The counter narrative

TO begin to understand racism it is necessary to dissect the official counter narrative. This consists of several key elements. The first has been to ignore its reality by deleting mention or reference to the word in the official national documentation. Search of the nation’s governmental and administrative documentation including that related to social policies [...]

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A new twist to MPU subjects

TODAY, I wish to propose a twist in the teaching of a category of subjects that some in both public and private universities have dismissed as “unimportant” – the Mata Pelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU) or General Studies subjects. MPU is supposed to produce graduates who appreciate, understand and work towards nation building in a harmonious [...]

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Strong leadership needed to fight Covid-19

Strong leadership needed to fight Covid-19 By Joe Samad - April 5, 2020 8:00 AM It’s hard for Malaysians to keep a straight face when we become a laughing stock of the world, whether it’s about Auntie Anne’s hotdog or 1MDB. Lately, international TV news networks and comedians have been working overtime to make fun [...]

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No time to die

According to Donald Trump, who is eager to jump-start the US economy in an election year, the cure cannot be worse than the problem itself. Normalisation of the economy by Easter is wishful thinking going by the rate of infections in the US. Perhaps Trump should heed the makers of James Bond films, whose new [...]

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No time to die

According to Donald Trump, who is eager to jump-start the US economy in an election year, the cure cannot be worse than the problem itself. Normalisation of the economy by Easter is wishful thinking going by the rate of infections in the US. Perhaps Trump should heed the makers of James Bond films, whose new [...]

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Rock-solid oath

Historical artifact: A relocation ritual was held according to native customs when the oath stone was moved to safety at a permanent site after it was restored. The promises made by the then-Malayan government to Sabah when Malaysia was formed in 1963 were literally cast in stone — the historical boulder in Keningau which serves [...]

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