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Zayn Malik Defends GF Gigi Hadid Over “Racist” Allegation

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Zayn Malik has defended his girlfriend Gigi Hadid after she was accused of ‘mocking Asians’ on social media. Hadid, 21, was seen squinting her eyes as she held up a Buddha cookie and appeared to impersonate the face in an Instagram story posted by her sister Bella Hadid. The video, which has since been removed,…

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Woman Accused Of Triggering Riot Leaves Sumatra Town

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MEDAN: Meliana, an Indonesian woman of Chinese ethnicity, who made headlines in local and national media last month for allegedly triggering a riot after complaining about the volume of the adzan (Islamic call to prayer) broadcast from a mosque near her house in Tanjungbalai, North Sumatra, has finally decided to leave the city. Before departing…

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Ipoh City Council Explains ‘Saree’ Confusion

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PETALING JAYA: The Ipoh City Council has clarified that its employees are not disallowed from wearing traditional saree at its special Aidilfitri gathering on July 1. In a statement Saturday, the council said there had been a misinterpretation to the dress code in the invitation sent out to its staff. “The confusion arose due to…

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China Envoy Meets Acting Foreign Minister

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PUTRAJAYA: Chinese ambassador to Malaysia, Huang Huikang met acting Foreign Minister Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin here today amid confusion if he been called up over his recent Petaling Street remarks. Huang, who was accompanied by an aide, arrived to meet Hamzah, who is Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister, about 11.35 am at the latter’s ministry.…

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Malays Came To My Defence: Chinese Daily Journalist

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PETALING JAYA: A reporter who was beaten up while covering the brawl at Low Yat Plaza on Sunday has shared another side to the ugly incident. According to Sin Chew Daily crime reporter Chan Woei Loon (pic), what had happened over the weekend had nothing to do with race as proven by the people who…

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Rafidah Aziz: Don’t Let Short Fuses Ignite Racial Tension

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PETALING JAYA: Malaysians have everything to lose if they let racial issues divide the nation, says former Wanita Umno chief Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz (pic). Rafidah said that she was “saddened” by the incident at Low Yat Plaza over the weekend. “I am so saddened by the mob violence at the Low Yat. And that…

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Nazir Razak: Make Racism Illegal For Nation’s Safety

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PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Nazir Razak wants racism to be made illegal saying he fears for the future of Malaysia. Touching on the Low Yat Plaza brawl last Sunday, Nazir, who is CIMB Group chairman and youngest brother of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, wrote on his Instagram account: “When a silly handphone…

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An Open Letter: Answering The ‘Apa Lagi Melayu Mahu?’ Question

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Dear Bobby, I also share the sentiment of anti-racism with you. Islam does not condone such barbaric acts. Nevertheless, there must be a reason for every action. The Malays will never scratch their head unless it itches and they would never dance unless they hear some music. True you did not steal from the Malays.…

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Low Yat Riot: Comedian Afdlin Shauki Pleads The Public To Keep Cool

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Local comedian and film director Afdlin Shauki has recorded a plea for Malaysians to stop correlating last night’s riot in Plaza Low Yat, Bukit Bintang, with racism and ethnic jibes. In a video posted on his Facebook page, the Baik Punya Cilok director asked fellow Malaysians to remain calm and patient as police investigate the…

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Pekida Denies Involvement In Low Yat Riot

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PETALING JAYA: Malay-Muslim group Pertubuhan Kebajikan dan Dakwah Islamiah Se-Malaysia (Pekida) has denied involvement in the Low Yat Plaza brawl. “For Pekida, before we hold any gathering, there has to be instructions first. In this case, no instructions were given,” said a representative of the organisation on Monday. He also said that the Low Yat…

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Leicester Players Apologize Following Racist Orgy Video Leak

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LONDON (Reuters) – Three Leicester City youth players, including manager Nigel Pearson’s son James, have apologised after British Sunday newspaper allegations that they appeared in a racist sex tape during the club’s post-season Thailand trip. “Tom Hopper, James Pearson and Adam Smith would like to convey their sincere apologies for their behaviour -– to the…

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Lingerie Store Angers Netizens With ‘Racist’ Advert

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At this day and age, you’d think outer appearances don’t matter much when it comes to job opportunities. Hey, if a person living with vitiligo can pave a way in international modelling, then what’s stopping the rest of us? But that’s the opposite of what happened to a store selling women’s underwear at a Kuala…

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Permatang Pauh Umno Head: “My Remarks On The Chinese Community Were Misquoted”

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He has blurted out a bold statement on the source of the Chinese community’s wealth, and now he’s trying to sweep the allegations under the rug by initiating damage control. Speaking to The Star, Permatang Pauh Umno leader Datuk Mohd Zaidi Mohd Said has denied accusing the Chinese in Penang getting rich through illegal economic…

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Racism In English Football Is Overt, Says Fifa Vice President Jeffrey Webb

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THE head of Fifa’s anti-racism task force has said that discrimination in English football is “right in front of your face” and backed calls for the introduction of the Rooney Rule. Jeffrey Webb, the Concacaf president and Fifa vice-president, said the lack of black and ethnic minority figures in the dugout and the boardroom was…

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