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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.


Joining UiTM’s Rome stature

I’M happy to announce that I have recently become an Associate Fellow at Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), and I confess that Rome was one of the reasons I have been appointed.

In Your Face

A 'rare' report card for the Pakatan government

After a year in power, has the Pakatan administration done right by Malaysians born with rare disorders?

The Star Says

Keeping it real going into the second year

TUN Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s 5/10 evaluation of his Cabinet is keeping it real.

Reflecting On The Law

State Rulers and Federal Constitution

A constitutional monarch is a formal head of state but not the functional head of government.

So Aunty, So What?

An unlikely force for good

TOMORROW is an important day as it marks the first anniversary of the day Malaysians voted out Barisan Nasional. But I am not writing about it today because it is a topic that has already been covered extensively and eloquently by many and I have nothing cleverer or more insightful to add.

All the pieces matter

Universities need to focus on genuine quality, not obsess over rank

RECENT statements by scientist Dr Wan Ardatul Amani Wan Salim have caused quite a stir.

Colours of China

Winning over the young and old

HE came, he heard, he saw and now Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has a clearer picture of what the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is all about.

Putting Dr G On The Spot

The curiosity of blue pills for normal men

I am a 30-year-old-man who is just making an enquiry out of curiosity. Let me just get one fact straight, I have no problem to “rise to the occasion”, on most occasions.


A struggle for the soul of the Philippines

As midterms loom, the Philippines grapple with the sacred and profane.

On The Beat

Another brick in the wall

Education is that realm where wrongs are set right and learning thrives, yet, right off the bat, the new
matriculation intake has found itself in murky waters.


Worrying signals from the heartland

KHAIRY Jamaluddin had been unsure about whether he wanted to be part of the increasingly cosy ties between PAS and Umno.