To cut or not to cut, that is the father’s question

Dear Dr. G, I am a proud father of two boys aged 12 and 13. When I was in my early teens, my dad started telling...

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...

Sincerely, your recalcitrant daughter

THERE is a poem by Rupi Kaur that goes, “how is it so easy for you to be kind to people, he asked. Milk...

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...

Comparing slogans: Shared Prosperity 2030 and the others

ON the anniversary of Pakatan Harapan’s GE14 victory, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad announced the new government mantra moving forward: Shared Prosperity 2030. On...

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...

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...

Life is tough, but we are tougher

TODAY’S column is not about law or politics. It is about my parting words of advice to students of constitutional law on the last...

Myths, risks and benefits of masturbation

Dear Dr. G, I have a confession. I am guilty of a dark secret that I am ashamed of. I am 18 years old and have...

‘Cash is King’ comes back to bite Pakatan

Politicians using cash to buy power and votes has created a culture in Malaysia in which people have started valuing money more than truth,...

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....

Deepfake is worse than fake news

The present sex video scandal is a preamble for more scary things to come.  IMAGINE the unthinkable: Someone of substance in the Chinese community saying...

Unity in Raya forgiveness

TOWARDS the end of Ramadan, there were different views expressed about the permissibility of Muslims breaking fast in buildings in (or near) non-Muslim places...

Take a compassionate approach

I TAKE heart in the recent news that the Permatang Pauh MP has put her political will behind a pilot project trialling naltrexone to...

It’s like a matter of life and death

IN less than a month, China will tune down into a “quiet mood” for a few days as over 10 million high school students...

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...

Speak up for PTPTN

  With PTPTN often being a political landmine, the public’s voice can lend strength and legitimacy to necessary (and potentially politically unpopular) policy changes. LET’S begin...

Tash Aw explores Malaysia’s dark side

TASH Aw is a successful, international prize-winning Malaysian novelist. He is also a sophisticated and well-travelled essayist with an intuitive grasp of the zeitgeist...

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...

Universities need to focus on genuine quality, not obsess over rank

RECENT statements by scientist Dr Wan Ardatul Amani Wan Salim have caused quite a stir. Years ago, Wan Ardatul – more popularly known as "Dr...

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