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The Star Says

It’s not the time to let our guard down

THE 1918 influenza pandemic took two years to overcome. But with current advances in technology, the world could halt the coronavirus “in a shorter time”, World Health Organisation head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in Geneva on Friday.

On The Beat

Tear-jerker with a twist

I’M not one for heartbreak movies. In fact, I can’t fathom the idea of sitting in a cinema bawling away and drawing unwanted attention to my sensitive side.

All the pieces matter

Breaking clean

Breaking Bad was a seminal piece of literature. One might say it even marked a small turning point in the history of storytelling.

It's Just Politics

Margins of victory and defeat

THE independent candidate from the as yet unregistered Pejuang party has a fat chance of winning in the Slim by-election in Perak on Saturday. It is a given that Barisan Nasional’s Mohd Zaidi Aziz of Umno will win it, said one political analyst.

Analysis

Penang's controversial 'islands in the sun'

PENANG Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow is not a showy or combative type of politician.

#Abidinideas

A workshop to enhance partnership

“POST-modernisation and new socio-culture” is an inexplicable title for any time of day, let alone at 8am.

On Your Side

A second chance to keep hopes alive

THERE are two key dates at the end of August and September that are crucial in the country’s push to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.The first is the expiry of the recovery movement control order (MCO) on Aug 31 and the second is the expiry of the loan moratorium on Sept 30.

One Man's Meat

The price of democracy

The difficulty Sabahans are facing in casting their votes is a scenario screaming for remedial action.

Along The Watchtower

Pact with few gains and many risks

FROM the Industrial Relations Act to problems at the workplace brought about by Covid-19, the country’s two main bodies representing bosses and workers have a history of being at loggerheads. But for once, the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) and Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) are seeing eye to eye, united by their vehement opposition to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

Over the Top

The politics of ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’

It hurts when you’re made to feel like a stranger in your own country.

The Bowerbird Writes

Charting a new education pathway

I WAS asked by Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) to look at higher education in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic. I am not an educator. Perhaps they wanted a perspective of an “outsider” who is as passionate as anyone about education.

Colours of China

Saying ‘no’ to too much food

WHEN you get invited to business meals in China, it is normal to be served more than 20 dishes for a table of 10 people.

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