Category Archives: Comment

A destiny tied to China

Impractical move: China is generally aware that the Hong Kong people cannot sustain any form of protest because rent and bills need to be paid and protests don’t gain a voice, neither by yellow shirts nor umbrellas. — AFP The […] Continue Reading

They will never be forgotten

IT’S been more than two years since Pastor Raymond Koh was abducted. The police said they have been investigating and we all know nothing has come out of it despite the huge publicity surrounding the case. The Human Rights Commission […] Continue Reading

Churning up political mud

THE characters in the latest, widely circula¬≠ted sex video could have been irrelevant. But the facts provide a different twist to the tale, especially since a federal minister and a senior political aide of a deputy minister have been implicated. […] Continue Reading

The passing of a great singer

THE phone call came from Datuk DJ Dave at about 11pm. He wanted to share with me the sad news that popular 70s singer Datuk Dahlan Zainuddin (pic) had died at the Selayang Hospital. The man who sang the popular […] Continue Reading

S.M. Idris, the man who stood up for all of us

HE was simply S.M. Mohamed Idris to everyone. He didn’t need to be addressed as Tuan Idris. He didn’t even believe in being titled; he was happy being referred to as just S.M. Idris. In fact, to many, he was […] Continue Reading

It’s time for Penang to reinvent itself

Looking ahead: An aerial view of Penang’s Free Industrial Zone. Penang is banking on land reclamation to the south of the island to help fund the state’s economic development. ALMOST three decades ago, my then news editor Nizam Mohamad tried […] Continue Reading

Marrying when it’s convenient

IT was a marriage doomed from the start. Of course, the flirting was exciting and both sides enjoyed this phase of the courting. Then, they discussed marriage. In fact, Umno and PAS announced two weeks ago that they had formalised […] Continue Reading

Malu apa, bro!

WE seem to be heading towards a dangerous edge. There is now an emerging culture of shamelessness. Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak may have been slapped with countless charges of corruption and money laundering, but his campaign, Malu apa, bossku […] Continue Reading

Kicking up a fuss over a dance

I am finding it hard to comprehend the brouhaha over the episode where Attorney General Tommy Thomas, Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong, who is in charge of law, […] Continue Reading