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Fair comment – or personal opinion?

The media need to indicate clearly if an article is an opinion piece so that readers are aware that they may need to do...

World on fire

The fires are just one of the tipping points that we are approaching that could take climate crisis out of human control....

Hope for change still flickers in 2016

There is so much that our country could have achieved if our resources had been used for the benefit of the Rakyat, says Teo...

Whither Malaysia?

That we have a prime minister so enveloped with scandals leading our nation is a sad reflection of the moral decay in our society,...

Rewarding mediocrity harms society’s wellbeing

Instead of striving for perfection, what we have is a slipshod and half-baked approach to work that has resulted in such an unsatisfactory state...

‘To teach is to touch a life forever’: A tribute to dedicated teachers

Teo Chuen Tick proposes a toast to teachers everywhere, past and present, who are mindful of their important role in educating the young minds...

Still no cinemas in Kelantan, folks

Are cinemas really the cause of corrupt mindsets and criminal acts in the country, wonders JD Lovrenicear.

Makan, minum at teh tarik stall and kopitiam

Tota takes another trip to a local watering hole and discovers even more nuggets of political gossip. Nazri, the previous de facto Law Minister...

To vape or not to vape?

Vaping does not help to get rid of smoking but could instead start a new form of addiction, says David Yeoh. Lately, there has...
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Render full support to MACC in fight against corruption?

The MACC must first investigate the two elephants in their room, namely the 1MDB scandal and the killing of Teoh Beng Hock some eight...

Smog: More action, less finger-pointing needed to prevent Borneo fires

The blame game during every haze season is not going to prevent the haze from recurring, says Vanessa Naen.

How researchers in Penang are growing oysters naturally

Simon Tan stumbles upon fascinating research into the sustainable farming of oysters using natural algae and plankton as feed.

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