Category Archives: On the Beat

Storm brewing in a teacup

Not an easy feat: GE14 saw a change of Government but it will take time to change people’s mindsets, cultures and deep-rooted prejudices. CALL me naive if you want, but will we ever get past our obsession with race, religion, […] Continue Reading

Much ado about nothing

THE proceedings at the High Courts are conducted mostly in English, as it is a language that many of our senior lawyers and judges, regardless of their race, are accustomed to. In almost all cases, lawyers would begin their presentation […] Continue Reading

Different strokes

Colourful character: Siti’s dyed platinum blonde hair, which she has sported since her 20s, is a loud and vivid statement of her unconventional ways. LOVE her or hate her, there’s no way anyone can be rid of her opinion – […] Continue Reading

… And justice for all

New hope: Family and friends of Pastor Raymond Koh and social activist Amri Che Mat are turning to Tun Dr Mahathir to relook their mysterious disappearance. NEW government, new expectations and new hope. First to roll out was the reopening […] Continue Reading

Looking East with a twist

PRIME Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) has announced that Malaysia is renewing, or to be more precise, upgrading the Look East policy he adopted as a foreign policy 30 years ago. It was unveiled after he came to power […] Continue Reading

Of protocol and privilege

FINALLY, long-suffering Malaysians will be spared the agony of knowing what to do with ministers and dignitaries when they are invited to events. That includes what to give these VIPs as gifts, which is a very Malaysian way of thanking […] Continue Reading

Food for thought

Total disgrace: Many restaurants extend their food preparation and washing up areas to the rear of their premises which is unhygienic and unlawful. The workers washing their food trays in a pothole filled with putrid, gutter-infused rain water last week […] Continue Reading

Pretty hate machine

Controversial: The BTN has been accused of promoting racism, bigotry, disunity and intolerance in the name of instilling patriotism through its activities, like this in the National Transformation Training Programme. IF there’s one government agency which needs a complete overhaul […] Continue Reading

Man in the mirror

A new government, a new political culture, and for Malaysians, a much more modest working practice by our national leaders – these are among the things that need to take shape. However, no one expects our ministers to travel economy […] Continue Reading

The beginning of a new chapter

Shock win: Pakatan Harapan defied the odds to win the 14th general election and now is the time for the new government to deliver on its promises. — Reuters THE country’s general election just ended, the victors in jubilant mood […] Continue Reading