Saturday, April 10, 2021

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Muhyiddin: One year of success as PM

By Dah Ikhwan He came in at an extraordinary time, only welcomed by a new pandemic that by now has ravaged the world at such a speed unimaginable, including Malaysia. The last time the world saw such a phenomenon was one...

Common-sense approach to defeating the Covid scourge

By Ahmad Faizal Since the detection of patient zero in Wuhan, the rapid unrelenting progression of this scourge since December 2019 has been the direct result of a failure in basic public health. This public health debacle was caused by the...

Malaysia needs new biosecurity law

Dr Noor Dzuhaidah Osman To date, there are countless movement control (MCO) order flouters facing court hearings, imprisonment and compounds. Are the MCO rules and regulations not strict enough for these flouters? The MCO related laws are the Prevention and Control...

Elections during an emergency

A hot button issue has cropped up concerning the holding of elections, if indeed one is constitutionally mandated, when a proclamation of emergency is in effect. There are various ways of looking at this issue for finding workable solutions. Article 150(2B)...

A political race that’s too close to call

KUCHING: Political analyst, Associate Professor Dr Neilson Ilan Mersat, says the withdrawal of one or two support does not necessary mean that Perikatan Nasional (PN) is on the way out. The country’s political circles are contemplating what’s next for the...

Warisan’s defeat and lessons for Sarawak leaders

By Arnold Puyok & Shahrill Sabarudin In the recent election in Sabah, GRS comprising BN, PN and PBS defeated Warisan by a six-seat margin. The defeat was expected. Two statewide opinion polls conducted by the independent think tank SEEDS (Society...

Elections gambit

BY NAVIN C NAIDU Voters voice in the affairs of state is heard when they select and elect candidates for public office. This is a non-mandatory entitlement contained in Article 119 (1)(c) in the Federal Constitution (FC) where patriotism supposedly...

MA63 exposed

BY NAVIN C NAIDU I refer to the Malaysia Day message by Baru Bian, Ba’Kelalan assemblyman and Selangau MP. His message is inundated with WHAT the problem is. Nobody needs constant reminders and primers of the massive misinformation perpetrated upon Sabah...

Not hard to master national language

BY SOON LI WEI I can still recall a Chinese youth I met at a clinic two years ago who could hardly communicate in Bahasa Melayu. I was waiting for my turn to see the doctor when the young man who...

Drink driving dilemma

BY DR NAVIN C NAIDU Much is being discussed and debated today about this new nuisance threatening to escalate into a nightmare. Everyone seems to bear the brunt of blame — the manufacturer, the distributor, the retailer, the seller and the...

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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...