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Making Progress 20 Jun 2018 | 2:55 AM

Learning the ropes

I returned from the United Kingdom after a short break and my call to the Bar in October 2008. My call to the English Bar will always be memorable for two reasons. The first reason is that it happened on my father's birthday of Oct 9, and the second is that it was held in the Temple Church that was made famous by the Da Vinci Code.

A Humble Submission 02 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

Withdraw the ‘Anti Fake News’ bill

The Government recently tabled a bill known as the Anti Fake News bill in the Dewan Rakyat. The bill was widely criticised by the opposition, civil society groups and media organisations. They argue that if the bill becomes law, it will be used on dissenting and opposition voices.

In Your Face 24 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

Protecting children with disabilities

CHILDREN. As of late, we can’t deny that they’ve been the target of some really sick stuff. We only have to look back to last week to see the latest case: a temporary teacher at a vernacular school was charged last Thursday with committing sexual physical contact on a nine-year-old male pupil.

Making Progress 22 Aug 2017 | 7:17 AM

An evil called incest

Over the past couple of weeks there have been numerous news reports of children being sexually assaulted by father, grandfathers, brothers, cousins and stepfathers.

Behind The Cage 10 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

A step forward for animal rights

The new Animal Welfare Act clearly defines animal cruelty and imposes substantial penalties.

In Your Face 20 Jul 2017 | 12:00 AM

Change only happens with hard work

Want things to improve? You’re going to have to roll up your sleeves and go the distance, even when it’s no longer trendy to do so.

Making Progress 18 Jul 2017 | 12:25 AM

Does Pakatan Harapan really represent hope?

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is known to be both methodical and mercurial. He remains Malaysia's longest-serving prime minister but has turned against the party that sustained him for his entire political career and is cavorting with former political rivals whom in the past he derided as anti-national.

Making Progress 01 Jul 2017 | 12:30 AM

Time to regulate social media?

Social media has been both a boon and a bane. On one hand, it has democratised information, connected billions of people, allowed people to create awareness on current issues, allowed government and agencies to reach out to the people and even made education more accessible.

A Humble Submission 29 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Mourn the tragic deaths, but observe due process

We should not prejudge, and the accused have the right to defend themselves against the charges.

Behind The Cage 01 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Four legs good – two legs bad

There’s a reason dogs have four legs, and a reason why they are not meant to walk on two legs.

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