Category Archives: On the Beat

It will be a helluva ride!

Expect 2017 to be a busy year as the general election might be held. Also, Hadi’s Bill will come up again, we will celebrate our 60th birthday, and host the SEA Games. FASTEN your seat belts. Get ready for a […] Continue Reading

A toast to 2017

Yep, 2016 is drawing to a close. And like some others who want to better themselves in the new year, I have some pointers for myself too. So, here goes …. MY 10 New Year Resolutions (that will probably be not […] Continue Reading

But what is Christmas, actually?

HERE are 10 myths of Christmas, which I think are appropriate for the festive season, and to have a better understanding of the festival. Myth No 1: Jesus Christ was born on Dec 25. Dec 25 is not his birth […] Continue Reading

Stand up for what is fair and right

M.Indira Gandhi (left) posing with clerk S.Deepa. – Filepic THE move by the Perlis state legislative assembly in allowing one parent to convert a child to Islam is totally at odds with what the Federal Government is finally doing. It […] Continue Reading

Speak for the Rohingyas

Members of the Hokars Sromik Andolan party attend a protest against the recent attacks on the Rohingyas in Arakan in Myanmar, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. THE trouble with Malaysians is this – many of us often see issues from a religious […] Continue Reading

Who are the real Malaysian heroes?

Everyday heroes: (background, fourth from left onwards) Ecoworld chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye, Star Media Group chairman Datuk Fu Ah Kiow,´╗┐ Liow´╗┐, Star Media Group chief executive officer Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai and Gamuda Engineering managing director Datuk […] Continue Reading

Farewell, my dear friend Ewe Jin

Shining example: Ewe Jin taught his readers to always be grateful and enjoy the simple things in life. He was one of the kindest, most generous and positive people I have had the privilege of knowing. HIS Sunday Starters column […] Continue Reading

Stop biting the helping hand

YOU can be angry with Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak but let’s not lose our objectivity. The Prime Minister brought in RM144bil worth of deals signed between Malaysia and China. Many Asean countries are eyeing that kind of money from […] Continue Reading

Keep China’s faith in us

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak (L) and China's Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing. – EPA IT’S no longer a topic that is discussed in hushed tones at functions attended by diplomats and […] Continue Reading

Let us do more against graft

File picture BY now, it’s clear that many ordinary Malaysians have the perception that corruption in this country has degenerated into a hugely disturbing situation. To many of us, rightly or wrongly, corruption has become an entrenched culture involving many […] Continue Reading