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.
UNNECESSARY LIMELIGHT: Whatever politicians say or do can have a great impact on society
ENABLING OF IMAGINATION: Students and teachers who feel that they can make a difference to their futures will do better
ANGLICISED LEGACY: The British have long gone but it's difficult to rid ourselves of the labels they attached to our locales
The outpouring of kindness from Malaysians never ceases to amaze
MAKING TWO INITIATIVES WORK: Science in the nation has reached a crossroads and new strategies are needed
BILATERAL TIES: We should make our position clear and not be lulled into a false sense of security
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.
M-an for all ages,
UPBEAT: While appearing tame, several major issues took centre stage
CHILDREN are exposed to the Internet from an early age by parents as it is a wonderful resource for them.
DATUK Seri Najib Razak delivered a loud and clear message as he wrapped up the week-long Umno general assembly yesterday that proved to be a defining moment of his leadership of the nation and the party.