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In Your Face

To be Malaysian is to be compassionate

There shouldn’t be an off switch when it comes to showing empathy for others who are oppressed and persecuted.

Law For Everyone

Reporting on court proceedings

While many are prepared to accept what is said in court, even if it is false, they are likely to feel more aggrieved when such proceedings are published in the newspaper.

The Star Says

Let’s help police fight terrorism

THE news about Islamic State (IS) group militants planning to target non-Muslims on home soil has made Malaysians sit up. After all, this is peaceful Malaysia and threats of this kind will certainly draw some serious attention.

So Aunty, So What?

In iron grilles we shouldn’t trust

Malaysians feel safe with bars on their windows and doors. But the latest fire tragedy shows it is the opposite that is true.

IKIM Views

Rights of children in Islam

Protecting our offspring means helping them to fulfil their true potential.

A Humble Submission

Rights of a child suspect

What are the rights of a child who is being investigated for a crime?

The Bowerbird Writes

Nature’s ruin is Earth’s death knell

AT THE Asean Dialogue session during last week’s Pangkor Dialogue, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar did not mince words when he spoke about environmental degradation.


Message that ignited a thousand rumours

An SMS from the Umno secretary-general had everyone jumping up and down thinking that Parliament was about to be dissolved but it turned out to be an announcement of the return of the man known as ‘Mike Tyson’.

Putting Dr G On The Spot

The withdrawal method

How effective is the withdrawal method in preventing pregnancy and transmission of infectious diseases?

On The Beat

Malaysian Hospitality, it’s my choice

A lot needs to be done to make our national carrier Malaysia Airlines competitive again but we are on the right track.

Watching The World

Erna earns another win

Despite a heated build-up, Norway’s polls delivered an affirmation of the status quo.

The Star Says

A celebration of the human spirit and dignity

ON Aug 10, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin announced Malaysia’s gold medal targets for the SEA Games and Asean Para Games.