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SIA requirement sounds good but . . .

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

What happens after developers and govt agencies send in their reports is another matter.



Both e-hailing and taxi services can co-exist.

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

INNOVATION is a tricky business. It is a disruption to the norm. On the one hand, it offers opportunity and development. On the other, it may cause some to be left behind.


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Reflecting on the legal costs

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

Think that if you win a civil court case, your opponent will pay all your lawyer’s charges? Not exactly.



Push for development that puts society’s interests first

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

THE latest amendments to the Town and Country Planning Act are few – all the changes fit on a single page of the Government Gazette – but they may ultimately reshape development in Malaysia.



With this fairy tale ending, we are able to Belle the cad

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

By focusing so much attention on a vaguely gay character, we were nearly denied the chance to cheer a strong female character who could be an inspiring role model for young girls.


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Quest for food security

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

Malaysia is not likely to face food shortages but food security, especially for our staple of rice, should not be taken for granted.



Maintain good cognitive health

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

We should use our minds fully as mental inactivity can hinder our development mentally, emotionally, physically and socially.



We need integrity crusaders

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

SOME years ago I contributed an essay for a book, Political Integrity in Malaysia: Towards a Better Understanding. It was published by the Malaysian Institute of Integrity. One of the editors, Datuk Dr Anis Yusal Yusoff, is currently the president and CEO of the institute.



Rape as a weapon of war

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

Despite ample evidence of this harrowing crime, precious little is done to save vulnerable victims when a conflict explodes.South Sudanese soldiers suspected of beating and raping civilians are chained together at the presidential guard unit, within the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) headquarters, after their arrest in the capital Juba, March 3, 2017. REUTERS.


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Grudge fight in Padang Rengas

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

The debate between Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz next week is expected to be fiery but not as explosive as the former PM’s confrontation with the Otai Reformasi gathering.Here we go again: Nazri stands among the handful of Umno leaders who have dared to take on Dr Mahathir and their sparring matches are well-reported.


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