Bangladesh’s Supreme Court reduces job quotas, quells protests
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Bangladesh’s Supreme Court reduces job quotas, quells protests

Bangladesh’s Supreme Court abolished the majority of government job quotas yesterday, following nationwide student-led protests that escalated into violent riots, resulting in at least 139 deaths.  Dismissing the lower court decision, the Supreme Court instructed the government to reduce job quotas for families of independence fighters to 5%, according to Bangladesh Attorney General A.M. Amin…

Hiccups in amendments to the Medical Act 1971 before implementation
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Hiccups in amendments to the Medical Act 1971 before implementation

Issues raised in the judicial review application by four parallel pathway trainees from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh are among the issues that has not been resolved in the amendment to the Medical Act 1971. This is a vital aspect before one can see the Medical Act 1971 being implemented. The four filed the…

JP Morgan’s rating upgrade a plus point for PM Anwar’s govt
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JP Morgan’s rating upgrade a plus point for PM Anwar’s govt

University Malaya Centre for Democracy and Elections lecturer Associate Professor Dr Awang Azman Awang Pawi stated that the ruling coalition might use JP Morgan’s decision to upgrade Malaysia’s ratings from underweight to neutral as a way to bolster its political position. “The ruling coalition might leverage this upgrade to strengthen its political position, presenting it…

Teoh Beng Hock’s family still seeks justice
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Teoh Beng Hock’s family still seeks justice

The public’s anger over Teoh Beng Hock’s death has faded over time, but the Teoh family and the Teoh Beng Hock Association for Democratic Advancement (TBH-ADA) continue to fight for justice, said Seri Kembangan assemblyman Wong Siew Ki. “The public’s anger was palpable 15 years ago, but it has faded over time, and many now…

Defaming deputy minister: FT AMANAH lodges police report against two
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Defaming deputy minister: FT AMANAH lodges police report against two

Federal Territories AMANAH has filed a police report against two Facebook users, alleging that they defamed its Wanita chief, Datuk Aiman Athirah Sabu. The Facebook users in question are identified as Sabri Mamat and Md Nor Azam on Facebook.  AMANAH’s communications director, Razali Zakaria said that they became aware of  Facebook posts that were defamatory…

High Commission of Malaysia relocates Malaysian students to safety in Dhaka
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High Commission of Malaysia relocates Malaysian students to safety in Dhaka

The High Commission of Malaysia has relocated Malaysian students in Bangladesh to the high commission official residence in Dhaka, to keep them safe from riots happening in Dhaka and Mymensingh, Bangladesh.  Mymensingh is situated 120 kilometres 120 km from Dhaka. “As of 4 pm on 19 July 2024, the high commission reports that all Malaysian…

URA to target neglected areas by cutting strata owner approval to 80%
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URA to target neglected areas by cutting strata owner approval to 80%

Housing and Local Government Minister Nga Kor Ming said Urban Renewal Act (URA) would address neglected and deteriorated areas in Malaysia by reducing satra owner consent to 80 per cent.  “Why does our country need the Urban Renewal Act? “One successful example to follow is the High Line in New York. “It was once dirty,…