Category Archives: On the Beat

Spy vs. Spy

In a world gone bonkers, espionage takes precedence in topping the competition. Just look at the US and China today. IF you grew up reading MAD, the classic American humour magazine, you’ll be familiar with the segment “Spy vs. Spy”, […] Continue Reading

On a knife edge

THE Sabah state elections has turned out to be a “numbers game” in every sense as the polls will see the most multicornered fights in the history of Malaysian elections. This is one election where there are no straight fights, […] Continue Reading

Wine and wonder in the Bible

A PILGRIMAGE to Jerusalem, the holy land of Christians, wouldn’t be complete without visiting the Church of Cana, more popularly known as the Wedding Church. Couples, be it pilgrims or just tourists, often take the opportunity to renew their wedding […] Continue Reading

Leave your hat on

Stay safe: This National Day, we need to remember not only our face masks when biking around but also our helmets. Lives lost and families destroyed are everyday scenery here. And they’re all paid for the price of ignoring basic […] Continue Reading

Tear-jerker with a twist

I’M not one for heartbreak movies. In fact, I can’t fathom the idea of sitting in a cinema bawling away and drawing unwanted attention to my sensitive side. My idea of going to the cinema is to be entertained – […] Continue Reading

Keep our backyard safe

Home territory: Malaysia maintains a naval presence on the disputed Pulau Layang Layang, which also houses a resort that is popular with scuba divers. — Photos: Filepics/The Star As tensions in the South China Sea escalate between the United States […] Continue Reading

Celluloid heroes

THE imagery for those of us weaned on American-made westerns is clear – the good guys were always the cowboys. The white men, I mean. And in Hollywood’s typical black and white storyline model, the bad guys were naturally the […] Continue Reading

Amphibious ambitions aplenty

Leap of faith. Hope to hop. Call it what you will, but ultimately, the self-serving surprises politicians spring on us are rarely welcome. IF there’s one thing common among Sabah politicians, it’s them having belonged to more than one party. […] Continue Reading

Raised on rubber

Making Malaysia proud: All eyes are on Lim and Top Glove’s performance next – will it set a new record in the stock market? — Filepic The gloves are off as Top Glove moves up the stock exchange, beating banks […] Continue Reading

Killer on the loose

THE reason for my father’s passing, as detailed in his death certificate, is septicaemia. It means serious blood stream infection caused by bacterial contamination in its host. My 95-year-old dad passed on July 12 following a brief admission to hospital […] Continue Reading