Tag: youth

‘End of an era’ as Chinese football’s star power fades

by Peter STEBBINGS In January 2017 Brazil international Oscar moved from Chelsea to Shanghai SIPG for an Asian-record 60 million euros, prompting a warning from Arsene Wenger that Chinese clubs were distorting the global transfer market. But four years later it is a very different story...

The Crown revives bitter Lady Diana-Camilla rivalry on TikTok, Instagram

It is unprecedented how a TV show is reviving the memory of late Lady Diana Spenser after her tragic death in 1997 and this is impacting the younger generation. Many among the youth commenting on Instagram or on TikTok were probably toddlers or too small...

State PKR Youth chiefs say let party decide after leaked WhatsApp messages critical of Anwar

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 13 -- All 14 state PKR Youth leaders tonight implored their peers to resolve their party differences through internal channels instead of airing their grievances publicly. They pleaded with their party colleagues not to let their agitation show, cautioning that disharmony could...

PKR Youth leaders call for Pakatan leadership to unite, say their efforts on Budget 2021 have not ended

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 28 -- Perak PKR chairman Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak has called for all PKR and Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders to stay focused and united in championing the people's welfare and returning their mandate. He said the proposal to consider parting with...

Report: Umno, PAS and Bersatu must present united front to avoid three-cornered fights in GE15, says Tuan Ibrahim

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 22 -- Umno, PAS and Bersatu must present a united front at the next general election or risk the prospect of three-cornered fights, Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man has said, as reported by Mingguan Malaysiatoday. In an exclusive interview with the...

‘We’re not rebels’: ‘Progressive’ caucus push for reforms in Umno

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 18 -- Hoping for a "return" of Umno to its more centrist and people-centric roots, several like-minded young leaders in the party have banded together in a "progressive" caucus as a platform for those who share their ideals. Seeking to uphold the...

Report: Thomas says becoming AG showed him Malaysian politics ‘worse’ than he thought

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 16 -- Former attorney general Tan Sri Tommy Thomas said holding the highest legal office in the country had exposed him to the true nature of Malaysian politicians. He made the remarks in a legal podcast that was reported by The Edge. Thomas...

Umany apologises and withdraws Facebook posting on Agong

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 12 -- The University of Malaya Association of New Youth (Umany) has withdrawn a Facebook post deemed critical of the Agong and issued an apology. In a statement today, Umany said it had reached the decision after discussions with several constitutional experts. The...

Bersatu Youth chief says he is ‘Malay first’ because it shapes his political identity

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 9 -- Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia Youth leader Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal has declared he is a Malay first before being a Malaysian. In doing so, the 33-year-old senator resurrected the debate that followed the similar remarks of party president...

Identity politics’ appeal dwindles as unemployment grows

Kuala Lampur, Nov. 5 -- February's euphoric rhetoric about the restoring of "Malay rule" has somewhat died over these past months. Some might wonder where it went. After all, what was drummed up for two years since the general election cascaded into a public relations nightmare...