As 2016 draws to a close, we can all look forward to 2017 with some anticipation, even if predicting what will unfold in the year ahead will become ever more perilous given how old certainties, long taken for granted, have been upended in 2016.
It has been a roller-coaster ride for Malaysia’s financial and economic developments this year. Many factors have contributed to these ups and downs — internal and external, economic and non-economic — all of which have triggered jitters and cautious acts in the markets.
OVER the past 10 years or so, my wife Susanna and I have used the period between Christmas and the new year to take some time off work, to rejuvenate and recalibrate for the challenges ahead.
Hundreds of patients undergoing treatment or consultation at the cardiothoracic unit of Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital (HRPZ II) in Kota Baru, many of whom are from the outer districts like Gua Musang and Kuala Krai, are worried.
New Year is probably the most celebrated public holiday, which is usually observed with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the new year starts in each time zone.
A year ago, in December, a senior official of the Penang administration said its RM27 billion Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) may go up in smoke if the proposed 1,619ha reclamation project fronting the island’s southern coast could not proceed as planned.
Technology, the science of craft, has many effects on our world. From its positive advancement to its negative consequences, the development of technology is unavoidable. 2016 has been a challenging year for many and yet there has also been great advancement from the world of technology.
Spare a thought for the family, colleagues and admirers of Nevine Loutfy, the chief executive officer of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Egypt. She was found murdered in her apartment in a wealthy suburb of Cairo last week.
After nine Myanmar security officers were killed at the Bangladesh border by unidentified assailants on Oct 9, the systematic persecution and massacres of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar has increased once again, for which the said murders were used as an excuse.
On Christmas Eve, the picture of a smiling Mohd Azmin Lidin was splashed all over various newspapers across the country.
NOOR is a 37-year-old single mother from Pendang district, while Mek Su, in her 40s, is a hawker selling pulut ayam (glutinous rice served with deep-fried chicken) in Danok, a southern Thai town.
UNREALISTIC or not, the issue of fresh graduates whining about the problem of making ends meet and therefore demanding big starting salaries has become a persistent lament.
DEBT management has acquired much attention among Malaysians and quite rightly so, especially when the overall economy is not too promising.
I LOVE Christmas! But this Yuletide is bittersweet; it is my first without my mother.