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Colours of China

A limit to warm hospitality

The help provided to some foreigners in China during the virus outbreak has caused misunderstanding among the locals.

The Bitter Truth

Address ambiguity over enforcement of MCO

THE case of 24 seminarians of College General Penang charged and convicted for breaching the movement control order (MCO) is a troubling one.

All the pieces matter

Makcik Pia and the new MCO2 crowds

Restricting movements sometimes creates more crowding, and greater risk of infection. Is that what we want?

Through Many Windows

Covid-19: Power of compassion

Pandemic or otherwise, it is these rakyat who rise up to the occasion. If only this power of compassion can be unleashed consistently in peaceful and better times.

Heart Talk

Time to sanitise our souls too

Let’s purge our souls of bigotry as we sanitise our hands several times daily during this pandemic.

On The Beat

Ignorance is bliss

However, the kind ailing the United States’ top brass has come at a devastating cost to Uncle Sam.


More tests ahead for Muhyiddin

It has been a difficult first month for Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, but he has shown experience, focus and savviness as he made his way through the landmines of power.

It's Just Politics

Getting the right message out

If we don’t want the country attracting global attention for the wrong reasons, we need to encourage our political leaders to get professional help before they speak or post publicly.


Acts of kindness are infectious

As we face down this Covid-19 pandemic together, it is a time for social distancing, yes, but also for strength and kindness.

Science, She Wrote

The Covid-19 Chronicles: (Mis)communications of a communicable disease

The double-edged sword of living through a pandemic in the age of rapid communications is that effective information is accessible – but so is fake news that has resulted in wasteful distractions, unnecessary panic, and in some instances, actual harm to health and wellbeing.

On Your Side

The war in our lifetime

NOW this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.