Catholic priest Fr O C Lim successfully underwent heart surgery this morning. His heart valve was also repaired. He is now out of the operating theatre. Prayers are still needed for the post-operative phase of his recovery.
A mystery illness has reportedly struck native families living in Rumah Bansan longhouse at Sungai Bedengan near an aluminium smelting plant in Mukah. The public needs iron-clad guarantees from the Sarawak government - certified by truly independent health and...
It is disconcerting to see neoliberals in both Pakatan and the BN whole-heartedly welcoming Najib's liberalisation of services. The DAP, MCA and Gerakan want liberalisation to be extended to other sectors; the MCA even mentioned national security and defence. No...
As with other festive occasions in Malaysia, Raya is a time when memories of times long past come flooding back at the most unexpected moments. The holiday break may also conjure a sense of nostalgia, perhaps a yearning for...
The other day I accompanied a friend of mine to an eye clinic at a general hospital in the north of the peninsula. What greeted us was a smallish room in which dozens of people accompanied by family members...
Oil price hike protest in Ipoh (Source: Unknown; forwarded via email) So Petronas and the Malaysian government says subsidies distort the market. Of course, the withdrawal of subsidies will encourage conservation of a scarce resource - which is a good...
More and more people are working longer hours these days to carve out a decent living. But there was wisdom in the struggle for an 8-hour work day, which now seems largely forgotten. How many people nowadays are leaving the...
After you view this film, you may never want to order a hamburger - and more - again. This is the world of agrobusiness dominated by multinational corporations. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1xNerb4yE8&hl=en_GB&fs=1&] This film comes in 10 parts, but after watching...
Defence Minister Zahid Hamidi, in announcing hefty pay increases for the armed forces, made a claim that the Constitution stated that salaries in the armed forces should be higher than in any other government service. See the NST report...
Tunglang takes us on another journey to the past in old George Town, Penang, this time recalling the street performances put up by Chinese medicine men in Magazine Circus in the 1960s. I am reminiscing about the good old...

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