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Wishy-washy silence is not golden

We thought the new Malaysia would be a dynamic and energetic one but yet there still is so much ambivalence in so many policies.

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No dignity in half-measures

You might need to do some unpopular things to right some wrongs. But if you look at the long-term benefits, the answer will be clear.

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Look for what we can offer the world

​​​​​​​THESE are the things that make me weary:

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Whither our Merdeka spirit

Our independence was built on the spirit and willingness to accommodate. Now we have the best chance to write a new inclusive chapter in our country’s history, for the sake of our children.Our independence was built on the spirit and willingness to accommodate. Now we have the best chance to write a new inclusive chapter in our country’s history, for the sake of our children.

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Don’t let the young tune out and switch off

SINCE I’ve been back I have not been reading the news. Partly that is because I have so much work to do. But I have to admit that I am also very disinclined to read the news because, well, most of it is dreadful. There is absolutely nothing cheery about it, nothing that makes me feel that there’s light ahead or anything to look forward to.

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Never too late to start a new chapter in life

FEW people seem to have noticed that I have not been around in Malaysia for the better part of the last nine months. That’s one of the benefits of social media, that we can always seem present in the

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Getting the ‘right sort’ of education

Education, done the right way, opens up your mind to the vast expanse of the universe and the limitless knowledge within it.

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Let’s have a happy first anniversary

it has been an uneven year for Malaysia Baharu, but Malaysians should take pride that in this chaotic violent world today, we were arguably the only developing country that changed governments through the ballot box, without a single drop of blood being shed.

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Get your scepticism on

SOMETIMES when I read the horrific toxic messages that go around WhatsApp groups, I have to wonder about my people. Do we enjoy being whipped up into agitation? Do we find reading bad news pleasurable? Is it really blissful to wallow in ignorance? Don’t we mind being manipulated by irresponsible people?

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All upside down

I REMEMBER more than a year ago feeling dizzy because I thought the world had turned upside down. Things that used to be true were then declared fake, values that used to be upheld were discarded and their opposites lauded instead.

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Girls are to blame for everything

That seems to be the wrong-headed thinking in some circles. What we need to do instead is teach our children that sexual harassment and sexual violence arise from an environment that does not treat girls and boys equally.

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A wish for less politicking

Also, our columnist hopes Malaysians will use their right to free speech intelligently in 2019...and perhaps our ministers could get good communications people to advise them?