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Why Not? 16 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

It’s the Year of the Pup – and hope

Life’s a bitch. These are heartbreaking times, with so many sad stories around us. However, as the Year of the Dog prances in, we can focus on the positive and see what we can do to help make things better.

Why Not? 02 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

A day of clouds, contrasts and conflicts

WHAT a Wednesday! Okay, what a rotten Wednesday.

Why Not? 26 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Telling the story – the true story

At the base of the National Monument is an inscription: ‘To Our Glorious Dead and the Emergency’. It honours the people – of many races and many nationalities – who died fighting for this nation.

Why Not? 19 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Life is usually not so black and white

I HAD a really enlightening moment a few days ago. I was at a restaurant waiting for my fried rice “bungkus” when this vaguely familiar man waved to me. I waved back and smiled.

Why Not? 22 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM

Let kids be kids, for their sakes

Those As are important. But they are not everything. What we need is wholesome education for all.

On The Beat 03 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM

Fearing the death of a dialect

Like most Penangites who are proud of their heritage, the writer is troubled that Hokkien isn’t spoken as much as it used to be.

Why Not? 24 Nov 2017 | 12:00 AM

English medium is no small matter

The Ruler of Johor is advocating the return of English-medium schools. It’s a call that should be heeded.

Why Not? 10 Nov 2017 | 12:00 AM

Huge clean-up needed in Penang

It could have been a freak of nature, a climate change factor or just plain human greed and bad planning. Whatever the reason, hard questions need to be asked.

Why Not 27 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

A dark chapter for Malaysian journalism

Censorship is not a new thing. Even back in the old days of the British colony, it seems there was a ‘Gagging Act’ which was only abolished in 1835. That marked the birth of what was called the Free Press. However, 30 years ago today, we took a big step backwards. Let’s hope we can go forward now.

Nation 26 Oct 2017 | 11:00 PM

They came knocking ... but they were family

A veteran journalist recalls how the uncertainty of the times made things that go bump in the night even more terrifying.