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World 27 Mar 2015 | 4:25 PM

Mahathir saddened by Lee Kuan Yew's death despite their clashes

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's former leader Mahathir Mohamad, one of Lee Kuan Yew's greatest rivals, said on Friday he was saddened by the death of Singapore's founding father although the two Southeast Asian strongmen often clashed and seldom agreed on issues.

Singapore 23 Mar 2015 | 8:14 AM

Key dates in the life of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew

SINGAPORE (AFP) - Key dates in the life of Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Monday at the age of 91.

World 23 Mar 2015 | 4:46 AM

Lee Kuan Yew's legacy seen in vibrant, controlled Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Lee Kuan Yew, a towering figure in post-colonial Asia, oversaw tiny Singapore's transformation from British tropical outpost to an affluent, global city in just over a generation, setting the example for developing economies from China to Dubai.

Nation 05 Feb 2015 | 6:51 PM

You're on the wrong "Syed," Kit Siang told

PETALING JAYA: Syed Akbar Ali of OutSyed The Box blogpost has told DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang that he could have gotten his "Syed Akbar" wrong over a racially provocative tweet.

Nation 24 Jan 2015 | 3:18 PM

Local elections can lead to racial polarisation, says Rahman Dahlan

PETALING JAYA: An Umno minister said that local council elections being mooted by DAP could lead to greater racial polarisation.

World 28 Dec 2014 | 5:55 PM

Anti-Arab group poses legal, political dilemma for Israel

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A far-right Israeli group that agitates against Arabs in the name of religion and national security is forcing the Jewish state into a legal and political balancing act as it tries to contain sectarian violence.

Nation 29 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM

Don: Bridge gaps to foster unity

PETALING JAYA: Education, class and regional imbalances create gaps in society that reinforce extremist views about race and religion, said Dr Terence Gomez, a professor at Universiti Malaya’s Faculty of Economics and Administra­tion.

Nation 01 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

A return to our guiding principle

ENSURING a liberal approach to her rich and diverse cultural tradition” – full marks to anyone who can remember this pledge from our Rukunegara.

AseanPlus News 30 Apr 2014 | 12:46 PM

Planned changes to Australian race law spark bigotry fears

SYDNEY, April 30, 2014 (AFP) - Ethnic minorities warned Wednesday that changes to an Australian law banning racial slights could give licence to bigotry and stir tensions, as community consultation on the proposal closed.

World 10 Dec 2013 | 5:43 PM

Rare Singapore riot forces soul searching over foreign workers

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's first major riot in four decades is forcing the wealthy island to confront a stubborn but vexing question: how to treat low-paid foreign workers whose muscle underpins much of the economy but whose presence increasingly riles its citizens.