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So Aunty, So What?

My life as I am getting to know it

It has been a period of adjustment, new interests and rediscoveries.

Colours of China

Welcoming the new year with laughter

THE clock is ticking fast to welcome 2020 and I have compiled some funny incidents that took place in China for you to end the year with a smile.

Putting Dr G On The Spot

Distracted in Love Making

Sex is like any other life activity, and one can be distracted due to various reasons. When there is distraction during sex, it will not just compromise on performance,


Aung San Suu Kyi: Lannister or Stark?

In Myanmar’s ‘Game of Thrones’, the Rohingya lose as the much-revered Lady becomes much reviled.

The Star Says

Listen to our young on climate change

TEENAGE Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was named the youngest Time’s Person of the Year on Wednesday.

It's Just Politics

A Shakespearean dilemma

Is it only a matter of time before PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is sacked from his party?

On The Beat

Teaching with a purpose

Education has kicked into high gear in most parts of the world, yet in Malaysia, we’re still aimlessly cruising the neighbourhood.

All the pieces matter

Malaysia’s lost unity

Diversity should engender inspiration, fusion, and healthy competition. Why have we let ‘leaders’ use it to tear us apart?

Asian Editors Circle

Towards Asia’s most dangerous decade

Asia today has half of the world’s middle class and some two-thirds of the world’s great urban agglomerations. More Asians live under some form of democracy, imperfect as many of them doubtless are, than any other region in the world.


A deep state of reflection

AT a recent gathering I was asked about my thoughts on the “deep state”. This refers to people and organisations, often within national institutions, that work together to further an agenda separate from the one intended by the formal institutions of state.

On Your Side

Cruising down the Klang River

THERE’S something about taking a river cruise that harkens back to a bygone age, when the only available transports were via railway, horse-drawn carriages and river.

All the pieces matter

Old style political AGMs reveal deep structural problems

Three political parties concluded their AGMs or party congresses last week. What can we learn from them?