So Aunty, So What?


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So Aunty, So What?

To all the books I loved before, part 2

MY staircase is getting “booked” again. This time, I’ve taken space on all the steps where I have stacked bundled books that I am giving up for good.

So Aunty, So What?

Big 'discount' leaves many asking why

THE dragon hasn’t roared in yet, but the nation has been set aflame by the Federal Territories Pardons Board’s decision to cut former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s jail time by half to six years and give a super generous 78% discount on his fine from RM210mil to RM50mil.

So Aunty, So What?

Doctor needs a reality check

Dr Mahathir has been injecting too much hate and poison into the body politic.

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My mother the nonagenarian

IT’S my mother’s birthday; she turns 90 today.

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Finding hope in a royal bulwark

I AM writing this on Christmas Day. It’s late afternoon and due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases again, we haven’t invited anyone over. So it’s been a quiet day and I like it.

So Aunty, So What?

Doing the best I can

CONFESSION: I don’t speak good Malay, aka Bahasa Malaysia (BM). I think that is typical for most of my generation. We baby boomers studied in English language medium primary and secondary schools. I went on to earn my Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English degree from Universiti Malaya.

So Aunty, So What?

Reclaiming the Malaysia of 1980

WE are a very sensitive country. Make no bones about it. Different communities can get upset, aggrieved or insulted by a variety of things, especially when they are related to religious sensitivities.In the case of Coldplay’s concert, PAS got all hot and bothered and wanted it cancelled because band leader Chris Martin supports gay rights.

So Aunty, So What?

Return of an old menace

As if there aren’t already plenty of hassles when it comes to travelling, here comes another worry to plague us.

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In Sarawak we trust

MORE and more, it seems, that if we want to find progressive, inclusive and egalitarian Malaysia, we have to look to Sarawak and, to a lesser extent, Sabah. Both state leaderships seem to be showing more intelligence, rationality and savviness than the federal administration.

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Disservice, or third time’s the charm?

MENTION “national service” and it conjures the image of drafting able-bodied young men – and women in some nations – into the military to be trained as war-ready soldiers to defend their country.

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Tag that line, sell that slogan, catch that phrase

TAN Sri Tony Fernandes, our world-famous king of low cost carriers, is on the move, literally, with his latest venture.

So Aunty, So What?

I want my rainbow back

A RAINBOW is truly a sight to behold. No matter how many times we see it, whether after rain, around waterfalls, sea spray or fog, it is magic to behold.

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