Friday, December 3, 2021

Column

Stop the political headhunting!

When you make a choice, you change the future.—  Deepak Chopra, author I was happy that Parti Raykat Sarawak (PRS) deputy president Datuk Joseph Salang acted immediately to pull the party together in the wake of the passing of president...

Words that now boggle the mind

My biggest weakness is my sensitivity. I am too sensitive a person.—  Mike Tyson, boxer It does happen in other countries from time to time, but the ‘sensitive’ words issues seem to be an epidemic in Malaysia. I do understand and...

FAREWELL SIR, WE LOST A GREAT IBAN WARRIOR

Fluency in English is not a benchmark of intelligence. The sooner Malaysian politicians understand this, the better it is for them. The atrocious delivery of their speeches in English makes me cringe.— Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Masing It’s...

Gladstone LNG: An aboriginal twist of things

On October 26, 2017, a few months after I joined Bintulu Port as the new Group CEO, I was happy to be back in Gladstone, Queensland, Australia. The purpose of the visit was to see the Gladstone LNG Project,...

Spotlight on British, Japanese Royal Families

When a man opens a car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife.– Prince Philip Two royal families were in the media spotlight recently – the British and Japanese royals. The British royal family was...

The cancel culture

A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.—  Edward R Murrow, American journalist America, reportedly, is being attacked by the cancel culture destroying reputations and careers, censoring and banning patriotic and contrary viewpoints on social media. Academic freedom...

NO HANKY PANKY, PLEASE!

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.– GEORGE...

Short history on 40 years of elections

Leadership is not about the next election, it’s about the next generation.—  Simon Sinek, British-American author Sometime in November 1983, I interviewed Sarawak chief minister (Tun Pehin Sri) Abdul Taib Mahmud, and asked if he could give me a date...

An altar boy’s tribute to Father Chua

I was an altar boy, which I loved and am very proud of. It was strict, but also really nice.—  Michael Keaton, American actor I was watching the Denmark Open at home in Kuala Lumpur when the news of Reverend...

Overcoming campaign challenges

Be fast, have no regrets… If you need to be right before you move, you will never win.– MIKE RYAN, WHO EPIDEMIOLOGIST The Covid-19 pandemic has placed a great burden on democracy worldwide with many elections being put on hold...

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Improving socioeconomic status of Layar constituents

BETONG: Cash crop planting through fertigation or hydroponic techniques can improve the socioeconomic circumstances of residents in Layar constituency. According...