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Big test for Muhyiddin and Anwar when they face off in Parliament

IT had been the quietest week in a long while for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who turns 95 today (July 10).

What's Your Status?

The Strange Life of Salim the Refugee: Part 3

Refuge: (noun) the state of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger, or difficulty.


Digital Parliament of ideals and hope

Lessons to be learnt from 222 young Malaysians debating on the economy and education.

On Your Side

‘Covid waste’ littering the planet

Protecting the environment with the efficient disposal of face masks is going to be a major headache for countries around the world.

One Man's Meat

Into the jaws of civilisation

WHEN teacher Edmond Goyong needs internet access, he drives a 4WD for six kilometres to a hill. That sounds ridiculous, but not when you’re in a remote school in the east coast of Sabah.

Along The Watchtower

The misery of modern slavery

It’s a growing concern that Malaysia is on Tier 2 watchlist of the Trafficking in Persons Report for the third consecutive year for its failure to meet the minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking of foreign workers.


Where’s our ‘Beautiful Neighbourhood’?

MANY people have asked me why I write the way I do and why I think in a way that is not characteristic of either my race or religion. I never gave such questions much thought until I recently began pondering things that make me sad about the future of this nation.

Colours of China

Rough road to jobs for new graduates

THE Covid-19 pandemic may have stopped people from travelling and closed businesses for some time, but life still went on for everyone in the world.

The Bowerbird Writes

Addressing child marriage issue

I WAS in the city of Ponorogo in East Java in February this year. Ponorogo is famous for its culture and tradition. People from that part of Java have migrated to Peninsular Malaysia, with many settling in Johor and Perak.

It's Just Politics

Shafie’s choice: PM, or CM, or nothing?

Sabah chief minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal is facing Shafie’s choice. There are two versions of Shafie’s choice, depending on your political affiliation.

On The Beat

Predictable outcome

The rumblings of a return to power are gaining momentum, but a foundation is rarely built on shaky ground.

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