Thursday, August 5, 2021

Column

Tuba fishing — banned but fresh in memory

The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope. – John Buchan, former governor-general of Canada In the 60s, we youngsters in the hinterland of Saratok,...

An East Malaysian can be interim PM too

When politics is no longer a mission but a profession, politicians become more self-serving than public servants. – Emmanuel Macron, French President I can vividly recall the numerous times Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad stated that a Sarawakian or Sabahan can...

Governance at its worst?

With proper governance, life will improve for all. – Benigno Aquino III, ex-president of the Philippines Parliament is generally described as one of the three branches of government and has three core functions: to represent the electorate, make laws and...

Trail blazers fired on spirit of solidarity

I have not met anyone yet who does not like the hit song ‘You Raise Me Up’ — a song originally composed by the Norwegian-Irish duo Secret Garden, the music being written by Secret Garden's Rolf Lovland and the...

Play our part to achieve herd immunity

Covid-19 vaccine must be accessible to all nations and people.    –  Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Prime Minister It’s heartening to note that Malaysia’s National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NCIP) has been gaining traction since late February. So far 29 percent of our...

Of curry mee and curry chicken

Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.—  Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, French lawyer and politician My dear friends, how many bowls of curry mee can you eat in 45 minutes? Sin Chew Daily, a Chinese daily,...

T- O – T- U: TYRANNY OF THE UNELECTED

Who is the master: the unelected judge or the elected politician?— Lord Neuberger, former President of the Supreme Court, UK TOTU refers to juridical abominations perpetrated by unelected lawyers who are elevated to the Bench. The irony that judges not...

Leave topsy-turvy politics to Malaya

The sound principle of a topsy-turvy lifestyle in the framework of an upside-down world order has stood every test.—  Karl Kraus, Austrian writer It’s fair to say that the return of the Parliament session this week was not smooth sailing,...

Enlivening the B-P spirit

A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens. – Robert Baden-Powell In an earlier column article, I did mention that getting awards, be they scouting, state or national, are moments to...

Well done, Dr Sim and Sebastian Ting

Leaders show examples. They have something to offer and they’ll offer it by the process of how they got it. Anyone who has no examples to show may not lead better.— Israelmore Ayivor, Ghanaian author In this column today, I would...

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