During the 1980s and 1990s, it was the industrial revolution in the country which saw the mushrooming of several foreign and local companies rolling out manufactured goods to capitalise on the robust global economy.
Barely a week after New Year’s Day, Bank of England’s chief economist Andy Haldane admitted to his profession’s failure of foreseeing a financial crisis and miscalculating the impact of Brexit.
As the intrepid wanders the streets of Kuala Lumpur, he will encounter the most astounding spectrum of vistas on display.
THE Kelantan government is still in denial that logging and land-clearing activities have caused or worsened floods, even after the 2014 flood, which was the worst the country has ever seen in almost half a century.
As early as 8am, thousands of Kedahans from all walks of life — children, the young and the old — gathered at the Sultan Abdul Halim Airport and the 6km road to Istana Anak Bukit.
Coming after a full 48 hours had elapsed since the passing of their chief minister, the late Tan Sri Adenan Satem last Wednesday, Sarawakians must be relieved that the suspense over who would succeed him is over.
This is a story about the Kelantan flood; about how a natural disaster could have been mitigated by humans but wasn’t, and even worsened by them.
Recently, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has cast its net more efficiently across the bureaucracy and caught some high-ranking public servants allegedly thieving public money. Its actions must be lauded.
ENSURING that the state is secure from cyberthreats is increasingly becoming the priority of states all over the world, sometimes clashing with concerns over privacy.
WHEN Penang-born football player Mohd Faiz Subri was nominated for the prestigious Fifa Puskas Award for the best goal of 2016, Malaysians all across the globe jumped for joy.
IF there is anyone out there looking for inspiration, I would recommend them to watch the Hindi movie, Dangal.
WHEN Obama set foot in Malaysia in 2014, I wrote a ‘song’ about America and me. Someone in Bangkok was enraged at what he read. He thought it was a paean, and this caused him great pain. To me he wrote a witheringly scornful missive.
THE Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is making headlines these days, but for a valid reason.
SUSTAINABLE development (SD) gained traction in the 1960s due to heightened apprehensions over crucial issues of human survival. The key question asked was: Are we moving towards a sustainable future considering the poverty trap, human dignity deficit, HIV/lethal diseases and ecological degradation?
RUNNING to packed cinema halls across India, and in many world capitals, Dangal (Wrestling Match) is about a sonless father pitting his two daughters to wrestle, in an all-male arena. It’s a real-to-reel story on how they won gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in 2010.
IN only its second year as an umbrella body to tackle disasters in the country, the National Disaster Management Agency, or Nadma, has again proven its ability to coordinate all relevant agencies to provide the necessary support to minimise the traumatic experience of disaster victims.
WHAT’S news may not necessarily go viral, but what’s viral is always news. That, at least, appears to be the belief these days, with newspapers scrambling to highlight viral events and topics which are trending online.
Donald Trump has perhaps attacked no country as consistently as he has China. During his campaign, he thundered that China was "raping" the United States, "killing" it on trade and artificially depressing its currency to make its goods cheap.
All he wanted to do was to spend more time with his family and retire gracefully from politics, but the call of duty obligated the late Tan Sri Adenan Satem to leave the comfort of his private life to helm one of Malaysia’s most geographically-challenging and culturally-diverse states.
I Came across a photo of the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) trio — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, his son, Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin — recently and, at first glance, it looked like a Chinese New Year promotional gimmick of a local airline.
We are now almost halfway into the first month of the New Year, and some are holding strong to their resolutions.
WITH only two weeks into the year, things are already well heated up on the home front.
Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan resigned last week as president of Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), the party he founded and led since 1985.
You want results? Start by deciding what you want.
MACC’s efforts are to ensure a clean and trustworthy administration
SEVERAL years before the late Tan Sri Adenan Satem became Sarawak’s fifth chief minister, this writer chanced upon him window-shopping alone at Changi Airport in Singapore. He said he was awaiting his flight accompanying then chief minister Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud to Australia.
This will put to rest concerns over the impact of mega projects on housing industry
Floods a perennial problem for traders and city folk
What do we do with fake news? Fight them with the truth, of course. If only it was that easy.
As 2017 goes into its second week, a major talking point within the tech fraternity is how will the tech industry fare and what’s new.
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