LETTER | From the breaking news and "exclusives" we are bombarded with these years and of late, it seems that Malaysians do not know what shame is all about.
A day after the MH17 plane crash inquiry team announced murder charges against four men, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has condemned the decision as "ridiculous".
Malaysia should implement holistic measures to improve treatment of refugees and asylum-seekers — Malaysian Bar
JUNE 20 — On this World Refugee Day 2019 – which is observed on 20 June annually – the Malaysian Bar calls on the Government to take concrete steps to respect and uphold the rights and dignity o...
Malaysian Bar | World Refugee Day | Malaysia | Government | United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees | Refugees | 32% | 68% | 14th General Election | Promise 59 | Asean | Myanmar | Rohingya | Promise 35 | Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees | 1951 | May 2018 | 20 June | 2019 | JUNE 20
JUNE 20 — Researchers at Stockholm University revealed in mid-June that nearly 600 plant species have gone extinct in the past two centuries at a ratenearly 500 times faster than nature taking its c...
LETTER | The following is an open letter to Majlis Perwakilan Pelajar Universiti Utara Malaysia (MPPUUM) with regards to the guidelines aimed at women on how to dress in order to avoid sexual harassme...
LETTER | We appreciate the finance minister's focus on real issues affecting Malaysians.
LETTER | The national carrier has yet again failed to reach the top 20 in the World’s Top 100 Airlines survey by Skytrax for five years in a row now.
POLITICAL gossip-mongering has gone into overdrive, reaching a fever pitch.
LETTER | As a retiree in Kuala Lumpur, thirty years of hard work has convinced me that I will never own a bungalow in Damansara Heights or expensive cars.
Kira-kira 40 tahun yang lalu, Sasterawan Negara Usman Awang memberikan ceramahnya di hadapan siswa Malaya dan Singapura di London pada 25 Mei 1970.
Kira-kira | Malaya dan Singapura di London | Mei 1970 | Sasterawan Negara Usman Awang memberikan ceramahnya di hadapan siswa | Peranan Intelektuil | Ceramah di Malaysia Hall | Tentu sangat menarik untuk membaca teks syarahan beliau yang bernas dan | Apatah lagi | Makanya sebuah | Usman Awang | Bait ini atau puisi ini sekali imbas dibaca mungkin ditafsirkan sebagai satu promosi akal budi Melayu atau lebih dahsyat ada yang menganggapnya sebagai iklan ketuanan Melayu | Melayu akan tersungkit punggung khusus kerana puisi beliau bertajuk ``Melayu | Kalau kita menyebut | Usman Awang dalam syarahan di London | Johor yang besar | Bahkan intelektual | Pertama | Kedua | Intelektual melakukan | Usman menyatakan seseorang intelektual itu tidak mesti graduan sebuah universiti | Usman menegaskan intelektual hendaklah mempunyai apa yang beliau namakan | Oleh demikian | Tidak pula mesti pemimpin | Ketiga | Akhir sekali | 1970
China is definitely the new Japan.
JUNE 20 ― Intra party factional fighting within Pakatan Harapan (PH) parties is rearing its ugly head and threatens to derail our nation’s reform agenda, efforts to rebuild our economy, and jeopar...
Jomo Kwame Sundaram | Pakatan Harapan | Malaysia | Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad | Growth | Trade war | Khazanah Research Institute | PKR minister | US | US Federal Reserve | Deputy Primary Industries Minister | Finance Minister | European Central Bank | China | Patriot | Iran | PKR | JUNE 20 | RM 1 trillion
JUNE 20 ― The world was in deep distress caused by the death of Mohamed Mursi who was Egypt's first democratically elected president after six years in solitary confinement.
TODAY’S column is not about law or politics.
ONE’S name is music to one’s ears, so it is only natural to pronounce names properly.
I REFER to the letter “When diagnoses are wrong” (The Star, May 14).
I MUST admit that technology has been making life super easy for me.
THE Malaysia Consumers Movement (MCM) applauds the government’s decision to implement a sugar tax beginning July this year.
ENVIRONMENTAL problems are hogging the limelight these days with issues ranging from the deteriorating health of our rivers to a general lack of awareness on nature conservation.
WE refer to the report “Cooperative Commission to investigate scam allegations” (StarBiz, June 11) on the statement by the Malaysia Cooperative Societies Commission that it would investigate alleg...
LETTER | I don’t understand, why the minister Zuraida Kamaruddin is asking for Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz’s sacking from PKR now?
LETTER | On behalf of all ethnic Rohingya, the Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organisation Malaysia (Merhrom) welcomes the 34th Asean Summit 2019 that will be held in Bangkok from June 20 to 23.
Rohingya | Mahathir Mohamad | LETTER | Asean | Asean Summit | Bangkok | Merhrom | Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organisation Malaysia | Malaysian | Recognition | Myanmar | Heads | Community Vision 2025 | Leader | Vision for a Resilient | Arakan Army | Asean Community Vision 2025 | Arakan | 2019 | June 20 | 23 | 2025
JUNE 20 — The aftershocks from the pornographic videos — despite the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission’s (MCMC) best efforts to dissuade their spread — reveal severe fault-line...
I REFER to the letter “Harsh reality of education in Malaysia” (The Star, June 13).
I REFER to the report “Mystery solved: It is measles” (The Star, June 18).
The recent revelation by the health minister that it was measles that killed the children in the Orang Asli Bateq tribe is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg with regard to the care of our indigen...
JUNE 19 — First, a caveat: I am no expert in Malaysian politics and have only cursory knowledge about its intricacies.
LETTER | Malaysia’s prime minister recent statement that the global assumption on Malaysian palm oil was not fair due to biased reporting on environmental destruction is most timely.
LETTER | I laud the newly-initiated Dayak International Justice Council at the recent Keningau Dayak gathering which was attended by representatives from Sabah, Sarawak, Kalimantan and Brunei.
LETTER | The appointment of Lee Chong Wei as the chef-de-mission to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was a just reward for one of Malaysia’s most successful athletes.
LETTER | The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) welcomes the statement by the Bank Negara Malaysia Governor Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus (photo, above) that a Consumer Credit Act could finally be par...
LETTER | The Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca) strongly supports the announcement by Bank Negara governor Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus on the need for the establishment of a consumer c...
JUNE 19 — What is the most important asset of a country?
JUNE 19 ― The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia is calling for a human rights-based approach to refugee movements in Asia that emphasizes shared values over differences which fuel fear and ...
LET me get this straight. Malaysia doesn’t have gays.
TECHNOLOGY has advanced so much that one can now produce or alter audio or video content to show or present something that actually didn’t happen.
IN 1985, I was fortunate to be among a group of mid-career professionals to join the Fulbright Hubert Humphrey Fellowship programme in the United States of America.
Hubert Humphrey | Humphrey Alumni | Hubert Humphrey Fellowship | Fulbright | United States of America | Malaysia | Three | Cornell University | Ithaca | New York | Malaysians | Macee | Malaysian-American Commission On Educational Exchange | UN Sustainable Development Goals | SDG | Lyndon Johnson | 1985
IN the late 1990s and early 2000s, mutual fund companies used to declare dividends in double digits.
WHEN I first heard the phrase “The grass is greener on the other side”, I wondered if it was really true and why.
JUNE 19 — Last week, I spent an hour or so talking to students at a local private college.
Flight MH17, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was travelling over conflict-hit Ukraine on 17 July 2014 when it disappeared from radar.
JUNE 18 — The recent sex scandal to hit Malaysian politics shows us everything that the youth do not like about politics in Malaysia.
LETTER | Dear IGP Abdul Hamid Bador, I would like to bring to your attention the issue of barring mobile phones into police stations.
LETTER | Half way through, or perhaps already at the doorstep of victory with Pakatan Rakyat, suddenly our leaders made some creepy and smelly turn.
LETTER | The Shah Alam High Court has yet again deferred its decision on whether an undocumented worker has the right to claim over four years of unpaid wages.
What added value does Dr Zakir Naik bring to our great nation?
The gay sex video controversy allegedly involving Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali is nauseating.
Kisah bagaimana anak-anak muda menyertai aktivisme politik atas kesedaran idealisme tetapi berakhir dengan kekecewaan bukanlah perkara baru.
Kisah bagaimana anak-anak muda menyertai aktivisme | Ia berlaku dari generasi ke generasi termasuk pada masa ini di | Generasi anak muda yang menyertai aktivisme | Tidak semua anak muda | Ada yang | Ada yang hanya mengikut perkembangan | Walaupun ada | Pada satu peringkat lagi | Mula-mula | Kesedaran | Ada yang hanya membaca secara ringan | Selepas | Idealisme ini umumnya berasaskan pada | Maka tidak hairanlah gelombang penyertaan anak muda pada aktivisme politik dipengaruhi oleh faktor | Pastinya mereka akan turut membabitkan diri dengan sayap anak muda parti dan aktif sebagai sukarelawan | Di peringkat akhir | Baik
IT augurs well for the country that the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) is generating the “multiplier effect” (StarBiz, June 10).
IF anything, Fathers Day highlighted the positives from involved dads and the fact that fatherhood is a daily and long-term responsibility.
DOCTORS have always been men and women of science.
I REFER to “Review scholarship policy to promote national unity” (The Star, June 15).
MANY retired elected representatives are receiving multiple pensions.
I REFER to “Harsh reality of education in Malaysia” (The Star, June 13).
Malaysia needs to re-focus. No more of deep fake videos, whether all men who go to the gym are gay, what gender slept with what animal, or who wears black pants.
LETTER | We all have friends and foes.
LETTER | The Orang Asli, who are natives of Malaysia, have been treated like most Indigenous people worldwide – savagely.
LETTER | Since 1988 Malaysians have been subjected periodically to an unrelenting barrage of videos featuring public figures.
Skandal video seks sekali lagi menaikkan nama Malaysia.
Malaysia | Pada 1998 | Pada 2019 | Perkara yang rumit adalah | Deepfake | Tapi dalam | Dalam skandal | Contohnya | Tapi di Malaysia | Di Malaysia | Masyarakat sudah boleh menerima pemegang sijil palsu dan penipu kelayakan akademik memegang jawatan tertinggi negara | Masyarakat juga boleh menerima pimpinan | Oleh itu sewajarnya mereka yang dituduh itu bercuti atau berundur sehingga nama | Mereka yang dituduh terlibat dengan skandal ini akan hilang separuh keyakinan rakyat secara automatik | Sekiranya perkara ini berlaku di Korea Selatan dan Jepun | 1998 | 2019
Faced with the possibility of being served with an extradition order to return to India to face charges of money laundering, Dr Zakir Naik appears to be playing the victim and insisting on special tre...
Sex and politics: two charged words that are powerful when they stand alone and absolutely earth-shattering when used together.
Much has been said of the latest sex video scandal purportedly involving a high-profile individual.
JUNE 17 — People would always want to connect and share.
A LUGGAGE full of rice was what I brought back to Malaysia during a trip home late last year.
LUGGAGE | Malaysia | China | Liaoning | Jilin | Heilongjiang | Hainan Island | Edward Yang | Rice | Father of Hybrid Rice | Beijing | Yuan Longping | Yuan Longping National Rice Research and Development Centre | Sanya Haitang Bay Paddy Field National Park | Africa | America | Asia | Sanya | RM120 | 200 yuan | RM30 | 50 yuan | 1974
I REFER to the reports “Need for speed” and “Give us five years” (StarSport, Sunday Star, June 16) on Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) president Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria’s claim that ...
ACCORDING to the 2015 National Health Morbidity Survey, 29% of the Malaysian population as a whole suffered from depression and anxiety disorder, and mental illness is expected to be the second bigges...
IN her letter “Rot in pursuit of research” (The Star, May 16), Dr Jaspreet Kaur made some observations on research conducted by postgraduate students in the medical faculties of public universitie...
THE Malaysian Bar is deeply concerned about the frequency and severity of water pollution incidents – a form of environmental damage – in the country.
Malaysian Bar | Water Services Industry Act 2006 | Selangor Water Management Authority | Federal Constitution | Sungai Kim Kim | Johor | Article | Klang River | Bernama | Parliament | MLJ 261 | Federal Court | Lee Kwan Woh v PP | MLJ 301 | Tan Tek Seng v Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Pendidikan & Another | Malaysian | 2009 | 1996 | 2006 | March 7
PUSAT Komunikasi Masyarakat (Komas) applauds the Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador’s acknowledgment that the rise of racial and religious hatred in this country today is cause...
I VISITED the Pos Malaysia office in Jelutong recently to renew my motor insurance.
IMAGINE a crow flying high and low in search of food to feed her chicks.
LETTER | Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) expresses shock at the recent deaths of three elephants at a plantation area of a village in Kampung Sri Timur 3, Kluang, Johor.
17 JUN — Nampaknya politik di negara kita masih belum mencapai tahap kematangan yang diharap-harapkan.
Segala macam | Apa yang berlaku sepanjang minggu lalu | Menteri Kabinet merupakan satu lagi titik hitam dalam | Jelas | Pada pandangan mereka | Ini juga satu petanda jelas bahawa masih ada pihak tertentu yang berpendapat bahawa | Semuanya dilakukan dengan tujuan iaitu untuk menjatuhkan dan mengaibkan maruah seseorang pemimpin | Bagi pihak atau kumpulan tertentu yang terlibat | Ini sebenarnya tanda bahawa budaya sedemikian sudah tidak mendapat tempat dalam hati masyarakat di negara ini | Namun begitu | Rakyat kini bijak membezakan apa yang baik dan apa yang tidak baik | Masyarakat bahkan negara kita bukan sahaja tidak akan mendapat | Sebaliknya | Cuma | Mereka sedang memerhati dan menilai | Berdasarkan kepada | 17 JUN
JUNE 17 — The recent sex video scandal has resurrected the spectre of “gutter politics” (or maybe it’s just proven that the gutter never left us) and exposed the factions within Pakatan Harapa...
Given the way Dr Mahathir Mohamad is playing games over the exact moment when Anwar Ibrahim is to take over as prime minister, I would call upon Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to make a strategic chess move...
LETTER | The sex cum corruption scandal that has rocked the Pakatan Harapan government seems to have come to a dramatic turn, when the inspector-general of police made a statement related to it yester...
Has anyone noticed that Malaysians are adept at becoming experts in just about any field at a speed that defies logic?
LETTER | The Malaysian Bar is deeply concerned about the frequency and severity of water pollution incidents – a form of environmental damage – in the country.
Sungai Kim Kim | LETTER | Water Services Industry Act 2006 | Selangor Water Management Authority | Malaysian Bar | Federal Constitution | Johor | Article | Klang River | Parliament | Federal Court | Lee Kwan Woh v PP | MLJ 301 | MLJ 261 | Tan Tek Seng v Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Pendidikan & Another | Malaysian | 2009 | 1996 | 2006 | 7 March 2019
Dear Dr. G, I am a proud father of two boys aged 12 and 13.
TWO controversies beset Malaysia in this last week or two.
IN the first half of this year, four Asian giants went to the polls.
Asian | India | Amravati | Thailand | Indonesia | Philippines | Jokowi | Team Ceritalah | Whirlwind season | Eluru | Andhra Pradesh | Thai | Prabowo Subianto | Jakarta | Gelora Bung Karno | Phitsanulok | Most | Palang Pracharath | PP | Bharatiya Janata Party | Lok Sabha | Narendra Modi | Ex-Special Forces | 2014
JUNE 16 — Facebook — well, social media in general — has proved itself to be a powerful tool in the world of politics.
TALK about hypocrisy. When Huawei’s global cybersecurity and privacy officer, John Suffolk, appeared before a hearing at the House of Commons on Monday, he was bombarded with a barrage of tough ques...
COULD the allegations made against Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali be one of those turning points in Malaysian politics?
SEVEN days before his alleged sexual tryst with a cabinet minister, the accuser, Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz, posted on Facebook a group photograph of him and PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at t...
Azmin Ali | Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz | Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim | James Chin | Abdul Latiff Mohd Ibrahim | PKR | Mahathir Mohamad | Avengers: Endgame | Facebook | Mahahtir | Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan | Kamarul Zaman Yusoff | University of Tasmania | Sandakan | Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan on Anwar | Asia Institute | Universiti Utara Malaysia | May 11 | 2008
A FIERCE storm continues to swirl around Datuk Seri Azmin Ali but the Economic Affairs Minister has gone about his Hari Raya rounds as if all is normal in his work and life.