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Daddy cool

LET’S concede that Fathers Day is deemed less important than Mothers Day. By the way, dads, if you don’t already know, today is the day the world pays tribute to you.

All the pieces matter

Dr Mahathir or Anwar?

I WAS a teenager the first time Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had their first major political conflict. I’m pushing 40 now, and it feels a little odd that we are in roughly the same place as we were 22 years ago.

Asian Editors Circle

The problem with toppling statues

Instead of pushing historical figures off their pedestals, consider what Singapore did during its bicentennial year to deal with Stamford Raffles’ place in its history.


Is it the end of the road for Mahathir?

FEELINGS in PKR have been simmering, especially after the bombshell dropped by DAP leader Anthony Loke earlier this week.


Nurturing a common destiny

THE ongoing Black Lives Matter protests around the world have continued to fuel debate and introspection in politics, economics and culture. As a graduate of comparative politics and sociology, the phenomenon is making me revisit the many theories of government, institutional legitimacy and political philosophy that I read at the London School of Economics.

So Aunty, So What?

When guns and racism collide

A TIRED Yale University student is napping in a common area. A man is standing by an apartment door waiting for a friend to come down. A young girl is selling bottled water in front of her home to raise money to go to Disneyland.

Colours of China

Rules set for the unruly

CHINA is known for its long historical background, the magnificent Great Wall, the adorable panda and the beautiful landscape. It is a frontrunner in many aspects of technology.

Putting Dr G On The Spot


I am sorry to email you about a subject that is not so sexy.

Asian Editors Circle

What's behind Duterte's U-turn on scrapping US defence pact

Philippines realises it needs VFA protection as the Covid-19 pandemic continues.

The Star Says

Stay safe, stay well as Covid-19 still a threat

WE are in the recovery movement control order (MCO) period and the government has lifted restrictions on interstate travel and almost all businesses but that does not mean the Covid-19 threat to the country has subsided.

On The Beat

More pressing matters

ANYONE unfamiliar with Malaysian politics must think we’re living on the edge with the ruling government commanding a wafer-thin majority in Parliament.

It's Just Politics

Sabah government under siege

“THERE will be a new government in Sabah next week, ” a Perikatan Nasional insider told me on Tuesday afternoon.

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