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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.

The Star Says

No pussyfooting on action against animal abuse

THE heavy sentence handed down to the “laundry cat killer” by the Selayang Sessions Court early last week says it all – the law is serious about animal welfare.

Asian Editors Circle

Migrating Nepalis behaving high and mighty...

Never having been subject to British rule, Nepal’s historical trajectory has been quite different from its South Asian neighbours.

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.

On The Beat

Time to steady the ship

A year-and-a-half into new governance, and the economy has shown little sign of improving. It’s time to up anchor from stagnation and brave the waves with conviction.

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.

It's Just Politics

Support gone south?

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

Heart Talk

Time for a more inclusive, world-class civil service

All the rakyat want is to be proud of a Malaysia that delivers.


The life of a working mother in Yangon

Juggling motherhood and work is not easy, especially when you are trying to climb up the hotel industry in Myanmar.

All the pieces matter

The two-faced nature of race-based politics

Racism isn't revealed by what you say in public, but what you say in private.