Sunday, November 19, 2017

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Did Penang Budget ‘borrow’ from Budget 2018 that it scorned?

WHEN Budget 2018 was announced on Friday Oct 28, it received good feedback from those who will benefit from it but it did not...

Penang must take responsibility for Tg Bungah tragedy

WHAT do you call a government that can never make mistakes? One that is almost perfect? I don't know but the only words that...

Mahathir, the ‘forgetful’ former prime minister

OPINION BEING forgetful is a common thing. It is common among both the elderly and the younger generations. Just to put things in perspective, I sometimes...

Penang needs flood mitigation project, rethink development plans

Twenty years ago, whenever it rained heavily in Penang, I remember my family and I would be preparing for floods as we were then...

Income tax collection: Rafizi versus Eric See-To

Much has been said about the state of our economy, with the latest being a claim made by PKR's Rafizi Ramli that Malaysia's income...

When hate justifies racism, bigotry and treachery

OPINION The following is an observation made by Lukman Sheriff on Facebook, with regards to the two postings above, encountered online. When hate justifies racism, bigotry...

Kg Sungai Lembu is now on Penang map – for wrong reasons!

MENTION Kampung Sungai Lembu to some Malaysians or even Penangites a few months back, nobody would have known of its whereabouts. After all it is...

Pedra Branca dispute could hamper USS destroyer SAR effort

Written by Dzirhan Mahadzir for USNI News KUALA LUMPUR — Since the Monday collision of the USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) both the Malaysian and...

No place for gangsterism and cheap political gimmicks in quest for a better Malaysia

OPINION The problem of gangsterism in politics is just as disturbing as engaging in cheap gimmicks in the name of gaining support. Most recently, former Prime...

Malaysian Bar, an ‘unregistered political party’

As a starting point, the Malaysian Bar has no lawful part to play in the appointment or the removal of judges. They have no...

An end to otherness?

OPINION The mere fact that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has agreed to study in depth the request from the Indian Muslim community here...

Is bullying an emerging pattern of aggressive behaviour among our young?

OPINION Article written by Dr Chandra Muzaffar, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Yayasan 1Malaysia via Bernama PETALING JAYA: A couple of recent tragedies which...

When enough is enough

OPINION The scary thing about public perception is that they have a way of taking over logic and passed off as the truth. Regardless of...

‘1MDB never a party to DoJ suit’

OPINION The following is a letter from Ahmad Soffian (Shah Alam, Selangor), as published by the New Straits Times on June 22. It is crucial for...

Is Australia ‘clean’ enough for Julie Bishop to talk about corruption in Malaysia?

OPINION How the Chinese 'bought up' Australia's government Billionaire property developers Huang Xiangmo and Dr Chau Chak Wing reported to be amongst a large group of...

Mukhriz defamed by Tunku Abdul Aziz?

OPINION Defamation as a political tool A recent article in the online portal Free Malaysia Today suggests that former Premier Mahathir Mohammad and his anointed successor...

Skin-colour and fat jokes, where do we draw the line?

In public speaking, the most common advice given is to always know your audience. Some will misinterpret this, while others will benefit from it. To...

A walk down memory lane: Mahathir and his positive outlook on Malaysia-China trade ties

Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, once upon a time, did not believe China would gobble up Malaysia, speaking in the context of trade. Contrary to...

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