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Hazy shade of the heatwave

Like a bad penny that keeps rolling back, the wicked weather of recent days shows no sign of abating as the culprits plead ignorance.

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Dicing with danger

When we start splitting hairs over race and religion in our economy, it’s obvious we’re heading down a slippery slope of blinding ignorance and ominous prejudice.

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Give kindness a chance

THERE is a certain degree of apprehension, even uneasiness, this year as we celebrate National Day. Race relations in this country isn’t anything to be proud of, what with manufactured fears fuelled by groups with political interests.

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Plural Malaysia is an asset

No amount of racial and religious rancour is going to unsettle Malaysians born and bred here, because the love for our nation is inclusive and pure.

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Outwearing his welcome

He has stirred a hornet’s nest more than once and is often the bee in our collective bonnets. Do we really need a Zakir Naik here?

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Dirty deeds done dirt cheap

THE Kinabatangan river in Sabah is one of the best places to view wildlife in Asia, what with its dense population of animals such as orang utan, hornbills, proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants, langurs, wild cats, crocodiles and other amazing creatures.

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The cost of the Hong Kong protests

ONE of the most avid speculations about the Hong Kong protests is whether the CIA is involved, and this talk is fuelled, no less, by warnings from the Chinese to the US to keep out of Hong Kong’s affairs.

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Standing tall together

IT’S a little more than a month away from our National Day celebrations, when the nation turns 62, but ironically, instead of proudly celebrating being Malaysian, some of us are continuing to preach about race and religion.

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Red blood runs through us all

Contrary to the belief of some, the frequent use of racist slurs doesn’t make it right in any context, and it’s high time it is eradicated.

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Sense of inclusion needed

While the China-Hong Kong union still sits uncomfortably at times two decades on, the road ahead is slowly but surely being paved.

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Together we stand

Farcical political situations and a depleting economy. If there’s a time to rally the troops to thwart the country’s follies, the upcoming National Day looks the opportune moment.

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Alma maters which matter

THE Convent Light Street in Penang will always be a special place for me. It remains the only sister school of my alma mater, St Xavier’s Institution, where I had my primary and secondary education.