The cradle of Chinese leadership

EVERY year, thousands of party cadres from the Communist Party of China (CPC) returned to school to learn about the latest direction of the...

Hong Kong needs to clean up its self-made mess because Beijing may just let...

Is the government still functioning properly amid Hong Kong's snowballing political crisis? Hongkongers are not the only ones asking, the same question must be...

Standing tall together

IT’S a little more than a month away from our National Day celebrations, when the nation turns 62, but ironically, instead of proudly celebrating...

Has the dream derailed?

SIX months ago, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia politics and governance research group head Dr Mazlan Ali observed that PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was...

The delicious melancholy of Vietnam’s Reunification Express

IN 1936, when the French first launched the “Transindochinois” railway service linking Hanoi with Saigon, there were gala celebrations, sports competitions and commemorative stamps...

Don’t let the young tune out and switch off

SINCE I’ve been back I have not been reading the news. Partly that is because I have so much work to do. But I...

Fragile wings, cloudy skies

To the uninitiated observer, the recent announcement of India’s civil aviation regulator that domestic airlines had registered growth of 2.62% in the first five...

Overcoming the shortcoming

Dear Dr. G, I read with interest the articles you posted a few weeks ago addressing issues of the average size of the penis and...

The bitter truth about sugar

SUGAR is sweet. But the bitter reality is that too much intake of sugar is poisonous to our bodies. Per day, men, according to the...

Lessons from abroad

A visit to Tanzania proves to be educational with its fascinating history, cultural diversity and spectacular wildlife. The sense of pride of its people...

Water disruption is not a laughing matter

Access to our water resources should be tightly controlled to prevent any sabotage.  THIS joke has been making its rounds on social media: Air Panas...

Anwar? Azmin? How should we choose our next PM?

WHO will be Malaysia’s next Prime Minister? This is apparently the only question that matters in Malaysian politics, as can be seen by the relentless...

Game of thrones a la Malaysia

As I write this column, I am travelling on a train from Paris to Amsterdam. One of the things I enjoy the most in...

Undi 18 has been passed, but now what?

A HISTORIC day indeed: Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Members of Parliament (MPs), all 211 present, voted unanimously to pass the Constitutional amendment that will...

Easier done than said

Can we create a health system and a society where doing things is easier, more fulfilling and more fun than just complaining? “IF you are...

Lessons from Trump’s racist tweets

PRESIDENT Donald Trump singled out four coloured members of the United States House of Represent­atives in his recent tweets. He told them to “help fix...

A revenge 20 years in the making

MINOR punishment meted out by the teachers, such as light caning or having to stand on the chair or to hold a book above...

Will Azmin accept Anwar’s olive branch?

DATUK Seri Anwar Ibrahim had seemed a bit wobbly on the political front the last few weeks but the PKR retreat last weekend ended...

Are nosebleeds dangerous?

EPISTAXIS is the medical term for nosebleed, which is a common occurrence.Our noses have a large amount of blood vessels and nosebleed occurs when...

Will Anwar become the 8th Prime Minister?

A discussion about a new book draws interesting perspectives on the much debated transfer of power from Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to...

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