Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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Let us not politicise education

The political parties don’t fight over whether education is important. They know it is.—  Bill Harris, entrepreneur Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal’s lamentation on the lack of job opportunities for graduates is not something new. The growing number of unemployed graduates or...

Moving to the endemic phase

With Covid-19, we’ve made it to the life raft. Dry land is far away. – Marc Lipsitch, American epidemiologist Living with Covid-19!  Not exactly a welcome thought. I am sure this is not what we wanted to hear or do,...

Key role of LNG in Asian energy market

The global energy market dynamics will see Asia rising as the primary driver of the global demand growth in energy into the foreseeable future, with liquified natural gas (LNG) playing a pivotal role in meeting that energy need. As a...

Shed the ‘slave drivers of Asia’ tag

And I particularly like the whole thing of being boss. Boss and employee... It's the slave quality that I find very alluring. – Hugh Grant, English actor Malaysia is caught between the devil and the deep blue sea with regard...

Love locks for Satok Suspension Bridge?

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.—  Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., American physician The newly restored Satok Suspension Bridge was in the news recently after images of the first love lock on it being removed went...

A marketplace of ideas

Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.—  Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., former Associate Justice of US Supreme Court Being a rationale for freedom of expression, debate and discourse, the marketplace of ideas is a...

No place for moaners in new Malaysia

Future generations are not going to ask us what political party were you in. They are going to ask what did you do about it, when you knew the glaciers were melting.— Martin Sheen, actor The recent signing of the bipartisan...

Parade enthralls old ‘Segatok’

A country is not just a piece of land but a home for many people who deserve to be independent and free. – Anon It’s a great honour to be writing with the knowledge that its publication today falls on...

Are we prepared to live with Covid-19?

These so-called bleak times are necessary to go through in order to get to a much, much better place. – David Lynch, American filmmaker We have been told that we have to live with Covid-19. The coronavirus will not go...

What a day!

Nothing is as good as being an independent and self-sustaining nation. – Anon Well, it is that time of the year again, Malaysia Day. Malaysia Day marks the day when Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore entered into an international treaty...

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Let us not politicise education

The political parties don’t fight over whether education is important. They know it is.—  Bill Harris, entrepreneur Datuk Seri Shafie...