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All the pieces matter

Will a mixed member electoral system help Malaysia?

In an appalling move by Sarawak immigration, political scientist Dr Wong Chin Huat was not only denied entryinto Sarawak, but was initially denied medical attention when his blood pressure shot up at the airport.


Cuba (try) in Cuba

MY speech at Cuba’s International Policy Research Centre (see last week’s article) seemed reasonably well received by participants,


Turbulence ahead for aviation trade

The downgrade of Malaysia’s air safety rating is an embarrassment to the country, and is likely to have far-reaching consequences.

Along The Watchtower

Plenty at stake in Tanjung Piai

Chinese voters want to show their disappointment with the Pakatan government but they also fear that a Barisan win would worsen the politics of race and religion.

The Bitter Truth

What Singapore teaches us about succession planning

THREE years ago, while delivering a live televised National Day speech, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shocked audiences when he started to keel over.

Over the Top

Extremist views chipping away at the Malaysia I know

WHEN I'm asked whether Malaysia will exist in the next decade or so, my answer is that we will see a Semenanjung Tanah Melayu 2.0 and the real Malaysia will be Sabah and Sarawak. Peninsular Malaysia is a "gone case".

Colours of China

The power of Asean-China youth

PEKING University welcomed hundreds of students from various higher educational institutions from Asean countries late last month.

The Bowerbird Writes

Rugby provides a lot of hope

I SPOKE, or rather, wrote too soon. Immediately after the shocking defeat of my favourite team, the All Blacks, I wrote a piece entitled “England leading the way for the future rugby?” in the online version of this newspaper on Oct 27.

Putting Dr G On The Spot

A sense of 'emptiness' after vasectomy

Due to the simplicity of the procedure, with short post-operative recovery, vasectomy is increasingly gaining popularity among men.

Siti Lights

Tanjung Piai by-election: we need to vote for....

I HAVE been pondering more and more on this upcoming by-election at Tanjung Piai, Johor, ever since the untimely passing of its incumbent in September.

It's Just Politics

Support gone south?

Backing for Pakatan Harapan in the country’s southernmost area seems to be eroding.

Sharing The Nation

Between dogma and reality

For Muslim women, there seems to be a disconnect between what they learn and believe to be the truth, and what they experience daily.