Category Archives: Comment

A place called home

First office: Members of a chingay team demonstrating their skill with the Star flag outside the newspaper’s rented building in Weld Quay in Penang where the tabloid was launched in 1971. I HAD just completed my Sixth Form and was […] Continue Reading

James Bond through the years

I’VE watched all the James Bond movies. As far as I’m concerned, there is only one real Agent 007 who served Her Majesty’s Secret Service, and this honour can only go to Sir Sean Connery. As a fan of the […] Continue Reading

Memories of Mandela and a Malaysian’s role

A file picture of Mandela (left) with Dr Mahathir during his visit to Malaysia in 1990. IT hardly seems like three decades ago, but on the hot summer day of Feb 27, 1990, I stood on the tarmac of the […] Continue Reading

Fragrant Harbour still raising a stink

CHINA’s introduction of security laws is likely to sound the death knell for Hong Kong, at least that’s the general impression. However, in a case of shooting itself in the foot, the island’s rioters – dubbed pro-democracy protesters – killed […] Continue Reading

We can’t deal with an exodus of refugees

THERE has been a strong shift of opinion in Malaysia towards the Rohingya refugees since the outbreak of the pandemic, especially among the country’s Muslim majority. If in the past, there were sympathies and support for them on Islamic solidarity […] Continue Reading

We have become poorer, live with it

UNLESS you are in the businesses of selling masks, surgical gloves, ventilators and supplying boxes for food deliveries, the reality is that the rest of us have become poorer. And if you haven’t had your pay cut, gone on unpaid […] Continue Reading

Dr Noor Hisham – the man of the hour

An honour: CGTN cited Dr Noor Hisham as among the ‘top doctors’ in the world for his approach in handling the Covid-19 pandemic. HEALTH director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah gets uncomfortable every time the media attempts to extract more […] Continue Reading

Experts shed light on virus origin

Going out safely: People wearing face masks seen on the East Lake after the lockdown was lifted in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province. — Reuters CHINA bashing is continuing even as the world struggles to fight the killer Covid-19 […] Continue Reading

Dear YB: Enough with the photo ops, walk the MCO talk

I AM not sure if our Malaysian leaders, especially politicians, are aware that their pictures posted on social media are being watched closely – or rather, scrutinised. Besides their opponents, who are spending much of their free time finding fault […] Continue Reading

How about stimulus plan for education business?

Private students IT’S a less talked about business in Malaysia as the various industry players from the other sectors lament about their struggles to pay bills, cope with cash flows and keep jobs. But among the hardest hit is the […] Continue Reading