Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Dr Lucy Sebli

To vape, or not to vape…

I don’t ever tell someone to stop doing what they’re doing. But if somebody is using an e-cigarette, that tells me it’s filling some gap for him.   – Frank T. Leone, director of comprehensive smoking treatment programmes at the...

Teen pregnancy: An uphill battle

If we as a nation are to break the cycle of poverty, crime and the growing underclass of young people ill equipped to be productive citizens, we need not implement effective programmes to prevent teen pregnancy, but we must...

Drug addiction — battle against unseen enemy

The youth of a nation are the trustees of posterity. – Benjamin Disraeli, British politician Recently, drug abuse among youth has once again made news headlines — even politicians are talking about it. Earlier this year, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin...

Siniawan’s Little Nashville

Music is the greatest communication in the world. Even if people don't understand the language that you're singing in, they still know good music when they hear it. – Lou Rawls, American musician It was Friday October 4 and I have...

Battle royale on the cards

Blind party loyalty will be our downfall. We must follow the truth wherever it leads. – DaShanne Stokes, American scholar of politics, culture, and civil rights. The battle between Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) and Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) to wrestle...

Graduates and their unemployment dilemma

Higher education is confronting challenges, like the economy is, about the need for a higher number of more adequately trained, more highly educated citizenry. – Margaret Spellings, US Secretary of Education Three weeks ago, my university and faculty were busy preparing...

No more political rhetoric please

Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a...

Office politics — a poison ivy

Office politics is bloody minded but weak on content. – Mason Cooley, American aphorist known for his witty aphorisms What is office politics? We often hear this phrase and it is very common in many institutions, either government or private. Office...

Mismatched promises and expectations

Broken vows are like broken mirrors. They leave those who held to them bleeding and staring at fractured images of themselves. – Richard Paul Evan, American author As we celebrate the 56th anniversary of our nation, let us reflect on the...

Truancy among university students

It is already 8am, Monday and I was going to have a three-hour class on security and national defence — a rather boring and dry subject to have early in the morning, as far as my students are concerned....

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