Wong Chun Wai

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12 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Malu apa, bro!

WE seem to be heading towards a dangerous edge. There is now an emerging culture of shamelessness.

10 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Monkey off its back

To avoid slipping on the proverbial banana skin by losing out on ecotourism revenue, Tourism Malaysia must first put its best foot forward.

It is possible to get very close to the primates in Rwanda, but only when your ranger gives the all clear.
3 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Eight is (just about) enough

There are stereotypical people and situations. For the CNY holidays, it’s best to stay clear of familiarity breeding contempt.

27 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Feeling lost in Penang

Its decline has been progressive, but Penang’s Hokkien heritage is at its closest to death’s door as 2019 takes off.

Children admiring a Hokkien glove puppet theatre performing 'Journey to the West' on a portable wooden stage at the Little Penang Street Market.
22 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Kicking up a fuss over a dance

I am finding it hard to comprehend the brouhaha over the episode where Attorney General Tommy Thomas, Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong, who is in charge of law, danced at a recent law fraternity dinner.

13 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Call of the king

There is a first for everything it seems, even for a monarch to step down and a new one to be elected.

6 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Rules for the Rulers

The king of Malaysia oversees a variety of things in the country, but his sovereignty isn’t without question.

Of national interest: The Conference of Rulers – comprising the nine rulers, and governors or Yang di-Pertua Negeri of the other four states – meets three times a year to deliberate on matters of national policy.
23 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Greener on the other side

When in doubt, hop to the most inviting place. While that might be a mantra for frogs, politicians have also taken a fancy to this escape plan.

A comfortable number: PH may not command a two-third majority in Parliament but it does not need to worry as there is a new norm in Malaysia’s democracy – the electorate also wants a strong opposition.
18 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Nurul Izzah: It’s not something that was decided overnight

IT’S 3pm and way past lunchtime, and Nurul Izzah Anwar has finally found time to have her meal. She is joined by her two children and a family member.

A hard place: Nurul Izzah is overcome with emotion after she delivered her winding-up speech at the 13th party National Congress in IDCC, Shah Alam.
16 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

A touch of class

Class and culture can’t be bought at online malls or picked up from the nearest grocer, unfortunately. You either have it or you don’t.

Classy: The Islamic Arts Museum certainly fits the world class tag. Not only is the building beautifully designed, the exhibits are of the highest quality.