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Making Progress

Time to stop the political games

THE last couple of months have been very interesting for Gerakan as the party has found itself, perforce, in the political limelight after being in the wilderness since the previous general election.

Opinion

Pakatan leaders want a definite date

Dr M says he would hand over in November, but some are demanding for a specific timetable

All the pieces matter

Is Pakatan failing due to bad communications strategy?

THE political secretary of a senior Pakatan Harapan leader recently commented on how the coalition was losing the social media war, and how Umno was successfully using the simple message that Pakatan was insidiously dominated by one race to great effect.

Over the Top

My ‘sixth’ Rukunegara principle

WHEN the Rukunegara was introduced, I was in Standard 3 at St Mark’s Primary School in Butterworth. I remember my teacher calling me up along with two other friends.

Colours of China

Sex education by accident

SCHOOLS across China have postponed the start of the spring semester to avoid the spread of Covid-19 (novel coronavirus).

The Bowerbird Writes

Move on like the Indonesians

DURING my two-week trip to Indonesia, I observed there was a serious discussion about ekonomi koronavirus (literally coronavirus economy). The debate was on the impact of the outbreak, particularly to Indonesia. Ironically, as of last Thursday, there was no case of the disease among its populace or reports of foreigners contacting the disease.

The Bitter Truth

Pakatan in need of a clear succession plan

HIGHLANDER, the 1986 action fantasy is a cult classic that remains on the "must watch" list of many a movie buff.

Putting Dr G On The Spot

Getting the lowdown on oral sex

Even though oral sex has become more culturally acceptable, it is often still regarded as a taboo.

Ceritalah

Duterte’s missed mandate

The Philippine strongman is deliberate, determined and deadly – but he has also been disappointing.

It's Just Politics

The Pakatan Harapan wild card

THE Pakatan Harapan government is like a house of cards. It is a political structure built out of playing cards – PKR, DAP, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia and Amanah plus its ally Parti Warisan Sabah – which are precariously balanced together. Take a card out and the coalition of hope collapses.

On The Beat

Bigger fish to fry

​​​​​​​SOMETHING is very wrong with some of our Members of Parliament. Our economy has been heading south since the outbreak of the Covid-19, which spread – like a virus does – from China to the rest of the world, not sparing Malaysia, yet some politicians seem oblivious to the sense of urgency.

The Star Says

‘To know Malaysia is to love Malaysia’

THE country’s tourism industry contributes significantly to Malaysia’s economic growth – and with the Visit Malaysia Year 2020 (VMY2020), the government is targeting around 30 million tourist arrivals and RM100bil tourist receipts this year.