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In Your Face

Why caring about rare disorders matters

February 28 is Rare Disorders Day around the world. I spoke to Malaysians on the front lines of the fight against rare disorders to learn how we can help.

Along The Watchtower

Crooked judges must be exposed

AS the ultimate bastion of justice, an impartial and incorrupt judiciary is crucial for maintaining the rule of law.

Why You Like That Wan

In the tussle for Malay votes, PAS' trump card grows bigger

It was the Watergate expose, of how a United States president knowingly lied about clandestine activities by his party that sank the Nixon administration in the 70's.


Rumblings on the Malay ground

A strange wind is blowing through Semenyih.

The Bowerbird Writes

EAC must not fail

THE Economic Action Council (EAC) was set up out of necessity, and not because the ministers are incompetent. On this matter, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had to publicly counter the views of his no-nonsense media and communication adviser Datuk A. Kadir Jasin.

Putting Dr G On The Spot

Hard times getting stiff

ED is a common sexual disorder. It is more prevalent in men with advancing age and deteriorating health. The lack of rigidity can also affect younger and healthy men.

It's Just Politics

Back to race politics in Semenyih

It looks like the upcoming by-election is going to be about which party is more Malay and Muslim. Sounds familiar?

The Star Says

Economy showing signs of picking up

IT was a pleasant surprise that the economy grew by 4.7% last year. The performance would have been better at 5.2% if not for the drag from the commodities sector last year.

Siti Thots

What’s in a ‘digitus impudicus’

The writer puts her finger on our rights and the law for gestures and insults.

On The Beat

Time of the season

A political year will soon be up, so the honeymoon’s truly over. How has New Malaysia’s government fared? With the indiscretions rolling out, that’s coffee shop talk right now.


Ties between Warisan and Pakatan to be tested

TUN Dr Mahathir Mohamad is starting to flex his muscles.


The poet sweet-seller from Allahabad

Poetry and peda, in the midst of the Kumbh Mela. Laddoos or Barfi? UP is spoilt for political choice.