Essays

Kinabalu nudists: Don’t cover up good sense

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20
Jun
2015

By Fui K. Soong | fui.soong@cense.my Crisis often brings out emotions that rule over rationality because fear of the unfamiliar is an unknown. A flurry of chats among my relatives pertaining to the recent earthquake in Sabah sparked an interesting point for us to ponder upon the many ideals we hang on to. When an unknown fear.

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Teluk Intan’s diamond in the rough

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30
May
2014

By Fui K. Soong | fui.soong@cense.my Driving through the main thoroughfare of Teluk Intan is hardly pleasant as traffic jams are seen as a curse of development in small towns. However, of late, this monotony is interspersed with sultry posters of Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud, the DAP candidate. And you can’t help but wonder how the.

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Kajang move to nowhere

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25
Mar
2014

By Fui K. Soong | fui.soong@cense.my The Kajang by-election was fought, for the most part, shrouded in an emotional roller-coaster surrounding MH370. Yet the results of the election have far-reaching implications for the individual parties, rather than signifying a shift on the political ground. Although a low turnout was expected, the 72 per cent eventual turnout was.

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A hobbled victory for PKR

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19
Mar
2014

By Fui K. Soong | fui.soong@cense.my What was supposed to a resounding victory for PKR en-route to Putrajaya has been thwarted by a number of unlucky events for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim despite the standing-in of his most loyal political partner and wife, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. Three major turns have taken place since.

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Burning the Kajang satay

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24
Feb
2014

By Fui K. Soong | fui.soong@cense.my Post-505, the Opposition has proven its point. The non-Malays have abandoned Barisan Nasional but, as it turns out, the sway isn’t strong enough to topple the government. And since the Sg Limau by-election, Malay leanings have remained undecided. Instead of immediately gunning for the prime ministerial post, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is.

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A culture of maintenance is our joint responsibility

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26
Feb
2013

By Rita Sim | rita.sim@cense.my 03 January 2013 THE wet market in Sungai Buloh, Selangor is a prominent landmark in the town. If you are a newly arrived visitor, you can find it by turning off from Jalan Kuala Selangor, or you can simply follow the smell of rubbish and rotten food. At the food stalls near the.

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A greater stink under broken toilets

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21
Dec
2012

By Rita Sim | rita.sim@cense.my 20 December 2012 LOW QUALITY: Preference for cheap labour and tools produces bad workmanship ON a drive up to Penang with some friends recently, we stopped in a rest stop along the highway. While some of us needed to use the restroom, one friend refused to do so, lamenting the.

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Politicising life and death

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08
Nov
2012

By Rita Sim | rita.sim@cense.my 08 November 2012 LET me tell you about a country that has devised a tool to catch criminals in the act of breaking the law. This tool enables enforcement authorities to track down wrongdoers in many locations, punish them and effectively reduce deaths of innocent people. For some reason, however, there are.

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Politics is the bogeyman of education reform

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25
Oct
2012

25 October 2012 By Rita Sim | rita.sim@cense.my POLARISING FORCES: Some people oppose a great idea because it didn't come from them IN Malaysia, there is no issue that can both unite and divide us quite like education. We are united in recognising that our education system is flawed and in need of an overhaul. The.

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