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Ahmad Talib: A man of many colours

THE day after I landed at KL International Airport after a two-week Java tour, I was with him and another colleague Zuraidah Omar, conducting a workshop at the Foreign Ministry. The three-day programme from Feb 18 was very much Datuk Ahmad A. Talib’s show.


Ahmad Talib: A man of many colours

From Tan Sri Johan Jaaffar.

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It’s high time to reclaim our lives

There are too many irresponsible people using their social media accounts as a weapon of mass destruction.

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Adapting to a (painful) new normal

THE month of Ramadan is the time Muslims would love to be in the Holy Land most. Mecca and Medina are usually swarmed with pilgrims from all over the world to perform their umrah.

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It is a full scale war, no less!

A BLOOMBERG report recently pointed out that the coronavirus pandemic is set to rob the global economy of a staggering US$5 trillion (RM20 trillion) of growth in the next two years.

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Humbling experience for mankind

HUMANITY is under siege. We are supposed to be living in a new Industrial Revolution. Billions of people are freed from the shackles of poverty to be in a better economic position. Individuals are making more money than sovereign countries combined.

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Showing off the other side of KL

Kuala Lumpur is Unesco’s World Book Capital for 2020, an opportunity for Malaysians to showcase their love for books. The city must be portrayed as a city of knowledge and not just of bricks and structures.

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When our politicians failed us

OUR politicians have been involved in political manoeuvring as long as we can remember. Some were embroiled in political scandals and shameful misdeeds.

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Move on like the Indonesians

DURING my two-week trip to Indonesia, I observed there was a serious discussion about ekonomi koronavirus (literally coronavirus economy). The debate was on the impact of the outbreak, particularly to Indonesia. Ironically, as of last Thursday, there was no case of the disease among its populace or reports of foreigners contacting the disease.

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We simply never learn

WE are never good at managing crisis. Take the case of the Highland Towers collapse and the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370. The two cases were 21 years apart, but both incidents manifested our failure in managing crisis.