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Animal signs and politicians

Chinese New Year is never complete without geomancers telling us what the future holds for each zodiac sign. Here’s a look at what may be in store for some big names.

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Diversity, the Malaysian special

IT was Thaipusam and, as usual, I was in Penang – walking down the streets looking every bit like a kavadi bearer with my bearded face and traditional outfit.

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Water doesn’t just fall from the sky

MY nephew’s house was a mess. There were boxes everywhere, with those black rubbish bags all filled with water. Elsewhere, pots and pans were stacked high, also filled to the brim with water.

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With stability, 2024 has promise

IT was a year which started with much promise, and plenty of promises.

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A self-defeating prejudice

“Ask not what your country can do for you.

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The Malaysian Indian dilemma

THE Universiti Malaya convocation last week was a really lively affair, if social media posts are anything to go by.

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It’s crazy movie season

IT was Deepavali last week and time for the movies. One of the biggest hits was the Hindi blockbuster Tiger 3, starring Salman Khan.

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We need to get out of the well

A FEW weeks ago, a little girl wrote to our Prime Minister, complaining about the toilets in her school.

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Exorcising ghost of Oct 27, 1987

It was one of the darkest days in Malaysian history, but we must never forget Ops Lalang – and never allow it to be repeated.

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NS 3.0 – Not so fast, please

National Service is coming back with a focus on unity. But will military-style training really help forge unity? And will 45 days be enough?

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Of rice, greens and avarice

WE were in India last month and stopped at a restaurant for lunch. The naan there apparently was to die for. The server (as waiters are called) wanted to know what curry we wanted, pointing to the menu.

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Sorry story of saree phobia

IT’S a 5,000-year-old garment and has been found in the Indus Valley civilisation, one of the earliest in the world. It has been called the nine-yard wonder for the myriad ways it can be draped over a person. It’s timeless – both ancient and yet modern.

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