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BAGAN DATUK - The family institution should be strengthened in an effort to create a social balance between parents and children, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

He said social problems, including cases of bullying and baby dumping among youths and children in the country, have become a concern among the people.

“The family institution should be strengthened and empowered so that children do not become unruly when they are out of the house.

“We do not want parents to be so busy with their jobs that their children’s needs are neglected,” he said at the opening of a seminar on child safety in conjunction with the Negaraku Keluarga Bahagia programme organised by the Women, Family and Community Develop­ment Ministry in Sungai Sumun here yesterday.

Dr Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, reminded parents and schools to report incidences of bullying involving their children or students.

Citing police statistics, he said 2,322 cases of bullying had been reported since 2012 until June this year.

“That is the number that was reported. What about cases of bullying that were not reported? Put aside the embarrassment of protecting your name or image. If

KUALA LUMPUR - The increase of fake news in online media will create a serious problem of trust deficit, says Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.

The Communications and Multimedia Minister said everyone must ensure that the integrity of online media is not killed off due to the actions of a few.

“If not, what can be a very valuable tool would become a stigma, because no one would trust what is published online,” Bernama quoted him as saying in his latest blog post.

According to him, the

HONG KONG - The Malaysian government will continue to express its appreciation to the country’s Chinese community for having contributed to the national economy since independence, said the Deputy Prime Minister.

“Malaysian Chinese have participated in all areas of life in Malaysia and have excelled in all activities,” said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in his keynote address during the patron’s dinner and award presentation ceremony at the Ninth World Chinese Econo­mic Summit (WCES) here

MANILA - China has given a positive response to reduce tension in South China Sea, including freedom to sail and fly in the disputed area.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said his counterpart from China, Li Keqiang had during the ASEAN-China summit today said South China Sea will become an "anchor of peace and stability" claiming China would not use any military force.

"What is important is that in the issue of South China Sea, China are more positive. He does not want the area to be

BAGAN DATUK - The Government will not prevent or object to former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe coming to Malaysia to seek medical treatment, says Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

He said this stand was in line with the Government’s aim of promoting health tourism in Malaysia to the international community.

“We have no objection. We (Malay­­sia) do not interfere in the internal affairs of other countries,” Dr Ahmad Zahid said yesterday.

He was asked to comment on

MALAYSIA’S strong stand against the atrocities committed in Rakhine state and the resulting human­­it­arian crisis appears to have borne fruit as Myanmar has finally agreed to a number of important concessions.

“Aung San Suu Kyi (Myanmar leader) said that she was working on an MoU with Bangladesh for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees back to Rakhine,” said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

“And this is due to happen soon.”

Najib said he once again raised the Rohingya issue at

HONG KONG - The future looks promising for Asia as regional connectivity improves and gives birth to new trade and investment opportunities, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai (pic) said.

The Transport Minister said Asian nations are expected to grow at a rate higher than the World Bank's global growth projection of 2.7%.

"For example, Malaysia has been forecasted to grow at 5.2% while China's growth is projected at 6.7%.

"This is the age of Asia," he said.

Enhanced transport infrastructure, he

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