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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.

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

'Azmin may have edge in Johor'

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

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.

 When Asean deliberates on Asean

When Asean deliberates on Asean

SHAPING THE FUTURE: For the Blue Economy concept to work, Asean needs to be regarded as one and not just in its constituent parts

Bridge plan shows Johor needs S'pore, vice-versa

IN the past, the relationship between Malaysia and Singapore has been one that harboured on an uneasy path despite the proximity of both countries.

Middle East is not the same old, same old

Middle East is not the same old, same old

RISING EXTREMISTS: A new generation in Israel and Palestine has no interest in making peace with each other

WTO setback for China

WTO setback for China

RARE EARTH EXPORTS: The Chinese government is adept at legal manoeuvres that may gain it time, even if the outcome is unchanged

If you can't beat selfie craze, join it

If you can't beat selfie craze, join it

ART FORM? Whether it’s an odious display of narcissism or not, selfies are here to stay