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A for effort

FIRSTLY, let’s congratulate the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) candidates who bagged straight As for their subjects, because this has been a difficult examination with so many uncertainties and disruptions.

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Shot in the foot

It’s so easy to pull the trigger on despatching ‘news’, but what if fact meets fiction?

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Biting the bullet

In the little time available for change, we must discard preference and embrace logic.

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Is Covid-19 to blame or our apathy? The answer is glaring.

IT has been a pretty depressing few weeks for me. I lost a former schoolmate and friend to Covid-19. Two former colleagues from The Star also succumbed to the dreadful virus.

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Standing with the Palestinians

HAVING lasted 70 years, there’s every chance Israel will continue with its institutionalised violence against Palestinians, yet the United States continues to look the other way.

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We can run...

but we can’t hide. A lethal enemy still prowls to pounce on our casual ways.

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Smooth criminals

Petty thieves no longer look like dishevelled degenerates. The higher stakes game now finds outlaws in suits, ties and cool cars.

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Schooled in sentiment

Just when another education institution’s days seemed numbered, the voice of reason fortuitously prevailed.

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Running on faith

Can we all be trusted to play it safe? That’s the question.

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Drama down south

SINGAPORE Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat dropped a bombshell when he announced his decision to step down as the leading fourth generation leader.

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Smear campaign serving

THE legend of Admiral Zheng He (more commonly known as Cheng Ho to most Malaysians) has always fascinated me, being a history student with Peranakan roots in Penang.

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Apparently, honourable individuals are rolling off the assembly line these days.

HARDLY a week goes by without a titled person – usually a Datuk or a Datuk Seri – landing in hot water.

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