Category Archives: On the Beat

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

Paving the way ahead

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad TUN Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said many times, and in different ways, too, so the message is clear and consistent – Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will be his successor and there should be no doubt of […] Continue Reading

Another brick in the wall

Education is that realm where wrongs are set right and learning thrives, yet, right off the bat, the new matriculation intake has found itself in murky waters. SOME leaders in our federal and state governments, now or then, seem to […] Continue Reading

Try a little kindness

HATE, intimidation, abuse, domestic violence, body shaming, racist chants, peer pressure, religious coercion, disrespectful remarks from bosses, sexual harassment and indifference. Give it any name, but it’s still bullying in some form or the other. It has become more prevalent […] Continue Reading

Video killed the radio star

Acquired taste: The androgynous boys of BTS, with their blonde, orange, blue and green hair, are just not registering with the writer. YOU must be from another planet if you have never heard of K-pop group BTS. They are the […] Continue Reading

Another day in paradise

IT’S easy to have thought that the incessant politicking would end after last year’s general election, but instead, the deluge of bad vibes continues, much like a bad TV drama in dire need of an ending. I don’t know about […] Continue Reading

Middle class malady

Struggling and frustrated: Most aid goes to the B40, leaving the M40 feeling adrift and on their own. THE economy is the most talked about topic among Malaysians, with issues including the increasing cost of living, shrinking ringgit, continuing weak […] Continue Reading

Up where it belongs

Few carriers could survive the catastrophes Malaysia Airlines endured, and yet through the trying times, it has continued to represent everything about us. I HAVE flown a variety of airlines, everything from the heavy hitters such as Emirates, Qatar Airways, […] Continue Reading

When the going gets tough…

Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin. -filepic FINALLY, some sense prevails from a top Umno leader, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, following the amplified rhetoric of race and religion lately, which in some instances, included the dismissive tone of several party […] Continue Reading

Keeping the ties that bind

IT was clear from the beginning that Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong were mere pawns in the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. However, what isn’t clear is why the charges […] Continue Reading