LETTER | I refer to the recent reportedly planned attack on the Freemason building in Johor Bahru by suspected terrorists.
As a layperson and citizen, I would like to write on what democracy, as practised in Malaysia today, is all about.
Psychologists acknowledge that lying can be addictive and destructive, capable of destroying communities and even whole countries.
Semua sudah sedia maklum, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad memimpin semula negara bermula 10 Mei 2018, iaitu sehari selepas Pakatan Harapan (PH) berjaya memenangi pilihan raya umum ke-14 (PRU14). Semenjak itu,...
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Revelations by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Hamid Sultan Abu Backer last Thursday in an affidavit are shocking and worrying.
FEBRUARY 18 — Pos Malaysia recently announced that they will be releasing their first Exotic Themed postage stamps.
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18 FEBRUARI — Apakah yang anda akan lakukan jika anda mempunyai sejumlah wang dalam genggaman?
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THE Economic Action Council (EAC) was set up out of necessity, and not because the ministers are incompetent.
AN emergent measles threat is looming large in South-East Asia, with two Asean countries, the Philippines and Indonesia, ranked in the top 10 countries with the highest number of confirmed measles cas...
WHAT once seemed impossible to start has begun, what was once a habit that seemed impossible to change has started to turn around.
THE judiciary has been in the doldrums for decades now.
I REFER to the recent reportedly planned attack on the Freemason building in Johor Baru by suspected terrorists (online at bit.ly/star_attack).
AT times we are rendered so speechless by the actions of some people that we fail to find the right adjectives to describe our shock.
JUDGES in an adversarial justice system must exercise their judicial duty to, among others, be impartial and maintain the appearance of impartiality, and to render justice in accordance with the law.
I WAS referred to government dental services a few years ago by the former director-general of dental services, Datin Rohani Bakri, to whom I had complained of a botched crown job by a private practit...
THE Malaysia Consumers Movement (MCM) notes with shock and concern the allegations made against unnamed judges and the judiciary in an affidavit affirmed by sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Ha...
YOURSAY | ‘Criminality has infected all branches of the government, from the top to the bottom.’ Shocking!
YOURSAY | ‘If Mahathir feels that this deal was hatched out of pragmatism, then he has to explain himself.’ 'The truth': Dr M maintains Hadi said PAS won't back Umno in Semenyih Monty: I am findin...
LETTER | I read with some interest the recent article written by Dr Rais Hussin on the upcoming Semenyih by-election.
LETTER | The judiciary had been in the doldrums for some decades now.
FEBRUARY 17 ― Blimey, we just had another blockbuster of a revelation!
LETTER | The Malaysia Consumers Movement (MCM) notes with shock and concern allegation made against unnamed judges and the judiciary in an affidavit which was affirmed by a sitting Court of Appeal jud...
Dear Dr. G, I have been following your articles on The Star Online for a while and would like you to solve my problems of a sexual conundrum.
IT was a pleasant surprise that the economy grew by 4.7% last year.
YOURSAY | ‘The point has always been about integrity, not academic qualifications.’ Johor MB: Sorry, I never completed my studies Kee Thuan Chye: Johor Menteri Besar Osman Sapian’s apology over ...
LETTER | I sense that many ordinary Malaysians are tired with the current state of politics in our country.
COMMENT | Youths are often referred to as our “future leaders” and are seen as a ray of hope in times of conflicting views and ideologies, especially in politics.
Integrity is the core attribute of a great leader.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)defines refugees as those who have “fled war, violence, conflict or persecution and have crossed an international border to find safety in an...
FEBRUARY 17 ― Singapore is hot.
A political year will soon be up, so the honeymoon’s truly over.
LETTER | The Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) is shocked to note the alleged contents of an affidavit affirmed by a sitting judge Hamid...
Following the PPBM leadership’s decision to welcome seven former Umno MPs into its fold, the question of crossovers in Malaysian politics has resurfaced.
Recently, there was a news report that a local theatre production named Love in Georgetown, under the direction of Fa Abdul, was cancelled after its premiere show due to protests from religious groups...
FEB 16 — Two more weeks to the Oscars on February 25, so I guess my predictions and notes will have to wait till the weekend just before the ceremony.
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JANUARY 16 — At a time we are rendered speechless by the actions of our people, we fail to find the right adjectives to describe our shock.
JANUARY 16 — Recently there has been much debate on whether Bersatu’s decision to accept former Umno MPs was the right thing to do.
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JANUARY 16 — “ I was unceremoniously sacked without any professional reason after less than a week on the job, when they found out who my father was.” “I was obviously deemed not qualified to ...
IRREGULARITIES in a minister’s master’s degree were exposed.
A SITTING senior Court of Appeal judge has made some startling and serious allegations about malpractices and misconduct within the judiciary.
I WRITE in support of the letter by the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) on better protection for consumers who purchase big ticket items like a car.
ON weekends, I usually make time to go to Kledang Hill in Ipoh for exercise.
THE distribution of ministerial posts amongst parties of the ruling coalition can result in incompetent individuals being appointed.
LETTER | Let us be clear. The Prime Minister's Office said the main aim of the Economic Action Council (EAC) is to encourage and stimulate sustainable economic growth, equitable distribution of wealth...
LETTER | Bersih 2.0 wishes to respond to the Election Commission chairperson, Azhar Harun who said today that in general, government activities are not against election laws as during a by-election, t...
LETTER | We refer to the Malaysiakini report Unlicensed hotel, Airbnb operators urged to register with Tourism Ministry.
At a recent forum attended by the education minister, I had a unique chance to observe the citizenry in action with regards to the issue of education.
BRACE yourself: A growing number of hard-up Chinese borrowers are not making good on their debts.
LETTER | The police must come clean on the privately-sponsored official trip to Turkey led by the inspector-general of police, to learn about ways to combat online gaming.
LETTER | Recently, I watched a documentary on France in the aftermath of its revolution in 1789.
LETTER | A sitting senior Court of Appeal judge has made some startling and serious allegations about malpractices and misconduct within the judiciary.
Kita lihat saban hari, Menteri Besar Johor, Datuk Osman Sapian diserang dan dikecam netizen.
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YOURSAY | ‘The future of Malaysian democracy lies in the hands of the new appointees.’ King appoints new EC members, including Bersih activist P Dev Anand Pillai: Very wise and good choices of ind...
COMMENT | If degrees do not matter much, then perhaps we should judge people solely on their ampu-bodek (currying favour) qualities.
FEBRUARY 15 — The Ministry of Health may possibly introduce a price control mechanism for drugs in the middle of the year.
ENTITLED “The Future of Freedom”, the ninth anniversary celebration of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas) and the commemoration of the birthday of Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al...
A MALAYSIAN of Chinese and Indian descent recently looked for a place to rent and ended up being discriminated because he was deemed not Chinese enough by the landlords.
“ONE heartbeat away from the presidency and not a single vote case in my name.
MISREPRESENTING one’s academic credentials is not only ethically wrong but is also an act of fraud.
THE lemon law should be introduced in Malaysia to provide consumers holding onto “lemons” (nice to see but sour and tart to taste) an avenue for legal redress.
DR Shad Saleem Faruqi’s view that support of society is critical to the process of strengthening our judiciary, “Journey towards a new judicial era” (The Star, Feb 14), should be well received b...
THE government is to be congratulated for establishing the new Economic Action Council that will give a better sense of direction and priorities for the nation to overcome the short-term economic chal...
LETTER | A glance at the newly announced lineup of the Economic Action Council (EAC) poses more questions than answers.
It is not funny anymore. GE14 raised hopes of a new progressive approach to developing the country.
POLICYMAKERS and analysts who claim the outlook is “unusually uncertain” are normally overstating their own forecasting problem and understating the difficulties faced by their predecessors.
Sehari dua ini timbul isu beberapa orang menteri kabinet memalsukan fakta mengenai pendidikan mereka.
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It is most shocking to read about the latest rape of the Malaysian topography.
LETTER | As a layperson, I am puzzled why the inquest into firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim's death is not starting with an inquiry into the nature of the injuries sustained by him, i.e. by adduc...
LETTER | Madpet (Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture) is saddened by the delay in the abolition of the death penalty, which would also most likely delay justice in the case of Altantuya Shaar...
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As the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government draws closer to making a final determination on the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), a campaign appears to be gathering momentum to pressure the government to revive...
Last May, most Malaysians were ecstatic, full of hope that the Barisan Nasional (BN) “regime” had finally disintegrated.
(Feb 14): There’s an old Polish saying that when two people quarrel, a third will benefit.
FEBRUARY 14 — Malaysians are in love with degrees, it’s not the best kept secret.
EVER on the lookout for new walking trails, on the first day of Chinese New Year my friends and I decided to explore the Bukit Komanwel (Commonwealth Forest) Park and National Stadium.
FOR most Malaysians, welcoming Chinese New Year in the past week was a busy yet amusing affair.
I REFER to the report “M’sians held in Cambodia jail” (The Star, Feb 8) on 47 Malaysians, believed to be victims of a human trafficking syndicate, being detained in a prison in Cambodia since De...
BEFORE the 14th General Election, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was blamed for causing prices of goods to spiral.
I REFER to the report “Musa: Death penalty must stay” (The Star, Feb 13) and fully concur with former inspector-general of police Tan Sri Musa Hassan that the death penalty must be maintained for ...
THE hoo-ha over fake degrees and degree mills has brought to the fore the hypocrisy of the teaching of moral education and religious studies in our schools.
I THINK Malaysian politicians due to their partisanship, are incapable of separating the wheat from the chaff when it comes to debating a pertinent issue.
YOURSAY | ‘What to make of this inquest, the scope of which seems so narrow?’ Adib inquest team visits temple riot site Newday: I am just as curious as the lawyer Syazlin Mansor as to when the lat...
"We are mobile, we are not fixed" - Dr Mahathir Mohamad when asked about party hopping COMMENT | It’s rare that a newly elected leader (only for an interim period), elected by the rakyat because of ...
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On May 9th 2018, the Malaysian people chose to cast their votes for the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition because their GE14 manifesto had promised to implement wide-ranging reforms that made them appear...
FEBRUARY 14 ― As a layperson I am puzzled why the inquest into fireman Adib's death is not starting with enquiry into the nature of the injuries sustained by him, ie. by adducing medical, forensic e...
TUN Dr Mahathir Mohamad knew that public opinion would not be in favour of his party accepting ex-Umno leaders.
IN a rule-of-law society, the judiciary is the cornerstone of the constitutional arch.
FEBRUARY 13 — Malaysian politics has reached unhealthy state when, instead of focusing on the real economic issues, politicians from both sides of the political divide are harping on nothing but fak...
LETTER | Dear Prime Minister, Set out in the Parameters of the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) which you launched on Jan 29 with great promises, it states clearly and boldly that integrity is the...
Social Security Organisation (Socso) wishes to thank Chan Yet Sang for his comments in the letter “Unfair to impose Socso on self-employed taxi drivers”.
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It’s not the gift but the thought behind it that counts.
Source: By Clyde Russell, Reuters (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.) LAUNCESTON, Australia (Feb 13): Asia's oil refiners are increasingly finding themselve...
ROBSON Lee had a decision to make.
LETTER | Today marks the second anniversary of the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh Keng Joo, who was abducted in a military-style operation by a group of 15 men travelling in three black SUVs, two...
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The announcement of the Economic Action Council (EAC) is no surprise as Dr Mahathir Mohamad had resorted to something similar during the 1998 financial and economic crisis.