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Getting the job done

Retired headmaster IRONMAN muses on the challenges he faced when he took charge of a rundown school filled with hooligans, mischief-makers and underachievers.


Ong: BN has done a good job

Presidential address by MCA President Datuk Ong Ka Ting at the 50th General Assembly at Wisma MCA on Sunday.


Diabetes – sweet surrender

A FEW years ago, I>Time/Imagazine ran a report on the global diabetes epidemic. One of the leading authorities on diabetes, Prof Paul Zimmet, said that as AIDS posed a major health problem in the latter part of 20th century, so is diabetes in the early part of the 21st century.


9MP: Reactions

Reactions to the Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP) from various sectors.


FEATURE - French exception: experts ponder high birth rate

PARIS (Reuters) - Beatrice Riobe has played her part in giving France the second highest birth rate in Europe.


A hotel for citizens and foreign talents

In an increasingly 'borderless' world, Singapore is finding it harder to shake off the image that it is more 'a hotel' than a nation, writes SEAH CHIANG NEE.


ANALYSIS - New Japan govt has problems with chain of command

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's outspoken banking regulator, Shizuka Kamei, known for his anti-market rhetoric, is proving a serious thorn in the side of new Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama's government just three weeks after it took power.


Get rid of siege mentality, Khairy urges Malays

Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin urged the Malays to get rid of their 'siege mentality' and take on the mantle of true leadership, one which includes all the races of Malaysia while not neglecting the plight of the Malays.


Stemming the tide and keeping our talent

Every now and then, we hear of friends and relatives leaving for greener pastures abroad. While we are happy that they are moving on, their leaving also leaves a lump in our throats. Last month, the issue of our people leaving was brought up again when about 300,000 left, double that of the previous year. Do we, as a nation, have the will power to stem the outflow of skills and talent, the building blocks of our country?


The kiss of debt

Lin See-Yan touches on how ballooning fiscal deficits and rising public debt are raising investor anxiety about sovereign risk in many advanced economies.