LAST_UPDATESun, 20 May 2018 8pm

What Are Today's Headlines?

Pic: Malaysian DigestPic: Malaysian Digest

The English dailies front paged on the importance of parents and guardians being more observant to detect signs in their children behaviour, the outrage of NGOs and netizens over the death of an Indonesian domestic worker, the investigation into a national shuttler for match-fixing and the continuous building of malls despite falling occupancy rates.

Don’t Ignore The SignsThe Star front paged the importance of parents and guardians to be more observant to ensure that their children do not become victims of mental, physical and sexual abuse, and ultimately provide help to them when they need it the most.

Stop The Abuse – Following the death of an Indonesian domestic worker over alleged ill-treatment, theSundaily reports on NGOs and netizens being outraged over the tragic incident, and called for laws to better protect foreign workers.

Shuttler Suspected Of Match-Fixing - In an exclusive, New Straits Times reports on the first case of match-fixing involving a Malaysian shuttler in his 20s after the lavish lifestyle he led rang alarm bells at the Badminton World Federation.

Just Too Many Malls – Despite the average occupancy rate at malls in Kuala Lumpur has fallen by about two per cent in the first half of 2017 to 84.9 per cent, a total of 18.2 million sq ft of mall space is still being built, Malay Mail reports.

The Malay dailies reports on syndicates using WhatsApp to distribute drugs, a national shuttler being investigated for match-fixing, a seven-year-old girl being the victim of abuse of her stepmother, a Pas central committee lambasting several Opposition political leaders and the main source of food for fireflies in Kuala Selangor is slowly going extinct due to sand dredging.

Guna WhatsApp (WhatsApp Used To Peddle Drugs)Utusan Malaysia reports that the police have identified syndicates using WhatsApp to recruit new gang members, drug peddlers and drug mules while students are found to be the most active in buying drugs through WhatsApp and WeChat.

Badminton Dipalit Bookie (Badminton Tarnished By Match-Fixer) – The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is investigating a national badminton shuttler as he is under suspicion for match-fixing, the first case involving badminton in Malaysia. Berita Harian reports that his activity was discovered by the BWF based on his lavish lifestyle and proof contained in his WhatsApp messages.

Apa Salah Saya… (What Did I Do Wrong…) – A seven-year-old was forced to drink boiling water that scalded her lips and mouth by her stepmother as Harian Metro reports that it was the fate that befell her a day after she was sent to her father’s house by her biological mother.

Semua Kena Libas (No One Was Spared)Sinar Harian spotlighted on Pas central committee member Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz’s statement on Facebook criticising Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Tun Mahathir, Lim Kit Siang and Husam Musa for attacking Pas and its leadership.

Siput Makanan Kelip-Kelip Pupus Di Selangor (Snails Extinct In Selangor) – Snails that are the main source of food for fireflies in Kampung Kuantan, Kuala Selangor is facing extinction due to sand dredging activities in Sungai Selangor. Kosmo! reports that Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the Selangor state government needs to be more aware of the issue as the fireflies’ ecosystem is affected by the dredging activities.

The vernacular dailies reports on the worrying trend of crime being committed by minors getting younger in age, as well as the MCA deputy president message to Chinese voters that they do not owe DAP anything.

Just Started Schooling, But Already A Thief – According to Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun, children as young as Year 1 have committed criminal acts, China Press reports. He said that of the more than five million students in 10,200 primary and secondary schools nationwide, about one per cent were involved in social ills and criminal acts.

Wee: MCA Will Not Be Eliminated – Meanwhile, Sin Chew Daily reports MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong saying that DAP's arrogance in presuming that they will sweep all Chinese votes in the forthcoming General Election (GE14) leading to MCA's obliteration is pure arrogance, as Wee believes that the outcome may turn out the exact opposite.

- mD