Category Archives: On the Beat

The Trenglish way to better English

I CAN’T remember the last time I went to Kuala Terengganu. It must have been decades ago. The occasional trips to Berjaya Resort in Redang by air from Subang do not count, I guess. But I am glad I went […] Continue Reading

See the beauty in all religions

This writer’s collection of books, including the Quran, often surprises his visitors but to him, no one should shy away from reading up about another faith. I HAD one of the most interesting interviews last week – my fellow journalists […] Continue Reading

Honour thy father on his special day

We must treasure every minute spent with our loved ones, especially our parents. We will not be what we are without them. MY father turns 92 soon but he is a far cry from the man he used to be. […] Continue Reading

Earn your money the right way

AS a Penangite, I am always asked by my colleagues and friends in the Klang Valley why is it that most get-rich-quick schemes are located in the island state and the investors mostly its citizens. I have asked that same […] Continue Reading

What concerns Malaysians most

THE biggest concern among Malaysians, as we head towards the general election, is the cost of living. It’s as simple as that. There have been plenty of political and religious side shows, but for many Malaysians, regardless of race, settling […] Continue Reading

When national pride is too costly …

Major shareholder: Proton is actually still Malaysian-owned at 50.1%. Malaysia is not losing anything with the sale of a 49.9% equity in Proton to a strategic partner  LET’S be frank – it isn’t wrong to suggest that most Malaysians have […] Continue Reading

Have some decorum, please

The recent ruckus at the TN50 dialogue with the PM in attendance was shameful, no matter how you choose to look at it. COMEDIAN-ACTOR Sulaiman Yassin needs to attend an anger management course. He is a has-been but has now […] Continue Reading

Think hard before we act

Moderation is key to good sense and judgment. It is always easy to make angry and emotional responses but it doesn’t make Malaysians, especially the misguided ones, any better.  ON the day when videos of an altercation outside a mosque in […] Continue Reading

Malaysia belongs to all of us

THE announcement by an unknown, newly-set up Malay group challenging the citizenship of 1.75 million Malaysians granted between 1957 and 1970 failed to get any traction and rightly so too, as most found it ridiculous. Most media organisations ignored this […] Continue Reading

Earn money the old-fashioned way

Scheme or scam?: Multi-level marketing companies often conduct presentations to potential members promising financial freedom and a better lifestyle. There is no fast track to getting profits or income. Nothing can replace hard and honest work. IT’s now called the […] Continue Reading