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On The Beat


On The Beat

Time of the season

A political year will soon be up, so the honeymoon’s truly over. How has New Malaysia’s government fared? With the indiscretions rolling out, that’s coffee shop talk right now.

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Monkey off its back

To avoid slipping on the proverbial banana skin by losing out on ecotourism revenue, Tourism Malaysia must first put its best foot forward.

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Eight is (just about) enough

There are stereotypical people and situations. For the CNY holidays, it’s best to stay clear of familiarity breeding contempt.

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Feeling lost in Penang

Its decline has been progressive, but Penang’s Hokkien heritage is at its closest to death’s door as 2019 takes off.

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Let the cash registers ring

IT’S less than three weeks to the Chinese New Year, but the consensus feels there is less festive excitement in the air, and that, for most of our country folk, simply means money is tight.

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Call of the king

There is a first for everything it seems, even for a monarch to step down and a new one to be elected.

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Rules for the Rulers

The king of Malaysia oversees a variety of things in the country, but his sovereignty isn’t without question.

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Greener on the other side

When in doubt, hop to the most inviting place. While that might be a mantra for frogs, politicians have also taken a fancy to this escape plan.

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A touch of class

Class and culture can’t be bought at online malls or picked up from the nearest grocer, unfortunately. You either have it or you don’t.

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Calling the kettle black

MALAYSIANS are a very strange lot. Not all of us, mind you, but a big portion of us seem to find it easy to contradict our own behaviour and thoughts.

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Standing tall together

Race and religion have continually attempted to divide us, but at the heart of it all is the unwavering resolve of Malaysians to be as one.

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Treading the path of moderation

An eye-opening exhibition in London is cluing visitors in to the accepting and harmonious ways of Islam.

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