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AseanPlus News 08 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Singapore gay community urged to fight sex ban

SINGAPORE: A senior Singapore diplomat has urged the country’s gay community to challenge a law banning homosexual sex after India’s top court stuck down similar legislation, a rare high-level intervention on the issue.

Japan 08 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Cruel yet popular punishment

TOKYO: Years waiting on death row, inmates told their fate just hours before their execution, and guards paid US$180 (RM745) to do an “unbearable” job – Japan’s capital punishment system is criticised as cruel and secretive yet remains popular.

Business 08 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Engaging Generation Z on digital platforms

Marketing practices need to change to suit this valuable consumer segment

Business 08 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Scarcity of land for affordable housing?

Food for thought by Alan Tong
RESIDENTIAL land availability has been a critical issue when we discuss affordable housing. I am puzzled why we face such a challenge when we have ample resources.

Nation 08 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

More than 1,400 killed in India floods

MORE than 1,400 people have been killed in India due to the recent floods and flood-related incidents, Malaysia Nanban reported.

naturalLy 08 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Let’s work on the new Malaysian myth

MY heart aches. On Aug 31, I managed to not only submit the final requirement for my Master of Public Policy degree but also organised a gathering of Malaysians under the banner of #muhibbahmerdeka in London.

Business 08 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Small malls make attractive deals

As PGIM sells, developers and other funds buy retail space

Business 08 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Economists mindful of contagion effect from currency crisis

THE currency crisis engulfing a number of countries has the makings of a larger problem for emerging markets, but any similarity to the Asian Financial Crisis (AFC) that had wrecked economies in South-East Asia is very far off the mark.

Nation 08 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Preacher jailed for helping terrorist brother

KUALA LUMPUR: A freelance preacher was jailed five years by a High Court here after he pleaded guilty to providing financial service for the benefit of a terrorist who is his younger brother.

Business 08 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Party over for emerging markets

But economists still reluctant to call it a market crisis