Fully support our Para athletes

Let us now throw our support behind our national para athletes, who will go up against the world’s best in the upcoming Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Of course there are favourites, who have been identified to bring back gold medals for the…

Fly the Jalur Gemilang with pride

I would like to call on Malaysians to fly the Jalur Gemilang with pride as we countdown the days to our 64th Independence Day. The Covid-19 pandemic has affected us in many ways. I do not deny that lives and livelihoods have been impacted.…

Community food aid initiatives amplifies unity

I recently noticed a community food pantry in place while driving past a neighbourhood park near my house. It was well stocked and well organised. Nobody was manning the food pantry and there was a signage to inform recipients to take the…

Easing the burden of the media

I would like to commend the move by the government to allow media practitioners on official duty to pass through police road blocks setup throughout the duration of the total lockdown period by only producing their media cards and the…

A safe Hari Raya for all

I recently received a text from a Muslim friend, who told me that this is the second year in a row where she finds herself unable to return to her hometown to meet her mother for Hari Raya. Her text message spoke clearly of her visible…

Reporting the news without fear or favour

I would like to extend my greetings to all media practitioners in Malaysia in light of World Press Freedom Day which is celebrated on 3rd May. Press freedom is something close to my heart as I too was a former broadcast journalist. I have…

Happy Tamil New Year

Puthandu Valthukal or Happy New Year in Tamil. I was taught these words by my Tamil speaking colleagues while on the way to a Tamil New Year lunch hosted by Datuk T.Mohan a member of the Dewan Negara or the upper house of Parliament. The…

Uphold the spirit of unity

Gana, Syaiful and Ming. A simple formula that represents Malaysia. These are my colleagues, friends and lunch mates at work. It never is a dull day when we dine out together as we often get curious stares when we dine in a restaurant.…