Upgrading English proficiency

I OFTEN see frustrating evidence that the English proficiency of Malaysians is getting from bad to worse. As seen from the parliamentary records, English had been used to debate and interpret policies and principles in our country but contrary to... more »

A dive to immortality

CHEONG Jun Hoong’s victory in the women’s 10m platform individual final at the World Aquatics Championship in Budapest, Hungary, is landmark achievement in the annals of diving in Malaysia. No other divers – men or women – in the country... more »

Keeping rabies at bay

IN August 2015, two persons were reported to have fallen victim to rabies in Penang, ending Malaysia’s clean ‘rabies record’ since 1999. At that time, Penang’s Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng ordered more than 20,000 stray dogs in the state... more »

Why the last-minute rush for E-Kads?

THE Immigration Department recently launched a large scale operation, targeting illegal foreign workers in Malaysia. As the application for Temporary Foreign Labour Cards (E-Kad) approached its deadline, one could imagine the long queues at the Immigration Office. Some of the... more »

The Nazri-Mahathir debate

THE bells of election have yet to toll in earnest but prickly peals are already audible at Padang Rengas. Tourism and Culture Minister and Padang Rengas MP from Umno Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz is ready for his promised debate... more »

Clampdown on fake news

WITH the rise of social media, any information posted on Facebook, Twitter or any platforms can be easily disseminated and circulated, if shared appropriately. However, some information, being spread around, is simply not true. It’s fake or false news –... more »

Lesson from a cycling tragedy

ALTHOUGH the Johor Baharu cycling mishap was a real tragedy, the country at large has shown maturity, civic awareness and harmonious spirit in reacting to the unfortunate incident. This is, indeed, a most welcomed consolation to have emerged out of... more »
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