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Why are we so obsessed with titles?

IF you are a politician and you need to defend your acceptance of a Datukship, here are excuses you can give.

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When anger does more harm than good

It’s best to remain cool at all times as anger will beget a violent reaction. And it will be a lose-lose situation.

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When photocopies become a problem

Sabah’s large number of foreigners, including illegal immigrants, isn’t merely an issue for the state. National security is at stake too.

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Revisiting Reformasi 20 years later

To many, Tian Chua was the face of a historic mass movement. It took longer than he’d expected but some of the changes that people demanded back then are happening.

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Breakthrough promise for Sabah and Sarawak

SABAH and Sarawak to be put back as equal partners under MA63,” my colleague Muguntan Vanar, The Star Sabah bureau chief, WhatsApp-ed me.

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Singapore and the birth of Malaysia

Our columnist offers a public service announcement on the role of the island state in the key decisions leading up to Sept 16, 1963.

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Becoming a state of undress?

“I WANT to visit Sabah,” a Frenchman based in Singapore told me when I met him last week in Petaling Jaya.

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What Aug 31 means to Sabah

Malaysia was formed on Sept 16, 1963, but Sabah became self-governing weeks earlier.

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Who is an ‘anak’ Malaysia?

The country is at its best when its multi-racial and multi-religious people don’t live in silos.

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There are no ‘others’, just us

THE Malaysian identity is crammed into four categories: Malay, Chinese, Indian and lain lain (others).

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Seeing the beauty and ‘the dirty’ in Sabah

The Land Below the Wind has world-class attractions but it’s a shame that a lack of cleanliness remains a problem.

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Jumping into the trivial with both feet

The controversy over the switch from white school shoes to black is overshadowing education issues that deserve more attention and discussion.