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Don't abuse the freedom we have on the Internet

By Audrey Dermawan - Tuesday, 28 February 2017.

Some Malaysians have once again reared their ugly heads, with Netizens taking to social media to post all sorts of crude comments following two recent incidents that have shocked the nation.

Kedah Pas in drive to weed out pan supporters

By Adie Suri Zulkefli - Tuesday, 28 February 2017.

The Meteorological Department reported that Kedah would get 20 per cent more rain this month and next month because of the current northeast monsoon.

Sabah aiming for global acclaim

By DATUK SERI MUSA AMAN - Monday, 27 February 2017.

SABAH recorded its highest number of tourist arrivals last year. There were 3.427 million visitors, who spent an estimated RM7.25 billion based on receipts generated.

Go for the 'big guns'

By SULAIMAN JAAFAR - Monday, 27 February 2017.

SMUGGLING is a perennial problem at the borders of many countries, including Malaysia.

On Trump's visit to the UK

By Abdul Razak Baginda - Monday, 27 February 2017.

BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May was one of the first few world leaders to have been received by the new United States president in Washington.

Rise of women in Saudi banking and finance

By MUSTHAK PARKER - Monday, 27 February 2017.

AS far as breaking glass ceilings for Saudi women are concerned, the appointments last week of Sarah Al-Suhaimi as the first female chairman of the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) and Rania Mahmoud Nashar as the first female chief executive officer of a Saudi banking major, Samba Financial Group, cou

Murder, they wrote

By A JALIL HAMID - Sunday, 26 February 2017.

The unfolding story reads like a John le Carré spy novel, but surprisingly, it’s not fiction. It’s all real.

When parents lose a child

By DAVID CHRISTY - Sunday, 26 February 2017.

<i>There was once a little flower in the shade, </i>

3am reality check for all

By AHMAD A TALIB - Sunday, 26 February 2017.

One week — that is probably the lifespan of a public outcry in this country. Look around you. Is there any more emotional outpouring about last week’s 3am incident in Johor Baru?

Bring back glory days

By AHMAD A TALIB - Sunday, 26 February 2017.

Will the Selangor football team rise to become a force again in Malaysian football? Will we see the Red Giants winning games, titles and cups the way they did before?

Fake news and German racism

By Musa Okwonga - Sunday, 26 February 2017.

The story about a mob of Arab men rampaging through the well-heeled streets of Frankfurt and sexually assaulting German women as they went, must have been irresistible — so irresistible that Bild, a popular newspaper, published it early this month with little scrutiny.

Iceland holiday was icing on the cake

By Dr Koh Soo Ling - Sunday, 26 February 2017.

Two weeks ago, florists were very busy indeed stocking up and selling flowers. According to a survey by the National Retail Federation in the United States last year, 36 per cent of Americans bought flowers for Valentine’s Day, spending US$1.9 billion (RM8.4 billion).

Think before sharing distasteful photos

By CHOK SUAT LING - Saturday, 25 February 2017.

ASIDE from grief-stricken family members, what is often left behind in the aftermath of tragedies these days is hard evidence in the form of photos and videos of these unfortunate events.

Turn hygiene into a culture

By ROSLI ZAKARIA - Saturday, 25 February 2017.

KUDOS to the Terengganu Health Department for its proactive approach in containing the spread of dengue and Zika virus by Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes.

The return of the 'centre'

By Fareed Zakaria - Saturday, 25 February 2017.

BY now, it is settled wisdom that we are witnessing the rise of radical forces on the left and right around the globe. Populists of both varieties, who share a disdain for globalisation, are energised and certain that the future is going their way.

India's 'misadventure' in Sri Lanka

By Mahendra Ved - Saturday, 25 February 2017.

INDIAN magazine The Week caricatured the 1987 India-Sri Lanka Agreement in mythological terms: “Ravana need not kidnap Seeta to get Rama to invade Lanka — a mere pact is enough!”

An hour a week for sex?

By DAN BILEFSKY AND CHRISTINA ANDERSON - Saturday, 25 February 2017.

A SWEDISH official has a novel proposal to improve work-life balance and lift the local birthrate: give municipal employees an hour-long paid break each week to go home and have sex.

Asian space race intensifies

By B. SURESH RAM - Friday, 24 February 2017.

THE 21st century is touted to be the Asian Age and this could be defined through the eyes of two nations leading the new global space race.

Resilience amid uncertainty

By IRWAN SHAH ZAINAL ABIDIN - Friday, 24 February 2017.

MANY factors which caused uncertainties in the global economy over the past two years are expected to continue.

The mad, mad world of journalism laid bare

By Azura Abas - Friday, 24 February 2017.

A PAIR (or two) of comfortable shoes. An umbrella. Extra power bank. Barrels of caffeine. Sunglasses to hide the eyebags.

Organ, blood donation acts of great merit

By Mohammad Hashim Kamali - Friday, 24 February 2017.

THE permissibility in Islam of organ and tissue transplant and blood donation is supposed to be a settled issue here in Malaysia and elsewhere in the Muslim world, yet questions keep arising on whether this is also permissible between Muslims and non-Muslims.

Famine in a world of plenty

By SOMINI SENGUPTA - Friday, 24 February 2017.

IN a world filled with excess food, 20 million people are on the brink of famine, including 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death.

(VIEWPOINT) How Malaysia can invoke 'persona non grata' rule over North Korea issue

By Muzaffar Syah Mallow - Thursday, 23 February 2017.

THE Malaysian government can consider exercising its rights under Article 9 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 1961 of “Persona Non Grata” against any foreign individual, including those who are enjoying diplomatic immunity, if there is a clear violation of our laws committed by those

Stop the blame game

By FAUZIAH ISMAIL - Thursday, 23 February 2017.

Here we go again with the blame game after eight teenagers lost their lives in a horrific accident in Johor Baru early Saturday morning. Why do we do that?

No news like Trump news

By Azman Abdul Hamid - Thursday, 23 February 2017.

There is a saying — there is no business like show business. Now we have “there is no news like Trump news”.

High expectations for new strata management tribunal

By Salleh Buang - Thursday, 23 February 2017.

Strata law in this country began five decades ago as a small part of the National Land Code 1965 — Part Nine, Chapter 1, Sections 151 to 157, 161 to 163, 355–374 (subdivision of buildings and issuance of subsidiary titles). The code came into force on Jan 1, 1966.

Is the public service really bloated?

By Datuk Dr. John Antony Xavier - Thursday, 23 February 2017.

Hobbes, an English philosopher, in his 1651 book Leviathan, argued that if left to fend for himself in nature, the life of man would be “nasty, brutish and short”. So, the role of the government is to protect life.

Work, Matters!: Motivation for different generations

By SHANKAR R. SANTHIRAM - Thursday, 23 February 2017.

PERHAPS for the first time in history, organisations are having to deal with teams that consist of people who are from the Baby Boomer Generation (1943 to 1960); Generation X (1960 to 1981); and Generation Y (1982 to 2001), all having to work together.

(VIEWPOINT) Tun, be fair to yourself

By HEZERI SAMSURI - Wednesday, 22 February 2017.

Dearest Tun Dr Mahathir,

What happens if foreign workers take a day off?

By Zainul Arifin - Wednesday, 22 February 2017.

CAN we handle a foreign workers’ day off in Malaysia? I am not too sure — I foresee chaos, confusion and disarray as families, businesses and the government try to figure out where things are and how they work. And, of course, all the mamak restaurants will be closed for the day!