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The Star Says 19 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Pakatan’s 100-day checklist just a gauge

IT is the 102nd day of the Pakatan Harapan government. Does today feel any less significant than Friday? Or is it more so?

The Star Says 12 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Make it taxing for citizens and govts fall

WE ALL know what people say about death and taxes – that they are the only things in life that are certain. Does this mean the death of a tax has an extra layer of certitude? We will soon find out.

The Star Says 29 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Not hungry for PAC job

WHAT does it say about Parlia­ment’s Public Accounts Committee when the Opposition leader did not exactly jump at the chance of becoming committee chairman? Or should we perhaps see it as an unflattering reflection of our legislative body and the lawmakers?

The Star Says 15 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Time to restore the dignity of Parliament

WHEN we talk about the new Government that is in place after GE14, we usually think of the men and women who now occupy offices in the Prime Minister’s Depart­ment and the ministry buildings in Putrajaya.

Letters 18 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Salute to guys who step up

From Steven Ngeow, Kajang, Selangor.

The Star Says 17 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Let’s hear it for the boys

WE live in a special time, when we are fortunate enough to see fathers rising to the challenge of being better dads, modern parents, free from the stereotypes of yesteryear and more interested in making genuine connections with their sons and daughters.

The Star Says 10 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

A sporting spectacle that brings us all closer together

THE name Mohamed Salah is on the lips of nearly every football fan at the moment, especially with mere days to go to the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia and the player rushing to be fit by then.

The Star Says 03 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Match noble actions of rakyat with transparency

HOVERING in the sky above Putrajaya is a garish neon sign. Here is what it flashes in an alarming shade of red: “RM1 trillion!”

The Star Says 27 May 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Review the position of political appointees individually

AFTER GE14, there has been a lot of attention on political appointments in the public sector. The new go­­vernment has made it a priority to reduce expenditure and wastage. One of its major moves in these early days is to terminate the contracts of 17,000 officers who are said to be political appointees.

The Star Says 06 May 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

A race in which voters can be the real winners

SOME people think of an election as a race. There are clear parallels. Both are about two or more persons competing against each other to cross the finish line with the best result.