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Russia backs Bosnia’s integrity amid Serb calls for secession

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Russia supports the peace accords that ended Bosnia’s war in the 1990s and the country’s territorial integrity, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei...

For asylum-seekers on Greece’s Lesbos, life ‘is so bad here’

LESBOS, Sept 20 — Hundreds of asylum-seekers stranded on Greece’s Lesbos island are living in makeshift tents in a field overrun by garbage, without...

Palestinians say Israeli troops fire on Gaza protesters, one killed

GAZA CITY, Sept 20 — Israeli forces opened fire during a demonstration in the southern Gaza Strip yesterday, killing a Palestinian youth, the Palestinian...

Opinion

Bankruptcy of the Liberal – Modernist Discourse

The discussion regarding human rights and the rule of law has always included a reference to the Magna Carta, a charter that was signed...

Use of ‘Allah’ by non-Muslims a settled matter

Recent media reports quoted a recent application made before our courts by the Sidang Injil Borneo (SIB), a Sabah church, for the government to...

Act 164 and The Surrounding Polemics

The recent amendment to Act 164 or otherwise known as Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976, has caused a lot of friction. Both...

THE WEEK IN NEWS

Columns

Sweetheart Defense – Sex for Underage Children

In a recent article published by The Malay Mail Online, a doctor was quoted in favour of the 'sweetheart defence'. In simple terms, sweetheart defence...

Support for UEC will lead to polarisation

Given the recent developments with the Unified Examinations Certificate (UEC), menara.my made an effort to contact PAGE’s chairman Datin Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim. However we were...

Minority Rights: Malaysia vs America

America, “Land of opportunities”, presumably a country with the best governance and laws. The very laws that provide equal rights for all human beings,...

Letters

Let academics be academics – Faidhur Rahman Abdul Hadi

A few days ago, I attended a forum titled "Wacana Sinar Harian: Apakah Tun M Terlalu Tua Untuk Jadi PM?" held at Dewan Karangkraf...

Namewee’s ‘funny’ rap videos and why nobody’s laughing – Geraynt Roberts

Finally. Amidst the cacophony of complains, condemnations and lodged police reports, our boys in blue have finally taken the notorious rapper Wee Meng Chee,...