On-site police reports a great convenience

The police ought to be congratulated for initiating a pilot project starting Jan 21 allowing drivers and motorcyclists involved in minor accidents on the North-South Expressway between Sungai Besi and Seremban to make police reports at the scene of accident.
  YS Chan

Chettiars should be graceful to accept changes

It has been settled. The Penang Hindu Endowment board (PHEB) will come out with their own golden chariot that will carry the Murugan vel from the Queens Street Mariamman temple to the hilltop Murugan temple before the Thaipusam festival and bring it back after the festival.
  S Ramakrishnan

How to put an end to Sosma’s 28-day detention?

The Dewan Rakyat will be having the 1st meeting starting from March 6. Other than whether the minister in Prime Minister’s Department in charge of Islamic affairs will table a government amendment Bill for the Syariah Court (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Act 355), it is worth paying attention to another government business, which is regarding the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma).
  Ooi Heng

Felda selling heirlooms?

Can we see the baloney of these statements - (i) “I do not deny that leakages occurred and many complained that Felda made decisions to engage in unprofitable ventures. It impacted our finances and that is why we are selling our shares in Maybank,” and (ii) “We are not using the proceeds from the Maybank share sale to pay for the EHP purchase. The monies will be used to pay for management costs which will benefit the settlers, other than to balance out the cash flow of Felda and its subsidiaries.”
  TK Chua

Longest white elephant in the city?

Kuala Lumpur city mayor Mhd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz has refuted allegations that there were no such things as white elephant projects by City Hall, as reported earlier by Star Metro.
  YS Chan

The significance of the Golden Chariot

Of late there has been a lot of allegations against the Penang Hindu Endowments Board (PHEB) with regard to the Golden Chariot. Facts have been distorted and many have been gullible enough to fall for various messages spread via WhatsApp, etc.
  Markend D Joshi

Water supply in Kuala Lumpur being restored in stages

Water supply in parts of Kuala Lumpur, which were affected by low production of treated water supply at the Sg Langat Water Treatment Plant is being restored in stages after the plant resumed operations at 12 noon yesterday.
  Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas)

Hanging out a goat’s head to sell dog meat

I think we shouldn’t let go of the Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) debate yet. The issue is just too controversial to be allowed to continue on its present course. This nation cannot let this monster grow further.
  TK Chua

Our public bus system is better in private hands

I refer to Sarawak DAP leader Chong Chieng Jen’s proposal to demand that the Sarawak state government take over and operate the public bus system in the state to reduce cost of living and traffic congestion.
  Medecci Lineil

If welfare is a bribe, then Selangor should lead by example

You would think this topic would be over by now, but apparently Selangor Mentri Besar Azmin Ali just can’t let it go.
  Hafidz Baharom

Gobbling up ‘The Commons’ in the name of Greed

Will sunrise look like morning in our children’s eyes
Blocked by a 280 hectares man-made island with a concrete jungle soaring high
Will our joy at the smooth-coated otters flirting in the shimmering waters be deprived
As Greed gobbles up the sea impacting marine life and fisherfolk struggling to survive
  Lim Chui Choo

Zero chance conflict of interest on sponsorship can be eradicated

I refer to the latest ‘hot topic’ to have emerged as reported here. However this is quite a normal practice in corporate Malaysia especially in government-controlled entities.
  The Analyst

Easy questions but no easy answers

Earlier I wrote a piece, ‘Mahathir is old, but not stupid’ on Jan 8, 2017. Now Mahathir himself has said “Dr M: Yes I’m old - but I’m not senile”.
  TK Chua

The TN50 preparation should adopt a two-way consultative process

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has made a flying start in his race to prepare for the 2050 National Transformation (TN50) discourse.
  Ramon Navaratnam

US must release two Malaysians in Guantanamo

Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture (Madpet) is shocked to find out that two Malaysians have been subjected to detention without trial for allegedly over 10 years in the United States of America’s infamous detention facility in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.(FMT News, Jan 7, 2017).
  Charles Hector

Dr M must decide, is BR1M a form of corruption or not?

On Saturday, Dr Mahathir Mohamad shocked his supporters in Shah Alam when he confirmed that the opposition coalition will introduce a new tax system to replace the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and also maintain the direct cash assistance programme Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M).
  S Vell Paari

OIC members urged to support Food Flotilla for Myanmar

The Malaysian Consultative Council of Islamic Organisation (Mapim) urges the special meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Foreign Ministers due to be held on Jan 19, 2017 to issue a statement to endorse and support the NGO-initiated Food Flotilla for Myanmar.
  Mohd Azmi Abdul Hamid

Safeguard Malaysia’s image at all costs

Tourism Malaysia recently released the latest statistics on foreign visitor arrivals to our country.
  CY Ming

Rights and privileges - what say you...

“You were right to tell the teacher about the boy who you saw cheating... You should understand the rights of a prime minister (PM)... Good healthcare should be a right and not a privilege”.
  Saleh Mohammed

Stamp out the seeds of corruption

Deputy chief commissioner (operations) Azam Baki disclosed the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had received information that some civil servants are still demanding that contractors sponsor holidays for their family members and colleagues, despite recent crackdowns.
  YS Chan

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