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New resolutions for a new decade

Let’s usher in a revolutionary epoch – one with music, dancing and laughter for all.

The Star Says

Curb the ‘old’ diseases before it’s too late

THE shocking news of tuberculosis (TB) claiming an average of six deaths every day and the reported case of an infant with poliovirus in the past weeks have left Malaysians reeling.THE shocking news of tuberculosis (TB) claiming an average of six deaths every day and the reported case of an infant with poliovirus in the past weeks have left Malaysians reeling.

It's Just Politics

No clear endgame for Pakatan power play

Who will be Prime Minister will remain our country’s most significant political story in 2020.

On The Beat

Silence isn’t always golden

THEY were once heralded as brave, articulate and outspoken leaders, always weighing in on issues concerning the people, but they seem to have gone mute, or just disappeared.

On Your Side

Turbocharging Malaysia’s prosperity

I HAD only just joined the workforce in the 1990s when our fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced “Vision 2020”, his ambitious plan to propel Malaysia into the ranks of developed nation status.

#Abidinideas

New platform for ummah unity

ONCE upon a time, the King of Saudi Arabia asked the Prime Minister of Malaysia to organise Muslim unity. The prime minister replied that he was probably not the right person for it because he was “fond of life and all that went with it”.

Over the Top

A Malaysian Christmas Carol

‘Tis the season for the classic novel by Charles Dickens. But its important and enduring messages are relevant to us all year round, and the sooner we heed them, the better we’ll be as a nation.

All the pieces matter

The rise of Skywalker, the fall of storytelling

I WAS excited and hopeful as the movie opened with the classic prelude.

The Bowerbird Writes

Sorry state of our book industry

I WAS at a book warehouse recently. There was a jumbo sale offering thousands of titles. The books are of all kinds and sizes. There are gems among the pile. Some books are priced as cheap as 50 sen and the most expensive is RM10 each.

Ceritalah

A bitter Christmas

The festive season brings bad tidings for families of Duterte’s war on drugs victims.

Opinion

’Tis the season to be jolly, together

Christmas usually brings the best out of us.