Category Archives: On the Beat

Red blood runs through us all

Contrary to the belief of some, the frequent use of racist slurs doesn’t make it right in any context, and it’s high time it is eradicated. MOST of us have become desensitised to racist airheads and bigoted politicians, those who […] Continue Reading

Sense of inclusion needed

Hong Kong. -Bloomberg filepic IT’S lunch time in Hong Kong, but the soya sauce chicken rice seller at Queen’s Road in Shek Tong Tsui is looking distressed as the crowd isn’t up to expectations. Rental is high in Hong Kong […] Continue Reading

Together we stand

Farcical political situations and a depleting economy. If there’s a time to rally the troops to thwart the country’s follies, the upcoming National Day looks the opportune moment. WHILE I was in Europe a few years ago, a Spanish waitress […] Continue Reading

Alma maters which matter

THE Convent Light Street in Penang will always be a special place for me. It remains the only sister school of my alma mater, St Xavier’s Institution, where I had my primary and secondary education. The CLS, the school’s acronym, […] Continue Reading

A change is in the air?

Prime Minister Tun Mahathir Mohamad with DPM Datuk Seri Wan Azizah and their cabinet ministers at the 1st annivesary of the Pakatan Harapan Government at Putrajaya International Convention Centre.- Filepic Loosening wheels and appearing cracks are endemic of a Government […] Continue Reading

Calling the kettle black

TALK about hypocrisy. When Huawei’s global cybersecurity and privacy officer, John Suffolk, appeared before a hearing at the House of Commons on Monday, he was bombarded with a barrage of tough questions. He was there to convince lawmakers – who […] Continue Reading

One for all and all for one

THE controversy surrounding the appointment of Latheefa Koya as the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief commissioner isn’t going away soon and can only lead to waves of discontent and suspicion. Within the rank and file of the MACC and other […] Continue Reading

We could be heroes

Everyday people do everyday things for the greater good, especially when a blind eye is cast on race and religion. A SIMPLE story can sometimes be heart-warming and uplifting, especially when it ends happily. More so when it’s real and […] Continue Reading

Pride and prejudice

THE United States ranks low in the credibility stakes. It can no longer wax lyrical about free trade and fair play because the world now knows that when it finds itself facing stiff competition, it uses a ruling the magnitude […] Continue Reading

Perilous pile of plastic

AS my plane began its descent onto the runway of Rwanda International Airport in Kigali, the East African country’s capital, a crew member advised passengers to leave their plastic bags on board. Plastic bags have been banned in Rwanda due […] Continue Reading