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.
WITH the drastic salary hike for Selangor lawmakers' drawing ire from many quarters, the state government is now trying to justify the huge quantum of increase while remaining steadfast in pushing forward with the increments.
WORLD leaders, including United States President Barack Obama, are jostling for the chance to celebrate Nelson Mandela this week, which would surely make Mandela smile. He had a mischievous sense of humour, and he knew better than anybody that the US and other countries now embracing him had spurned him when he could have actually used the help.
NEW FINDS: Candis must have belonged to a civilisation or civilisations
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.
Healing the sick victims and preventing more from falling ill
MUCH TO BE DONE: Mass black poverty and unacceptably high unemployment are challenges South Africa must tackle
EVALUATION: Understanding the concept can be easier after seeing how others take it to the extreme
"HOKAHEY. Today is a good day to die" is the saying attributed to the Red Indian Crazy Horse from the Lakota or Sioux tribe, before the Battle of the Big Little Horn in 1876.
PAUL Walker may not be a Hollywood superstar of the stature of Brad Pitt or Sean Connery, but his recent death following a car crash left an indelible mark on many.