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Producing the best players

Producing the best players

WHILE the world was remembering the Hillsborough tragedy exactly 25 years ago in the United Kingdom, football fans at Perak Stadium were rampaging and causing mayhem. It is a chilling reminder that all is not well on the football front in this country.

 Pivotal Indonesian elections

Pivotal Indonesian elections

ON Wednesday, April 16, the Commander in Chief of the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI), General Moeldoko, was reported to have said in Jakarta that he hoped Indonesia's transition to democracy will come to an end this year (Tribun-news).

When salvation gets cheap

When salvation gets cheap

THE Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which pools the efforts of scientists around the globe, has begun releasing draft chapters from its latest assessment, and, for the most part, the reading is as grim as you might expect. We are still on the road to catastrophe without major policy changes.

MANAGING INFLATION: Stop the not-so-great giveaways

MANAGING INFLATION: Stop the not-so-great giveaways

THERE are many ways to manage inflation by doing away with free gifts for purchases. While shopping, one cannot help but notice that many supermarkets and hypermarkets often give gifts with purchases. Although gifts such as plastic containers and ceramic wares are useful, it is not always practical to be giving them to all customers.

Be that change we need

"BLISS was it in that dawn to be alive, But to be young was very heaven." -- The immortal words of poet, William Wordsworth.

Australia's prospering partnership with Asean

ECONOMIC DIPLOMACY: Australia keen to unlock productivity enhancing benefits of closer trade and investment ties

SAFETY: Make roads safe for all

IN the wake of the tragic accident that killed outstanding lawyer and politician Karpal Singh, I hope the government will undertake to improve safety on the country's highways without delay.

UKRAINE: Don't push Russia too far

ON April 16, I watched an interview on BBC that the former British Ambassador to Russia gave.

'Azmin may have edge in Johor'

PKR NO. 2 POST: Incumbent viewed as loyal to party's cause while other candidates are 'newcomers'

New era in relations

FREE TRADE agreements are normally signed between nations not too economically unlike and provide to the signatories mutual advantages as they eliminate tariffs, import quotas and provide preferences on goods and services.

Holding fast to our friends

Holding fast to our friends

IN of our history as an independent country, with the exception of the May 13, 1969, political upheaval, Malaysia has not known much by way of a real crisis with an international dimension.

Incorporating our maritime concern

Incorporating our maritime concern

A CHANCE meeting with a friend, Dr Rawindran Nair, who is residing in United Kingdom and teaching maritime economics and law at Cardiff University, gave me this idea on the importance of advancing our interest in the teaching and researching in our maritime resources.

Good leadership begins at local level

THERE are now millions of university graduates in Malaysia and the number is growing. It is assumed that university graduates have ideas and know what is going on around them and in the world.

History, not books, will judge Manmohan

History, not books, will judge Manmohan

PRIME Minister Manmohan Singh, now in the twilight of his tenure and 81, has been subjected to book-bashing. In less than a week, "disclosures" by two former aides that have been whispered for long anyway, have hurt his image.

There's a red moon out tonight

There's a red moon out tonight

LET'S talk about something cheerful. I nominate the apocalypse. You may not have noticed, but we survived an end-of-the-world moment again this week when a lunar eclipse made the moon look sort of reddish. This is known as a Blood Moon, and, in certain circles, it was seen as the start of something big.