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One Man's Meat

Into the jaws of civilisation

WHEN teacher Edmond Goyong needs internet access, he drives a 4WD for six kilometres to a hill. That sounds ridiculous, but not when you’re in a remote school in the east coast of Sabah.

Along The Watchtower

The misery of modern slavery

It’s a growing concern that Malaysia is on Tier 2 watchlist of the Trafficking in Persons Report for the third consecutive year for its failure to meet the minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking of foreign workers.


Where’s our ‘Beautiful Neighbourhood’?

MANY people have asked me why I write the way I do and why I think in a way that is not characteristic of either my race or religion. I never gave such questions much thought until I recently began pondering things that make me sad about the future of this nation.

Colours of China

Rough road to jobs for new graduates

THE Covid-19 pandemic may have stopped people from travelling and closed businesses for some time, but life still went on for everyone in the world.

The Bowerbird Writes

Addressing child marriage issue

I WAS in the city of Ponorogo in East Java in February this year. Ponorogo is famous for its culture and tradition. People from that part of Java have migrated to Peninsular Malaysia, with many settling in Johor and Perak.

Asian Editors Circle

Comment: Identity politics during Covid-19

Moving forward, we need to reimagine our post-pandemic societies in the world, region and in Indonesia.

All the pieces matter

Doing politics differently

Youth-driven Parlimen Digital shows what Malaysia 2.0 might look like, when governance is about consensus building and common ground, not endless bickering.

On The Beat

Predictable outcome

The rumblings of a return to power are gaining momentum, but a foundation is rarely built on shaky ground.

It's Just Politics

Shafie’s choice: PM, or CM, or nothing?

Sabah chief minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal is facing Shafie’s choice. There are two versions of Shafie’s choice, depending on your political affiliation.


Shafie missing the X-factor

Pakatan Harapan's credibility spirals downwards as the discord over who should be their prime minister candidate continues to play out like an unending soap opera.

Science, She Wrote

The Covid-19 Chronicles: How to wake up

Often, we confuse the way we are used to doing things with who we are. … Although difficult to undergo, the MCO became a much-needed hiatus from the ways we were used to doing things, a chance to break free from accepted ways of thinking.

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