The Bowerbird Writes
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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.
No country for old people
With Malaysian life expectancy rising, managing an ageing nation is a real challenge for the government.
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.
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.
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.
It is the institution that matters
I HAVE nothing against Latheefa Koya. In fact, I have a lot of respect for her as a lawyer, human rights activist and politician. She has made her name as someone who speaks her mind.
Please stay the course, PH!
THE Pakatan Harapan government is still grappling with issues real and imaginary a year after coming to power. So much has been said about the performance of the present government.
We are never too old to work
Those above 60 years should not be taken for granted as they are poised to transform society in the 21st century.
An obituary for the book industry?
MANY writers certainly aspire to be J.K. Rowling, one of the most commercially successful novelists in the world today. She is said to be worth RM4bil.
A gathering unlike any other
WHEN I joined Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) as a researcher in 1977, I shared a room with the late Abdullah Hussain. He was already a well-known novelist and short story writer. He later became the country’s eighth Sasterawan Negara (national laureate). He was once the editor of the entertainment magazine Gelanggang partly owned by the great P. Ramlee. Naturally, he had a lot of stories to tell about his days in Singapore during the best years of Malay cinema.
Money at the bottom of the pyramid
Empowering the ‘poor’ makes a lot of business and economic sense.
Approach to economy a game changer
Malaysians opted to change the government last year but reality is beginning to set in as Pakatan harapan struggles to address bread and butter issues.