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October 21, 2017 6:15 PM Landslide in Malaysia: Bangladeshis feared dead

A few Bangladeshi workers are feared to be among those killed yesterday in a landslide at a construction site in northern Malaysian state of Penang. Rescuers found bodies of three foreign workers, and were searching for 11 others feared trapped in the mud and rubble, reports Malaysian state news agency Bernama. There were a total of 14 workers -- one from Malaysia 53

October 16, 2017 2:49 AM Bright lights and delicious offers

STARBUCKS Malaysia celebrates the Festival of Lights, which is also fondly referred to as Deepavali or Diwali, with the release of the Starbucks Diwali 2017 Card. Rangoli is a form of art crafted by the Indians using coloured rice or sand, adorned with fragrant flower petals. The rangoli is often created on a flat surfaced floor; in Hindu homes, they are showcased 137

October 11, 2017 3:48 PM Why Erdogan Doesn't Care About U.S. Good Will

The diplomatic spat between the U.S. and Turkey is a symptom of a much broader phenomenon: Authoritarian rulers everywhere not only thumb their noses at the U.S, but they see no reason not to. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hasn't been a reliable U.S. ally since before the failed 2016 coup attempt, which he blames on the U.S.-based Turkish preacher 40

October 7, 2017 9:00 PM From hawkers to millionaires, they all queued up

How did the landmark 1957 citizenship law come about? What has changed in the 60 years since, and what were the consequences in terms of building a Singaporean identity? Insight takes a look. "You go through one door, come out another door, and you are a Singapore citizen." So read an eye-catching quote by then Chief Minister Lim Yew Hock in a Straits 44

October 2, 2017 9:02 PM Malaysia Opens Muslim-Only Laundromat to Ensure ‘Purity’ of Clothing

A Muslim-only laundromat operating in Malaysia designed to maintain “purity” of Islamic clothing is causing controversy among the country’s various religious groups. A photograph of a signboard advertising the “Muslim-friendly” laundrette in the state of Johor first caused a stir on social media last week. The photo quickly went viral, leading to debate 36

September 30, 2017 11:41 AM The Latest: Official says many Catalan polling places shut

A top Spanish security official in Catalonia says police have sealed off more than half of the 2,315 polling stations designated for a disputed referendum on the region's independence from Spain. Enric Millo, the highest-ranking Spanish official in the northeastern region, said parents and students were found to be occupying 163 schools and holding activities 35

September 30, 2017 9:35 AM The Latest: Police give deadline to Catalan school occupiers

Catalan police are telling parents that they must vacate schools so officers can carry out orders to impede a referendum on Catalonia’s secession from Spain. Quim Roy, a father of two daughters in Barcelona, says police officers told the few dozen parents and children at the Congres-Indians primary school they can’t display campaign materials in favor 38

September 29, 2017 9:02 PM Race, multiracialism and Singapore's place in the world

At a People's Association Kopitalk dialogue last Saturday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke for the first time about public unhappiness over the reserved presidential election. It is not a step backwards to racial politics, he said, but a necessary move to strengthen multiracialism. Below is an edited transcript of his remarks. Race has been a fundamental 42

September 29, 2017 10:01 AM In full: PM Lee on race, multiracialism and Singapore's place in the world

SINGAPORE — While Singaporeans have made significant progress over the years in becoming one people regardless of race, language or religion, we have not yet arrived at an ideal state of accepting people of a different race, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Singaporeans must therefore "know our blind spots" and ensure that the minority communities 51

September 26, 2017 5:39 AM Take action against ‘deviant’ laundrette owner, urges ex-minister

He is afraid more such Muslim-only joints will follow suit and affect unity in Malaysia if the government fails to take action. PETALING JAYA: Former Umno leader Zainuddin Maidin has asked the government to take stern action against the controversial Muslims-only policy of a launderette in Johor. He said such behaviour is considered deviant socially 39