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Sunny Side Up

'Weed' your negative thoughts and cultivate a peaceful mental garden

How to reduce the self-critical voice and take steps to manage unnecessary reactions.

SEARCH Scholar Series

Learning by doing: Belt and Road FDI spillovers

FOREIGN direct investment (FDI) has long been viewed as an important catalyst of economic development. It contributes to job creation, productivity growth and infrastructure development, all of which lead to greater living standards and higher economic growth.

The Bowerbird Writes

The spread of dishonesty bugs

ARE we becoming a nation of cheats and hypocrites, where the corrupt ones are heroes and the bigots and racists hailed as saviours?

Colours of China

Killed by ‘bureaucratic delays’

CASES of deaths due to delayed treatment have led the Chinese to question the rigid behaviour of hospital staff in following the standard operating procedure (SOP) in the control and prevention of Covid-19.

Putting Dr G On The Spot

Calculated U-turn after the snip

I am a man in my mid-fifties and have been living as a widower since my wife died five years ago.

On The Beat

Watchdog turns scapegoat

Without fail, politicians always resort to finger pointing or shifting blame to avoid scrutiny.

Beyond boundaries

Getting the right candidate

Malaysia recently learned a hard lesson about choosing who will represent the country abroad. Welcome to Beyond Boundaries, a new fortnightly Sunday Star column that will examine Malaysia’s interactions with the wider world.

The Star Says

It’s in our hands as much as the government’s

MALAYSIA has joined many countries around the world and announced quarantine exemptions for some travellers.

It's Just Politics

Bring it on – and soon

A young gun in Umno is all for the 15th General Election to be held this year.


Shafie aims to cause an upset

THE audience at Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal’s political gathering in Penang seemed quite thrilled to see him.


Call for early warning system, disaster drills

AT THE entrance to a resort in Sungai Lui, Hulu Langat in Selangor, is a muddied slipper hanging by a yellow raffia string.

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