Category Archives: On the Beat

A celebration like no other

Though marked with muted pomp this year, Hari Raya will still instil the spirit of the festive season for Muslims and the rest of Malaysia. THIS is surely the most unusual Hari Raya, with many of my Muslim relatives and […] Continue Reading

A matter of priority

I CAN’T be certain if Malaysians share my sentiments, but I get indigestion from the intense politicking in our country currently. Most of us are emotionally and financially drained from 60 days of the movement control order (MCO), in which […] Continue Reading

The truth is out there

While the world continues to battle a deadly threat, two superpowers seem to be making Covid-19 a pawn in their fight for supremacy. MOST of us take US President Donald Trump’s words with a pinch of salt. We all know […] Continue Reading

Here comes the sun

Finally, the real thing: Nasi kandar is one of the things that not everyone can cook from watching YouTube lessons. A nasi kandar restaurant in George Town, Penang, preparing to reopen tomorrow. IT’S been the best news after 45 days […] Continue Reading

Busting post-MCO blues

THE movement control order (MCO)will eventually be lifted, so Malaysia must resume rebooting its economy, while simultaneously calculating losses. It’s certainly not going to be easy drawing up a post-MCO business strategy, especially since many of our customers and partners […] Continue Reading

Hung dry over wet markets

This photo taken on April 15, 2020 shows a man wearing a face mask while walking at the Wuhan Baishazhou Market in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province. – AFPpic Little knowledge is dangerous, and the way the west wields […] Continue Reading

Food for thought

Vertical farming: Singapore has taken food security so seriously that it has now started modern rooftop farms, like this carpark rooftop vegetable plot at Block 700, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6. – Photos: The Straits Times/ANN IF there’s a lesson […] Continue Reading

Ignorance is bliss

A news report appeared in the New York Times a week ago. It was probably glossed over, even in the Big Apple, as most New Yorkers struggle with overnight unemployment and keeping a roof over their heads. It was conspicuously […] Continue Reading

All things must pass

Be the change you wish to see in the world, said Gandhi. Unfortunately, Covid-19 has taken fate into its own hands and altered our lives permanently. LET’S face it. Life will never be the same again for Malaysians, if or […] Continue Reading

Off with the gloves

Taking a risk: Although many shoppers at the wet market wore masks, they jostled with each other and had body contact while engrossed in selecting vegetables and fishes at the stalls. FINALLY, we are seeing a real show of authority […] Continue Reading