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Universities can drive nation's growth

By HAZLINA AZIZ - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 09:54

There seems to be no shortage of appetite for inspirational content in the news for Malaysians. Success stories from any one of us always make news, as they have always been. Nowadays, they do not only guarantee viral sharing but also invite discussions among the public.

A new chapter begins in Sarawak

By ADIB POVERA - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 09:51

Christine Chew cut a disconsolate figure as she positioned herself at the entrance of the state mosque, Masjid Jamek, in Petra Jaya on Thursday.

The Brexit conundrum

By GRACE XAVIER - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 09:48

The British prime minister has indicated that the United Kingdom will formally trigger Brexit by March. Britain will then have two years to negotiate an amicable exit.

City of landscapes

By W. Scott Thompson - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 09:44

I had just finished a highly readable biography of Sir Stamford Raffles when a friend of almost 50 years invited me to visit him in the Lion city, which I hadn’t visited in over two years. My impression is that Raffles wasn’t a showy guy.

We can make Pagoh crash a turning point

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 09:42

On Dec 24, a bus crash in the North-South Expressway in Pagoh, Muar, resulted in the deaths of 14 people and injured many others. There were much dismay and anger from those who lost loved ones.

Obama fixed US economic problems and brought global peace

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 09:38

On friday, Americans will have a new head of state with the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president. As they bid farewell to Barack Obama, many have started recalling his achievements and contributions over the last eight years.

Why do Ah Bengs fail in our school system?

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 09:36

Ah Beng is the only son of a couple who operate a food stall in town.

Life term for the guilty?

By Syed Nadzri - Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:18

Many cultural aspects are left for dead in Malaysia, but in this case, it is a lot better to kill off corruption, which is fast evolving into a practical culture.

Negri to bolster tourism sector

By ZAIDI ISHAM ISMAIL - Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:15

During the 1980s and 1990s, it was the industrial revolution in the country which saw the mushrooming of several foreign and local companies rolling out manufactured goods to capitalise on the robust global economy.

Rescuing economic forecasting

By Dwintha Maya Kartika - Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:13

Barely a week after New Year’s Day, Bank of England’s chief economist Andy Haldane admitted to his profession’s failure of foreseeing a financial crisis and miscalculating the impact of Brexit.

Low-tech and high spirits

By Fanny Bucheli-Rotter - Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:08

As the intrepid wanders the streets of Kuala Lumpur, he will encounter the most astounding spectrum of vistas on display.

Many want to hire illegals

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:02

I could not agree more with Malaysian Association of Foreign Maid Agencies president Jeffrey Foo, who said that increasing the fine for employers of illegal workers under the Employment Restriction Act is not the solution, but, rather, enforcement is the key.

Adenan was astute, caring and down to earth

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:00

The death of Sarawak chief minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem came as a shock to us. It marked the exit of a great leader, not only revered and respected in his state, but also in Malaysia.

Maintenance culture not in our blood

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 09:58

How do we develop a strong maintenance culture in Malaysia in the interest of public safety and convenience?

Kelantan floodgate: Part II

By Isham Jalil - Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 09:05

THE Kelantan government is still in denial that logging and land-clearing activities have caused or worsened floods, even after the 2014 flood, which was the worst the country has ever seen in almost half a century.

Monarchy a force that unites the people

By Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah - Monday, January 16, 2017 - 10:40

As early as 8am, thousands of Kedahans from all walks of life — children, the young and the old — gathered at the Sultan Abdul Halim Airport and the 6km road to Istana Anak Bukit.

A steady hand at the wheel

By John Teo - Monday, January 16, 2017 - 10:37

Coming after a full 48 hours had elapsed since the passing of their chief minister, the late Tan Sri Adenan Satem last Wednesday, Sarawakians must be relieved that the suspense over who would succeed him is over.

The Kelantan floodgate

By Isham Jalil - Monday, January 16, 2017 - 10:33

This is a story about the Kelantan flood; about how a natural disaster could have been mitigated by humans but wasn’t, and even worsened by them.

Plug loopholes that allow opportunities for graft

By Datuk Dr. John Antony Xavier - Monday, January 16, 2017 - 10:29

Recently, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has cast its net more efficiently across the bureaucracy and caught some high-ranking public servants allegedly thieving public money. Its actions must be lauded.

The planet and people benefit

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 10:24

“EVERY day is a great day to take a few cars off the road.”

A diploma-dominated service

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 10:23

I REFER to the Spotlight on healthcare, “Sounding the alarm on shortage of nurses” and the need for 130,000 more qualified nurses by 2020 (New Sunday Times, Jan 1).

Time to get tough

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 10:21

CORRUPTION is no longer alien to the country. Granted, suspicions were rife that it explains the ostentation of the undeserving some, but the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA), the precursor to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), appeared to have little to do.

Let's all protect the environment

By C. SATHASIVAM SITHERAVELLU - Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 17:34

THE government’s call to protect the environment while providing affordable houses must be applauded.

Ignoranceno excuse

By SAMUEL YESUIAH - Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 17:28

OVER the years, there have been numerous reports of horrific child deaths due to the negligence of parents and caregivers.

Ivory gangs eye 'easy' Malaysia

By S.M. MOHD IDRIS - Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 17:23

MALAYSIA was in the news recently as 254 pieces of ivory, worth RM7.2 million, were seized at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, believed to have been smuggled from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Fight in cyberspace — the state strikes back

By Eugene E.G. Tan - Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 14:35

ENSURING that the state is secure from cyberthreats is increasingly becoming the priority of states all over the world, sometimes clashing with concerns over privacy.

Netizens need to stop saying hurtful things

By Ashley Greig - Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 14:32

WHEN Penang-born football player Mohd Faiz Subri was nominated for the prestigious Fifa Puskas Award for the best goal of 2016, Malaysians all across the globe jumped for joy.

Dreams come true in 'Dangal'

By AHMAD A TALIB - Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 14:25

IF there is anyone out there looking for inspiration, I would recommend them to watch the Hindi movie, Dangal.

Farewell, Vimala and Obama

By David Christy - Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 12:27

WHEN Obama set foot in Malaysia in 2014, I wrote a ‘song’ about America and me. Someone in Bangkok was enraged at what he read. He thought it was a paean, and this caused him great pain. To me he wrote a witheringly scornful missive.

Huge gains in five months

By A JALIL HAMID - Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 12:07

THE Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is making headlines these days, but for a valid reason.