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14 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

‘Leaving’ is getting sexy for some

Forget Brexit, we might have our own divorce mess – Sarexit and Sabexit – if history is not put right.

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad tabling the amendment to Article 1 (2) of the Federal Constitution on April 9. -Bernamapic
13 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Paying the heavy price to stay alive

ON the night of April 4, a Filipino contact informed me via Facebook messenger that a Malaysian KV (kidnap victim) was rescued near Jolo island and he was on board a helicopter bound for Zamboanga City.

10 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

In the end, it was too late for Jari

KOTA KINABALU: A Malaysian kidnap victim who escaped from Abu Sayyaf kidnappers in a volley of gunfire five days ago has died at a private hospital in Zamboanga City in southern Philippines.

9 Apr 2019 | 2:56 PM

Malaysian Abu Sayyaf hostage succumbs to gunshot wounds

KOTA KINABALU: The Malaysian kidnap victim, who escaped from his Abu Sayyaf kidnappers in a volley of gunfire five days ago, died at a private hospital in Zamboanga City, southern Philippines.

7 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

A 50/50 chance in Rantau

THE Rantau town in Negri Sembilan is practically a one-street town where almost everybody knows everybody.

(From left) Barisan Nasional candidate Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, Pakatan Harapan candidate Dr S Streram, Independents candidate Mohd Nor Yassin and Malar Rajaram at the Nomination Centre in SJKC Bandar Sri Sendayan. -Faihan Ghani/The Star.
6 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

The better judge in political prediction

ON Monday, I was reminded of this question when I had a WhatsApp conversation with a researcher of a political think tank on the Sandakan by-election.

5 Apr 2019 | 9:29 AM

M'sian abductee shot after Abu Sayyaf-Philippine military firefight

KOTA KINABALU: A Malaysian kidnap victim was shot during a firefight between his Abu Sayyaf captors and the Philippine security force in Sulu late on Thursday (April 4).

31 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

A never-ending civil war

IN the movie Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers are divided over political pressure for the superheroes to be accountable for their action which usually ends up in mass destruction.

Infinity battle: Where is PKR’s Captain Marvel when we need her?
30 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Wising up to what’s real and what’s not

Malaysians love fake news, but a growing number are now checking their veracity.

24 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

A poll to end all coups?

IF the Thai polls are a 750m race, Phalang Pracharat (military junta proxy party) starts at 250m while Pheu Thai (Thaksin Shinawatra’s party) starts at 0m.





Bad odds: Sudarat Keyuraphan (left), leader of the Pheu Thai party, taking a selfie with a supporter as Thailand heads into its first general election since the military coup almost five years ago. – Bloomberg