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月归档:六月 2014

Much ado about chocolates

IT all started with some chocolates. Some tests were carried out and traces of porcine DNA were found. And just like that, pandemonium ensued. These chocolates were shunned like the plague. People were up in arms. Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) raced to hold press conferences, falling over th …

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Sabah's cowboy town

Lahad Datu has gained notoriety, and may be a harbinger of what lies in store. THE coffee shop talk about the 4.45am Lahad Datu shooting on Wednesday is that it involved soldiers, Bugis bouncers, Tator bar girls, a karaoke outlet, a convenience store, a poisoned dagger, stabbing and an M16. As news …

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Spotlight on orchids at Penang floral festival

GEORGE TOWN: Flower enthusiasts should make a beeline to the Penang Floral Festival 2014, where 800 orchids of various species and hybrids will be on display at Penang Botanic Gardens until June 8. Event manager Tony Tan, who is also Federation of Malaya Orchid Society vice-president, said this year …

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Taking ties to greater heights

Najib’s China journey is replete with bilateral potential, deep-seated goodwill and poignant memories of two countries whose relationship began with the father and continues with the son. BY today, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak would have retraced the journey that his late father Tun Razak Hussei …

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Hudud is not the answer

PAS leaders should look at their backyard first before blaming the existing criminal laws for the spike in rape cases in the country. THE highly publicised gang rape involving a 15-year-old schoolgirl by more than 10 men in the district of Ketereh near Kota Baru seems to have given PAS a reboot to p …

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No slowing Samy

At 78, former MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu is as active and outspoken as ever. Since leaving the Cabinet in 2008, Samy Vellu has taken on a new role as the Government’s special envoy (infrastructure) to India and South Asia, wooing new projects for the country. He talks to Sunday Sta …

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