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The Bowerbird Writes

The case, the man, the fightback

As Datuk Seri Najib Razak files an appeal against his SRC conviction, it will be worth observing the fightback from the man dubbed as a natural born political fighter.

Colours of China

When love turns into hate and murder

Two men killed their own wife and filed a missing persons report only to find themselves ending up as the main suspect.

Putting Dr G On The Spot

Options still available for men 'shooting blanks' in quest for children

When assumedly fertile men possibly firing blanks with seedless efforts put Dr G on the spot, his response is that the only way to find out is to get the specimen bottle out and get tested. After all, how difficult can it be?

Asian Editors Circle

American nightmare, but dream come true for some

Hardly anyone is writing off the possibility of Trump’s re-election; some who have been longing for America’s self-destruction are even praying for his win on Nov 3.

With All Due Respect

Of the Bench and the Bar

Malaysia’s rule of law can only be upheld if these twin pillars remain independent and fearless.

On The Beat

Amphibious ambitions aplenty

IF there’s one thing common among Sabah politicians, it’s them having belonged to more than one party. In fact, one even has the incredulous record of joining six.

The Star Says

A win-win solution for banks and debtors

THE targeted extension of the moratorium on bank loan repayments for those who have lost jobs or had their pay cut as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic was welcome news indeed earlier this week.

It's Just Politics

The rakyat will decide

AT 8.30am on Wednesday, I tweeted: “I got a Sabah govt joke but it is collapsing.”

All the pieces matter

How to stop party hopping

How do we stop party hopping and the collapse of federal or state governments? More elections may not be the best, but here’s a more radical and unusual approach.


The manner of sacrifice

Our vigilance and normalisation of mask-wearing is especially important given the recent uptick in local transmissions and the declaration of Kuching as a red zone again.

One Man's Meat

Ticking time bomb

If we’re not careful with how we deal with the combustible health hazard right now, we could be in for an explosion of Covid-19 cases.

Reflecting On The Law

Reigniting issue of royal immunities

LAST month, the outgoing president of the Dewan Negara, Tan Sri S.A. Vigneswaran, called upon the government to reinstate royal powers and immunities diminished by the Constitution (Amendment) Act 1993 (Act A848). He believed that the 1993 amendment was enacted contrary to mandatory constitutional requirements.

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