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Bigger fish to fry

​​​​​​​SOMETHING is very wrong with some of our Members of Parliament. Our economy has been heading south since the outbreak of the Covid-19, which spread – like a virus does – from China to the rest of the world, not sparing Malaysia, yet some politicians seem oblivious to the sense of urgency.

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More changes ahead?

A sea change happened two years ago, and now, rumblings of another revamp to the country’s administrative landscape is expected to keep eyeballs peeled on newsfeeds.

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One man’s meat...

Wild animals may have tickled the palates of the adventurous, but the spread of another deadly global disease should conclusively put paid to unnecessary dietary requirements.

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Slip sliding away

So low has our ringgit dipped that holidays in Thailand and Singapore have become fading memories for the average Malaysian.

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Embracing the ties that bind

There are a multitude of reasons that bring us together as Malaysians, yet there are those who spend inordinate amounts of time finding divisive ones to separate us instead.

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A glimpse of glory

WE are already into 2020 and it’s the dawn of a new decade. But if we buy into the endless narrative of race and religion, it’s as if we haven’t moved.

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Silence isn’t always golden

THEY were once heralded as brave, articulate and outspoken leaders, always weighing in on issues concerning the people, but they seem to have gone mute, or just disappeared.

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Sowing truth in a time of lies

People have fibbed through their teeth to save their skin, but the long arm of the law will invariably catch up, as it usually does.

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Teaching with a purpose

Education has kicked into high gear in most parts of the world, yet in Malaysia, we’re still aimlessly cruising the neighbourhood.

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Walking the talk

It’s easy to extol the virtues of paving the way for younger voters, but we had better put our money where our mouth is when eight million of them hit the polling stations.

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Mari Ponteng for MP

When it’s time for declaration, they sidle up to the people, but come time for action, they slide away. Welcome to the world of suspect Malaysian politicians.

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The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, likewise the nation

OUR politicians don’t seem to get it. Malaysians are exhausted from their endless politicking at the expense of homing in on pressing issues affecting the people.

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