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Rugby provides a lot of hope

I SPOKE, or rather, wrote too soon. Immediately after the shocking defeat of my favourite team, the All Blacks, I wrote a piece entitled “England leading the way for the future rugby?” in the online version of this newspaper on Oct 27.

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Farewell after almost four decades

After highlighting on women’s issues for 39 years, Utusan Melayu columnist stops writing as the curtain falls on the newspaper this month.

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England leading the way for the future of rugby?

To say that I am disappointed is an understatement. I am one of those fanatical supporters of the All Blacks whom I believed are God-chosen to be the masters of the rugby universe.

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An opportunity to right the wrong

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

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Too much diplomacy, too little action

IT was almost midnight on Wednesday, Sept 8,1997. A chartered Boeing 747 Malaysia Airline plane bearing flight number MH4802 took off from Subang International Airport. The then Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad (now Tun), was on board with a few ministers and a planeload of businessmen, government officials and reporters. I was one of them.

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Habibie: A reformer and a democrat

Although some believed he was betrayed by his own party, he was a gentleman politician unfazed by all the lobbying and jostling around him. Hopefully history will be kind to a true Indonesian patriot.

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Why the govt needs a spokesperson

It cannot be business as usual. In the Internet era, effective communication is needed more than ever.

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A need for ‘compassionate banking’

An environment lacking in compassion is not good for business and the country in the long run. Business is also about humanity.

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No country for old people

With Malaysian life expectancy rising, managing an ageing nation is a real challenge for the government.

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Lessons from Trump’s racist tweets

PRESIDENT Donald Trump singled out four coloured members of the United States House of Represent­atives in his recent tweets.

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The Man, The Legend, The Road Name

SOMEONE rightly opined the late Tan Sri Emeritus Professor Dr Khoo Kay Kim was a man without race.

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Deepfake is worse than fake news

IMAGINE the unthinkable: Someone of substance in the Chinese community saying something deeply racist on video about the death of a Malay policeman in the aftermath of a racial skirmish in Kuala Lumpur.