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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.

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.

Islam and sustainable growth

By Mohammad Hashim Kamali - Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 12:50

SUSTAINABLE development (SD) gained traction in the 1960s due to heightened apprehensions over crucial issues of human survival. The key question asked was: Are we moving towards a sustainable future considering the poverty trap, human dignity deficit, HIV/lethal diseases and ecological degradation?

Indian cinema is into 'biopics'

By Mahendra Ved - Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 12:42

RUNNING to packed cinema halls across India, and in many world capitals, Dangal (Wrestling Match) is about a sonless father pitting his two daughters to wrestle, in an all-male arena. It’s a real-to-reel story on how they won gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in 2010.

Newly set up disaster management agency proves its mettle

By ROSLI ZAKARIA - Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 12:36

IN only its second year as an umbrella body to tackle disasters in the country, the National Disaster Management Agency, or Nadma, has again proven its ability to coordinate all relevant agencies to provide the necessary support to minimise the traumatic experience of disaster victims.

A slippery slope of viral silliness

By Chok Suat Ling - Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 12:31

WHAT’S news may not necessarily go viral, but what’s viral is always news. That, at least, appears to be the belief these days, with newspapers scrambling to highlight viral events and topics which are trending online.

How Trump is helping China's strategy

By Fareed Zakaria - Friday, January 13, 2017 - 22:34

Donald Trump has perhaps attacked no country as consistently as he has China. During his campaign, he thundered that China was "raping" the United States, "killing" it on trade and artificially depressing its currency to make its goods cheap.

Nation has lost a statesman

By Dr Arnold Puyok - Friday, January 13, 2017 - 10:15

All he wanted to do was to spend more time with his family and retire gracefully from politics, but the call of duty obligated the late Tan Sri Adenan Satem to leave the comfort of his private life to helm one of Malaysia’s most geographically-challenging and culturally-diverse states.