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Fix leakages from incompetence, poor ethics, graft first

June 26th, 2017|

As a private citizen, I do not claim expertise in national strategic or development issues. But as someone who has seen how this country has evolved and grown over the years, I think I am entitled to provide some comments on what Prime Minister Najib Razak said in his Aidilfitri

Stateless Indians: MIC barking up the wrong tree.

June 26th, 2017|

The MIC, by organising demonstrations against the DAP or any other component parties of Pakatan Harapan (PH), cannot hope to resolve the long-standing issue of citizenship for Indians. It is Umno that is mainly responsible for preventing Indians and others from being accepted as full-fledged citizens in the country. MIC,

Our Hari Raya breakfast conversation

June 26th, 2017|

Muslims all around the world celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri according to their own traditions and customs. My family has our own too. While the common ritual of many Muslims in Malaysia is to begin their day at the mosque in new clothes as they seek forgiveness, peace and blessings for

Hero-hero kita di waktu Raya

June 26th, 2017|

“Kampung di mana, cik?” tanya seorang jejaka yang kelihatan seperti uncle kerana seorang jururawat yang duduk di kaki lima menunggu suami untuk mengambilnya pulang ke rumah. “Kampung di Ipoh. Tahun lepas dah cuti raya. Tahun ini saya bertugas pula, jadi tak balik,” jawab jururawat Hospital Selayang yang bekerja di aras

Here’s why Isa Samad should not be SPAD chief

June 24th, 2017|

On June 19, when Isa Samad resigned as Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGV) chairman, Prime Minister Najib Razak appointed him as the acting chairman of the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) with immediate effect “in appreciation of Isa’s role” in FGV.This is an absolutely ridiculous appointment. No one will

Different strokes for Uber and Grab

June 24th, 2017|

UberCab was founded in 2009 by American Garrett Camp to reduce the cost of private black car rides, which were already cheaper than licensed executive cars, although both services use black Lincoln limousines.Camp realised that costs could be reduced substantially if passengers share rides. Together with two friends, he built

What difference would RCI on forex trading losses make?

June 23rd, 2017|

A 92-year-old former prime minister is now leading the opposition to challenge the BN/Umno-led government. This is how pathetic this country has become, nothing more and nothing less. No one is saying Dr Mahathir Mohamad was a saint when he was in power. No one is saying there were no

Tourism is ‘taxing’ East-West relations further

June 23rd, 2017|

Earlier this month, the Sarawak state government decided to quit the Malaysian Tourism Board, following the federal government’s introduction of a new tourism tax that would affect all hotels across the country, stating it already had its own Sarawak Tourism Promotion Board. The Sarawak tourism minister claimed that the tourism