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Through Many Windows

Don’t give unwanted advice when you visit the sick

To visit or not to visit a friend or acquaintance in hospital is a very tricky decision to make.


Life (and death) in plastic

Breaking down the synthetic material: from bathroom shelves to wastelands.

It's Just Politics

‘Pessimism abounds’ in the nation

A poll on how Malaysians think the Pakatan Harapan government is doing since it was voted in more than a year ago sends a strong signal that changes must be made, and quickly.

On The Beat

Walking the talk

It’s easy to extol the virtues of paving the way for younger voters, but we had better put our money where our mouth is when eight million of them hit the polling stations.

Heart Talk

Lots to worry about, thanks to endless politicking

‘Don’t worry, be happy’ is not just working nowadays.


Communicating policy sustainably

MY interest in public policy has always focused on our national institutions: our democratic bodies, our checks and balances, our values and principles, and of course the broad topics of education, culture and the nurturing of our collective identity.

Making Progress

Why do we find forgiveness so difficult?

In December 2015, my family and I went on holiday to South Africa.

Reflecting On The Law

Sosma can’t be above Constitution

If lawmakers don’t correct the Act’s disproportionate and arbitrary provisions, hopefully the courts will.

Vital Signs

A single admissions test to select the best medical students

We all want our doctors to be the best society can produce, but what does the "best" mean and how do we select for it?

So Aunty, So What?

Who’s afraid of the big, bad commie?

FROM young, I’ve been aware that my late father’s job as a policeman was to protect the nation from CTs, short for communist terrorists.

Colours of China

War against online scams

With the Chinese government coming down hard on online scams, fraudsters are moving their bases overseas.