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Maths And Science In English Ensure Mastery Of The Language & The Subjects: Tun M

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. -Pic by Rosela IsmailBANGI: Teaching mathematics and science in English will ensure mastery of the language and the subjects, as well as help gain wider knowledge in the related fields of studies.

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Gerakan Suspends Tan Lai Soon Over ‘Pendatang’ Remarks

KUALA LUMPUR: Gerakan has suspended Johor delegate Tan Lai Soon over his remark that suggested that Malays, Indians and Chinese were ‘pendatang’ (immigrant).

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A Dog Campaign With Ulterior Motives?- Kazim Elias

Photo: Firdaus LatifKUALA LUMPUR-  The 'I Want To Touch A Dog' event organised by a Muslim individual is an insignificant move to dispel negative views of Muslims in this country toward ruling that touching dogs are an act of impurity, explains Ustaz Mohd Kazim Elias, an independent missionary, today.

Through his Facebook page, he claims that the campaign is a subtle move with an ulterior motive to sway Muslims to legalise an act of “haram”, going against the Islam religion.

In his statement, he addressed “What starts off as a small movement has a possibility to turnabout into a bigger catastrophe to overrule the law.”

Mohd Kazim expressed disappointment towards the irrational behaviour of the organiser that was deemed absurd and is ashamed of Muslims who are in support of the campaign, as opposed to other fundamental Islamic-skewed campaigns.

“It is unfortunate that some Muslims in our society are oblivious to the negative implications of this dog campaign. Men are blind to see in their own cause.”

“Sure, touching dogs are not “haram”, but what is the motive of hosting a special campaign? There are various campaigns that organisers can raise to create awareness like “Let’s Go To The Mosque” or “Understanding Hudud Laws” and even “Revealing The True Words of God.”

“First a campaign for alcohol and then, here come the dogs. We are to fear what comes next?”

“Let’s expect a campaign in support of pig-breeding that are deemed as clean  and of internationally acclaimed high standards when successfully nurtured in air-conditioned facilities, perhaps?” he uttered with much sarcasm.

Even though the 'I Want To Touch A Dog' campaign held in Central Park, Bandar Utama yesterday, organised by Syed Azmi Alhabshi aimed to encourage Muslims to adopt a deeper understanding towards dogs, it nevertheless stirred many mixed reactions from various parties.

 

-mD

Man Accused Of Murdering Radio Station DJ's Mother Escapes Gallows

hakimKUALA LUMPUR - A man escaped the gallows after the High Court here Monday acquitted him of a charge of murdering the mother of a local Chinese radio station disc jockey (DJ), three years ago.

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Dyslexic Pupil Sues Govt For Negligence Over UPSR

KUALA LUMPUR: A 13-year-old boy with dyslexia has filed a suit against the director of the Malaysian Examinations Board and the government for negligence in the handling of this year's Primary School Achievement Test (UPSR) examination papers, some of which he had to resit.

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Fluency In English Boosts Confidence For International Communication - Muhyiddin

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin KUANTAN: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today advised students to take the initiative to master the English language saying fluency in the language would boost their confidence to communicate with the world.

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Oil Rig Workers Died From 35m Fall

-File picKEMAMAN: Two oil rig workers died on the spot when the fell from a height of 35m while working at their oil drilling ship about 152 nautical miles from Kerteh beach.

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Security Beefed Up For SPM Papers

Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh   -Pic by Mohd Fadli HamzahPUTRAJAYA : Security has been tightened to ensure that the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination papers are safe from leakages.

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90pc Govt Services Available Online Next Year: MAMPU

PUTRAJAYA: Government services made online are expected to reach 90 percent next year from more than 60 per cent up to last year, said Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) Head of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Advisory, Wan Mohd Rosdi Wan Dolah.

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Najib To Raise IS, Ebola Threats In Discussions With US, Australia

John Kerry and Datuk Seri Najib Razak shake hands at the beginning of a meeting in Jakarta.  -AFP picJAKARTA: Various pressing global issues including the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and the threat posed by the Islamic State (IS) militant group (IS) are expected to be the main topics of discussion in the meetings between Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak with United States Secretary of State John Kerry and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott here tomorrow.

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