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Singapore’s Lee Declares Departure In Shock Announcement

HONG KONG, SAR: In a sudden announcement that rocked Singapore, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s office announced this morning that the 72-year-old Lee would step down on May 15 – in just a month – to be replaced by Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong, only the third leadership transition in the island republic since its independence in 1965. Two of the premiers have been members of the Lee family, one of the most enduring political dynasties in Asia.
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“Do Not Cross The Red Line, Anwar Must Stop That From Happening”

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: WHERE is the red line? Listen, just because one uses God as the basis of one’s actions, that does not justify breaking the law or inciting hatred or asking people to boycott and destroy the business of the country. There must be limits to your anger. 
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Stop The Burial Of Truth In The Case Of Amri Che Mat

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: We call upon your government to stop the attempts to bury the truth in the case of Amri Che Mat who was enforced disappeared on November 24, 2016, in Kangar, Perlis, seemingly targeted for being a Shia Muslim.
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Zelensky Confirms Planned Purge Of Ukrainian Military Leadership

MICHIGAN, US: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed on Sunday that he was planning a wholesale purge of the top Ukrainian military leadership in an interview with Italy’s RAI TV. Zelensky conducted the interview only a few days after a meeting at which General Valery Zaluzhny reportedly refused to step down as commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian army and accept a minor position. 
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AIR - Isu Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Saya sudah lama bawa isu air bersih di Malaysia sejak hampir sepuluh tahun yang lalu sehingga saya pernah disaman oleh syarikat bekalan air kerana saya telah mengkritik perkhidmatan air yang diberikan oleh mereka kepada rakyat. 
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Malaysian Bakery's ‘Merry Christmas’ Ban Sparks Outcry

HONG KONG, SAR: A leading Malaysian bakery chain has come under the threat of a boycott after it banned the words “Merry Christmas” or “Xmas” being written on cakes, even if requested
by customers in the Muslim-majority nation.
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Ethiopia Detains 47 Suspected Of Trying To 'Overthrow' PM Abiy

NAIROBI, KENYA: The Ethiopian Joint Security and Intelligence Task Force has announced the arrest of at least 47 people whom it alleged attempted to topple Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s federal government.
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The Many Pathways Of Disinformation In Lebanon

WASHINGTON, US: Whether it be on WhatsApp, Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), Instagram, TikTok or news sites, people in Lebanon are increasingly consuming information online. With many ways to stay informed, however, there exists a heightened risk of stumbling across unverified news and false information.
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Will The Anwar Government Continue Shielding Those Behind Enforced Disappearances?

KUALA LUMPUR: On 3 April 2019, Suhakam, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia, completed a thorough investigation into the disappearances of Shiite social activist Amri Che Mat and Christian pastor Raymond Koh. Suhakam issued two reports. Copies were supplied to all members of Parliament.

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Police Mythology Goes On Trial In The Raymond Koh Civil Suit

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia:Here, I’ll tell you what I heard in open court this week. I’ll tell you some mythology about activists, Christians, and Shiites propagated by an officer in the top echelons of the Royal Malaysian Police. I’ll tell you why I think the mythology is accepted by the Attorney General’s Chambers. I’ll tell you five things Raymond Koh’s son Jonathan told the judge, and I’ll tell you how the Senior Federal Counsel (SFC) responded. I’ll end with some questions.

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Noor Hisham’s Private Cyber Army

BANGKOK, Thailand:A whistleblower from within the Ministry of Health (MOH/KKM) has outlined the workings of a private influencing and censorship network, set up and controlled by the former Director General of the MOH Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. This operation exists outside of government.

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Protect Malaysia To Protect Sabah, Sarawak

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia:Former ambassador and insightful political commentator Datuk Dennis Ignatius is correct in saying that Sabah and Sarawak “have tended to take a more detached view of the culture wars raging in Semenanjung”.

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Ensure Independent Media And Keep Local Discourse Free From China’s Influence

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-May 3 is the World Press Freedom Day. It remains highly relevant and ever more critical not only to the world in terms of maintaining the freedom to have the liberty to unbiased reporting and news and in upholding human rights and norms, but ever more pertinent in the case of Malaysia.

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Kepelbagaian Di Sabah

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia-Kewujudan rumah ibadat berbeza agama di lokasi berhampiran antara satu sama lain, memberi gambaran jelas betapa amalan toleransi kaum yang sangat tinggi di kalangan masyarakat pelbagai etnik dan agama di Sabah.
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Has Anwar Begun His Own Version Of Ops Lalang?

BANGKOK, Thailand-Since the Anwar administration came to power, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has been extremely busy since the chief commissioner Azam Baki made a visit to Anwar’s office with a bunch of files, soon after Anwar was sworn in as PM.

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Environmental Coalition Commends Government For Considering "Manifesto Rakyat" on DOE Appointing EIA Consultants

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-B•E•A•CC•H•, the environmental cluster of the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) Platform for Reform in Malaysia, commends the government’s move to consider its 2022 Manifesto Rakyat proposal to have the Department of Environment’s appointed independent consultants conduct Environmental Impact Assessments on development projects.

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