Retractions and apologies are often used as an expedient or hypocritical way to cover up deliberate transgressions.
If we really want to talk about Malay culture, put down the guitars, sell off the drum kits, and go have fun with the gamelan.
The recent function in Kajang was held not to celebrate CPM's struggle but to mark the anniversary of the peace treaty between it and the Malaysian government.
It’s only common sense not to allow public bodies, including the police, to probe themselves.
Chin Peng led a group of violent rebels that terrorised and slaughtered fellow Malayans.
Pakatan Harapan promised to review laws that discriminate against women, yet these policies have remained untouched.
If at all there is an issue with Chin Peng’s ashes, it has got to do with smuggling them into the country.
To be at peace with itself in 2020, our nation has to bring to closure some vexatious unfinished business.
Chin Peng was centrally involved with the Japanese fascists who were in the Axis with Hitler’s Germany, yet people are more riled up about the former CPM leader.
Those most affected by the shenanigans will be the common folk.
This law has to be defended, although some amendments may be needed to ensure there is no abuse.
The only way to move forward is to abandon the ideologies and methods that have failed us and to reduce politicking by opening up the government to more parties.
Had this been a mixed martial arts contest, the referee would have stopped the fight and declared a knock-out.
The government has introduced several corrective measures in the industry since taking over in May last year.
Engagements with stakeholders for both projects has been minimal.
It would be demeaning to say that Malays and Chinese voters were unthinking and easily susceptible to political propaganda.
Even when the so-called kingpins are arrested, they are easily replaced by their colleagues.
Any reshuffle would only be a temporary move as there will be another Cabinet team when the next leader takes over from Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
If we prevaricate, we expose our children to the possibility of physical danger every day.
The rules against smoking and vaping should be seen as similar to a move long ago to prevent customers from spitting on restaurant floors.
Losing in four out of nine by-elections no doubt calls for some soul searching but it’s too early to say that the current government has lost the trust of the people.
We push mega projects which cost billions but somehow lack the money to rescue people who have no food.
Malaysia is drifting when it needs to be operating full-steam ahead.
An utter disgrace to see hordes of people queueing all day and an online system that's nearly non-existent, says the writer.