Category Archives: On the Beat

Ready to rumble

Always ready: Election Commission staff Nelly Golor making the final preparations during the Sabah polls in September last year. Now, many are betting that the general elections will be held by August this year. PREPARATIONS for the next general election […] Continue Reading

A shot in the foot

Why illegitimise a legal trade and legitimise an illegal one by doing what’s obviously counter-productive? EVERYTHING in Malaysia seems to be politicised. Nothing is missed and as the nation heads towards a possible general election by August, the situation has […] Continue Reading

Dressed for success

Surging forward: If oil continues to stay at US$60 per barrel, it will bring Malaysia additional revenue of RM5.4bil that will shore up our balance sheet. — Filepic/Petronas IT’S the Chinese New Year, so it’s important we kick off the […] Continue Reading

Jab and a job done

APPARENTLY, the fastest way for some Bursa-listed companies to jack up their share prices is to suggest they have received the green light to supply Covid-19 vaccines to Malaysia. And we’re not even talking about a mere memorandum of understanding […] Continue Reading

Dangling the carrot

LET’S face it – investors will not put their money in Malaysia if they’re unsure of the country and the federal government’s status tomorrow. Malaysia once proudly told investors it has a stable government, but it can no longer make […] Continue Reading

Big-time binging

THE problem with working from home is that we spend too much time in front of our computer and mobile phone screens without realising we’ve worked more than the required hours under labour laws. There are bosses who think they […] Continue Reading

Too close to home

Covid-19 has clawed its way out of our screens and into our lives. THERE are some good lessons Malaysians can pick up as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ravage the nation. It’s still not too late to learn what we […] Continue Reading

Turning the tide on a tiny terror

Improved measures: Covid-19 testing has become more readily available and cheaper over the last few months. — Filepic/The Star We’ve endured a terrifying year, and if we don’t address the insidious virus still on the prowl, it could be at […] Continue Reading

The emerging light

New hope: Malaysia is set to embark on its first Covid-19 vaccine trial, involving some 3,000 participants from eight hospitals under the Health Ministry. AS we begin 2021, most of us are invigorated by renewed hope, positivity and optimism. After […] Continue Reading

Reason for the season

Somehow, the significance of Dec 25 to the Christian community continues to elude many in our beautifully plural society. CHRISTMAS Day may be over, but we should still be talking about this special occasion since the world is still celebrating […] Continue Reading