Category Archives: Comment

Walk the MCO talk, by staying put

NO flip-flops please. The government needs to stand firm in carrying out the measures that were announced as part of the movement restriction order. Prime Minister Tan Sri Muyhiddin Yassin cannot afford to bend the rules, make compromises or reverse […] Continue Reading

Be serious: Not a lockdown, but not a holiday either

MANY Malaysians don’t seem to get it. We are to stay at home, period. Instead the movement control order has led to many of us hitting the highways to balik kampung. Some of us have gone on “Cuti Cuti Malaysia” […] Continue Reading

It’s time to adapt to the changes

Sign of the times: Shelves in Petaling Jaya’s hypermarkets are being cleared of essential items such as cooking oil, canned goods and instant noodles (pic above) and (pic below) KL Sentral is busy as usual in its role as a […] Continue Reading

Sultan of Johor pays fond tribute to the Flintstones cartoon at Istana Mersing

Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Sultan Iskandar of Johor at the Flintstone House in Mersing. — THOMAS YONG/The Star Busloads of tourists, foreign and local, stop by the perimeter walls of Istana Mersing, or Istana Flintstones, as it’s popularly known, daily. They […] Continue Reading

Wu Lien-Teh: Malaysia’s little-known plague virus fighter

Dr Wu Lien-Teh Society chairman Datuk Dr Anwar Fazal (second from left) looking at Dr Wu’s bust which is located in front of the Penang Institute on Brown Road. – ASRI ABDUL GHANI/The Star HIS name does not exist in […] Continue Reading

Fear of the unknown

Proliferation of a contagious disease still falls behind the speed at which its prejudice spreads. IT looks like it has become a new norm in Malaysia since the outbreak of the contagious coronavirus in China and around the world, with […] Continue Reading

When education is mired in a mess

The task at hand is to equip our students with a useful education syllabus so they can be employable and marketable. EVERY time an education minister is appointed here, they start to tinker with the system in the hope of […] Continue Reading

Tanjung Piai a test for all political parties

IT will be the first test for the Umno-PAS alliance in the coming Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election, and for that matter also for the Opposition front which includes MCA and MIC. There is no doubt that the combination of the […] Continue Reading

Have HK people lost their mind?

IT’S a classic case of the Hong Kong people shooting themselves in the foot with the protracted violence and riots on the streets every weekend which are beamed across the globe. The continuous protests may be aimed at denting the […] Continue Reading

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