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Of masks and masking

MASKS strapped, we venture out into the world with a sense of trepidation.


When the mind declines

DEMENTIA is a syndrome characterised by significant cognitive decline that is severe enough to affect independence in everyday activities.

All the pieces matter

The future is now

IT’S happening. I don’t think there’ll be any announcements around the corner, but it feels like things are cooking.

Asian Editors Circle

Covid-19, US elections, Trump and a global tragedy

IN his 2016 Inaugural Address, United States President Donald Trump said: “For too many of our citizens, a different reality exists: Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted-­out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation; an education system, flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of knowledge; and the crime and gangs and drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealised potential. This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.”


Chinese politics at a new crossroads

There is a deep sense of disappointment among the Chinese about politics and they are unsure who will be able to deliver their hopes for the future.


A renewal of ideas

I SUSPECT it is a rare thing in any organisation for every member of staff, from the CEO to the company driver, to discuss and collectively shape its broad strategy.

On Your Side

Urgent need for self-discipline

THE last thing we want is a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic to hit the country. We just cannot afford another lockdown.

Along The Watchtower

Needless move to alter history

THE fixation on hills in Melaka often arouses amusement and, sometimes, even intrigue. There are just too many places around the historical city named after “bukit” (hill).

Over the Top

Of doctors without philosophy

Have you read a book recently by a Malaysian scholar that changed the way you think about the world?

Colours of China

All abuzz over Peranakans

Drama series on baba and nyonya is driving customers to Malaysian restaurants in Beijing.

The Bowerbird Writes

Moving beyond racial imperatives

The fight to eradicate poverty must go on. We have to acknowledge it is not merely a concept, it is real.

Putting Dr G On The Spot

Having trouble peeing? Your prostate is likely the culprit

Urinary symptoms as a result of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia include night time and day time frequent urination, difficulty in initiation of urination, incomplete sensation of emptying, straining, poor flow and dribbling.

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