Can we talk about the economy?

YES. Let’s not talk about sex, lies or videotapes. I am just not very interested in such things. Nor am I going to touch on...

‘Politics have no relation to morals’

THE Machiavellian plot to derail Datuk Seri Azmin Ali’s political ascension has triggered a situation described in an Niccolò Machiavelli quote. As veteran...

Time to end single-use plastics altogether

COME July 1, all eateries in Selangor will be banned from using plastic straws.The state government’s aim is to eventually eliminate single-use plas­­tics altogether,...

A change is in the air?

Loosening wheels and appearing cracks are endemic of a Government swiftly put together, but these wrongs may be righted soon – at the expense...

Salute to morning glory as a sign of good health

Dear Dr. G, I am a 22-year-old and would like to put Dr. G on the spot over an embarrassing issue of morning wood. I fully...

Where kidnapping is a business

SEVEN days after the Inspector-General of Police stated that every day there was a cross-border kidnapping threat in the east coast of Sabah, an...

Speaking about a common theme

INVITATIONS to speak at various events have resumed in earnest after Ramadan. I am sometimes slightly puzzled by some of the requests that I...

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...

Of gutter politics and the folly of hotheads

POLITICAL gossip-mongering has gone into overdrive, reaching a fever pitch. Dormant WhatsApp groups have been given a new lease on life, high school or hobby...

In a state of denial

LET me get this straight. Malaysia doesn’t have gays. That’s what our Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi said in March. When asked...

A padi field that roars

A LUGGAGE full of rice was what I brought back to Malaysia during a trip home late last year. The rice from China’s north­eastern provinces...

What Asia’s election season tells us

IN the first half of this year, four Asian giants went to the polls. Up to one billion voters were involved, all within...

Scrutinise integrity, not bedrooms

TWO controversies beset Malaysia in this last week or two. One involved the deaths of multiple Orang Asli in Kelantan, and the other involving...

Twists and turns in sex video case

A FIERCE storm continues to swirl around Datuk Seri Azmin Ali but the Economic Affairs Minister has gone about his Hari Raya rounds as...

Better ‘liwat’ than never?

SEVEN days before his alleged sexual tryst with a cabinet minister, the accuser, Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz, posted on Facebook a group photograph of...

Shape up or get shipped out

COULD the allegations made against Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali be one of those turning points in Malaysian politics? While for two days...

Shining a light on the plight of the vulnerable

THE long suffering Bateq community in Kampung Kuala Koh is finally getting the help and attention it needs from the government.Deputy Prime Minister...

Calling the kettle black

TALK about hypocrisy. When Huawei’s global cybersecurity and privacy officer, John Suffolk, appeared before a hearing at the House of Commons on Monday, he...

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...

Is it Azmin or a deepfake?

DEEPFAKE. It is the buzzword in Malaysia since the appearance of the sex tryst video allegedly involving a Cabinet minister. Deepfake, according to whatis.com,...

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