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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

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.

 How Sweden's recovery soured

How Sweden's recovery soured

NO GOOD REASON: 'Sadomonetarists' raised interest rates despite high unemployment and low inflation

The staggering cost of India's elections

BREAKING THE BANK: Political parties have sidestepped polls spending rules

Women entrepreneurs boom online

UPSKILLING NEEDED: Though small retail businesses are doing well, their proprietors need training to grow

Meeting Joyah Vegas

Meeting Joyah Vegas

INDOMITABLE: A Malaysian overcomes hardship to make a name for herself and a flourishing business in America

Dong Zong's ring-a-ding

Dong Zong's ring-a-ding

NATIONAL SCHOOLS: Even if all is not well, the system at least holds that hope of a more integrated Malaysia

Up the game to be a regional hub

Up the game to be a regional hub

RAISING THE BAR: Our varsities need to have a global outlook to stay ahead of the curve

Selamat datang to Malaysia, Mr President

MAIDEN VISIT: With our young people’s obsession with all things Americana, Obama may well feel right at home here

Why that MyKad is a privilege

NO TURNING BACK: Those with second thoughts after giving up citizenship should realise their folly comes at a price

A nuclear solution to smog

A nuclear solution to smog

NEW TECHNOLOGY: China’s research into thorium energy may help close the era of fossil fuel dominance

Indonesia's Islamic parties split

Indonesia's Islamic parties split

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: Dissent and differences of opinion that cut deep are making it difficult for the republic’s parties to come together

Will PKR's ambitious polls system work?

WITH the PKR election just around the corner, the party is racing against time to ensure the polls will pass muster with its 500,000 members.