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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.


Life-saving law could be delayed yet again

Ministry has a three-day window in which to table and pass the Control of Smoking Products for Public Health Bill in current Dewan Rakyat sitting.

At Full Swing

Once the Bashful Prince, Ishikawa still has eyes on the throne

WHETHER it was in America or Japan, every shot played was captured by TV crews and every post-round interview drew a massive scrum of golf writers that his agent would bring a stool for him to sit and answer every media question that would make sporting headlines back home.

Southern Reflections

Beware fake profiles on social media

IN my 25 years as a journalist, I have covered many stories involving scams.


New King to be elected tomorrow

THE country’s nine Rulers will elect the next Yang di-Pertuan Agong during a special meeting of the Conference of Rulers tomorrow.


Are we surprised by Israel’s reaction?

ON Oct 9, Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant ordered a “complete siege” of the Gaza Strip.

Along The Watchtower

Global outrage over Gaza

THE global indignation over the ongoing genocide against Pales­tinians trapped in Gaza is unprecedented.

A Winning Factor

The perils of two-goal leads and a weekend of football surprises

TWO-NIL is never enough and safe in a football game. Ask any managers, and they will tell you to go for the kill and get the third goal. Anything can happen at two-nil. Either your team hold on and secure the win, or you concede a goal and get a nervy ending or concede twice and lose two points instead of securing the three points.

Pinang Points

Brush with wild animals worrying

LOOK at a satellite photo of Penang island and you will see only about half the island is densely inhabited by people while it has a protected hill range boasting a diversity of flora and fauna.

Over the Top

Beyond unity and harmony

AT a recent forum on unity and harmony in Malaysia held at my university in collaboration with the National Unity Department, I made a statement that came as a surprise to many including the other panellists present.

SEARCH Scholar Series

Charting a course through the tumult of SME digitalisation

THE advent of digitalisation and the emergence of groundbreaking technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, big data, the Internet of Things and nanotechnology have been fundamentally reshaping the competitive dynamics in all industries, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are no exception.


War of narratives over Gaza

JUST over 48 hours ago, a Greek Orthodox church in the Gaza Strip, which was sheltering hundreds of displaced Palestinians, was hit by an Israeli air strike and it ended up with at least 16 people killed.

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