Are we doing enough for our environment?

Karambir Singh

They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her, and deface her with their buildings and their refuse. Sitting Bull, Indian leader who led his people against United States government policies Our air filled with the smell of burning plastic, […]

Working during school holidays

Adeline Liong

Term, holidays, term, holidays, till we leave school, and then work, work, work till we die. C. S. Lewis, British writer and theologian Have you ever worked while you were in high school? I am prompted to ask this question after I met a bunch of high school kids who […]

The judicature picture

(Part I) The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. James Madison, a founder of the United States, and fourth President of the […]

Fake news

Dr Lucy Sebli

We can’t have, like, willy-nilly proliferation of fake news. That’s crazy. You can’t have more types of fake news than real news. That’s allowing public deception to go unchecked. That’s crazy. Elon Musk, South African technology entrepreneur, investor, and engineer Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) made fresh headlines recently when its […]

Go beyond superficial knowledge

YS Chan

Superficial knowledge is potentially more dangerous than ignorance. It gives a false sense of security encouraging an ignorant man to persevere in his efforts that can result in huge damage. Eraldo Banovac, energy expert and a university professor Rote-learning helps primary schoolchildren in memorisation skills and excel in examinations, while […]

Curse of the White Rajah

Black magic operates most effectively in preconscious, marginal areas. Casual curses are the most effective. William S. Burroughs, American writer and visual artist Sarawak’s Astana and its surroundings is a treasure trove of history going back to the days when it was the bastion of Brunei sovereignty. It was “Raja […]

Noisy drunkards mar funerals

Some heavy drinkers can’t sober up — they are dazed 24/7. They fall into the fire; it’s OK. They sleep in a stinking gutter; it’s OK. They urinate and vomit on their body; it’s OK. Every disgusting thing is OK to the drunkard. Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, author of ‘Weighty ‘n’ […]

Civil servants held in high regard

Jimmy Adit

Serving the people as a civil servant is a noble obligation as well as a responsibility. We must ensure friendly services are provided at government departments and agencies. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government came to power on May 9, 2018, bringing hope to a […]

Nine political lives and more!

Karambir Singh

It’s been phenomenal, but everybody keeps congratulating me on my resurgence and my big comeback. I haven’t been away, guys. I’ve been working steadily for the last 63 years. Betty White, American actress and comedian Born in 1925 in Alor Star, Kedah, graduated as a doctor at King Edward VIII […]

Time for spring cleaning!

News Desk

I look forward to spring-cleaning and putting things in their place. It’s therapeutic for me. Kimora Lee Simmons, leading venture investor, entrepreneur, fashion designer and TV personality Now is a good time to do your spring-cleaning whether you are preparing for Christmas, the brand new year of 2020 or the […]

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