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Enough of overdrive politicking

While the Covid-19 pandemic and struggling economy has gripped the nation and Malaysians, our power jostling politicians continue to be more preoccupied with power and positions.

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Delusions of grandeur

US President Donald Trump made world headlines when he announced last week that he had contracted Covid-19, and then was immediately whisked to hospital.

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Catch-22 a-calling

THE most disturbing news of the week has to be Covid-19 returning with a vengeance. Sure, it never went away, but this looks to be the scariest wave of the pandemic yet.

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Dialling in the disgust

THERE’S a Malay word to describe the current state of politics in Malaysia: meluat. It means disgusted, but the gravity of its meaning is best delivered through the original Malay word.

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Spy vs. Spy

In a world gone bonkers, espionage takes precedence in topping the competition. Just look at the US and China today.

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On a knife edge

Track records and predictability count for little in what could be the most turbulent state polls in Sabah’s history.

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Wine and wonder in the Bible

A PILGRIMAGE to Jerusalem, the holy land of Christians, wouldn’t be complete without visiting the Church of Cana, more popularly known as the Wedding Church.

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Leave your hat on

Lives lost and families destroyed are everyday scenery here. And they’re all paid for the price of ignoring basic safety rules.

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Tear-jerker with a twist

I’M not one for heartbreak movies. In fact, I can’t fathom the idea of sitting in a cinema bawling away and drawing unwanted attention to my sensitive side.

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Keep our backyard safe

DESPITE the continuous news reports of the South China Sea being a flash point between the United States and China, most Malaysians would regard the place remote, if not inconsequential.

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Celluloid heroes

THE imagery for those of us weaned on American-made westerns is clear – the good guys were always the cowboys. The white men, I mean.

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Amphibious ambitions aplenty

IF there’s one thing common among Sabah politicians, it’s them having belonged to more than one party. In fact, one even has the incredulous record of joining six.

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