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In Asean, all of us eat rice and sing songs of our forefathers

In Asean, all of us eat rice and sing songs of our forefathers

THE subject of Asean culture has been in greater focus for the last six years, but ever since the coming into force of the Asean Charter on Dec 15, 2008, the subject of culture and its affiliated subjects have become more prominent as achievement pointers.

Graphene, a miracle in the offing

Graphene, a miracle in the offing

SUPER CARBON: This wonder material can change the electronics world

Kuching folk take pride in their spotless city

Kuching folk take pride in their spotless city

SENSE OF OWNERSHIP: It boils down to people's attitude and authorities' effort

Pas' ill-conceived hudud move

Pas' ill-conceived hudud move

PROBLEMATIC: The party's approach focuses on modes of punishment and not on fundamental principles of justice

 ENVIRONMENT: Redouble efforts to care for nature

ENVIRONMENT: Redouble efforts to care for nature

MANY factors cause floods, and throwing rubbish indiscriminately could be one of them.

Obama to give, require assurances

Obama to give, require assurances

SELDOM does a visit by a United States president to the region attract more than the necessary attention. This time, however, Barack Obama's trip to the region -- covering South Korea, Japan, the Philippines and Malaysia -- is coming on for real for good reasons.

Meaningful penalties

SPAD, the Land Public Transport Commission, has suspended the permits of 27 Transnasional express buses, all of them plying the east-north sector.

DANGEROUS DRIVERS: LED lights for heavy vehicles

E VERY now and then, an express bus meets an accident and lives are lost. More often than not, investigations revealed that the drivers of these ill-fated buses were on drugs or not physically, emotionally or medically fit to drive.

PRESERVING CULTURE: JB Bazaar a vibrant   multicultural icon

PRESERVING CULTURE: JB Bazaar a vibrant multicultural icon

I AM dismayed by the actions of some leaders of the Johor Baru Tionghua Association concerning the Tan Hiok Nee cultural street in downtown Johor Baru.

BAHASA MALAYSIA: Stop belittling our national language

I REFER to Shashi Kumari's letter "Take pride in speaking it well" (NST, April 7) and wish to congratulate the writer for being patriotic in championing the cause of Bahasa Malaysia.

AIRWORTHINESS: Conduct inquiry on  carrier's technical staff

AIRWORTHINESS: Conduct inquiry on carrier's technical staff

I WOULD like to commend the pilot and co-pilot of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH192 for saving the lives of 166 people on board, including the cabin crew, on Monday.

JUVENILE OFFENDERS: Review age of culpability

JUVENILE OFFENDERS: Review age of culpability

HARDER does not mean harsher. It is time to make every aspect of our justice system harder and fairer in dealing with justice for those who have committed crimes.

PRIVATE MEDICAL CENTRES: Hospital rooms at hotel rates

FOR a public listed company that prides itself on being the "largest private healthcare service provider" with the biggest number of private hospitals in the country, the state of rooms at a hospital in Shah Alam leaves much to be desired.

HIGH COST OF LIVING: Private sector retirees have to survive on EPF

I REFER to the letter "Welfare of civil servants safeguarded" (NST, April 3).

KARPAL SINGH’S FUNERAL PROCESSION: Karpal honoured and respected far and wide

THE overwhelming crowd, both at the residence of the late Karpal Singh and the funeral procession, right up to the cremation of his body, speaks volumes of the man who served the people diligently not only as a lawyer but also as member of parliament and state representative.