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The Star Says

Stand together for equal right to life for all

THERE are less than 10 days left in the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. This annual international campaign which starts on Nov 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, runs until Dec 10, Human Rights Day.

On The Beat

Mari Ponteng for MP

When it’s time for declaration, they sidle up to the people, but come time for action, they slide away. Welcome to the world of suspect Malaysian politicians.


Azmin group plans ‘parallel congress’

The power struggle in PKR is escalating as the group aligned to Datuk Seri Azmin Ali plans to hold their own ‘congress’ on the same day as the party national congress.

The Bitter Truth

When one’s head is on the chopping block

THE 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal has resulted in many casualties, not least a 60-year-old ruling party and government, but also the good name of an illustrious family whose patriarch was the country’s much loved second prime minister.

What's Your Status?

Young Malaysian researchers solving grand challenges

Young Malaysian researchers are eager to use their knowledge to solve society’s problems. Can they get the financial support (and more) needed to realise their potential?

On Your Side

Not a g’day mate!

IMAGINE planning for your dream vacation for months, only for your holiday plans to be dashed on the day of your departure.


An artful coalition of the young

MANY friends have urged me to write about an important topic concerning the protection of children, with particular reference to my home state.

All the pieces matter

Parliament: If you can’t stand the cold

More than most, Parliament seems to be a place where function is sacrificed time and time again over form.

Over the Top

Manifesto priorities on my mind

If GE15 sees the entry of a Third Force, what should it promise to do? Malaysians must make themselves heard on the changes they want.

All the pieces matter

Will a Cabinet reshuffle solve Pakatan’s problems?

IN the aftermath of the Tanjung Piai by-election, one of the more hotly discussed options on the table is a Cabinet reshuffle.

Colours of China

Wayang kulit revival in China

PI YING XI or shadow puppetry has been given a new lease of life in China.

The Bowerbird Writes

Ghastly? That’s my cabin, sir!

I WAS on a British Airways flight from Edinburgh to London Heathrow recently. As the cabin crew was pushing the trolley, I asked for a glass of water.