Editorial

Culprit must be held accountable

By NST EDITORIAL - Friday, 10 February 2017.

A flourishing marine ecosystem off Kota Belud in the Usukan Bay nurtured by the shipwrecks of World War II Japanese vessels, which were torpedoed by a United States submarine, is reported missing; a whole ecosystem of fish, corals and other marine creatures just upped and disappeared.

Ex-convicts have served their time

Wednesday, 8 February 2017.

A serial rapist returns after completing his 24-year jail sentence in Canada, where the crimes were committed. Being Malaysian, he was immediately deported upon release from prison, and he arrived here yesterday morning from Toronto.

Foreigners buying Penang's heritage

Monday, 6 February 2017.

History is important because the past causes the future to be the way it is, and when evidence of the past is swept away, can the present be understood. Large swathes of Penang’s valuable heritage real estate have been bought by foreigners.

US withdraws, but partner nations hopeful

Wednesday, 25 January 2017.

It is ironic that the power most persistently pushing for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is the very one that has opted out. Yet to be ratified, the TPP is looking very much stillborn because observers are saying that it is a non-starter without the United States.

Enforce the law to take them down

Tuesday, 24 January 2017.

Illegal moneylending is rampant once more. Signs advertising the services of Ah Long (loan sharks) are everywhere, with contact numbers and information to “seduce” potential borrowers who are short on cash and have nowhere else to turn to.

Ensure beauty is a safe business

Monday, 23 January 2017.

Combine the reports carried by this newspaper and the public complaints received, and the authorities cannot but act to curb the sale of dangerous cosmetics containing carcinogens, like cadmium and mercury.

Time to get tough

Monday, 16 January 2017.

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.

Abang Johari a worthy successor

Saturday, 14 January 2017.

<i>With 30 years in politics, he has the experience to carry on Adenan’s policies</i>

A man driven by his love for Sarawak

Thursday, 12 January 2017.

Adenan has surely secured a place in the state’s history

Towering Malaysians

Wednesday, 11 January 2017.

Malaysians are making waves abroad in various fields: sports, entertainment, literature, commerce and science.

Kudos to MACC

Tuesday, 10 January 2017.

Relentless pursuit of the corrupt is the only way to weed out corruption. This is looking more and more to be the modus operandi of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) as it picks up speed.

Statelessness a cruel predicament

Monday, 9 January 2017.

Kedah has decided that all its stateless children can attend public schools, and the little boy who recently sparked the controversy has started school. Presumably, parents or guardians of children facing the same predicament in Kedah have availed themselves of the opportunity.

The children are our future

By NST - Saturday, 7 January 2017.

HOLLYWOOD can see the humour in a child left at home alone. It can also turn parental negligence into entertainment. But, that is the world of fiction. Reality, however, shows that a 3-year-old left unattended finds being alone in the middle of the night intimidating.

MACC must leave no stone unturned

By NST - Friday, 6 January 2017.

ANOTHER senior civil servant has been remanded in a case involving abuse of power, corruption and money laundering. The Rural and Regional Ministry secretary-general, along with his two sons, is being investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

Every child needs to be educated

By NST - Thursday, 5 January 2017.

CHILDREN cannot be stateless. Every child is born to parents, thus entitling him to a birth certificate of the country where the parents are citizens.

A source of embarrassment

Wednesday, 4 January 2017.

THE avenues of corruption are many and one highlighted recently by the deputy chief commissioner (operations) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is the game of golf. Apparently, civil servants go overseas to play golf with potentially corrupt people; contractors and suppliers.

The onus is on parents

Tuesday, 3 January 2017.

EVERY child has rights. A right to live, healthcare, education — the basic necessities. Yet, reportedly, there are some 131,810 stateless children in the country between 2011 and April last year. This is a conservative estimate, but substantial enough to be of concern.

Much to cheer about in 2016

By NST EDITORIAL - Saturday, 31 December 2016.

MALAYSIA’S Paralympians held the country enthralled when they came home with a haul of three golds and one bronze. That was mid-2016.

Prioritising safety

Friday, 30 December 2016.

PORCELAIN white skin is now available off the shelves. Some are ointments, others are capsules, while some are administered intravenously or injected by a “medical practitioner”. It is beyond dispute that for the most part, white is viewed as beautiful, especially among Asians.

A welcome measure

Thursday, 29 December 2016.

REFLECTING on how average Malaysian families fared in 2016 is likely to be a disheartening exercise. The escalating cost of living and benefit cuts, among other things, conspire to make 2016 a dismal year. Next year looks set to be no better, according to informed commentators.

Diplomatic boost for Palestinians

Wednesday, 28 December 2016.

A MORAL victory for Palestinians? Most definitely.

Public safety should come first

By NST EDITORIAL - Tuesday, 27 December 2016.

PASSENGERS were thrown forward as the bus careened down a slope and ran smack into a retaining wall.

Reflections on Christmas

By NST EDITORIAL - Sunday, 25 December 2016.

FESTIVE seasons in Malaysia are an occasion to take a break, bask in the warmth of family love and rekindle pleasant memories of earlier times.

Preserving the course of history

By NST EDITODIAL - Saturday, 24 December 2016.

MALAYSIANS travel the world to see ancient monuments and historical buildings and they wax lyrical about the magnificence and history of the Taj Mahal in India, or the Great Pyramids of Egypt.

Safety at all costs

By NST EDITORIAL - Friday, 23 December 2016.

AEROPLANES fall out of the sky sometimes, but given the number flying each minute of the day, these are rare accidents.

Not safe anymore

By NST EDITORIAL - Thursday, 22 December 2016.

THE recent string of attacks in Germany, Switzerland, Turkey and Jordan are terrifying reminders of the world’s vulnerability to terrorism.

A well-rounded education

Wednesday, 21 December 2016.

REPORTS of this year’s Pentaksiran Tingkatan 3 (PT3) examinations are still on the accumulation of As scored by Form 3 students despite the new assessment system, the Lower Secondary School-Based Assessment (PBSMR), as opposed to the previous centralised Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR).

When will water woes end?

Tuesday, 20 December 2016.

YET another disruption of water supply is affecting some 3.5 million consumers in the Klang Valley over an extended six days leading to Christmas.

Transport is the growth backbone

Monday, 19 December 2016.

IN recent days, three significant events signalled the ever-expanding connectivity vastly improving the transport infrastructure in the country. In Sarawak, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak launched the Batang Sadong bridge in Asajaya, replacing the ferry crossing.

High cost of water, power cuts

By NST EDITORIAL - Saturday, 17 December 2016.

DEEPAVALI was when the water supply disruption in Selangor began.