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Getting annual flu shots can prevent infection

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:36

Influenza, commonly referred to as flu, is a common respiratory infection caused by a virus. Often, it masquerades as the common cold.

Improving tax governance

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:35

The move by the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to establish a network of strategic cooperation in investigations, information sharing and views on corruption, abuse of power, tax evasion and tax collection is an excellent precedent in cooperati

Purge corrupt personnel to boost public confidence

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:33

The fight against corruption has taken on a big step with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission executing a nationwide blitz on high-ranking civil servants and senior officials involved in corrupt practices.

Digital education a boon for all

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 10:11

In the newspapers last week, I came across an engaging article about students’ views of learning with digital technology. Undoubtedly, the young Internet-savvy generation prefers to engage with digital learning.

All great faiths teach us to become better human beings

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 10:08

In societies, nations and across the world today, we see people turning against each other with a vengeance and a vehemence as never before.

Visionary move ensures better graduates

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 09:59

I am gratified to hear first-hand Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh’s aspirations for the higher education sector in Putrajaya last week during his “Amanat 2017”.

The forgotten army of 1943

By SHAMSUL-BAHRAIN IBRAHIM - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 09:49

THE article, “Remembering the Romusha who built Death Railway” (NST, Dec 18), brought me to the battle fought by the Malay elements of the Japanese Imperial Army in the Pacific War against the 41st division and the 3rd, 5th and 11th Australian Divisions.

Plan must reflect what Malaysians want

By RAMON NAVARATNAM - Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 09:38

THE National Transformation 2050 (TN50) discourse should be a two- way process.

We can make Pagoh crash a turning point

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 09:42

On Dec 24, a bus crash in the North-South Expressway in Pagoh, Muar, resulted in the deaths of 14 people and injured many others. There were much dismay and anger from those who lost loved ones.

Obama fixed US economic problems and brought global peace

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 09:38

On friday, Americans will have a new head of state with the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president. As they bid farewell to Barack Obama, many have started recalling his achievements and contributions over the last eight years.

Why do Ah Bengs fail in our school system?

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 09:36

Ah Beng is the only son of a couple who operate a food stall in town.

Many want to hire illegals

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:02

I could not agree more with Malaysian Association of Foreign Maid Agencies president Jeffrey Foo, who said that increasing the fine for employers of illegal workers under the Employment Restriction Act is not the solution, but, rather, enforcement is the key.

Adenan was astute, caring and down to earth

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:00

The death of Sarawak chief minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem came as a shock to us. It marked the exit of a great leader, not only revered and respected in his state, but also in Malaysia.

Maintenance culture not in our blood

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 09:58

How do we develop a strong maintenance culture in Malaysia in the interest of public safety and convenience?

The planet and people benefit

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 10:24

“EVERY day is a great day to take a few cars off the road.”