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Anwar – a character torn between ‘Saudara’ and ‘Dato Seri’

In the mid-1970s when Anwar Ibrahim was teaching at Yayasan Anda, a private college to assist school dropouts at Lembah Pantai, he went to...

A tale of siakap, frogs and integrity

I just had a nice break on Langkawi Island. While I was away on my island getaway, social media was awash with the news of...

Covid-19: Science-based steps to stay safe

I fear we may be in for some trouble. And I’m putting it mildly. The crowds rushing to ‘balik kampung’ or to popular tourist destinations,...

Dilemmas facing the Indian Muslims

Ethnic identity is crucial to the self-concept and psychological functioning of any ethnic group member. The political and economic participation of one ethnic minority...

On holiday in Amman – can Malaysian football get any worse?

The bird perched on the netting behind the Jordan crossbar looked relaxed. It was ball watching – just like the Malaysian players. It also seemed...

Beware the madmen in our midst

I learned something new about first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman when I read a Bernama report about some things Mahatma Gandhi and Bapa...

MISOGYNY & RACISM HAVE NO PLACE IN SOCIETY

Written By : Christopher Raj PETALING JAYA, 6 October 2021: When you have leaders who are uncouth, crude and racist in their narrative, how can...

Ministry, JPJ must change gears for better services

Would you like to get your food deliveries and parcel services at lower cost? In fact, transport costs are too high in Malaysia as admitted...

Don’t let tax revenue from vaping industry go up in smoke

Finance minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz has once again proposed raising the country’s statutory debt limit to 65% from the current 60%. The proposal underscores...

Malaysia Day: From British rulers to local elites – are we...

It’s been 58 years since Malaya, Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak merged to form Malaysia. Singapore was expelled in 1965, but that’s another story. Although we...