Friday Jottings By Shamsul Akmar
PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang

The mystical power of logic

Pic By TMR File 
It WAS a “tears from a tree” rush in a village in Kota Baru, Kelantan, a few weeks ago. Residents there seemed enthralled by the ...

Accursed to suffer idle minds

Pic by BERNAMA
A Daulat Tuanku, the Malay equivalent of Long Live the King, is in order following the ascension of the Sultan of Pahang as the 16th ...

Regality in Royalties, one and none


By SHAMSUL AKMAR / pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL THERE is something in the air or rather in cyberspace — one of anticipation, at times of trepidation. ...

Dismissing the diminishing, dim moves

By SHAMSUL AKMAR / Pic By BERNAMA
AS THE 2018 curtains draw to a close, on reflection, it was obviously the year of political euphoria and ...

Dealing with the fragility of race relations

by SHAMSUL AKMAR/ Pic by BERNAMA
IF ANYONE thought that Auditor- General Tan Sri Madinah Mohamad’s damning revelations that former Prime Minister (PM) ...

Blissful existence in the IQ of a turnip

By SHAMSUL AKMAR
Now that Khairy Jamaluddin, who once enjoyed a meteoric rise in Umno, had on several occasions denounced 1Malaysia Development Bhd ...

LKY is no Dr M

In eulogising Lee Kuan Yew recently, a few writers took the opportunity to demonise Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in making comparison between the two ...

Estranged bedfellows

Some Pakatan Rakyat (PR) diehards, who believe that the loose Opposition coalition is the answer to all of Malaysia’s woes, are wondering why PAS is ...

Surprise, surprise, Dr. M came but will Najib gain?


Ex PM Dr Mahathir (centre) seen at the Umno Annual General Assembly in PWTC yesterday together with his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah (third from left) and ...

Metamorphosis is what Umno needs

After Barisan Nasional’s  (BN) disastrous 13th General Election (GE13) outing, many predicted that it could be the final nail on Umno’s coffin.
This ...

Has BN’s chicken come home to roost?


When Umno Supreme Council member Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi proposed that MCA and Gerakan contest only in Chinese majority seats, it is almost as good as ...