Danisha Hakeem

Primary school clarifies headgear prohibition on Racial Harmony Day, netizens raise pertinent issues surrounding hijab ban in public schools

The prohibition on headgear imposed upon pupils of North Spring Primary School (NPSS) on Racial Harmony Day will not encompass religiously-linked or racially-linked ones such as hijab for Muslim female students. Businessman and candidate in the 2015 General Election, Khan Osman Sulaiman shared a screenshot of a message from the administrator of the school’s Facebook page on Wed (17 Jul), …

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Malaysian electoral watchdog Bersih calls for government to fix electoral malapportionment as Parliament lowers voting age to 18

The issue of electoral malapportionment, or the imbalanced division of constituencies, remains one of the issues in need of reformation by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government, according to watchdog Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) in a statement today (17 Jul). Citing the 17th Promise in the PH election manifesto, which covers the question of transparency and robustness …

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LFL director Melissa Sasidaran clarifies statement in response to AGC’s comments on ‘threatening’ letter allegedly sent to founder N Surendran

Following recent statements made by Singapore’s Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) in relation to Lawyers For Liberty (LFL) founder N Surendran, the Malaysian human rights and law reform organisation’s director Melissa Sasidaran responded via Twitter on Tue (16 Jul), clarifying that she had stated earlier that “the letter was sent by AGC to High Court”, not to Surendran “personally”. The AGC on …

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Hong Kong’s extradition Bill opponents storm into suburban Sha Tin district, Carrie Lam stays mum on total withdrawal

Protests against the Hong Kong government’s extradition Bill show no signs of quelling as tens of thousands stormed into New Town Plaza Mall in the suburban Sha Tin district on Sun (14 Jul). Reuters reported that clashes between the protestors and the police officers were particularly violent, as umbrellas and plastic bottles were thrown against the police officers, leaving 10 …

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Cancer-stricken Sarojini Jayapal’s husband Suriia Das responds to online criticisms regarding CPF withdrawal case, demands answers from CPF Board

Cancer-stricken Sarojini Jayapal’s husband Suriia Das has responded to online criticisms regarding his Central Provident Fund (CPF) withdrawal application case following the CPF’s Board response to online reports on the couple’s predicament. Suriia, in response to a netizen’s comment on the CPF Board’s post on Sat (13 Jul), defended his decision to continue Sarojini’s treatment at Mount Elizabeth Hospital (MEH), …

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Regulating chaos in crypto world: How a licensed exchange transforms the cryptocurrency ecosystem

Viktor Kochetov, CEO of digital wallet and professional cryptocurrency trading platform Kyrrex, reflects on the regulation of crypto exchanges as the major stumbling block of this domain, and discusses how the lack thereof impacts the cryptocurrency landscape. “Games are won by players who focus on the playing field – not by those whose eyes are glued to the scoreboard.” — Warren …

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