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Musical chairs in Pakatan's politics

THERE seems to be no end to the political drama within the Pakatan Harapan ruling coalition, with this weekend gearing up to be another explosive affair for component party PKR.

#Abidinideas

A state of birthday cheer

A once-in-a-year celebration that brings the Ruler and people closer together and even the weather cooperated this time.

Vital Signs

Malaysia does not have a good record of transparency

In healthcare especially, more transparency on data and procurements would instil greater trust in our Health Ministry.

So Aunty, So What?

The garden of great expectations

THIS is the column I have waited six years to write. It is the third and most crucial part of a story that began even earlier, on Oct 10,2012.

Colours of China

Countdown to Winter Olympics

BEIJING is the only city to have been chosen for two Olympic Games.

Putting Dr G On The Spot

The risks of Scarlet Love

Menses is generally perceived “unclean” and menstrual taboos are well described across many cultures.

All the pieces matter

2020: The year we get #StrongerTogether

Let’s move from politicians to civil society, to discover what lasting Malaysian unity can look like from 2020 onwards.

Heart Talk

Shining hope for Malaysian unity

The unexpectedly quick and strong action by the Cabinet in responding to a racist incident offers a glimpse of the path towards a New Malaysia.

On The Beat

Embracing the ties that bind

There are a multitude of reasons that bring us together as Malaysians, yet there are those who spend inordinate amounts of time finding divisive ones to separate us instead.

It's Just Politics

Is Kimanis Sabah’s Tanjung Piai?

Sabah politics is about to be tested, with Umno framing the coming by-election as a referendum for the controversial Sabah Temporary Pass for illegal immigrants issue.

On Your Side

A war nobody wants

IT will be sheer lunacy if the tensions in the Middle East were to escalate to an extent that the United States and Iran embark on a full-scale war that nobody wants.

#Abidinideas

Deadly strikes opening the year

THE optimistic ending of my article last week was immediately blunted by a meme I received on Jan 4 that pronounced on Jan 1, the new decade was going fairly well; on Jan 2, Australia is on fire; and on Jan 3, World War III has begun. The latter is a reference to the assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani by drone strike in Baghdad on the orders of US President Donald Trump.