The Bowerbird Writes
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Oscars – showbiz at its best and worst
WHO would have imagined Green Book being named Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards? Before this, probably 85% of moviegoers had never heard of the film directed by Peter Farrelly.
EAC must not fail
THE Economic Action Council (EAC) was set up out of necessity, and not because the ministers are incompetent. On this matter, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had to publicly counter the views of his no-nonsense media and communication adviser Datuk A. Kadir Jasin.
The minister and the city
The Federal Territories Ministry oversees three places. But it is Kuala Lumpur that demands the most attention, with its many social, economic and cultural challenges.
Free the bourse, please!
Perhaps it is time to consider slightly easing the regulation of the stock market to reflect the realities of today rather than the fears of the past.
Recollections that ought to be read
Tan Sri Leo Moggie has written a book that not only tells his fascinating personal story, but also sheds light on Sarawak and Malaysian history.
A technology-free start for children?
We need to better understand how the use of electronic devices affects young children and figure out how to ensure that these gadgets serve us best.
Better health the key to longevity
It isn’t great to live longer if it is without good health. We need to improve our lifestyles, change our eating habits and diet to promote healthy ageing.
Troubling times for journalists
New Malaysia comes with the promise of press freedom. But it also depends on the bravery and hard work of the men and women in media.
Corporate Malaysia, wake up please
Whatever happened to corporate etiquette in this country?
Let’s start the conversation
We will never agree on everything, but we should at least hear each other out.
Listen to the groans of the rakyat
If price increases are not properly explained and dealt with, the government will face a tide of anger.
Keep national service and make it better
I SUPPORT the government’s decision to scrap the National Civics Bureau, as announced on Monday. It is an open secret that the Barisan Nasional government used the agency as an indoctrination tool.