Why a new festival was created

THE Gawai Dayak, a festival of the non-Muslim indigenous peoples of Sarawak, was gazetted by the government in 1964 as a public holiday in the state. It has been celebrated ever since without fail. After more than half a century... more »

Every day is Mother’s Day

I SHOULDN’T have neglected my duty as a son to acknowledge the importance of Mother’s Day this year. Blame this dereliction of duty on the mother of all elections – the just concluded GE14. I was following the election campaign... more »

Boon or bane?

ALL over the world, there must be millions of people who are in possession of the smart handphone. Smart it may well be, but it a is weapon in the wrong hands. It is impossible to prevent anyone from acquiring... more »

The proof of the pudding …

A POLITICAL party aiming to be in power and in control of the administration of a country is like a new company selling goods to the public. The party releases to the public its manifesto containing its policy and aims... more »

Before, during, and after

I DON’T know if anybody has ever heard of a coordinated effort in the past by the then Anti-Corruption Agency (now Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission – MACC), the Election Commission (EC), and the police to monitor corrupt practices relating to the... more »

When I think of those …

OVER the Easter weekend, I had plenty of time to read the cuttings from old newspapers. On every waking day, I must read a newspaper or some publication – a habit acquired since school time. To me there’s no alternative... more »
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