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Stern and commanding: His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim, King of Malaysia, has reminded our Members of Parliament to behave and debate with maturity and self-restraint in the Dewan Rakyat. Looking on is Her Majesty Raja Zarith Sofiah, Queen of Malaysia. — Bernama

IT’S baffling how some of our politicians, be it the sincere or attention grabbers, are incessantly angry, agitated, provocative or intimidating. In the pursuit of realising their agendas, many ultimately embarrass themselves, and us.

Finesse seems to be in short supply, attested to by their behaviour during Parliament debates or outside the august House.

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Wong Chun Wai , On the Beat column

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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