Category Archives: On the Beat

Celluloid heroes

THE imagery for those of us weaned on American-made westerns is clear – the good guys were always the cowboys. The white men, I mean. And in Hollywood’s typical black and white storyline model, the bad guys were naturally the […] Continue Reading

Amphibious ambitions aplenty

Leap of faith. Hope to hop. Call it what you will, but ultimately, the self-serving surprises politicians spring on us are rarely welcome. IF there’s one thing common among Sabah politicians, it’s them having belonged to more than one party. […] Continue Reading

Raised on rubber

Making Malaysia proud: All eyes are on Lim and Top Glove’s performance next – will it set a new record in the stock market? — Filepic The gloves are off as Top Glove moves up the stock exchange, beating banks […] Continue Reading

Killer on the loose

THE reason for my father’s passing, as detailed in his death certificate, is septicaemia. It means serious blood stream infection caused by bacterial contamination in its host. My 95-year-old dad passed on July 12 following a brief admission to hospital […] Continue Reading

Dicing with danger

MANY of us have become complacent since the movement control order (MCO) was relaxed. Confession time: I’m one of them. I’ve noticed that registration logs at many public places including restaurants, have now become indecipherable. I doubt the names and […] Continue Reading

Predictable outcome

United front: Muhyiddin meeting with leaders of Perikatan in Putrajaya on Wednesday. The rumblings of a return to power are gaining momentum, but a foundation is rarely built on shaky ground. IT’S politically bizarre by any standards, but somehow, some […] Continue Reading

Economy first, not race

Unwanted rumble: Mahathir, Anwar and other Pakatan leaders leaving the PKR headquarters after a meeting. The leadership tussle has started again but ordinary Malaysians are more worried about their jobs than the ambitions of politicians. At a time when there’s […] Continue Reading

Daddy cool

Main man: Dads, if you don’t already know, today is the day the world pays tribute to you. — LET’S concede that Fathers Day is deemed less important than Mothers Day. By the way, dads, if you don’t already […] Continue Reading

More pressing matters

Politicians are making their sales pitches again. However, Malaysians have greater life concerns. ANYONE unfamiliar with Malaysian politics must think we’re living on the edge with the ruling government commanding a wafer-thin majority in Parliament. On the contrary, Malaysia is […] Continue Reading

Nearest neighbours first

IT’S time for Malaysia to kickstart its economy since we’ve succeeded in flattening the Covid-19 pandemic curve, and as we gear up for the reopening of more businesses, travelling must surely be one of them. One of the worst affected […] Continue Reading