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Where polls and bolos rule over twerk

In Malaysia , the term is not “selfie” or “twerk” which should be Word Of The Year but, by far, the overused, extremely popular and pooped out “polls”.
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Lyrical, whimsical Super Mokh

It was a striking coincidence that “Super Mokh: The Musical” was shown when Malaysian football was venturing through one of its worst controversial periods ...

Sugar in your tea, none in the blood

The teh tarik kurang manis culture is set to shift to teh tarik tarak manis with the removal of sugar subsidy announced in last Friday’s budget, causing an ...

No more Judgement Day shivers this time

The “Padang Mahsyar” quip could have come on again at the end of the blistering battle for Umno vice-presidency on Saturday. But it did not and that is a ...

The curious case of facts versus context


The thin red line between facts and context can be quite disastrous when crossed. Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal was ...

LCE, PMR and the tinkering system

The vintage remark “LCE pun tak pass” will perish forever in a few years. The examination itself, which has changed faces many times over the decades, will ...

Is money politics dead in Umno?


ULTIMATELY the maths are out: It takes around RM13 million to win a seat as VP in Umno and about more than RM1.6 million as a supreme council member. ...

Peace! The Kombi goes on living

On a depressing week of deaths, illnesses, water shortage in the city and fuel price hike, the story of an old buddy’s love affair with the classic ...

Where has the spirit of muhibbah gone?

Looks like national reconciliation, the Race Relations Act and the National Unity Consultative Council could be doomed to remain just what they are in the ...

Buying a shirt? Try this car for size

Advertisement flyers pushing an “attractive” sale of the Audi were distributed widely at last Friday prayers at the Darul Ehsan Mosque in Subang Jaya, ...

Free passage idea mooted even for VPs

Contest or no contest? Practically everyone is asking this of the momentous and defining Umno elections coming our way so soon after the rather stormy ...

Tossing reason away like flip of a coin

Coming just after a blistering general election in this country, the story about how the toss of a coin settled a dead-heat vote in the Philippines was ...