Category Archives: Comment

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

MCO extension: A bitter but critical pill

FINALLY, the announcement that we had been bracing for – a two-week extension of the movement control order just as we passed the one-week mark. It has not come as a surprise to most of us as the number of […] Continue Reading

Too much time on their hands

An idle mind are the devil’s workshop, but idle time is the bane of the boss’ existence, much to the peril of the employee. AFTER five days of the movement control order, the average Malaysian office worker has found out […] Continue Reading

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