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Wong Chun Wai

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Recent and archived articles by Wong Chun Wai

15 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Storm brewing in a teacup

There are many bigger fish to fry, yet, age-old preoccupations continue to keep us hot and bothered.

Not an easy feat: GE14 saw a change of Government but it will take time to change people’s mindsets, cultures and deep-rooted prejudices.
8 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Much ado about nothing

THE proceedings at the High Courts are conducted mostly in English, as it is a language that many of our senior lawyers and judges, regardless of their race, are accustomed to.

1 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Different strokes

In a world fixated with stereotypes, Siti Kasim smashes the mould of convention and defines what our New Malaysia desperately needs.

Colourful character: Siti’s dyed platinum blonde hair, which she has sported since her 20s, is a loud and vivid statement of her unconventional ways.
17 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Looking East with a twist

Japan may have led Malaysia’s Look East policy of yore, but the stakes are heavily tipped in China’s favour now as the leader of the new world order.

10 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Of protocol and privilege

Superfluous titles and awards may have started the rot, but in a new Malaysia, there is little room for delusions of grandeur.

3 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Food for thought

MALAYSIANS know how to enjoy their food but, but the trouble is, we never really pay attention to hygiene standards at eateries.

Total disgrace: Many restaurants extend their food preparation and washing up areas to the rear of their premises which is unhygienic and unlawful. The workers washing their food trays in a pothole filled with putrid, gutter-infused rain water last week must be one of the worst cases of hygiene-flouting in recent memory.
3 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Hiccup to choice of new AG

EXCLUSIVE: PETALING JAYA: A proposal by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to appoint senior lawyer Tommy Thomas as the Attorney General has sparked a major dis­agreement with the King.

Senior lawyer Tommy Thomas as the country’s new Attorney General.
27 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

Pretty hate machine

Biro Tatanegara has not only survived, but festered in a multiracial country. Its review is long overdue.

Controversial: The BTN has been accused of promoting racism, bigotry, disunity and intolerance in the name of instilling patriotism through its activities, like this in the National Transformation Training Programme.
20 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

Man in the mirror

A new government, a new political culture, and for Malaysians, a much more modest working practice by our national leaders – these are among the things that need to take shape.

6 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

Vitriol not valid or vital

THERE’S something toxic about politics in Malaysia that can throw logic and good grace out the window, as exemplified by the current heated general election campaign.

Not worth losing sleep over: It is better to turn to family and friends, who are more likely to help immediately, instead of politicians who only turn up to see us once every five years.

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