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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.…

Zii Jia “Lee-ading” the way

Congratulations are in order for national shuttler Lee Zii Jia, who dominated the media headlines, after he clinched the gold in the men’s singles final of the All England in Birmingham. His win against world no.2 Viktor Axelsen proved he…

Fake ‘Datukship’ taking the street

It is regrettable that there are still so many individuals who are caught using a fake honorific Datuk title. This is a real insult to genuine recipients of the title and also to the awarding state. It is an outright blatant disregard of…

2020 A Ride to Remember

It has been a roller coaster ride since 1st Jan 2020, a ride we all want to end as soon as possible. The year filled with surprises that no one would ever wish for. The bushfire in Australia, World War 3 tension, passing of great sports…