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The Star Says

Time to end single-use plastics altogether

COME July 1, all eateries in Selangor will be banned from using plastic straws.

On The Beat

A change is in the air?

Loosening wheels and appearing cracks are endemic of a Government swiftly put together, but these wrongs may be righted soon – at the expense of some.

Siti Lights

Can we talk about the economy?

YES. Let’s not talk about sex, lies or videotapes. I am just not very interested in such things. Nor am I going to touch on the Bateq Orang asli issue as I am waiting for some news on it.

It's Just Politics

‘Politics have no relation to morals’

THE Machiavellian plot to derail Datuk Seri Azmin Ali’s political ascension has triggered a situation described in an Niccolٍ Machiavelli quote.


Azmin still far from being in the clear

IT was the Hari Raya open house at the Prime Minister’s Department but the centre of attention was Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.

One Man's Meat

Where kidnapping is a business

When southern Philippines is a prosperous neighbour, then perhaps cross-border abductions will stop.


Speaking about a common theme

INVITATIONS to speak at various events have resumed in earnest after Ramadan. I am sometimes slightly puzzled by some of the requests that I receive, including on topics I know little about, so I always try and understand from the organisers how they think my words can benefit those who will be present, lest I fall into a bout of impostor syndrome.

All the pieces matter

Of gutter politics and the folly of hotheads

POLITICAL gossip-mongering has gone into overdrive, reaching a fever pitch.

Reflecting On The Law

Life is tough, but we are tougher

Our columnist shares his parting words of advice to students. There is no magic wand to grant success, he says. To do well, you need discipline, positivity and a good heart.

So Aunty, So What?

In a state of denial

LET me get this straight. Malaysia doesn’t have gays. That’s what our Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi said in March.

Colours of China

A padi field that roars

A LUGGAGE full of rice was what I brought back to Malaysia during a trip home late last year.

Ask Dr G

To cut or not to cut, that is the father's question

A father asks if he should continue with a family tradition and get his boys circumcised.

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