Name and shame


Unnecessary fuss: This Malaysian-made whiskey gained attention after winning an international award only to become embroiled in a supposed ‘controversy’ over its name. — Handout

MOST of us are guilty of making assumptions in some way. Even a name can cause controversy, which must have baffled many foreigners reading the recent news in Malaysia.

In the past fortnight, we’ve been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Again.

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Wong Chun Wai

Wong Chun Wai

Wong Chun Wai began his career as a journalist in Penang, and has served The Star for over 35 years in various capacities and roles. He is now group editorial and corporate affairs adviser to the group, after having served as group managing director/chief executive officer. On The Beat made its debut on Feb 23 1997 and Chun Wai has penned the column weekly without a break, except for the occasional press holiday when the paper was not published. In May 2011, a compilation of selected articles of On The Beat was published as a book and launched in conjunction with his 50th birthday. Chun Wai also comments on current issues in The Star.

   

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