Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia are getting ahead of us. What about Malaysia? ANDREW SIA explores the issues with the makers of Malaikat di Jendela, our entry to the Cannes Film Festival this year.


Urban loss

The Internet is a new place for Chinese youth to flex their literary muscles about humans' absurd existence in modern day.


Making friends in fascinating London

The trip to London would not be complete without the views of Malaysia's two representatives: Wong Xiao Qing and Ong Ching Seong. Below are excerpts of what they thought about their amazing experience.


Don’t turn a blind eye to sex crimes

By Wong Chun Wai


Taylor’s gives RM3mil aid

Taylor's College has awarded the Tan Sri Dr Loy Hean Heong Merit Scholarships to 719 top scholars currently pursuing various pre-university and tertiary programmes.


Drawing up workable schemes to tackle poverty

ON April 8, the Rural and Regional Development Ministry said it would take three years to end hardcore poverty and modernise villages. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who said that tackling poverty was a high priority, has also assigned the Housing and Local Government Ministry the task of eradicating hardcore poverty and to co-ordinate programmes of all local authorities to eradicate urban poverty.


Abdullah: Tougher laws to fight sex crimes

Sex crimes should be highlighted in the mass media to create anger and hatred towards such offences, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said.


PM: Need to secure border with Thailand

Malaysia's priority is to secure its border with Thailand to prevent a mass movement of people from southern Thailand, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said yesterday. He said Malaysian security forces had already taken steps to increase patrols along the border, especially at checkpoints.


Put toilet wastes to good use, says minister

Waste from toilets could be regenerated as fertiliser through good biotechnology and environmental know-how, said Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Robert Lau Hoi Chew.


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