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Santha Oorjitham

santha@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Santha Oorjitham

10 Dec 2017 | 7:00 AM

Murky problem in the South China Sea

IT’S one of the world’s richest fishing grounds, where over half of the world’s fishing vessels cast their nets. But it’s threatened by overfishing, illegal fishing and fishing methods, and territorial disputes.

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19 Nov 2017 | 7:00 AM

Asiah’s wish list for G25

Ex-Education DG shares her ideas on Rukun Negara and ways to improve English among students.

Patriotic philosophy: Asiah feels the Government could do more to get the spirit of Rukun Negara across in the school system.
18 Nov 2017 | 7:00 AM

A heart of gold and a green thumb

KUALA LUMPUR: A visit to an orang asli kampung in 1992 changed Kon Onn Sein’s life

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11 Nov 2017 | 7:00 AM

Anja deserves a big pat on the back

SHAH ALAM: Anja Juliah Abu Bakar has faced failures and setbacks. Her experiences inspired her to set up Blubear Holdings – a social enterprise selling eco-friendly, reusable sanitary products, which ploughs over half its profits into programmes teaching life skills to girls aged nine to 17.

Empower broker: Anja saw a lack of programmes to empower young girls and decided to fill the gap.
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10 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Motivating students

WHENEVER any student in Tuaran, Sabah scores straight As, Datuk Seri Madius Tangau expects a phone call.

Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid (third from left) and Tangau (fourth from left) visiting SK Mangkabung pupils in Tuaran, Sabah in May this year. — Bernama
3 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

An eye on the reps

NON-GOVERNMENTAL organisations have been tracking election candidates since 1999 to see whether they deliver on their promises. But for the first time since the 13th general election, the Government has also been keeping track of campaign pledges.

Staying on track: Tangau was among the 50 MPs who responded to the MyMP project survey.
30 Jul 2017 | 7:00 AM

Doing the right thing

Despite having to weather all sorts of criticisms, Faridah Khalid has persisted in her work to uphold values such as justice, accountability, unity and respect among Malaysians.

Words of wisdom: ‘If you have never been on the ground, don’t be judgmental,’ says Faridah.
16 Jul 2017 | 7:00 AM

Message to women: Assemble!

BACK in 2011, Datuk Idris Buang’s name was proposed to be one of two representatives from Sarawak to the senate. The state assembly voted for him and he went on to serve two three-year terms as a senator.

MELAKA, 5 Jun -- Speaker Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Melaka, Datuk Othman Mohamad (kanan) membaca doa sebelum memulakan perbahasan pada Persidangan Kedua Penggal Kelima DUN ke 13 hari ini.--fotoBERNAMA (2017) HAK CIPTA TERPELIHARA
25 May 2017 | 7:00 AM

Volunteers loving every moment of it

KUALA LUMPUR: Noor Fazliyana Mohamad Fadzil has been volunteering since September 2015 with Kedai Jalanan, the street store which provides free clothes and toiletries for the homeless and urban poor in the city.

Getting ready: Dr Rusaslina (wearing maroon tudung) and her group of volunteers hanging clothes to be given away.
21 May 2017 | 7:00 AM

Fairness for all races and religions

In a multi-racial society, the principle of accountability to the people should be the priority, says a Kelantan scholar.

Giving input: Nik Abdul Aziz says Islamic reformation is about bringing back the meaning of the Quran according to the space, time and culture of people today.

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