Along The Watchtower
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MONDAY marked the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, regarded as the worst nuclear accident in history. But some scientists contend that the damage caused by an earthquake and tsunami to Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant 10 years ago was equally severe.
THERE is no denying that the scourge of corruption has soaked into the fabric of our society. A recent survey by Transparency International-Malaysia (TI-M) found that corruption is rampant and set to get worse, according to the majority of Malaysians.
OVER the years, recurrent reports of abuses, including violence against detainees and deaths in custody, have marred the reputation of our police force. The alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl in a police station lockup recently has the sullied image further.
THERE’S an apt idiom for our seemingly never-ending battle against Covid-19, especially on infections spreading among foreign workers: A stitch in time saves nine. It means it is better to fix a problem when it is small instead of waiting until it becomes a much bigger issue.
IT’S been a week since the United States’ presidential election and all the major media networks have named Democrat Joe Biden as the winner, claiming he had won 290 electoral votes against incumbent Donald Trump’s 214. But as the popular saying in the country goes, the fat lady is yet to sing.