Sabah is the real owner of ‘bosku’

When non-Sabahans attempt to borrow expressions derived from the culture in Sabah, Sabahans tend to be critical over the authenticity of certain terms.  BOS and...

One for all and all for one

THE controversy surrounding the appointment of Latheefa Koya as the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief commissioner isn’t going away soon and can only lead...

Cool heads must prevail

“OUR freedom and our rights are fast-disappearing. This wasn’t like the ‘Occupy’ movement back in 2014. Back then, the general public weren’t so convinced....

Getting the ‘right sort’ of education

I just finished a wonderful book that everyone should read: Educated by Tara Westover. It is the true story of a Mormon girl from...

Sex video issue hots up

IT has been one hot mess in PKR, with bullets flying in all directions following the stunning arrest of Farhash Wafa Salvador Rizal Mubarak...

The history of Malay political unity

PRIME Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s latest call for Malays to unite under a single political party (his) has raised some eyebrows. At the heart...

Blisters under my trousers

Dear Dr G, I am a 35 year-old-man who after nearly fifteen years of searching have found someone whom I am ready to settle down...

Does size really matter?

Dear Dr. G, I am a 25-year-old average Joe who is having some inferior complex about my male asset below the waist. I am hoping...

What’s in a name?

China says ‘no’ to bizarre and foreign names for residences, businesses and commercial buildings.  NAME plays an important part in our daily life. It is our...

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...

Plunge in popularity

WHAT a difference a year makes. In a week, the Pakatan Harapan government will mark its first year in power but in stark contrast...

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...

#MyButterflyEffect for Dubai

IN 1851 the Great Exhibition was held in London. Organised by Prince Albert, it provided a platform for nations to show off their newest...

Malaysians urged to take the giant leap forward

AS the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing this past week, the historical achievement highlighted how technology has evolved and brought...

Let’s talk economy – the sequel

I WAS not done the last time, so let’s continue our talk about the economy. In the last article, I wrote that we must spend...

Time for Malaysians to fight the real battles

Champions of race and religion are blithely ignoring serious challenges like drugs, failing education standards and non-repayment of study loans in the nation.  ARE Malaysians...

Alma maters which matter

THE Convent Light Street in Penang will always be a special place for me. It remains the only sister school of my alma mater,...

We are never too old to work

NASIR Ahmad’s father, Ahmad Ismail or better known by his pseudonym Ahmady Asmara, was a legendary journalist and a sasterawan (man of letters). ...

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...

Pride and prejudice

THE United States ranks low in the credibility stakes. It can no longer wax lyrical about free trade and fair play because the world...

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