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Minister gets brickbats and bouquets

Straight shooting Tiong King Sing is in the midst of a racially tinged controversy for demoting Tourism Malaysia’s DG. But the feisty Bintulu MP, as always, is taking on all detractors.

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Already in the dock for genocide

LAST week, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) demanded that Israel should do everything in its power to prevent acts of genocide in Gaza; but disappointingly, it stopped short of ordering an end to the ongoing offensive.

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Remove the rot from the force

Malaysia needs a more robust police oversight structure than the existing Independent Police Conduct Commission to restore public trust and confidence.

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Timely review of halal rules

MERRY Christmas! You can now have your cake, have your greetings written on it and show it off to anyone before you eat it. The controversial directive banning products displaying non-Islamic festive greetings has been withdrawn.

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One war rages, the other wanes

GAZA is “hell on earth” again with the expiry of the week-long truce between Israel and Hamas.

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Truant MPs and skiving teachers

SOME things never change. When I was studying during the 1960s and 70s, truancy was the main disciplinary problem in Malaysian schools.

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Global outrage over Gaza

THE global indignation over the ongoing genocide against Pales­tinians trapped in Gaza is unprecedented.

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Crooked cops under the spotlight

THE rot in our police force is far worse than imagined but there is a glimmer of hope: It is no longer being swept under the carpet.

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Weaning from imported rice

THE global price of rice has soared to a 15-year high after India, which accounts for 40% of the world’s rice trade, banned exports in July.

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Changing chessboard in global politics

MOST people might not have noticed but the world took a major stride away from being unipolar towards becoming multipolar last week.

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Time is short to turn the tide

AMONG the viral messages shared after last Saturday’s state polls was one that ended with this grim prediction: “This is a tide no one can stop. Malaysia will become a complete Islamic State by 2027.”

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Of climate change and nuclear war

OPPENHEIMER, a biopic on the turbulent life of “the father of the atomic bomb”, is poised to be one of the biggest movies this year.

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