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Good grace under pressure

BY Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s admission, the Pakatan Harapan didn’t expect to win the general election. So, the new federal government is finding itself biting more than it can chew having made “too many promises”, and is now struggling to fulfil its election pledges.

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An F for you, Bung Moktar

THE antics of Kinabatangan MP Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin at the Dewan Rakyat are familiar to most of us.

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Keeping it civil

The civil service makes up the backbone of any nation, yet the concept of its implementation continues to elude some of the powers that be.

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Ministry feeling the squeeze

IT must now have dawned on Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik that he sits in a hot seat. A role as university lecturer is a different ball game altogether from heading an entire ministry.

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Baby love no more

How a vile act like child marriage has continued to proliferate is not only shocking, but sad, too.

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Storm brewing in a teacup

There are many bigger fish to fry, yet, age-old preoccupations continue to keep us hot and bothered.

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Much ado about nothing

THE proceedings at the High Courts are conducted mostly in English, as it is a language that many of our senior lawyers and judges, regardless of their race, are accustomed to.

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Different strokes

In a world fixated with stereotypes, Siti Kasim smashes the mould of convention and defines what our New Malaysia desperately needs.

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… And justice for all

The closet is bursting with skeletons and the carpet is a mile high. And while the new government has its hands full, some high profile criminal cases need a relook.

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Looking East with a twist

Japan may have led Malaysia’s Look East policy of yore, but the stakes are heavily tipped in China’s favour now as the leader of the new world order.

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Of protocol and privilege

Superfluous titles and awards may have started the rot, but in a new Malaysia, there is little room for delusions of grandeur.

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Food for thought

MALAYSIANS know how to enjoy their food but, but the trouble is, we never really pay attention to hygiene standards at eateries.

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