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Colours of China

A quiet Chinese New Year in Beijing

TENS of thousands of people – as far as my eyes could see – greeted me when I first arrived in Beijing more than two years ago.

The Bowerbird Writes

We simply never learn

WE are never good at managing crisis. Take the case of the Highland Towers collapse and the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370. The two cases were 21 years apart, but both incidents manifested our failure in managing crisis.

Putting Dr G On The Spot

Ways to boost poor quality sperm

Men who produce lower quantity of sperm with high degree of abnormality or inactiveness, are often thought to be associated with male-factor infertility.


The digital era: When social media does more harm than a virus

With instant messaging apps like WhatsApp, you can now share anything, instantly and everywhere, with everyone. Who has the time and common sense these days to check the provenance of the ‘facts’?

Siti Lights

Is a third force the next step?

In Scandinavian countries, the third force comprises citizens’ movements that elect representatives according to shared values and regardless of political parties.

It's Just Politics

A titanic win for Barisan

IF the Kimanis by-election was a sea battle, the fight would have been between the sinking ship of Barisan Nasional and the armada of the state government led by Parti Warisan Sabah.

The Star Says

The real truth in facing the coronavirus

AS the coronavirus spreads rapidly across the globe, misinformation about this virus that has already claimed 259 lives as of yesterday – all of them in China – has also evolved on social media.

All the pieces matter

Go after drug lords, not drug addicts

“MALAYSIANNESS” is not a very well defined thing. Indeed, thinking about what makes Malaysians Malaysian has long been a personal preoccupation of mine.


Keep calm and be informed

The disease that is spreading faster than the novel coronavirus is a mental and emotional one that brands an entire race as dangerous.

On The Beat

One man’s meat...

Wild animals may have tickled the palates of the adventurous, but the spread of another deadly global disease should conclusively put paid to unnecessary dietary requirements.


Coordinating immunity for citizens

The government’s task is compounded by those who want to score political points even at a time when everybody should be listening to the scientists.

Reflecting On The Law

Improving the access to justice

THE administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government. Access to justice is, or should be, a fundamental right in a democratic society.