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A living legend from Guangdong

From the land of Sun Yat Sen and Ip Man, a new giant has emerged; one who has changed the face of real estate in China and other countries.

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Fearing the death of a dialect

Like most Penangites who are proud of their heritage, the writer is troubled that Hokkien isn’t spoken as much as it used to be.

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The multi-plot in politics

As the clock ticks towards GE, it’s getting harder to read between the lines in Malaysian politics.

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Go ahead, make that choice

Every individual has the right to choose how he or she wants to dress. And we don’t need the authorities, whether secular or religious in nature, to interfere in this very personal aspect of our life.

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Wanted: Leaders who listen

Grievances from residents warning of environmental damages must not fall on deaf ears.

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A legacy that is fast disappearing

THREE convent schools in Penang are in the news with talk that they may have to close down, supposedly because of dwindling enrolment.

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Ops Lalang, our dark days

Thirty years after the operation, some of the same issues – race, religion, language – still plague some of our politicians.

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A moderate Malaysia, the way to go

The recent actions of the Rulers and the strong statement issued by the Conference of Rulers are a beacon of hope, just when things seemed a bit pessimistic.

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There’s a lot more to Malaysia

From the jungles (and political jungle) of Danum Valley and Silam to the urban areas, our country is more multi-faceted than one might think.

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Another government department, seriously?

Perhaps the authorities would also look into beefing up existing enforcement agencies like the MACC, given their heavy workload.

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Stop racial and religious hatred

Let’s hear more voices of reason amid the din from critics who assume that being liberal means being hedonistic instead of believing in the universal values of compassion and acceptance.

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Moderation, the way to go

PAS, or any other group, should not be allowed to use religion to challenge Malaysia’s social climate and political system.

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