LET’S give Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang marks for trying. He has posted at least three pictures of himself and family, dressed up in red Chinese New Year costumes, for the festival.
The PAS president spoke of his ties with the Chinese community including his daughter-in-law and many other family members adopted by his grandfather – whom he regarded as his blood uncles.
Wong Chun Wai began his career as a journalist in Penang, and has served The Star for over 35 years in various capacities and roles. He is now group editorial and corporate affairs adviser to the group, after having served as group managing director/chief executive officer. On The Beat made its debut on Feb 23 1997 and Chun Wai has penned the column weekly without a break, except for the occasional press holiday when the paper was not published. In May 2011, a compilation of selected articles of On The Beat was published as a book and launched in conjunction with his 50th birthday. Chun Wai also comments on current issues in The Star.