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Along The Watchtower

LTTE arrests: Support or sympathy?

The investigations into the 12 persons held for alleged links to the Tamil Tigers must be completed before the end of the 28-day period of detention without trial under Sosma.

All the pieces matter

What is the real reason for the LTTE arrests?

PERHAPS the introductory caveat of this article should be: objectively speaking, we must be open to the possibility that the statements by some of the police could be absolutely true.

The Bowerbird Writes

An opportunity to right the wrong

A yearly budget should be able to address real issues not just dangling carrots and promising sweeteners.

Colours of China

Modern revival of an ancient art

Like-minded people in Guangzhou keep the spirit of Cantonese opera alive by promoting the art form.

Putting Dr G On The Spot

Condom conundrum: To use or not to use

The description that "using condom is like taking a shower with a raincoat on" or "eating candy with the wrapper on" typically depicts the feelings of men who loathe the rubber.

On The Beat

Keep foreign extremism at bay

THE arrest of two DAP lawmakers – including a state executive councillor – for their suspected links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) militant group is certainly one of the most explosive stories of the week.


‘A full-time career in the gig economy? Think twice.’

THE gig economy is capitalism at its most brutal. Everybody wants to create the next “unicorn” – disrupting conventional businesses on a global scale like Airbnb and Netflix.

It's Just Politics

Far reaching consequences

THE controversial Kongres Maruah Melayu (Malay Dignity Congress) has come and gone. But its impact might have far-reaching consequences as the fiery racial rhetoric by certain speakers has rattled some Malaysians.


A closer view of Brexit

SOME days in the United Kingdom prior to visiting the easternmost and westernmost countries of the European Union have stimulated an update on Brexit.

Reflecting On The Law

Opening the windows of our mind

THE pre-eminence and official position of the Malay language is deeply entrenched in our Constitution. Article 152(1) prescribes that the national language shall be the Malay language and shall be used for all official purposes.

So Aunty, So What?

The Tugu way to doing good

I JUST had one of my best Sundays in a long time. This was my revisit to the Taman Tugu Forest Park in Kuala Lumpur.