Wong Chun Wai

Recent and archived articles by Wong Chun Wai

18 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Pooch and prejudice

Some animals are viewed unfavourably, but Malaysians have proven to be the sort of people to put reason and maturity above all.

No puppy love: To immortalise Hachiko’s loyalty, a shiny bronze sculpture stands near the Shibuya train station.
11 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Stepping up with Sophia

THE Hong Kong Science Park is located on the Tolo Harbour waterfront with the Chinese University of Hong Kong its neighbour.

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4 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

The truth is out there

Malaysia is much more complex than meets the eye as we are not just about big cities. The real fight during the elections will be in the rural areas.

Field of green: A paddy field in Kota Marudu, Sabah, one of the lesser known parliamentary seats in Malaysia.
28 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Spotlight on the voice of youth

Instead of talking down to young Malaysians, the time has come to simply listen to their hopes and dreams.

Power of the ballot: Unlike these young voters, an increasing number of Malaysian youths, disillusioned by the politics of today, are willing to give up their democratic right to vote.
21 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

For the love of country

The involvement of non-Malays in the war against communists is well-documented. Many, including family members, paid with their lives. This is basic knowledge, but apparently it’s news to Ismail Mina Ahmad.

14 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Only the brave teach

We are told that old methods do not apply anymore, not at school today. But during my time at school, one tight slap worked just fine.

Show of solidarity: Fellow teachers and unionists gathering at the Seremban magistrate court last month in support of Cikgu Azizan (centre in white).
31 Dec 2017 | 7:00 AM

A time to ponder

UTSJOKI is a tiny, remote county in the northernmost part of Finland and is one of the coldest places on Earth.

Dream holiday: Utsjoki was the ideal place for the writer to briefly escape the realities of life and catch the magnificent Northern Lights ― Dr Frieder Loesel
24 Dec 2017 | 7:00 AM

The storm over Jerusalem

For Trump to make this move at a time when many are thinking of the Holy Land – as they celebrate the birth of Christ – hardly makes sense.

A picture taken on December 19, 2017 shows a partial view of the Jerusalem's Old City with the Dome of the Rock on the right. -AFP
17 Dec 2017 | 7:00 AM

The royalty and Dr Mahathir

There is no question that the former prime minister has done much for Malaysia. But one important lesson for all politicians is this: Leaders come and go. Rulers stay.

10 Dec 2017 | 7:00 AM

A living legend from Guangdong

From the land of Sun Yat Sen and Ip Man, a new giant has emerged; one who has changed the face of real estate in China and other countries.