THE debacle on the wanton destruction of a temple in Bujang Valley has incurred the wrath of many citizens. Bujang Valley is one of Malaysia's richest archaeological sites. Research has revealed 127 sites with 90 candi, and yet the event showed a lack of concern, apathy or ignorance of agencies.
RECENTLY, the media highlighted the fact that books still beat tablets for reading to children.
I AGREE with the home minister's statement that Malaysians who bad-mouth their own country are sabotaging the influx of foreign direct investment and deserve to be branded as "traitors".
THE end of the year is the time when school holidays and festivities come together, making Kuala Lumpur a nightmare, as far as traffic congestion is concerned.
RECENTLY, the huge pay rise the Selangor state legislature gave representatives came as an unpleasant surprise to many. And, yet, money is not the problem. The real problem is, can representatives do the job?
I HAD the opportunity to accompany my wheelchair-bound retiree friend for her doctor's appointment at Sungai Bakap Hospital in Penang recently, but was appalled by the unhealthy practices at this hospital.
I HAVE become immune to news on upward revisions of things that affect my savings and wellbeing. From single digit increases to two and finally three digit increases, and almost all of them coming by surprise.
THE Kelantanese are fond of imitating sounds. This is how they named objects and places. In the old days, they named the gate of their sultan's palace "Pintu Pong", because the sound the gate made as it shut would give off a "pong" sound.
THE writer of the letter "Simple language can be more effective" (NST, Dec 5) gives the impression that his aversion to big words like "humongous", "equanimity" and "quintessence" might be due to the fact that these words are polysyllabic in nature rather than any offensiveness inherent in them.
I REFER to the letter "5 grounds for objection" (NST Streets, Dec 7) on the increase in assessment rates by City Hall.