IT is a cruel irony that elites should have no empathy for their citizens. First, Yangon refused to recognise the Rohingya as an ethnic group, insisting that they are Bangladeshis despite their centuries-old presence in Myanmar. Without citizenship, hardship was their lot.
THE environmental impact assessment (EIA), whose ideas go back to the United Nations Declaration on the Human Environment at the Stockholm Conference in 1972, is critical in ensuring sustainable development.
CRANES are a ubiquitous feature of the urban landscape where construction sites proliferate. Whether tower or mobile, they are used to lift heavy objects such as concrete beams into place, sometimes way up when building skyscrapers, for example.
FIRST appearance always matters regardless of whether extant flaws can be completely excused, like the signs on some shops in a popular shopping mall in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The simple messages, written in very bad English, were noticed by Netizens recently and went viral on social media.
MALAYSIA’S humanitarian stand against the genocidal atrocities towards the Rohingya community in Myanmar cannot be dismissed by Naypyidaw as a ploy by the prime minister for domestic political gain.
THE monsoon showers are here again to cover the country in a watery blanket. There is widespread anxiety and uncertainty about the future as the rainy season gets into gear, with people expecting more flash floods and landslides.
UUMNO and Pas will be sharing the stage at tomorrow’s mass gathering to protest Myanmar’s genocidal policy against the Rohingya.
A CONSTRUCTION worker died and four more were seriously injured when the pedestrian bridge at KL Eco City, which is under construction, collapsed recently.
THE revelation that the performance of Malaysian students in Mathematics and Science has improved significantly, as assessed by the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2015, is a welcome news for the country.
CELEBRATING 70 years of the United Malays National Organisation (Umno) — and as many years of modern Malay history beginning with the independence struggle, the very catalyst for the party’s inception on May 11, 1946 — is the newly launched regeneration of the KL Putra World Trade Centre (KL-PWTC) p
It is superfluous to imagine that there is anything more pressing to the Umno General Assembly, starting today, than the 14th General Election (GE14) that must happen latest by August 2018.
LANDSLIDES are not some unheard of phenomenon in the country. The frequency is alarming. From 1991 through to the most recent incident in Serendah, there have been 17 major instances.
THE scene of young Malaysians going to school, doing a little homework and playing hopscotch appears to the imagination like a picturesque oil painting.
A child’s vulnerability makes minding the neighbour’s business necessary
THE persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority by the Buddhist majority of Myanmar started some decades back. They began to trickle into Malaysia in the early 1990s. Since then, this country has harboured them, extending only to some a refugee status.
EXAMINATIONS occupy a central position in Malaysia’s education system. School examinations have been the subject of criticism over the years and the move to reform them has caught the attention of local educators and policymakers.
WHETHER or not the Trans-Pacific Partnership proceeds, Malaysia remains committed to strengthening its economic and trade ties with the United States and the other countries involved, the prime minister had said early last week.
A SECURE airport is a necessity if Malaysia’s tourism industry is to go on thriving. With terrorists blowing up airports in Turkey and in some European cities, there is no way of knowing that the same terror will not be perpetrated here.
SOCIAL media insists that the authorities have downplayed the number of people attending the Bersih 5 demonstration in Kuala Lumpur by using aerial photographs to prove their point. Presumably, in the minds of those proclaiming the numbers, they were victorious.
MMANY parents dream of raising successful children and work hard to present their loved ones with a version of adult life that is appealing and worth striving for.
ATHESIS, so philosophers say, produces its own antithesis, a dialectic materialism which argument brings forth a praxis. In the instance of Bersih — the yellow shirts — it gave rise to the Red Shirts.
THE question begging to be asked is how a young child’s primordial cognitive skill is lost in the country’s school system, ending up with 12-year-olds who find thinking such a challenge.
IN the face of rising accident figures, the question we need to ask ourselves is why are motorists not adhering to the rules? Clearly, the current deterrents are not effective enough to stop people from breaking traffic rules.
ANOTHER price hike is in the offing. As of Jan 1, service charges for first- and second-class wards in government hospitals will be increased and, according to the Health Minister, it will affect 1.5 per cent of in-patients (some two million) annually.
BLATANT abuse of licences intended for family entertainment to cover illegal gambling activities in malls and in residential areas is becoming rampant. With the licences placed in prominent positions outside the premises, the likelihood of law enforcers bypassing them is only to be expected.
WILL it rise from the ashes of the defunct Pakatan Rakyat or will it be stillborn? Pakatan Harapan, another loose opposition coalition like its predecessor, had its first national convention recently.
ONE of the worst choices that you can make is to ignore repaying your student loans.
AS sister Asean nations, Malaysia and the Philippines have much to gain from a strong bilateral relationship.
IS democracy dead? Anti-Trump protests, it is reported to have broken out in cities across the United States, and now it has spread to London. There are even reports that American democracy has been stretched to breaking point because of Donald Trump’s racism.
REPORTS of match fixing in Malaysian football first surfaced as early as the 1960s, when the sport was very much amateur with little financial reward.