The Star Says


The Star Says

Conditions for a licence must be clear and concise

IMAGINE that you are going into business for the first time. You are setting up a shop and have learnt that no premises can be used for trade, business or industry without a licence from the relevant local authority.

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Time for MPs’ voting records to be made public

TUESDAY was far from business as usual at the Dewan Rakyat. The Government had proposed to amend the Federal Constitution for the first time since 2007 and the Bill containing that change was due for its second reading that day.

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Ensure the wheels of justice are well-oiled

SOME of us may be tempted to think of Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s SRC International Sdn Bhd court case as Malaysia’s trial of the century. After all, this time last year, the accused was our head of government.

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Be responsible on social media

ONE can almost understand why the Pakatan Harapan administration keeps dialling back on some of its pre-election promises of protecting free speech.

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It’s everyone’s job to keep the environment safe

WHAT arose from the Sg Kim Kim disaster two weeks ago are not just noxious fumes but the consequences of our long neglect of our environment.

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Women are strong but many not powerful

INTERNATIONAL Women’s Day, marked on March 8, was a day to celebrate women’s achievements, and it was good to read many stories of women overcoming odds and attaining success.

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Saving the rule of law requires space and time

IT is a wonder how claims of scandal within the Judiciary linked to the dissenting judgments in two high profile cases could have gained so much attention in the last two weeks.

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Economy showing signs of picking up

IT was a pleasant surprise that the economy grew by 4.7% last year. The performance would have been better at 5.2% if not for the drag from the commodities sector last year.

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There’s no shortcut to a good education

BUYING yourself a degree rather than actually studying for it isn’t a new phenomenon.

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NACP must not end up as a show peacock

THE newly-launched National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) has an intriguing streak of realism.

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Educate men to respect women

CONCERN over personal safety is always paramount in anybody’s mind. People want to feel safe no matter where they are and under normal circumstances, there should be no doubts over their well-being.

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Take a holistic approach to bringing up children

WE were told on Thursday that the government is “seriously considering” imposing a curfew for those under 18 as a way to curb social problems, particularly drug abuse, among young people.