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Making Progress

365 days later

THERE is a French saying: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” It is attributed to Alphonse Karr.

Colours of China

It’s like a matter of life and death

Ten million students are tuning down as they will soon sit for China’s all-important annual national college entrance examination.

The Bowerbird Writes

We are never too old to work

Those above 60 years should not be taken for granted as they are poised to transform society in the 21st century.

Putting Dr G On The Spot

Postpartum sex: How long to wait before getting under the sheets

While there are no hard and fast rules on the interval before resuming sex after childbirth, many healthcare providers recommend waiting four to six weeks, regardless of the mode of delivery.

Heart Talk

‘Cash is King’ comes back to bite Pakatan

Politicians using cash to buy power and votes has created a culture in Malaysia in which people have started valuing money more than truth, hard work and honesty.

On The Beat

Paving the way ahead

TUN Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said many times, and in different ways, too, so the message is clear and consistent – Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will be his successor and there should be no doubt of this.


Expect the unexpected from Dr M

IT has been no less than a spot on centrestage for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the ruling coalition marked its one year in power.

Siti Thots

Malaysian education and quotas

IF there is one other thing that I am passionate about, it is education. Education is the bedrock of progress in society. So today, I want to walk all of us down the memory lane of Malaysian education.

It's Just Politics

‘Bossku’ is coming ... or not

IT was one day after the one year anniversary of the fall of Barisan Nasional. If you were in Sandakan on the east coast of Sabah on Friday and witnessed the rock star reception ‘”bossku” Datuk Seri Najib Razak received, you would not have thought Pakatan Harapan is now in control of the Federal government.


Moving forward, New Malaysia needs a new narrative

THE euphoria over the surprise victory of the Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad-led Pakatan Harapan coalition last year has been swiftly replaced by a surprisingly bitter disappointment.

One Man's Meat

Sabah slangs made famous

Many local phrases originating from the state are gaining traction in the peninsula. Some have even become political slogans.

All the pieces matter

Finding middle ground for the IPCMC

NEW Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador gave us all a strong ray of hope on his very first day of the job when he stated his support for the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC), while also committing to make sure that it serves the interests of both the police and the public.