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Thu, 25 Feb 2021, 3:44 AM
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An examination of the proclamation of Emergency with reference to the independent special committee to advise the Agong — Philip TN Koh
FEBRUARY 24 — The Committee is established pursuant to S.2(1) of Ordinance 2021(PU(A0(12)and it states that its role is to advise His Majesty on the continuing existence of a grave emergency threate...
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Deporting refugees amidst pandemic creates lose-lose situation — Chiong Yoke Kong
FEBRUARY 24 — The Perikatan Nasional government has been insistent on deporting refugees, including the very recent deportation of 1,086 people to Myanmar despite a court order to halt such an exerc...
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Managing responsibly — Terence Naidu
FEBRUARY 24 — With position comes power.
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On 5G and our ever-bumbling bureaucracy
FEBRUARY 24 — While the likes of China and Vietnam bustle along the 5G mobile pathway, Malaysia keeps changing its mind.
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Living a less plastic life is possible
I AM getting stares. They range from mildly curious to “Why is she taking so long?” I am at my supermarket, at the vegetable weighing counter to be exact.
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The deportation of 1,086 Myanmar national is wrong and defies court’s order — Suaram
FEBRUARY 23 — Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) is appalled by the latest statement from the Immigration Department that they have deported 1,086 Myanmar Nationals, even though a court order was issued...
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A year after Sheraton coup: Why I remain an optimist — Liew Chin Tong
FEBRUARY 23 — I have lots of stories to tell about the coup a year ago.
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Dear ministers, please don’t ‘ke sana ke sini’
Just before Christmas last year, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong went to the United Arab Emirates.
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Responding to the challenges of online education ― Anthony Vaz and Geoffrey Wiliams
FEBRUARY 23 ― Online classes have become a necessity during the Covid-19 lockdowns as teachers, lecturers and students are required to study at home.
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Pre-empting the anti-Covid-19 vaccine propaganda ― Amar-Singh HSS, Alan Teh Kee Hean, Lim Joo Kiong, Nor Azmi Kamaruddin and Lim Swee Im
FEBRUARY 23 ― This is a brief article to help us understand that there will be some expected deaths after receiving Covid-19 vaccination, especially in the elderly.
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Sunny Side Up: No, you're unmotivated and lazy
Over the past year, we have seen mental health issues on the rise as people get to grips with new ways of living during a health crisis.
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1,200 lives at stake: Please don’t send them back
THIS month’s military coup in Myanmar shook the region.
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These dangerous invisible gases might be building up in your home
No matter how clean you keep your home, there are always compounds and particles that find their way inside, whether in the form of moisture, solids or gases.
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The Ravi Zacharias scandal and addiction
FEBRUARY 22 — Around last Christmas, it was confirmed that Ravi Zacharias, world-famous Christian evangelist and apologist who died in May 2020, was in all likelihood guilty of numerous acts of sexu...
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Here’s why schools can re-open but Parliament cannot convene — Lokman Abd Halim
FEBRUARY 22 — Of late, the online media has been inundated with queries on why schools can reopen in phases starting March 1, while Parliament cannot convene.
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My 2021 wish list a Ministry of Public Health — Dr Musa Mohd Nordin
FEBRUARY 22 — For 15 years, the Malaysian Paediatric Association and its partners have been fighting for the inclusion of the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) into the National Immunization Prog...
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Muhyiddin throws ultimatum at Umno
UMNO leaders have been rather secretive about what went on at their supreme council meeting in Janda Baik last Friday (Feb 19).
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Dear Thelma: An older man is enticing my 65-year-old youthful-looking wife
Is something bothering you? Do you need a listening ear or a shoulder to lean on?
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Curious Cook: We don’t know enough about what is in the food we eat
Dark matter, the fascinating structure of the universe is a possible analogy for our food.
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Everybody should have access to Covid-19 vaccine — Muzaffar Syah Mallow
FEBRUARY 21 — Finally the long waited Covid-19 vaccine will be availabe in the country.
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Katz Tales: When a neighbour has a ratty problem, the cats leap into action
Last Monday, Target did not come home for breakfast.
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Shifty shades of semen
Dear Dr G, I am in my late twenties and sexually active.
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The world doesn’t need super apps
FEBRUARY 21 — There has been a spate of headlines over the past few weeks suggesting the possibility of a merger between Singapore-based ride hailing giant Grab and its Indonesian competitor Gojek.
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A shot in the foot
Why illegitimise a legal trade and legitimise an illegal one by doing what’s obviously counter-productive?EVERYTHING in Malaysia seems to be politicised.
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Star-crossed lovers or faithful forever?
With leadership struggles and uncertain loyalties, which political party will ally with which coalition or alliance is up in the sky.
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Understanding arguments
THIS last week, the National Unity Action Plan was launched.
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Vaccine rollout: A chance to build trust and transform the country
The rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine presents the government with a tough yet timely opportunity to demonstrate to its citizens and the world that it is committed to transformation, and that its instit...
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Federal Court’s decision on Malaysiakini has implications on freedom of expression and information — Suhakam
FEBRUARY 20 — The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) respects the decision of the Federal Court which found that Malaysiakini was guilty of contempt of court over the readers’ comments ...
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Sugar relationships: Issue is about cohabitation, not prostitution — Puthan Perumal
FEBRUARY 20 — The news of the recent arrest of the founder of a dating website has caused much debate to say the least.
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Making Malaysia Better: A birthday tribute to my father, Lim Kit Siang ― Lim Guan Eng
FEBRUARY 20 ― Reminiscing my father’s storied life history on his 80th birthday is no easy task and is perhaps best left to historians adopting a trenchant and rigorous perspective.
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Displays of wealth spell trouble for politicians
THERE were reports that Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor was in tears after the High Court decided she would have to defend the corruption charges against her.
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Convincing the non-believers
CLICK TO ENLARGEWith the Covid-19 vaccine rollout starting soon, the onus is on the government to engage the fence sitters.
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Some 'Japanese whiskies' can no longer be called Japanese whisky, according to new rules
Like Japanese whisky? Well, it turns out that the Japanese whisky you think you may be drinking might not be Japanese at all.
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A crusade against corruption
THERE is no denying that the scourge of corruption has soaked into the fabric of our society.
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Don't ignore cancer in times of Covid-19
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the world for slightly over a year to date.
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To help an ‘other’ is the real recipe for change
This week I wish to deliberate considerably on a simple act that can have huge ramifications for political change.
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Journalists at the forefront
In good times and especially bad, a responsible press is the pillar of a vibrant democracy.
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Reaching new heights amid pandemic
Bilateral trade between Malaysia and China achieved a new high in 2020 even with the challenges brought on by Covid-19. THE Year of the Rat was very challenging for China and Malaysia, no thanks to ...
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Dear Thelma: Tired of being Mr Nice Guy and not getting the girl
Is something bothering you? Do you need a listening ear or a shoulder to lean on?Thelma is here to help.
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Embracing sex during pregnancy without worry
Dear Dr. G, Valentine’s Day is one day I look forward to every year.
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Lucky number five?
AND then there were five. Now that Gerakan has joined the Perikatan Nasional coalition, it has five members: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, PAS, Sabah STAR and Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP). On ...
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No one is safe until all are safe
MALAYSIANS will not be safe from Covid-19 until everyone in the country is safe.
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teen rom-coms for your post-Valentine feels
FEBRUARY 20 — Even though I’ll always belong to the physical format camp in the streaming vs physical debate, one of the great blessings of the current streaming wars between platforms both giant ...
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Malaysiakini’s contempt of court: Let the media beware ― Hafiz Hassan
FEBRUARY 20 ― There has been an outpouring of criticism against the Federal Court’s majority decision that found Malaysiakini to be in contempt of court and fined RM500,000 for facilitating reader...
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Annus horribilis for maid agencies — Cheng Piang Wah
The government might have missed the forest for the trees.
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Accelerating trade digitalisation in times of the pandemic — Amida Salsiah Alisjahbana
FEBRUARY 19 — Tomorrow marks the entry into force of a new international agreement promoting paperless trade, a timely reminder of how the Covid-19 pandemic has brought digital solutions to regional...
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Making peace with Nature is possible, if we start now — Inger Andersen
FEBRUARY 19 — Even amid a pandemic, 2021 can go down as the year we made peace with Nature and set the planet to healing.
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Be vigilant of an unconditional i-Sinar withdrawal — Sofea Azahar
FEBRUARY 19 — In weathering through the unprecedented crisis which doesn’t appear to be ending so soon, people are trying to search for all means to make ends meet.
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One million uncomfortable conversations
FEBRUARY 18 — The unity ministry came up with its 2021-2030 blueprint this week.
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Macroeconomic conditions in 2021: Will it improve or worsen? — Jason Loh
FEBRUARY 18 — With the current four-digit infection cases and no sign that the situation will abate anytime soon, it would seem that Malaysia’s macroeconomic conditions will worsen rather than imp...
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Repeal Sections 14 and 15 of the Emergency Ordinance 2021 — William Leong Jee Keen
FEBRUARY 18 — I refer to the letter written by Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said, Deputy Speaker and Member of Parliament for Pengerang to the Attorney General.
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Is APHR in breach of Asean non-interference policy? — Hafiz Hassan
FEBRUARY 18 — On December 4, 2016 approximately 10,000 gathered at Stadium Mini Titiwangsa in Kuala Lumpur to protest Myanmar’s persecution of the Rohingya.
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Column: Commodity prices - Supercycle or regular upturn? Kemp
LONDON (Feb 17): Commodity markets may be about to embark on another supercycle – a multi-year, broad-based, and usually large increase in prices – according to research published by some of the t...
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Column: Central bank digi cash spooking shadow economy to crypto
LONDON (Feb 17): If central bank digital cash is to rapidly replace banknotes, a shadow economy worth trillions of dollars may creep deeper into the darkness.
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Economic survival will be due to ‘rakyat stimulus’ not the vaccine roll-out — Paolo Casadio and Geoffrey Williams
FEB 17 — Although the announcement of the start of the Covid-19 vaccination programme is welcome news, there is a concern that the vaccine roll-out may have very little effect on economic growth or ...
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Are Malaysians taking the issue of paedophilia, sexual child abuse and need for proper sexual offenders list too lightly? — Nirvana Jalil Ghani
FEBUARY 17 — MARA maths scholar, Nur Fitri Azmeer Nordin, who was studying at Imperial College in Maly 2015 when he was arrested, tried and charged with producing and possessing thousands of “Cate...
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Malaysia’s National Covid-19 Immunisation Plan: The missing details — Ezzaty Hasbullah
FEBRUARY 17 — The Malaysian Government has recently published its National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP) outlining its strategy to achieve coverage by February of 2022.
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It’s too soon to expect the vaccines to save us
FEBRUARY 17 — My birthday is next week and for me, the best gift is knowing that the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines will arrive in Sabah the same day.
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SOP = Semua orang pening, semua orang panas
Semua orang tahu siapa Daim Zainuddin.
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Will Malaysia be colonised again?
Malaysia is almost certainly set to be tossed about between Scylla and Charybdis.
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Don’t do a cop-out, nab the wrongdoer policemen
When Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal took over as Petaling Jaya OCPD, it was like a breath of fresh air.
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Hold Matta Fair to keep tourism industry alive amid Covid-19
From YS Chan Thirty years ago, the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) decided to hold its first annual consumer travel fair.
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Time to review personal data protection law in Malaysia — Hafiz Hassan
FEBRUARY 15 — On February 11, a woman took to Twitter and related an incident about a policeman who stopped her at a roadblock set up as part of the movement control order (MCO). The policeman had a...
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Coffee Break: FOMO and the folly of spreading fake and fabricated news on...
On Jan 21, the Washington Post reported that former US president Donald Trump made a total of 30,573 false or misleading claims during his tenure as president, or an average of 21 mistruths a day whil...
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Being named captain of the US Team for the 2022 Presidents Cup
FEBRUARY 15 — Honoured. Delighted. Humbled.
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Six ang pow ‘rules’ to remember
FEBRUARY 15 — Many years ago, my family was in Singapore celebrating Chinese New Year.
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