Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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Reflections on the eve of 58th Malaysia Day

On anniversaries, we tend to make heroic vows and promises which we can't keep. Perhaps our intent is sincere and magnanimous but more often than not, we’ll find out on the anniversaries that follows that we are more disappointed...

Maszlee’s successor must be a better person

Rumours about several ministers and deputy ministers will resign have been buzzing since the findings of a survey by Malaysiakini news portal a few days ago that showed that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) ministers were doing poorly. According to the survey results, 10...

Stinky, nauseating Malaysian toilets

Visit any public toilet in Malaysia and most likely you’d find that it is not only stinky but also nauseating. Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad admitted last Tuesday that he was embarrassed by the dirty and smelly public...

Transition of power still an issue

The issue of transition of power from Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is not over yet. In fact, it has become contentious, problematic and polemic. There have been rumblings of...

Asean must meet on transboundary haze

In our rather difficult and complicated world, if countries should ever meet whenever there is a crisis, then I think this is the right time. Now, today and not tomorrow! This is not a political crisis, but a death-threatening health crisis. This...

Voice of justice…

VIEWPOINT By Xu Jue Xi  Eighty years ago, in response to the clarion call from the mainland, more than 100 NCDMC (Nanyang/SEA Chinese Drivers and Mechanics Corps) personnel rushed from Sarawak to China to serve along the Yunnan-Burma Road, in...

Selamat Hari Sarawak – though a belated one

By Dah Ikhwan Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s recent warning that action would be taken under the Sedition Act if calls for Sarawak’s secession threaten public order did not come out of the blue. Instead, it was more likely a calculated move...

Political termites and figures of speech

ANALYSIS In politics just as in literature, at times it’s more effective to use a figure of speech to convey certain messages to certain individuals or parties especially when or where blunt speech can be taken as undiplomatic or considered...

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Reflections on the eve of 58th Malaysia Day

On anniversaries, we tend to make heroic vows and promises which we can't keep. Perhaps our intent is sincere...