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All the pieces matter

Politicking out, the rakyat in

I HAVE great respect for Lim Kit Siang. His contributions to the nation are innumerable, and his commitment to a better Malaysia is both inspiring and admirable.

Asian Editors Circle

Why Trump’s peace plan matters to rest of Asia

US President Donald Trump’s peace plan may be targeted at the Middle East but it matters for the rest of Asia too.


A respectable place

MALAYSIA’S performance in the recently-released Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index 2019 is our best ever, ranking 43rd out of 167 countries and territories, and scoring 7.16 points out of 10, with individual scores of 9.17 for Electoral Process and Pluralism, 7.86 for Functioning of Government, 6.67 for Political Participation, 6.25 for Political Culture, and 5.88 for Civil Liberties.


Handover date on the agenda at council meet

Pakatan Harapan top guns are keen to press Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to ease the political uncertainty over when Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will take over.

Reflecting On The Law

Royal rule amid leadership change

The sagacity of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong can steer the nation through uncertainty if the PM post is vacated unexpectedly.

Vital Signs

Managing the coronavirus outbreak is a marathon, not a sprint

With no signs of the novel coronavirus outbreak slowing down, healthcare professionals need to settle in and strategise for the long haul.

So Aunty, So What?

When Korean isn’t all Greek

By winning the highest accolade in filmdom, ‘Parasite’ proved language is no barrier to audiences and success.

All the pieces matter

PPSMI: Be data driven, not tribal

THE debate about teaching Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI) is quite typical as far as Malaysian debates go, in that people very often take a position based on their identity.

Colours of China

Lack of hygiene awareness

WHILE many people zero in on those who eat wild animals for the novel coronavirus outbreak, I beg to differ. I would blame it on the lack of hygiene awareness among the Chinese, which I dare say is one big problem.


Death of western democracies?

What South-East Asia can learn from the fragility of the American and British political systems.

It's Just Politics

Umno’s ‘Deal of the Century’?

The latest turns and twists of the Malaysian political game point at a clandestine coalition: Pakatan Nasional.