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Lifestyle 06 Dec 2013 | 11:20 AM

Nelson Mandela: His life in the pictures

Taking on Mandela in the movies is not for the weak. Here are eight actors who have tried to impersonate or interpret him, and the films that passed the test.

Viewpoints 21 Dec 2013 | 4:00 PM

To BEE or not to BEE

What South Africa’s economic empowerment programme can teach us about our own.

People 19 Feb 2014 | 4:00 PM

Torment from an instrument of death

The late Mikhail T. Kalashnikov, designer of the world’s most renowned assault rifle, was not too happy about his deadly invention.

People 06 Aug 2014 | 4:00 PM

The '90s: Extraordinary lives

There were many memorable people in the 1990s, but only some of them still get talked about today.

People 06 Aug 2014 | 4:00 PM

The '90s: Read all about it

We take a look at some of the biggest headlines of the decade – from murder to national pride.

Asia & Oceania 29 Sep 2017 | 8:00 AM

Tibet to bar foreign visitors in October

Between October 18 and 28, foreign travellers will be barred from entering Tibet due to the meeting of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, in Beijing.

Environment 25 Jan 2018 | 6:00 AM

How did Beijing clean up its air?

Beijing cleaned up its air by stricter controls against polluters. China's central government has identified the environment as a policy priorty.

Family 23 Apr 2018 | 4:02 PM

Rise in morality schools for women in China sparks outcry

The rise of ’morality schools’ for Chinese women has sparked a feminist awakening and criticism of the Communist Party which promised women equality.

Lifestyle 30 Dec 2018 | 6:00 AM

Yearender2018: Malaysians vote for change

2018 will go down in history as the year Malaysians reset the nation’s course. On May 9, we took a leap of faith and embraced change for the first time by voting in Opposition pact Pakatan Harapan to serve as the government.

Environment 22 Aug 2019 | 3:15 PM

Extinction rate of flora and fauna is a crisis of humanity

One of the biggest international conferences on conservation issues was held in Malaysia for the first time. At the end of it, the Kuala Lumpur Declaration was made, emphasising that species extinction is a global catastrophe.