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Putting Dr G On The Spot

Spirits, smokes and sperm

A man trying to conceive a second child is unconvinced smoking and drinking has an effect on fertility since it worked the first time.

It's Just Politics

Rumblings in the opposite aisle

In an ironic plot twist, Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is now facing a no-confidence challenge after Budget 2021 was successfully passed in Parliament.

Asian Editors Circle

To Papuans: Do not be afraid. I bring you good news

AFTER reading the 10-point “Moral Call for Justice and Truth” from 147 Catholic priests of five dioceses in Papua and West Papua, including a sharp rebuke against the Bishops Council of Indonesia (KWI) for its “reluctance” to speak out in defence of indigenous Papuans, the infamous remark of the Jewish high priest during Jesus’ crucifixion suddenly came to mind (he accused Jesus of blasphemy).

The Star Says

It’s the holidays for us but not Covid-19

TWO major holidays are around the corner: Christmas and New Year.

On The Beat

Rocking the boat

Financial logic is shaking the foundations of the Penang ferry’s nostalgic appeal.


Anwar faces challenge to his post as Pakatan leader

The man who set out to unseat Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as prime minister is now fighting to hold on to his position as Opposition leader.


Valuable lessons from a pandemic

A troubled year is coming to a close but bear in mind the importance of seizing the opportunity to change for the better and ensuring that the right lessons are instilled in the next generation.

Tell Me About

What is gene therapy?

Advances in medical technology means that some diseases can be treated using human DNA.

Reflecting On The Law

Learning to live together in harmony

The Malay Rulers can play a significant role to moderate extremism in all forms and build bridges of understanding.

So Aunty, So What?

The world in one word

IT’S the year of Covid-19 so it comes as no surprise that “pandemic” is indeed the declared Word of the Year (WOTY) by two esteemed dictionary publishers.

Women's World

Could vitamin D and zinc help to prevent Covid-19?

With their role in the immune system, experts are studying the possibility of vitamin D and zinc protecting against infection and reducing the severity of Covid-19.

Over the Top

Insensitive words of Kedah MB may be interpreted as unprofessional conduct

THE rude and insensitive rantings of Kedah Mentri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor may be seen as the incompetent and unprofessional conduct of one person, or an example of the future of Malaysia under Perikatan Nasional and the so-called ‘Islamic’ party, PAS.

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