Editorial

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.

Linking people to growth

Friday, 16 December 2016.

RAIL connectivity in the Klang Valley is being enhanced with the official launch of the first phase of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT). It opens to the public today.

Full speed ahead

Thursday, 15 December 2016.

THE agreement between Malaysia and Singapore to build a high-speed rail network that will link Kuala Lumpur to the island republic by Dec 31, 2026 augurs well for the future of both countries.

The 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong

Wednesday, 14 December 2016.

MALAYSIA’S 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V is a comparatively young man of 47.

Terrorism in nation is no myth

By NST EDITORIAL - Tuesday, 13 December 2016.

IN recent weeks, the world has seen fatal bombings in several countries — Turkey, Iraq, Somalia, Egypt and Nigeria — including an attempted bombing in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The people's guardian

By NST EDITORIAL - Monday, 12 December 2016.

LIKE the prime minister, the monarch is constitutionally defined.

We must do better for gifted children

Sunday, 11 December 2016.

MANY people believe that gifted children are the last to require nurturing and additional resources. They find the concept of gifted and talented children to be “problematic”, often associating them with parents who have had high levels of education.

Public sector efficiency

By NST EDITORIAL - Saturday, 10 December 2016.

SOME 72,000 civil servants have opted for early retirement in the past decade, according to figures presented in the Dewan Negara recently.