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A delicate act of balancing

The US government is appreciative of Malaysia being a moderate country and its stance on the fight against terror. However, there is still that cautious optimism in the air due to Trump’s unpredictability.

Global Trends

Action at last on Hepatitis C?

The decision to issue a government-use licence to make a generic drug available is a breakthrough in the fight to cure 500,000 Hepatitis C patients in Malaysia.

Colours of China

Just call Zhang Jian, the Hydra

The infamous Chinese national may have been arrested, but many more schemes like his will pop up until the real culprits are tackled.

Putting Dr G On The Spot

Pre-ejaculate: Any health risks?

Pre-ejaculate is also known as pre-seminal fluid.

The Star Says

Fuelling our economic growth with culture

THERE is a new government agency with a big assignment – have a hand in selling Malaysia to the world, and at the same time, help ensure that the country has a soul.

Sharing The Nation

Yearning for a lost homeland

Like much of the world, Malaysia is a country worth fighting for, so there is a need to recover a sense of integrity and regain its values.

On The Beat

Same country, different world

The beauty and simplicity of Kinabatangan remain lost to Malaysians who are caught up in their own political bubble.


Final severing of ties

The smooth running of the Umno division meeting this year was a sign that the political turbulence has passed. It also saw the end of any emotional ties that the party had for its former president who is now the leader of the opposition.

Behind The Headlines

The delusion of power

Look what Aung San Suu Kyi’s party victory in Myanmar’s election has made her now – ineffective and discredited, exactly what the military wanted.


Asean needs to think again

AFTER the deserved 50th anniversary celebrations, Asean needs to take a long, hard look into the future, and to be ready for it.


Chosen for Chevening

It’s all about answering the call to adventure, rather than sticking with a cushy job and stability.

One Man's Meat

The militant might be your neighbour

Recent arrests prevented terror attacks last month and have exposed an Abu Sayyaf presence within Peninsular Malaysia.