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Malaysians’ voting eligibility age lowered to 18

Malaysians’ voting eligibility age lowered to 18

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian youths are set to contribute more towards strengthening democracy and shaping the nation once changes to the Constitution to lower the voting age from the current 21 years old to 18 years old are approved. The second reading of the amendment bill was tabled in Parliament by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad […]

A passion for building ship replicas

A passion for building ship replicas

Batu Gajah, Malaysia: Black Sabbath’s Heaven and Hell was playing loudly at a wood workshop in Kampung Bakap Baru in Jalan Tanjung Tualang. Inside, a man who calls himself Captain Jack was busy working on a replica of Admiral Cheng Ho’s ship – an order placed by a customer last month. His real name is […]

Malaysian sidewalk mechanic helping people by roadside

Malaysian sidewalk mechanic helping people by roadside

Ipoh, Malaysia: It is 3:30 am and raining. While many are sleeping, Rahmat Azahari Sufian Tan, a sidewalk mechanic, is working hard to repair his customer’s motorcycle at the roadsides of the city. Rahmat Azahari, 42, has an experience spanning 20 years as a sidewalk mechanic. He provides repairing services for motorcycles and cars including engine […]

Chinese firms to build 100k homes in Malaysia

Chinese firms to build 100k homes in Malaysia

Malaysia’s housing ministry is currently in discussions with Chinese companies to build 100,000 houses this year for Malaysia’s low-income population, Zuraida Kamaruddin, Minister of Housing and Local Government of Malaysia, told the Global Times. Kamaruddin, who is in Beijing for the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, said they have signed MOUs with […]

Malaysian children in kindergarten

Malaysian children in kindergarten

Malaysian children go to kindergarten, also referred to as preschool, at the age of 4 to 6. Kindergarten is meant to equip children with some basic knowledge of ABCs and 123s and a window to school life. Kindergarten programme in Malaysia is provided by the Government and several of its agencies, private bodies, and voluntary […]

Kindergarten – The Blooms Of Malaysia’s Racial Harmony

Kindergarten – The Blooms Of Malaysia’s Racial Harmony

Malaysian children go to kindergarten, also referred to as preschool, at the age of 4 to 6. Kindergarten is meant to equip children with some basic knowledge of ABCs and 123s and a window to school life.   Kindergarten programme in Malaysia is provided by the Government and several of its agencies, private bodies, and […]

S. Korea biz delegation visits Malaysia to promote closer ties

S. Korea biz delegation visits Malaysia to promote closer ties

South Korea’s business mission will visit Malaysia on the occasion of President Moon Jae-in’s state visit to the Southeast Asian country this week, to strengthen economic ties, a local corporate lobby said Monday. A total of 250 business leaders who represent 13 conglomerates and 57 small and medium-sized companies will visit Malaysia to boost two-way […]

Idyllic Early Childhood Schooling

Idyllic Early Childhood Schooling

From the age of seven till I was 12, going to primary school near my home was one of the activities I fondly looked forward to. Classes may start at 12.30 or 1 in the afternoon, but tens of my friends and I were already at school by 11 a.m. Not that we were too […]

Seizing Malaysia’s Moment

Seizing Malaysia’s Moment

Malaysia’s historic May 9 election was dramatic, sweeping and unprecedented. A ruling party in power with seemingly impregnable advantages was ousted through the ballot box. There was no extra constitutional uprising, as in the Philippines in 1986, no military coup as in neighboring Thailand, no rioting and turmoil as in Indonesia in 1998. The curtain […]

Three Hotel Associations Signed an Agreement Allowing Muslim Employees to Wear Scarves

Three Hotel Associations Signed an Agreement Allowing Muslim Employees to Wear Scarves

Following the pronouncement of Malaysia as an Islamic state almost three decades ago, many things changed within the national community: from lifestyles, cultures, and right up to an increasing awareness towards Islamic values. Such values included the wearing of traditional headdresses (scarves or long dresses that cover the body from head to toe) by women, […]

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