The bi-focal leaders

YOU know durian season is nigh when you begin to see durian flowers being sold at the market. Similarly, elections are also preceded by some telling signs. However, in the case of Sarawak, the harbingers take many forms. They may... more »

Can we think?

A FRIEND from Hong Kong sent me a book with the provocative title ‘Can Asians think?’ It is written by one Kishore Mahbubani, a former Singapore diplomat and now a professor no less. So insulted was I that I couldn’t... more »

What is happiness?

IN the 1991 movie ‘City Slickers’, Curly (played by the late Jack Palance), a tough old cowboy had a simple life philosophy that he espoused to the main character Mitch (Billy Crystal). He called it the “just one thing”. Curly:... more »

Stupidity and ignorance

“THERE is nothing worse in life than being stupid. Stupidity comes because you are ignorant. Ignorance comes because you never read any book in your life,” Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem said during the launch of the... more »

Promises, promises

SINCE this is the Year of the Monkey, let me share with readers a bit of the story of the Monkey King. I am sure many of us are familiar with the story of Sun Wukong, the monkey who accompanied... more »

That elusive trait

THESE days it is difficult to avoid the word ‘integrity’. It is referred to either explicitly or implicitly in the printed media, in cyberspace and on most people’s lips. Though I must say that it is usually about the lack... more »
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