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The Star Says

Defuse ticking time bomb of racism

LATELY, the racial and religious time bomb has been ticking louder in Malaysia.

Analysis

Eye on Malay show of force

PAS and Umno will soon ink their unity charter at a mammoth gathering that will signal their clout but which will likely put off the non-Malays.

The Bowerbird Writes

Why the govt needs a spokesperson

It cannot be business as usual. In the Internet era, effective communication is needed more than ever.

Colours of China

A win for Mother Nature

Where once stood a city polluted by coal mining, a big green lung stands in its place.

Putting Dr G On The Spot

Sex at Sixty-too

I am from the generation of baby boomer who has just passed my sixth decade of life.

Siti Lights

'Maju' together for true Merdeka

YESTERDAY I read a heart-wrenching piece by one of our towering Malays in academia, Prof Dr Mohd Tajuddin Mohd Rasdi, entitled “A Meaningless Merdeka”, where he laments on the sliding down state of the nation and our failing society. His utter despondency on the futility of trying to save our beloved Malaysia in a climate where in his words, “"peddler of religious capitalism comes to this country blaring insults... and ministers have dinners with him”" and "“Old Malaysia has just been given a new lease of life by a heart bypass”", seem like the norm today among the real thinking-class of Malaysia. His article hit every point like a nail-gun to the head.YESTERDAY I read a heart-wrenching piece by one of our towering Malays in academia, Prof Dr Mohd Tajuddin Mohd Rasdi, entitled “A Meaningless Merdeka”, where he laments on the sliding down state of the nation and our failing society. His utter despondency on the futility of trying to save our beloved Malaysia in a climate where in his words, “"peddler of religious capitalism comes to this country blaring insults... and ministers have dinners with him”" and "“Old Malaysia has just been given a new lease of life by a heart bypass”", seem like the norm today among the real thinking-class of Malaysia. His article hit every point like a nail-gun to the head.

All the pieces matter

Do Malaysian political parties have real values or direction?

AT the National Economic Forum 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Former Minister Mustapa Mohamed asked attendees to raise their hands if they agreed that there was too much internal politicking right now in Malaysia.

Sharing The Nation

A national dialogue needed

PAKATAN Harapan, are you listening?

The Star Says

The right recipe key for PSP’s success

THE Government’s plan to offer breakfast to all pupils in both government and government-aided primary schools beginning next year is certainly well-intentioned.

On The Beat

Give kindness a chance

THERE is a certain degree of apprehension, even uneasiness, this year as we celebrate National Day. Race relations in this country isn’t anything to be proud of, what with manufactured fears fuelled by groups with political interests.

It's Just Politics

Rising giant in our midst

WHEN I was a teenager, I assumed that Sabah’s neighbour, Kalimantan, was a dark, empty swath of jungle. For me, the Indonesian part of Borneo Island – the third largest island in the world and largest in Asia – was a heart of darkness among its neighbours Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan) and Brunei.

Ceritalah

What holds Asian nations together

August seemed to be the month of independence for much of Asia, including Malaysia. However, most of the region is now grappling with nationhood and pluralism.