Saturday, April 10, 2021

Letter

Malay unity — is it achievable?

ANALYSIS Last Friday the Prime Minister made a surprise and controversial proposal. He suggested that all Malay-based parties in the country including his former party Umno should join Bersatu. The shockwaves from this call is still reverberating through political circles and...

Fee exemption for Indians not a big issue

There is no reason to make a big fuss about the fee exemption given to Indians who participate in the technical and vocational education training (TVET) courses conducted at the training centres run by the Manpower Department, said academics. Prof...

PBK an exciting party to watch in PRN12

Commentary By TERRY TAN It's interesting to observe how well the newly registered Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) will fare in the next Sarawak election (PRN12), due in July 2021. Helmed by former Batu Lintang assemblyman Voon Lee Shan, PBK has a clear-cut...

What did Nancy really say?

VIEWPOINT By DAH IKHWAN BATANG Sadong MP Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri was so incensed when she was reported in the papers for claiming that Sarawakians still want Datuk Seri Najib Razak back as prime minister. It occurred to me that something was amiss when...

What is the ripe age to vote?

ANALYSIS ‘Malaysia is among the last few nations that allow only 21-year-olds to vote. The others include Singapore, Samaoa, Soloman Islands, Lebanon, Tonga, Tokelau, and Oman.’ If amendments to the laws are passed in Parliament to lower the voting age from 21 currently...

Malaysia must change or be left behind

A recent statement from the Human Resources Minister on a proposal to bring African workers to Malaysia for the oil palm industry generated much opposition which caused the minister to admit that the proposal would no longer be entertained. Malaysia...

Urgent need for proactive steps

There will likely be no end to the environmental issues plaguing Pasir Gudang, Johor, if the authorities fail to draw up proactive measures to curtail the dumping of toxic wastes by factories located in the area. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)...

Let paternity leave be

The push for paternity leave is gaining steam across the country. And I have read in the media that various politicians and friends have expressed their support for the proposal in the name of family values. In principle I am...

Open house to show off or forge closer ties?

I was waiting for my turn to be served at a lemang stall in Hulu Langat, Selangor, when I overheard some customers complaining about how some urban people have forgotten the real reason why open houses are held during...

Pay Gap: Just accept that men and women are different

My claim is I’m more worried than you about gender pay gap. And that’s even if you’re one of the women complaining about it. You see we’re in the middle of a collective delusion with people simply not willing...

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GOF foils five human smuggling attempts over nine days

KUCHING: The General Operations Force (GOF) foiled five human smuggling attempts during operations conducted between Apr 1 and 9. GOF...