Category Archives: On the Beat

An F for you, Bung Moktar

Out of order: Bung Moktar crossing the line in Parliament with an ‘F you’ retort to Mongin’s ‘casino’ jibe. THE antics of Kinabatangan MP Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin at the Dewan Rakyat are familiar to most of us. He’s […] Continue Reading

Keeping it civil

Brave new world: The civil service needs to get used to the New Malaysia approach while our ministers need to snap out of the Opposition mode and get down to work. IT’S often said that ministers come and go, but […] Continue Reading

Ministry feeling the squeeze

Heavy responsiblity: Dr Maszlee is fast realising that heading the Education Ministry is not only a mammoth task but also one that is often embroiled in political drama. IT must now have dawned on Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik that […] Continue Reading

Baby love no more

IT’S enough to make anyone’s stomach churn how a 41-year-old man could take an 11-year-old child as his wife, and later proudly confess that he had wanted to marry her since she was seven. Worse still, it’s frightening and sickening […] Continue Reading

Storm brewing in a teacup

Not an easy feat: GE14 saw a change of Government but it will take time to change people’s mindsets, cultures and deep-rooted prejudices. CALL me naive if you want, but will we ever get past our obsession with race, religion, […] Continue Reading

Much ado about nothing

THE proceedings at the High Courts are conducted mostly in English, as it is a language that many of our senior lawyers and judges, regardless of their race, are accustomed to. In almost all cases, lawyers would begin their presentation […] Continue Reading

Different strokes

Colourful character: Siti’s dyed platinum blonde hair, which she has sported since her 20s, is a loud and vivid statement of her unconventional ways. LOVE her or hate her, there’s no way anyone can be rid of her opinion – […] Continue Reading

… And justice for all

New hope: Family and friends of Pastor Raymond Koh and social activist Amri Che Mat are turning to Tun Dr Mahathir to relook their mysterious disappearance. NEW government, new expectations and new hope. First to roll out was the reopening […] Continue Reading

Looking East with a twist

PRIME Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) has announced that Malaysia is renewing, or to be more precise, upgrading the Look East policy he adopted as a foreign policy 30 years ago. It was unveiled after he came to power […] Continue Reading

Of protocol and privilege

FINALLY, long-suffering Malaysians will be spared the agony of knowing what to do with ministers and dignitaries when they are invited to events. That includes what to give these VIPs as gifts, which is a very Malaysian way of thanking […] Continue Reading