Category Archives: On the Beat

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

A cure for all

IT could hardly be business as usual for the new Cabinet members. These are extraordinary times and Malaysians aren’t a chirpy lot currently. Unlike with the previous administration, where green horns and their flip flop decisions dominated, many in the […] Continue Reading

Mission: Totally Possible

Mission is a go: Production for the upcoming Mission: Impossible movie has been put on hold due to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak but in Malaysia, it’s all systems go for the new PM while Malaysians await further developments in a […] Continue Reading

Facing a political storm

Man of the people: In the midst of the high pressure situation, Sultan Abdullah made sure to speak to the reporters camped outside the place gates awaiting developments and even distributed food on several days. — AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star The […] Continue Reading

The good, the bad and the ugly

This photo taken on February 20, 2020 shows doctors looking at a lung CT image at a hospital in Yunmeng county, Xiaogan city, in China’s central Hubei province. -AFP It takes all kinds to dominate in a world obsessed with […] Continue Reading

Bigger fish to fry

New moves: With the Covid-19 outbreak, Malaysia should work harder to draw tourists. — AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star Even when our livelihood is threatened, our MPs are still more concerned about the game of political musical chairs within the corridors of […] Continue Reading

More changes ahead?

Prime Minister Tun Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a press conference at Parliament with him Minister of Economic Affair Datuk Seri Azmin Ali – Filepic A sea change happened two years ago, and now, rumblings of another revamp to the country’s […] Continue Reading

One man’s meat…

Wild animals may have tickled the palates of the adventurous, but the spread of another deadly global disease should conclusively put paid to unnecessary dietary requirements. THERE is a well-known Chinese joke that the community has no qualms eating the […] Continue Reading

Slip sliding away

If there is one thing we can be sure of, it’s that most of us will have less money to spend this CNY, and that will translate to lighter ang pow packets for the kids. — Filepic FOR those of […] Continue Reading

Embracing the ties that bind

There are a multitude of reasons that bring us together as Malaysians, yet there are those who spend inordinate amounts of time finding divisive ones to separate us instead. IT’S preposterous that a school that has put up Chinese New […] Continue Reading