Opinion

Monday, 28 April 2014

Tricky Asian tour for Obama

2014-04-28 ALL EYES this week are scrutinising US President Barack Obama as he conducts his four-nation regional tour of the Asia Pacific, a region many experts say is facing ongoing geopolitical tension, particularly with regards to the overlapping...

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Malaria: Let’s not breed complacency in Brunei

2014-04-23 THE incoming whine of a mosquito is one sound that we can probably agree is all too familiar to us. The sound usually triggers a wilder and more erratic rendition of the clapping verse of “If You're Happy and You Know It” as a response, or...

Maybe revise job requirements?

2014-04-23 EVERYTIME, or should I say, most of the time, whenever I flip through the newspaper pages to check the job vacancies section, there will always be a requirement of a minimum of 2 years working experience. As a university student about to graduate...

Brunei’s scary ‘treasures’

2014-04-23 BRUNEI is indeed the kingdom of unexpected treasures. Just this afternoon a black cobra – am not sure what type of cobra it is, just that it was black in colour – wandered into the garden of a close friend of mine.It naturally terrified his entire...

Robbery rumours unsettling

2014-04-23 IT SEEMS that a lot of falsified information has been distributed creating stirs among the public especially the recent bogus robbery that has allegedly took place in the new Tanah Jambu Housing Scheme.When I heard about the robbery initially, I...

Monday, 21 April 2014

The pain of rumours in disasters

2014-04-21 HUMANS love gossiping. Put rumours into the equation, you will get many rumour-mongers doing their rounds to spread bogus information, just like those of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, and the ones involv-ing the sunken South Korean ferry “Sewol...

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Privacy vs security

2014-04-17 THE coveted Pulitzer Prize won by The Guardian and The Washington Post for public service on Monday reflects the greater weightage given by a respected organisation, that measures excellence in journalism, to transparency and freedom of information...

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

MH370: Online squabbles not affecting Sino-Malaysia relations

2014-04-02 PROBABLY for the first time ever, innocent Malaysians experienced the brute force of the Chinese online community, the wrath that can be unleashed via Sina Weibo, following a less than convincing handling by the Malaysian government on the search...

Monday, 31 March 2014

Editorial

2014-03-31 THE historic signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) on March 27 in Manila between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is seen by many as a positive development that would open a new chapter...

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Here's what you need to know about chromosome 21 on March 21

2014-03-20 EVERY year there's a day dedicated to observing and celebrating something worldwide. This week it's World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), falling on Friday, March 21. Many countries first celebrated it in 2006, with the first events being held in Geneva...

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Postal service: online shopping as its lifeline

2014-03-15 CLICK or tap a button on a screen and a message is sent. Gone are the days of putting pen to paper to write a letter to a friend or parent. While technology has certainly opened the world up and made it smaller, allowing us to communicate with...

Monday, 3 March 2014

‘Massacre of Kunming’, a step further from reconciliation

2014-03-03 THE “Massacre of Kunming” that unfolded in the railway station of the southwestern Chinese city on Saturday, resulting in 29 dead and more than 130 injured (at press time Sunday), shocked the world, including us working in the media. The brutality...

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Editorial

2014-01-14 Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, who died on Sunday after lying in a comatose state for eight years, was among the many war criminals this world has seen go unpunished. The man known as the butcher of massacre of the Sabra and Shatilla...

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Syrian conclave

2014-01-01 AS THERE is no respite in the killings and carnage, a satisfactory outcome of the Geneva II conference scheduled for January 22 to resolve the nearly three-year-old Syrian unrest looks far-fetched, with uncertainties and differences persisting...

Friday, 6 December 2013

No end in sight for Japan-China row

2013-12-06 EAST Asia is trapped in a vicious cycle of escalating tensions, with China's rising power giving Japanese hawks legitimacy in their bid to bolster the military - exactly what Beijing says it fears.The United States - rival to one power, ally to the...

Downfall of North Korean patron

2013-12-06 THE apparent removal of Jang Song-thaek and his two lieutenants is the most extensive, but only the latest, purge of top officials as young leader Kim Jong-un tightens his grip on power.Jang, Kim’s uncle and vice chairman of the North’s National...

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Giving youth right direction

2013-12-04 CHANNELLING the excess energy of youth into positive and constructive activities while instilling in them purpose and direction is essentially what the three-month National Service Programme or Program Khidmat Bakti Negara (PKBN) aims to achieve....

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Israeli army under fire

2013-12-03 THE trigger-happy Israeli army has once again come under fire for targeting civilians. The Foreign Press Association on Sunday accused the Israeli army of “deliberately targeting” journalists after soldiers fired rubber bullets and threw stun...

Thursday, 21 November 2013

The cost of peaceLanka had to pay

2013-11-21 DURING the last few days of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo, Sri Lanka, the country’s president discovered that winning a war no longer means writing its history. Accusations of war crimes nearing the end of a 30-...

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Rohingya woes

2013-11-06 THE shocking incident of sinking of yet another decrepit boat carrying over 70 Rohingyas, including women and children, off the western Myanmar coast, has been reported on Sunday. The boat heading for Bangladesh, carrying the minority Muslims from...

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