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People first, politics last

FORMER British Prime Minister Harold Wilson famously coined the phrase “a week is a long time in politics.” Given what has happened in Malaysia, a month could be an eternity.

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Cranking up the volume

THE special five-day sitting of the Dewan Rakyat was meant for Members of Parliament to express their views on how best to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.

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A dose of errors

It’s bad enough braving the syringe but now we’re left wondering if vaccinators took the plunge with us.

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Satisfaction guaranteed

In terms of entertainment value, it’s hard to beat our politicians. All that’s lacking are the popcorn and soda.

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Down the tubes

WE’RE in a pickle, aren’t we? A rich one indeed. Public confidence is at rock bottom as our economy withers away under Covid-19, where daily infection rates are spiralling upwards with no end in sight. As a bonus, we have politicians who need reminding that talk is cheap.

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New and improved

IT’S miserable to be in Selangor because we’ve now transitioned into the dreaded enhanced movement control order (EMCO). This will have a serious economic impact since the state has the highest number of factories, being the largest contributor to the country’s gross domestic product.

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Unfazed by the phase

WITH the current phase of lockdown coming to an end tomorrow, every indication points to an extension, unless something dramatic happens soon.

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Time for MPs to meet

IT should be obvious by now that extending the Emergency when it ends on Aug 1 is not an option.

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A for effort

FIRSTLY, let’s congratulate the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) candidates who bagged straight As for their subjects, because this has been a difficult examination with so many uncertainties and disruptions.

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Shot in the foot

It’s so easy to pull the trigger on despatching ‘news’, but what if fact meets fiction?

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Biting the bullet

In the little time available for change, we must discard preference and embrace logic.

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Is Covid-19 to blame or our apathy? The answer is glaring.

IT has been a pretty depressing few weeks for me. I lost a former schoolmate and friend to Covid-19. Two former colleagues from The Star also succumbed to the dreadful virus.

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