Decades after his death, Tunku Abdul Rahman continues to live in the hearts of many Malaysians.
Muhyiddin Yassin has to deal with multiple problems, from a split in his party to an opposition waiting to topple his government to an angry Dr Mahathir Mohamad and a world battling the Covid-19 pandemic.
The fact is we have always worn masks, especially the politicians.
Suddenly, hospitals are seen as not so safe for the old because of Covid-19, just as Parliament is seen as not so safe for PN.
The more Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin delays any motion of no confidence, the more time he has to strengthen his position.
Many have lost or will lose their jobs, and there is no guarantee that prices of goods and services will remain at pre-MCO levels.
Many self-employed small-time farmers, fishermen and market traders are not registered with the Inland Revenue Board, so aid may not reach them.
Although there has been some confusion, the government is doing relatively well largely due to the health DG and his band of gallant men and women.
The MCO is not only going to take a nasty toll on families, but also on the nation, especially if the government fails to negotiate this crisis honestly and cleverly.
Attending a funeral while the country is in partial lockdown over the Covid-19 outbreak evokes thoughts about death at this time of global tragedy.
Healthcare staff are the real heroes on the front line, who put their lives at risk so that the spread of Covid-19 can be arrested.
Malaysians must work with the government to tackle the pandemic as not only will there be an exponential rise in the number of cases, the economy will also take a devastating hit.
The call to not shake hands but to say Salam Malaysia so as to prevent coronavirus infection not only has merit, it also reminds us of the wisdom of our Asian way of greeting others.
If all the Chinese were to leave the country tomorrow, Malaysia will be in deep trouble as many of the businesses are run by them and most of the government’s tax revenue comes from them.
The turbulence caused by an education ministry directive over Ponggal celebrations portends the difficulties Dr Mahathir Mohamad will face in revamping the education system.
The king and some of our rulers are showing the way to greater unity, unlike some political leaders who create rifts, and so it’s time we listened more to the king and his brother rulers.
Saifuddin Abdullah and Mustapa Mohamed have strong credentials and will be able to bring back confidence in and to the education ministry.
The year 2019 saw a substantial number of former leaders of various countries being charged or sentenced to jail for graft and abuse of power and this should serve as a lesson for our own ministers and politicians.
Dr Mahathir Mohamad, at 94, is putting many people younger than him to shame with his energy and intelligence, and has shown that he is still very much in charge, although his party is numerically weak.
And if, in the unlikely event that PH collapses as a result of the political wayang kulit, the voter who voted for a New Malaysia will be the ultimate loser.
In deciding on which candidate or political party we should vote for to secure our welfare and that of the nation, we think we hold ultimate power to shape the nation – but do we?
While the Tanjung Piai by-election offers a lifeline to the MCA and the BN, it shows yet again that the people are very unhappy with the slow progress made by the PH in fulfilling its promises of structural reforms and economic well-being.
Utusan Malaysia strove, in its early days, to inspire dignity among the Malays and make them politically conscious but in later years, under Umno, it shot itself on the foot… and the head, too.
Malaysians appear to have accepted the annual haze exported by Indonesia and the indiscriminate logging of forests which will have long-term consequences.