Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Karambir Singh

Of sports, rewards and recognitions

A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever. – Mary Lou Retton, American gymnast Years of hard slog, physical preparations, mental focus, determination, self-discipline and time. These are just a few of the sacrifices a sportsperson has to make in his or...

Trials and tribulations

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. – John Adams, second US president A new world record! This one is not...

Let’s get tougher!

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. – Martin Luther King, American activist It was on March 13, 2020 that...

Smoke and mirrors

What sort of sap doesn't know by now that picture-perfect beauty is all done with smoke and mirrors anyway? –  Julie Burchill, British journalist There was another round of hurrahs and a triumphant mood amongst some about regaining more rights...

A word, a trojan horse and a loyal leader

Don't trust the horse, Trojans. Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks even bearing gifts. – Virgil, Roman poet Wilayah! Just one word and it triggered a barrage of comments in Sarawak. The scene was set when our Prime Minister Tan...

Time to click the refresh button

The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of...

Holding back democracy

Our political leaders will know our priorities only if we tell them, again and again, and if those priorities begin to show up in the polls.– Wall Street Journal columnist “Mana undi kami?” (“Where is our vote?”) This was the question...

5R — The bite-sized way

I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use. – Mother Teresa, Indian Roman Catholic nun Bite-size. If you describe something as bite-sized, it means it is small enough to be...

Common-sense, the guiding principle

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet “… ‘common sense’ …” said Bishop of Anglican Church in Sarawak and Brunei, Datuk Danald Jute. The ‘common sense’ Bishop Danald Jute was...

Protecting Sarawak

Vaccines are the tugboats of preventive health. – William Foege, American physician and epidemiologist There are many aspects to protecting Sarawakians. The one that takes precedence now and with the utmost urgency and importance is the Covid-19 vaccination programme currently underway...

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