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Lawyer Latheefa Koya briefs the media about student activist Adam Adli's arrest under a sedition investigation. She argues that five days remand is excessive. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DbPSCjmgGU?rel=0&w=600&h=450] Last night, fellow student activists held a vigil outside the Jinjang Police Station where...
Adam Adli made the following remarks after his release on bail this morning. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CSFwp8gHbA?rel=0&w=600&h=338] And the scene outside court and a reaction from Pas: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxb6pat9uaA?rel=0&w=600&h=338]
A couple of academics have informed me that all classes have apparently been cancelled from 4.00pm as the university appears to have gone into shut-down mode for today. Meanwhile, a circular purportedly from the campus authorities is making the...
Here's an interesting series of seminar lectures on Culture, Media and Identity brought to you by the Centre for the Study of Communications and Culture, University of Nottingham Malaysia campus. Farish Noor is first in line to speak...
A new liberal arts institution is in the pipeline at Balik Pulau covering 40ha of land. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e883vg8n65A?rel=0&w=470&h=353] According to the Chief Minister, the federal and state governments are collaborating to facilitate the project, which is backed by Smith College,...
One eye-witness said the vast majority of the people at the 'blackout rally' at Kelana Jaya Stadium on 8 May were youths below the age of 35. Many of them wore black T-shirts, probably the latest 'cool' thing...
Following the government's eyebrow-raising decision to award YTL Corp a contract for internet services, learning programmes and the supply of Chromebooks to school pupils, we might be curious to know who exactly owns the firm. The company...
Several elected reps and activists joined in with a group of USM students to stage a protest against the Sedition Act and to express support for law professor Azmi Sharom during a lunch-time gathering at USM. The gathering was...
Malaysia's 'apex university' has dropped 34 places to 335th spot in the QS world university rankings. Cambridge University tops the latest world ranking. Universiti Malaya is the only Malaysian U in the top 200 coming in at 167th...
This is an example of a transmission tower that has sprouted in a school in Penang believed to be linked to YTL's 1BestariNet project. Each tower is believed to have a 4km range. More than 1500 such towers have...

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