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Even with medals, not all that glitters is gold

A year ago today, Malaysia won a bronze at the Paralympics – its fourth medal – in Brazil. And the athletes who won were all rewarded. For one gold medallist in Rio, though, the gold medal and rewards may have led to his own undoing.

Walking On The Edge

Nation’s strength lies in its people

Our unity and combined efforts have made the Malaysian economy prosperous and resilient.


A triumphant visit on diplomatic front

THIS is a big week for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on the diplomatic front.


Winning the war of perception

IT is apparent by now that Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s White House visit went far better than expected.


White House meeting a resounding success

MALAYSIA’S relationship with the new US administration under President Donald Trump is off to a good start with trade deals in the wings and a promise to work together in counter-terrorism.

Reflecting On The Law

Our unique federal set-up always evolving

We need to regain the 1963 spirit of accommodation, moderation and compassion.

Behind The Cage

Discard throwaway culture

If we don’t become responsible consumers, the future is indeed plastic.

The Star Says

Politicians must note that politics has no place in schools

A PRIMARY or secondary school is a children’s place of learning. Especially in the daytime, when classes are being taught, it is neither a public space nor a venue for activities that will not benefit the students. We can all agree on that.


PM raising Malaysia’s profile

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak says his official visit to the United States was part of efforts to make Malaysia a top 20 nation by 2050.

Brave New World

An imposing brand of ‘democracy’

PKR’s alliance with PAS is as problematic as it is pragmatic.

IKIM Views

Revisiting history without bias

Using proper methodology, sound and valid arguments, any debate could spark a real interest in history itself.

Thinking Liberally

Umno can win back Kelantan

If Tok Pa is officially named as the Mentri Besar candidate, the party can retake the state easily.