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One Man's Meat

Meaning of Merdeka and M’sia Day

LAST week, my 11-year-old daughter Apsara asked me what Merdeka was. She was preparing for a Merdeka-themed drawing competition at her school.

The Star Says

Cherish our shared destiny

TODAY marks the 62nd anniversary of Merdeka, a key milestone in the journey that led to the birth of our beloved home.

#Abidinideas

Defending buildings of independence

Every Malaysian should be concerned about the future of our heritage buildings, especially the ones that witnessed pivotal historical moments in our country’s formation.

Vital Signs

Budget 2020: Invest in solutions now to save on healthcare costs later

With some funding now, we can significantly control future medicine costs, provide appropriate insurance coverage and lay the foundation for old age care.

So Aunty, So What?

How do we learn to love a tree?

SO now we have a tree added to our collection of national symbols. This is the merbau, a tall tree that is a much sought after timber species.

What's Your Status?

Lessons from the Tunku

IT’S Merdeka month! Yet somehow, the mood doesn’t feel all that cheerful, does it?

Colours of China

Road bullies pay a heavy price

NEWS of two “powerful” female road bullies in separate incidents in China have got the Internet users busy for the past two weeks.

Putting Dr G On The Spot

Moderation the key to stay stiff between the sheets

Pornography, better known as porn, is a portrayal of sexual subject matter for the purpose of sexual arousal.

It's Just Politics

One country, three histories

The leaders should accept the fact that Malaysia’s MA63 is a loosely structured federalism, says don.

Ceritalah

In post ‘Doi Moi’ Vietnam, coffee raises families

The people's determination is driving the country's coffee industry, making the communist republic the world's second-largest coffee producer.

The Star Says

A proper and thorough study needed

ANY commuter who has had to brave the daily peak hour traffic in the city can vouch that public transport has helped make commuting less stressful, at least in the last few years.

Musings

Whither our Merdeka spirit

Our independence was built on the spirit and willingness to accommodate. Now we have the best chance to write a new inclusive chapter in our country’s history, for the sake of our children.Our independence was built on the spirit and willingness to accommodate. Now we have the best chance to write a new inclusive chapter in our country’s history, for the sake of our children.