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On The Beat

Hazy shade of the heatwave

Like a bad penny that keeps rolling back, the wicked weather of recent days shows no sign of abating as the culprits plead ignorance.

All the pieces matter

Boycott? Yes, let’s all boycott selfish politics

We need to replace toxic hate-mongering and marriages of political convenience with movements anchored in real principles.


The life and legacy of BJ Habibie

A reflection on Indonesia’s mercurial former president.

Siti Lights

The vision of our Rukun Negara

This Malaysia Day is a good time for us to reflect on our national ideology, which is the essence of the soul of the nation that has carried us this far.

One Man's Meat

Spooky uncertainties await Sabah

Sabah and Jolo are separated by the Sulu Sea and yet their fates are entwined.


Time to get serious in clearing the air

The haze leaves Malaysians with a certain resignation as they are engulfed by helplessness and powerless to stop it.

All the pieces matter

Lift the haze of political profiteering

‘… this is not an Indonesia vs Malaysia problem. This is a corrupt, rich people vs the rest of us problem.’

Vital Signs

Controlling rising healthcare costs is not a magic solution

Merely controlling the cost of healthcare products and services will not achieve affordable healthcare as there are multiple factors in play.

Reflecting On The Law

Bridges of friendship across the sea

AS we commemorate 56 years of the formation of Malaysia, it is necessary to strengthen the bridges of friendship between the peninsula and Sabah and Sarawak. It is necessary for the people of both regions to rededicate themselves to the spirit of accommodation, moderation and compromise that made possible the transformation of Malaya to Malaysia.

So Aunty, So What?

It’s green and it’s great

I EMERGED from the forest sweat-drenched, with shaky legs and a little tired. But I was also completely elated.

Colours of China

China celebrates 70th National Day

OCTOBER is one of the most anticipated months for the Chinese as they celebrate the country’s birthday while enjoying a long seven-day golden holiday.


Music to move Malaysians for 'M for Malaysia'

Some documentaries need a theme to start us off. This is what goes into making such music.