Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Column

Of WFH and #KitaJagaKita

While working from home may still get the job done, those who call for lockdowns with no consideration of the consequences on anyone else should rethink their positions.

The kampung’s unwritten speed limit

How time moves in the kampung has a big impact on how the twin declarations of MCO and emergency are perceived.

Bad teachers

From the classroom injustices will come a drive to correct these wrongs and to change the way problems have been allowed to settle.

To live as usual in 2021

The new year brings a chance for life to continue and for people to continue blooming.

On love, unions and conformity

Love does not have to be limited by the differences between two people, and it does not have to conform to the concept of sameness to which we are accustomed.

Dreaming of a monsoon Christmas

What does Christmas look like in Malaysia if there is no snow, no reindeer and no one-horse open sleigh?

The invisible band of aces

In a hypersexualised community governed by sexual attraction as a form of social transaction, fitting in as an ace means being neither in the sexual norm nor with the sexual minorities.

The struggle of not knowing

Efforts to educate and advocate continue, but efforts to adjust to the needs of the underprivileged must also be present.

When to pull the plug?

While we appreciate the conveniences of technology, there is a limit to how much things can be moved online.

Trendy radicals and the need for validation

What good will come of fighting for equality or having controversial views when we cannot show people how controversial we are from the rest of them?

Of dogs and our perceptions of others

Will kindness as a behaviour which we exhibit in our relationships with other people suffice when the perception we have of them remains skewed?

The MCO and us

How do we treat the less fortunate during this pandemic season?

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Keadaan di Sarawak kekal, Pahang pula semakin pulih.

‘Hindu-phobic’ new Indian Amazon Prime show prompts calls for ban

The cast boasts some of Bollywood's biggest names, including celebrity director Ali Abbas Zafar and actor Saif Ali Khan.

Immune system ‘remembers’ Covid for at least 6 months, study shows

Those who have contracted Covid-19 may be able to fight the virus off for at least six months due to cells that 'remember' the virus for a period of time.