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The Bowerbird Writes

It’s dangerous to let The State decide

I AM against any idea that the state has the right to wiretap its citizens. It is downright unethical and unwarranted.

Putting Dr G On The Spot

Gender differences in sexual response to Yam Seng

I read with interest your Christmas Article highlighting mixing booze with sex can be advantageous in moderation.


History repeats itself with the Taal volcano

What it’s like to live with a volcanic cloud over your head.

On The Beat

Slip sliding away

So low has our ringgit dipped that holidays in Thailand and Singapore have become fading memories for the average Malaysian.

The Star Says

Protecting the green, green grass of home

IT is something we often take for granted.

It's Just Politics

Shake, shake, shake... for new coalitions?

The Rubik’s Cube of Malaysian coalition politics is spinning hard.

The Bitter Truth

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.


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.