T HE reason I keep reading Telekom Malaysia Bhd's (TM) mission and vision statement is because I find it rather contradictory to its actions.
I REFER to the letter "TM needs to rectify error fast" (NST, Dec 5) by P. Paranthaman. I agree with him that the problems plaguing Telekom Malaysia Bhd's (TM) billing system need to be dealt with immediately.
I WELCOME the Selayang Municipal Council's decision to make it mandatory to spay mongrels before a licence can be issued.
MAHATMA Gandhi once said: "A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes".
I WAS in Kuantan last weekend to help distribute essential supplies to flood victims. I met several families in three of the affected areas in Sungai Isap, Kampung Balok Baru and Kampung Permatang Badak.
I WAS thrilled by your editorial, "Motivating intellectuals" (NST, Dec 11), that "no longer will government officers with a doctorate or master's be viewed as just another employee within a scheme; he or she will now have a higher starting salary".
WAN Norliza Wan Mustapha's commentary, "We need to adopt the best practices of education" (NST, Dec 10), on the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa), noted that the ranking for reading for Malaysian students in the school system was 57 out of 74 countries. This is definitely a wake- up call.
EVERY year, the north-east monsoon season sees continuous rains that bring floods to Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang.
ANOTHER Christmas will be with us in about three weeks. Often, at this time, children, and even adults, make a wish for what they want for Christmas, usually in the form of gifts.
THIS is in reference to the recent hike in electricity tariff. Admittedly, we can't talk about electricity without discussing independent power producers (IPPs). Why have IPPs become the opposition's whipping boy to stir public sentiment in the last few decades?