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Sex, sleaze and scams

It’s the kind of tale that’s begging for Hollywood’s treatment, even though we’re the losers in the story.

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Compass of compassion

Religion shouldn’t be a factor in custody battles for children between couples.

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Litmus test beckons

The old routine can no longer be rolled out for a new audience, certainly not in the social media age.

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An old controversy gets a new lease on life, mirroring the sign of the times

IT’S ironic that a controversial statement by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, largely forgotten or more precisely, generally unknown to most Malaysians, would get resurrected.

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The roaring silence

THIS may be the Year of the Tiger, but they are disappearing from our jungles at an alarming rate. Let’s dispense with the silly excuses. We have destroyed their habitat and now, we’re expected to believe in this ecological fairy tale that clearing jungles is advantageous to these majestic animals.

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Spike in tall tales

Just when Covid cases seemed a little less deadly, there has been a flurry of fairy tales from the usual suspects.

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Watchdog turns scapegoat

Without fail, politicians always resort to finger pointing or shifting blame to avoid scrutiny.

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Core of corruption

IT looks like the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is at its lowest ebb. The agency’s image is in tatters, and in the eyes of the public, an impression has been formed.

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Silver lining solution

WE usually start the year with the traditional well wishes and hopes. As Malaysians usher in 2022, we have busied ourselves on New Year’s Eve by sending out such messages.

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Floundering in the flood

It didn’t take much for our politicians to blunder when dealing with the unprecedented rainfall last week.

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Food for thought

Malaysia spent RM55.5bil in food imports in 2020 and the bill will be higher this year with a weaker ringgit. The need for food security is top priority.

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Nothing else matters

THE rakyat is surely wondering if some of our politicians are worth their salt given the pathetic issues they’ve raised in Parliament when there are clearly bigger concerns.

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