Along The Watchtower


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Along The Watchtower

Just too much to swallow

IT is a shame, really. No other country blessed with so much sunshine, rain and vast areas of fertile land spends such astronomical sums on imported food.

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A needless distraction

IN English, the word ‘khat’ is used to refer to the leaves of an Arabian bush that are either chewed or made into tea. ‘Khat’ is deemed an illegal drug in some countries because the leaves contain an opiate-like stimulant, much like our ‘ketum’.

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Guessing game on succession

The latest sex scandal has fuelled more questions and doubts over the agreed plan to make Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim the next PM.

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Seeking the truth about MH17

IT has been almost five years since MH17 was shot down but the truth about who was responsible for the despicable mass murder remains unknown.

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Time to admit Asean’s 11th member

SO near, yet so far. Timor-Leste has been trudging on for eight years but the road to membership in Asean remains a long and winding one for Asia’s youngest democracy.

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Plunge in popularity

WHAT a difference a year makes. In a week, the Pakatan Harapan government will mark its first year in power but in stark contrast to the height of popularity it enjoyed then, support for the coalition has plunged.

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Don’t slay the golden goose

Melaka’s growing tourism industry may lose its heritage and uniqueness if the state keeps adding high-density commercial projects indiscriminately.

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A long train running saga

THE communication lines seem to be clearer now and the right signals are flashing. It may be just a matter of weeks before the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) is back on track.

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Meandering towards disaster

IN Malaysia, it’s never about the paucity of laws. It’s always about the lack of enforcement or reacting when it is too late.

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Tax to beat the dreaded bulge

“Babi lah lu! (You’re a pig!)” used to be a common insult in Malaysia although it is no longer taken lightly in these “highly sensitive” days.

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Crooked judges must be exposed

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

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Old politics in New Malaysia

The Pakatan government faces the arduous task of changing the value system of the people, especially with the unrepentant sense of entitlement within its leadership ranks.