Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Opinion

‘Paloi’ to argue over a datukship

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. – George Carlin, American comedian There are times when we, Sarawakians, have to learn to laugh at ourselves, at our naivety, stupidity even or when we do not know when...

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...

Yeah! Don’t let the public spoil our sporting greats

You can motivate by fear, and you can motivate by reward. But both those methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self-motivation. – Homer Rice, American football coach I would have never imagined the media’s innocuous query on...

Happy Mother’s Day!

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.— Abraham Lincoln, 16th US President Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers and women who consider themselves mothers. Today is Mother’s Day in Malaysia. It is a special...

Jettisoning jurors is jejune justice

A right to jury trial is granted to criminal defendants in order to prevent oppression by the government.— Byron White, former Associate Justice, US Supreme Court Section 302, Penal Code, Malaysia (Act 574): Whoever commits murder shall be punished with death. These...

#Kerajaangagal, what’s your alternative?

We must dare to think ‘unthinkable’ thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world.— J. William Fulbright, ex-US senator It seems like a majority of the Malaysian population...

Valour worthy of emulation

Even against the greatest of odds, there is something in the human spirit — a magic blend of skill, faith, and valour — that can lift men from certain defeat to incredible victory. –  Walter Lord, American Author Bravery among...

Chronology of an eccentric eco-warrior

Birds are the indicator of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we’ll soon be in trouble.— Roger Tory Peterson, American naturalist I have written the last episode of the fascinating life of iconic Swiss environmentalist Bruno Manser. It’s completely...

Tall order for new IGP Acryl Sani

Understand, our police officers put their lives on the line for us every single day. They've got a tough job to do to maintain public safety and hold accountable those who break the law. – Barack Obama, 44th US...

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...

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No MCO, CMCO continues until May 17

KUCHING: The nationwide movement control order (MCO) to be implemented throughout the country from today until June 7, as...