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Law needed to stop online bullies

REMEMBER the adage “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”? In the days before the Internet, it was a fitting response to taunts and insults from childhood bullies.

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Have a heart for the adopted

There should be no delays in processing citizenship for adopted children as the Federal Court has set a precedent on how the status of abandoned babies must be dealt with.

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Costly labour crunch

MALAYSIA’S foreign labour shortage is getting more critical by the day with no clear solution in sight to bridge the shortfall of more than 1.2 million workers needed in key sectors.

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Risk of famine and nuclear war

The war in Ukraine rages on under the threat of nuclear weapons as 49 million people across the world face starvation.

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Teach ethics when they’re young

WHEN I read recently that university students will have to undergo a compulsory anti-corruption course from next year, a fitting Tamil proverb flashed across my mind: Ainthil valayathathu aimbathil valayathu (what does not bend at five, will not bend at 50).

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Revamp needed for food security

IT has been a week since the govern­ment decided to scrap approved permits (APs) for food imports. While consumer bodies have lauded the move, there is much unease among small-scale farmers and livestock breeders.

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Able Malaysians shine abroad

Some two million citizens have emigrated to other countries and unlike in the past, they now include Malay doctors, engineers, scientists, academics and other professionals.

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Propaganda, media – the fog of war

IN war, truth is the first casualty, noted ancient Greek tragic dramatist Aeschylus.

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Intense fight for Malay votes

Malay voters face a tough choice in deciding between Barisan Nasional and Perikatan Nasional in the Melaka state election amid anxiety that a split in the ballots could lead to a Pakatan Harapan victory.

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Asean nations caught in a quandary

The entry of the new trilateral defence pact in the Asia-Pacific region has divided South-East Asian countries and negated the quest for a zone of peace, freedom and neutrality.

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Threat at home and abroad

While claims that Malaysian fighters have been nabbed in Afghanistan are being verified, history shows that such fighters had been in the country from as early as in the 1980s.

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We need a host of measures to fight this virus

Malaysia should adopt a multi-layered strategy featuring a host of actions – vaccines, prophylactics, new antiviral drugs, and even the latest devices to check the spread of the virus indoors.

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