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Negri to bolster tourism sector

By ZAIDI ISHAM ISMAIL - Tuesday, 17 January 2017.

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.

Rescuing economic forecasting

By Dwintha Maya Kartika - Tuesday, 17 January 2017.

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.

Low-tech and high spirits

By Fanny Bucheli-Rotter - Tuesday, 17 January 2017.

As the intrepid wanders the streets of Kuala Lumpur, he will encounter the most astounding spectrum of vistas on display.

Kelantan floodgate: Part II

By Isham Jalil - Tuesday, 17 January 2017.

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.

Monarchy a force that unites the people

By Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah - Monday, 16 January 2017.

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.

A steady hand at the wheel

By John Teo - Monday, 16 January 2017.

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.

The Kelantan floodgate

By Isham Jalil - Monday, 16 January 2017.

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.

Plug loopholes that allow opportunities for graft

By Datuk Dr. John Antony Xavier - Monday, 16 January 2017.

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.

Fight in cyberspace — the state strikes back

By Eugene E.G. Tan - Sunday, 15 January 2017.

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.

Netizens need to stop saying hurtful things

By Ashley Greig - Sunday, 15 January 2017.

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.

Dreams come true in 'Dangal'

By AHMAD A TALIB - Sunday, 15 January 2017.

IF there is anyone out there looking for inspiration, I would recommend them to watch the Hindi movie, Dangal.

Farewell, Vimala and Obama

By David Christy - Sunday, 15 January 2017.

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.

Huge gains in five months

By A JALIL HAMID - Sunday, 15 January 2017.

THE Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is making headlines these days, but for a valid reason.

Islam and sustainable growth

By Mohammad Hashim Kamali - Saturday, 14 January 2017.

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?

Indian cinema is into 'biopics'

By Mahendra Ved - Saturday, 14 January 2017.

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.

Newly set up disaster management agency proves its mettle

By ROSLI ZAKARIA - Saturday, 14 January 2017.

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.

A slippery slope of viral silliness

By Chok Suat Ling - Saturday, 14 January 2017.

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.

How Trump is helping China's strategy

By Fareed Zakaria - Friday, 13 January 2017.

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.

Nation has lost a statesman

By Dr Arnold Puyok - Friday, 13 January 2017.

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.

Bumpy ride behind the smiles

By HANA NAZ HARUN - Friday, 13 January 2017.

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.

Do more to curb smoking, and vaping

By Dr Helmy Haja Mydin - Friday, 13 January 2017.

We are now almost halfway into the first month of the New Year, and some are holding strong to their resolutions.

Perish the thought of using plastic bags

By Azura Abas - Friday, 13 January 2017.

WITH only two weeks into the year, things are already well heated up on the home front.

A 'giant responsibility' awaits Pairin's successor

By John Teo - Friday, 13 January 2017.

Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan resigned last week as president of Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), the party he founded and led since 1985.

(VIEWPOINT) Work, matters!: Decide on what you want, first

By SHANKAR R. SANTHIRAM - Friday, 13 January 2017.

You want results? Start by deciding what you want.

Remembering my dad's legacy against corruption

By FAUZIAH ISMAIL - Thursday, 12 January 2017.

MACC’s efforts are to ensure a clean and trustworthy administration

Adenan Satem, a politician with a incisive intellect

By John Teo - Thursday, 12 January 2017.

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.

Foreign ownership of land, clear policy needed

By Salleh Buang - Thursday, 12 January 2017.

This will put to rest concerns over the impact of mega projects on housing industry

JB traders in a bind after every downpour

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Thursday, 12 January 2017.

Floods a perennial problem for traders and city folk

Non-truths must be treated with contempt

By Zainul Arifin - Wednesday, 11 January 2017.

What do we do with fake news? Fight them with the truth, of course. If only it was that easy.

Digital sector slow, but looking good

By Ahmad Kushairi - Wednesday, 11 January 2017.

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.