Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Opinion

Convincing voters to vote

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who don’t vote. – George Jean Nathan, drama critic and magazine editor This Covid-19 global pandemic has wreaked havoc to almost all aspects of our lives and activities, including perhaps the participation of...

A cry for an alternative paradigm

I would hazard to opine that every right-thinking person would subscribe to the evident truth that the environment is undergoing a major change. It is a change for the worst, and fast becoming a present and imminent danger to all...

Stop playing the blame game

The blame game is already a lost game, so don't attempt dressing up to play it! – Israelmore Ayivor, writer and blogger The people in the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) have come under immense pressure lately; under pressure not...

Many life lessons from ‘Squid Game’

You don’t trust people because they are trustworthy. You do it because you have nothing else to rely on. – Song Gi-Hun, main character of Squid Game It is brutal, violent and dark. Yet many are watching it. And it...

The reign of error

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem. – Milton Friedman, American economist There are some strangely structured governments whose outlandish policies shockingly define the electorate’s naiveté and gullibility coerced, cajoled and guided by open-ended...

Being alive and living

I'm just going to go live life. I'm going to go enjoy life. I have nothing left to hide. I am kind of a free person, a free soul.– Caitlyn Jenner, American Olympic athlete I start this week’s column with...

Prolific sharpening stone sharing with superhuman

Most awards, you know, they don’t give you unless you go and get them — did you know that? Terribly discouraging.—  Barbara Streisand, American singer Three of my Saratok’s Kedap longhouse relatives — a cousin, a spouse of a cousin...

Barbara Bay — a woman of substance

A woman of substance is a woman of power, a woman of positive influence and a woman of meaning.– Anon The best Facebook post I’ve read over the past few days has to be the story about Madam Barbara Mendu...

Our evolving electoral landscape

Nothing is more unreliable than the populace, nothing more obscure than human intentions, nothing more deceptive than the whole electoral system. – Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman statesman and philosopher The rush to capture the 18 years to 20-year-old voters seems...

The conundrum of cross-legal culture

My former lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Universiti Malaya, Dr Alima Joned, was a panelist at the recent webinar, jointly organised by my law faculty alumni, PARFUM, and The Honorable Society of Middle Temple and The Malaysia Middle...

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Convincing voters to vote

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who don’t vote. – George Jean Nathan, drama critic and magazine editor This...