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The psychology and politics of the Rohingya issue

While we search for sustainable solutions for this issue, we should not be blinded to basic human compassion and empathy.

What's Your Status?

Fighting scammers as we fight Covid-19

As scams crop up capitalizing on our Covid-19 fears, we should be ready to practice 'social distancing' to protect ourselves from being conned.

Along The Watchtower

A cost too high

THE response to the bold but fair suggestion was not surprising, given the protected status of the country’s 1.71 million strong public servants.

Over the Top

A new twist to MPU subjects

TODAY, I wish to propose a twist in the teaching of a category of subjects that some in both public and private universities have dismissed as “unimportant” – the Mata Pelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU) or General Studies subjects.

Colours of China

Costly lesson for young mum

WHEN I saw dozens of unread messages in the group chats I joined, I knew instantly some people had sought advice from others in our chat group again.

The Bowerbird Writes

Adapting to a (painful) new normal

THE month of Ramadan is the time Muslims would love to be in the Holy Land most. Mecca and Medina are usually swarmed with pilgrims from all over the world to perform their umrah.

Putting Dr G On The Spot

Lowdown on lockdown lows

From Lowdown Larry.

Science, She Wrote

The Covid-19 Chronicles: Remembering an important lesson

A Song of Ice and Fire (ASOIAF) by George R.R. Martin is my favourite book series. Many may more readily recognise its television adaptation, Game of Thrones.

All the pieces matter

What Covid-19 is showing the world

Deep, systemic political and economic problems are being laid bare.

On The Beat

Busting post-MCO blues

Government and corporate leaders will have their preparation and resolve tested when the world limps out of lockdown.

It's Just Politics

National unity in the time of pandemic

DURING the Covid-19 crisis, Malaysia has been experiencing moments of unity and moments of differences, noted Prof Shamsul Amri Baharuddin, head of the National Institute of Ethnic Studies at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

The Star Says

The virus battle has to go on

DESPITE the leeway given to varsity students and those stranded outstation to return home and for more sectors of the economy to resume operations in the next two weeks, the fight against Covid-19 is far from over.

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