Nazir Razak: No to racism

Source: The Star Online

PETALING JAYA: CIMB Group chairman Datuk Seri Nazir Tun Razak has taken to social media to talk about the need to fight racism.

“Racism needs to be fought with clear definitions and legal framework from govt, active campaigns in schools etc and enforcement by police, parents, teachers, etc,” Nazir posted on his Instagram account on Monday.

He said this while showing his support for the British-based charity organisation ‘Show Racism the Red Card’. Read more

Orang asli kids laid to rest in a single grave

Source: The Star Online

Final journey: Relatives carrying a coffin at the funerals of Ika, Linda, Juvina and Haikal. Pic from The Star Online.

Final journey: Relatives carrying a coffin at the funerals of Ika, Linda, Juvina and Haikal. Pic from The Star Online.

GUA MUSANG: Almost three weeks after having to endure news that their lost children had been found dead, it was heart-shattering again for their parents as they finally laid the four to rest.

With the pain still fresh, the scene was emotional as the skeletal remains of Juvina David, seven, Haikal Yaakob, eight, Ika Ayel, nine, and Linda Rosli, eight, were laid to rest following customary Temiar tribe funeral rites yesterday.

A total of 20 4WD vehicles accompanied the four orang asli children, who died in the Balah forest reserve last month, on their final journey from here to their village in Kampung Penad along the logging track – a trip which took three hours.

The remains of the children were placed in separate, simple wooden coffins covered with white cloth and a smattering of flowers.

It was not a smooth ride for the accompanying family members. Read more

Nancy Shukri: No intention to bring back ISA

Source: The Star Online

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government does not intend to revive the Internal Security Act (ISA), said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nancy Shukri.

In a written reply in Parliament to Lipis MP Datuk Abdul Rahman Mohamad, Nancy responded to his question directed to the Prime Minister on whether the Government planned to revive the ISA to counter the “‘serious crimes” in the country.

“At the moment, the Government does not intend to revive the Internal Security Act (ISA) 1961,” Nancy said Monday.

“This is because existing laws enacted at this point are sufficient to prevent any serious criminal activity in the country,” she said. Read more

Minister vows no hike in public varsity fees despite reduced allocation in Budget 2016

Source: The Malay Mail Online

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 — Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh pledged today that there will be no increase in fees for undergraduates at public universities despite a reduced allocation in Budget 2016.

Idris, who was speaking at a press conference here, was responding to a question on a possible hike in tuition fees for university students after allocations were reduced by 16.5 per cent. Read more

Mak nyah makin tertindas sejak keputusan mahkamah, dakwa NGO

Sumber: The Malay Mail Online

Keputusan Mahkamah Persekutuan awal Oktober mendorong serbuan dan tahanan komuniti mak nyah tanpa mengira kaum, agama dan negara, kata Justice for Sisters (JFS), sebuah NGO kesedaran hak transgender. — Foto oleh Choo Choy May

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 Okt — Mahkamah Persekutuan menolak keputusan Mahkamah Rayuan, lalu mengisytiharkan enakmen syariah yang tidak menyebelahi transgender sebagai sah dan tidak menyalahi perlembagaan.

Seksyen 66 Enakmen Jenayah Syariah Negeri Sembilan 1992 mengharamkan lelaki Muslim “memakai pakaian perempuan atau berlagak seperti perempuan” di tempat awam.

Namun begitu, pada 8 Oktober lalu, keputusan Mahkamah Persekutuan mendorong serbuan dan tahanan komuniti mak nyah tanpa mengira kaum, agama dan negara, kata Justice for Sisters (JFS), sebuah NGO kesedaran hak transgender. Read more

Reviewed natural disaster SOP to be released this week

Source: The NST Online

KUALA LUMPUR: The reviewed Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for natural disaster will be released this week, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim said the reviewed SOP will among others include religious aspect to assist victims in disaster-hit area. Read more