This should really be our last straw

DESPITE the pleas, the warnings, the threats over the years, nothing really worked until China suddenly decided it wasn’t taking any more crap from...

Tensions to rise between PM, Umno

HE had dropped off the radar screen the last six months but Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has returned with a bang.His supporters...

Things are looking upwards

ASK any of your Malaysian friends living in Beijing one word to describe the Chinese capital and the answer you will often get is...

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,...

Never too late to start a new chapter in life

FEW people seem to have noticed that I have not been around in Malaysia for the better part of the last nine months. That’s...

Washington SyCip– a timeless figure

MANILA, Jakarta and Bangkok: Southeast Asian cities are vast, rambunctious and extremely competitive, verging on the cutthroat. For foreign investors looking to make the...

Up to us to keep our environs safe

HERE we go again! Pasir Gudang – and its over 100,000 residents – is again reeling under yet another threat of chemical pollution. However,...

While Pakatan Harapan fights within, Umno rebuilds

PAKATAN Harapan’s strange pre-GE14 arrangement may cause the fall of its government, said Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa . “When they faced GE14, they...

Can you get pregnant from pre-ejaculatory fluid?

Dear Dr. G, I am a 40-year-old divorcee facing a bit of a problem, and hope Dr. G can help me resolve my conundrum. Since I...

Naturally, see you later

It was a dream came true for our columnist when she was asked to write for The Star. After more than four years, Dr...

Spare the rod, spoil the child

No perfect way to raise a child and the debate rages on whether to cane or not to cane.  CAN a secondary school teacher cane...

Bring back the big events to KL

MALAYSIAN fans of the biggest band in the world have been scrambling to get tickets for U2’s South-East Asian debut on Nov 30 and Dec...

Seizing media freedom

WRITING this column is one of the few things that I do without fail every week, with the cycle of a regular deadline providing...

Did someone call Teoh Beng Hock’s family money grubbers?

THE Attorney General and the Royal Malaysian Police have now reclassified their investigation into the death of Teoh Beng Hock, who died in the...

Guessing game on succession

THE definition of trust is the firm belief in reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something. It is the foundation of successful relations,...

Why politics is not for everybody

I AM often asked why I went into politics. The simple answer is that I wanted to learn. The complicated answer is that I enjoyed...

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...

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...

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....

Azmin still far from being in the clear

IT was the Hari Raya open house at the Prime Minister’s Department but the centre of attention was Datuk Seri Azmin Ali. The wefie culture...

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