Category Archives: On the Beat

Another government department, seriously?

YET another government department is going to be set up. Isn’t it common knowledge that the Government has serious budget constraints and is not recruiting to add to an already bloated civil service? And now, another tale of bureaucracy is […] Continue Reading

Stop racial and religious hatred

Let’s hear more voices of reason amid the din from critics who assume that being liberal means being hedonistic instead of believing in the universal values of compassion and acceptance. IT had to take a Sultan and a Raja Muda […] Continue Reading

Moderation, the way to go

PAS, or any other group, should not be allowed to use religion to challenge Malaysia’s social climate and political system. THERE have always been beer festivals in Malaysia, with St Patrick’s Day and Oktoberfest celebrated on a large scale annually […] Continue Reading

Malaysian Hospitality, it’s my choice

Golden service: Our cabin crew are the best, and truly deserve the many accolades that have come their way. — EPA SURELY, we must have heard from frequent flyers that Malaysia Airlines Bhd has lost its lustre and vigour. Our […] Continue Reading

Same country, different world

Rare sightings: Foreigners camp out for months along the Kinabatangan River just for a glimpse of the pygmy elephants. The beauty and simplicity of Kinabatangan remain lost to Malaysians who are caught up in their own political bubble. MANY Malaysians, […] Continue Reading

Malaysia is all about us

A scene of "Citizen Liow". A National Day video has sent out a stark reminder to all that we must work towards making Malaysia a better home for all. NO MCA politician has generated this kind of buzz on social […] Continue Reading

Stand up for Team Rimau

The world is divided by well-meaning doers and self-serving whiners, so we should try to remain on the right side of that divide and not be plagued by negativity.   LET’S be honest and look at the bigger picture. Most Malaysians […] Continue Reading

Disciplining kids begins at home

A vicious cycle: Bullying, gangsterism, drug abuse and other problems persist due to the inability to stem the tide. HERE we go again, talking about so-called “hotspot” schools tainted by disciplinary problems, like bullying, gangsterism and drug abuse. A list […] Continue Reading

For the love of Malaysia

Come SEA Games time, we couldn’t care less for our athletes’ skin colour or beliefs. We are only interested in the colours of our Jalur Gemilang. There will be cries of jubilation and groans of despair, all in unison. Let’s […] Continue Reading

This is the real Malaysia

A voter in Pulau Banggi casting his vote. – Filepic by RAPAEE KAWI I HATE discussing politics with strangers, especially if it’s at a wedding dinner. As much as I accept this as an occupational hazard, I try my best […] Continue Reading