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China wants to cool coal prices. Similar moves for metals, crude failed
LAUNCESTON, Australia (Oct 21): China's latest attempt to lower runaway commodity prices, this time for thermal coal, is likely to follow a familiar pattern of initial success followed by failure.
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No time for pensions complacency ― Geoffrey Williams
OCTOBER 21 ― Malaysia’s pension system may have ranked third in Asia in a recent international poll but there is a huge pension crisis looming and this is no time to rest on our laurels.
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Transforming Malaysia from third- to first-world country ― Rais Hussin and Margarita Peredaryenko
OCTOBER 21 ― The primary role of public administration is to maximise the value of every dime spent to achieve the high goal of preserving, developing, and enhancing human lives in the context of in...
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From The Archives: Wonder Woman in all her wondrous glory
Today (October 21) marks the 80th anniversary of DC Comics' biggest female superhero – Wonder Woman.
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A long journey of redemption
THE process of redemption to restore the rights of Sabah and Sarawak under the Federal Constitution and the Malaysia Agreement 1963 must be viewed as urgent.
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Sipping on the hubris of Timah haters
OCTOBER 21 — “What's in a name?
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The pandemic lessons forgotten too soon
OCTOBER 20 — I was rewatching the Hunger Games films over the weekend and it struck me how much a lot of it paralleled our current situation.
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‘Squid Game’ vs ‘Hospital Playlist’
ON Sunday, after putting it off for a month, I finally watched Netflix’s uber-hit Korean drama, Squid Game.As my long-time readers know, I am a huge K-entertainment fan, especially its dramas and fi...
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No amount of A-grades or bragging rights is worth a depressed or dead child
Parents work hard to provide their children with good prospects and a stable future.
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What say you, Timah? — Hafiz Hassan
OCTOBER 19 — Award-winning Malaysian-made Timah whiskey isn’t the only controversial alcohol name, it seems.
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No value in waiting to open borders — Jayant Menon
OCT 18 — International borders remain mostly closed in Malaysia despite vaccination rates surpassing 90% of its adult population.
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Europe trumping Asia in contest for LNG amid record prices
LAUNCESTON, Australia (Oct 18): The supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) globally is increasing as exporters respond to strong demand and record high prices, but it appears that Europe is grabbing a ...
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Youth in Malaysia: The great reset post-Covid-19 —Yohendran Nadar Arulthevan
OCTOBER 18 — The past couple of years have definitely been a mixed bag for the youth in Malaysia.
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Malaysia must seize opportunities in biopharma investment — Galen Centre for Health & Social Policy
OCTOBER 18 — With a new government and progress being made against Covid-19, Malaysia has a golden opportunity to reinvigorate its economy, generating the funds necessary to boost the health system ...
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Why back pain is so common during pregnancy
Experencing back pain during pregnancy is common and is caused by many factors.
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Will our post-pandemic leadership prioritise mental health?
OCTOBER 18 — I’ve spent more than 20 years in the corporate world and have lost count of the number of times I’ve seen folks “rage-quit” because they couldn’t stand a superior, or storm ou...
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Probing poor ethical standards
A 17-YEAR-OLD teenager was feeling unwell recently and decided to browse the Internet when she came across a pop-up medical consultation service at a hospital in Shaanxi province.
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Oral hygiene: Your self-management of self-care for wellbeing — Loh Siew Yim and Klarene Ow Kwai Lyn
OCTOBER 17 — Oral hygiene is a part of the larger domain of self-care in Activities of Daily Living domain and is significantly connected to overall health and wellbeing.  Daily living activities a...
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Past controversies return to haunt Dr M
THE past has returned to haunt two of the most controversial personalities from the ousted Pakatan Harapan government.
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Twisted Manhood
Dear Dr. G, I am a worried father who is extremely concern about my adolescent son who has repeated testicular pain.
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Is Singapore a shrimp or whale?
OCTOBER 17 — The Foreign Interference (Countermeasures) Bill (FICA) was passed in Singapore’s parliament recently.
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Former AG to lead govt task force on Pulau Batu Puteh case looks like a case of conflict of interest — Hafiz Hassan
OCT 17 — The International Court of Justice (the Court) entertains two types of cases.
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Holidaying safely is not hard to do
WE can finally travel again, and this time, not just within the country but out of Malaysia too, albeit only to a handful of destinations at the moment.
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Rinse and repeat
PAS politicians never cease to amaze many Malaysians.
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A tale of two state polls
THE Melaka polls -- if they are held -- will give us a glimpse of what could happen in the 15th General Election (GE15). Since the state assembly was dissolved on Oct 5 after four assemblymen withdr...
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Financial 'Squid Game': Malaysian edition
THE TV series Squid Game has taken the world, and Malaysia, by storm.
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The knives are out for Hadi’s inner circle
DATUK Seri Hadi Awang has often been deemed too naive and utopian for the cut-throat world of politics, with critics thinking that he is more suitable for life as a preacher than a political leader.
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Sponsors aplenty for marketable athletes but sadly none racing to Hafizh’s help
IT is just fascinating to follow the unlimited potential young tennis player Emma Raducanu has unleashed with her stunning US Open triumph recently.
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More can be done for refugee community
FOR years, residents in Lobak in Seremban, Negri Sembilan, had been living with strangers in their midst who spoke a language no one else understood.
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Smacking down the myth about local professional wrestling industry — Maszlee Malik
OCT 15 — “What in this blue world is he talking about???” “Not enough controversy heh?” “Wrestling and education?
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On the cusp of endemicity
WE have been down this road before.
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Jovial Lee looks for more joy on PGA Tour
OCTOBER 14 — When K.H. Lee looks back to the starting point of his golf journey, he can only marvel at how a twist of fate which saw him learn the game with a Ted Lasso-type swing coach has since le...
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How to reform and fund social assistance ― Geoffrey Williams
OCTOBER 14 ― The Covid-19 crisis has exposed huge gaps in Malaysia's social protection system not just for the B40 but also for the M40. It showed that people are vulnerable even if they appear to b...
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We have to talk about us getting older, prepare for an ageing nation
OCTOBER 14 — There’s a youth art exhibition in the city, #Bersama2050 (Together2050). It imagines Malaysia 30 years from now.
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12MP and group-targeted policies: Can we start new conversations? ― Lee Hwok Aun
OCTOBER 14 ― Based on the prime minister’s 12th Malaysia Plan speech and the debates it has spawned, you might think that the 12MP offers nothing for other groups besides the Bumiputeras.
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Assailed from all sides
LATELY, Parti Warisan Sabah is rumahungkung and pajulangkang, which are Bajau words for falling and crashing.
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Stop race-splaining, Malaysians
OCT 13 — As sure as the sun rises in the east, whenever Malaysian Indians bemoan the use of that word that starts with “k”, some non-Indian will go, “Well, actually, it’s not derogatory”.
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Are mobile phones safe?
I HAVE a very busy job that requires me to be on the phone a lot, as well as plenty of friends, whom I tend to message with throughout the day, sometimes even until 2am.
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ECRL northern alignment, more than meets the eye — Vivian Sheila Danker
OCTOBER 12 — Recently there has been plenty of hullabaloo on social media and in the mainstream media on a crucial section of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL). In one corner is the federal government...
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Sovereignty over Pulau Batu Puteh: A legal dispute? — Shaun Kang
OCTOBER 12 — In 2017, Malaysia submitted an application to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to review and to interpret the Court’s earlier judgment concerning the dispute of sovereignty ov...
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Malaysian mothers despair over home minister’s statement — Family Frontiers
OCTOBER 12 — On October 11, 2021, the Minister of Home Affairs YB Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin spoke on the challenges and obstacles around citizenship during an RTM TV1 episode of ‘Inklusif’. Mal...
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Interstate travel — are we within the letters of the law? — Hafiz Hassan
OCTOBER 12 — Malay Mail’s report “Oh, oh, oh ‘balik kampung’ joy as Malaysia lifts interstate travel ban after months of lockdown” captures well the joyous greet of Malaysians to the feder...
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Rethink religious education
NO one wants to touch the topic of religion even with a ten-foot pole.
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Are you using the self-testing Covid-19 kits correctly?
Many employers and individuals are testing for Covid-19 at their premises or homes instead of at a healthcare facility since self-tests have been approved by the Medical Devices Authority (MDA). As ...
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