Category Archives: On the Beat

Standing with the Palestinians

HAVING lasted 70 years, there’s every chance Israel will continue with its institutionalised violence against Palestinians, yet the United States continues to look the other way. Even some of the most powerful countries in the Organisation of Islamic Conference are […] Continue Reading

We can run…

Tapau only: Under MCO 3.0, dining-in at retaurants and food courts are not allowed. — KK SHAM/The Star IN the past week, I was invited to two government agency media dinners and meetings with two corporate figures who insisted on […] Continue Reading

Smooth criminals

New rule book: Enforcement agencies and regulators, including the police and MACC, need more budget and staff to fight complex crimes involving criminals of a different kind. THE most highly publicised crimes these days are not robberies or murders but […] Continue Reading

Schooled in sentiment

THE controversy surrounding the century-old SMK Convent Bukit Nanas has concluded happily, following the government’s decision to extend the school’s 60-year lease. In fact, the Prime Minister’s Office also specified that permission granted is exclusively for education purposes. That means, […] Continue Reading

Running on faith

More vigilance vital: The overall number of Covid-19 cases in most states is presently unstable, with Kelantan and Sarawak displaying an increasing trend in infections. IT’S hardly comforting news, especially when most of us were looking forward to getting some […] Continue Reading

Drama down south

Topsy-turvy: Heng (right), here with fellow 4G leader Chan Chun Sing, disrupted Singapore’s well-choreographed leadership succession plan when he announced his decision to step down to make way for a younger candidate. — AFP/Ariffin Jamar/The Straits Times A nation known […] Continue Reading

Smear campaign serving

Beautiful diversity: Today, there are 25 million Muslims living in China. Here, Muslim devotees are praying at the Nanxiapo Mosque in Beijing to celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri. — The Star The US has found the world order quickly shifting and […] Continue Reading

Apparently, honourable individuals are rolling off the assembly line these days

Keeping track: Council of Federal Datuks Malaysia president Datuk Awalan Abdul Aziz showing the special card issued to people conferred Datukship titles by the Yang DiPertuan Agong at a press conference on March 8. There have been calls to have […] Continue Reading

Economy SOS

Kickstarting the economy: As Malaysia opens up and work from home comes to an end, many busy urbanites need domestic workers’ help around the house as well as to care for their kids or elderly parents. — TIMES are […] Continue Reading

Synergised solution

THE announcement that private hospitals in Kuala Lumpur and Penang are set to become Covid-19 vaccination centres is a step in the right direction. They would be able to supplement the government’s effort in rolling out the vaccination exercise faster. […] Continue Reading