Mother of two Rita Jong says while she does not agree with all of former education minister Maszlee Malik’s decisions, she admits some changes made by the ex-minister were timely.
Christmas is the spirit of giving (and not just getting). It is also the joy of seeing happiness in others. Columnist Rita Jong hopes her two young boys will grow up to remember the true spirit of giving as well as have empathy and compassion for those in need.
Journalist Rita Jong, who covered the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder trial in 2007, writes there have been many unanswered questions on the case since Day One, including claims of Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s alleged involvement, motive of killing and why a key witness was never called to testify.
While Sarawak’s emphasis on using English in school is applaudable, students should be taught properly instead of the “gasak ajak” (just go for it) approach.
Let this Malaysia Day be a reminder for us to see how fortunate we are to call ourselves Malaysians despite our different backgrounds.
Take a little time out to ask people around you “Is everything okay?” and lend your ears. It could help that one person who could be having suicidal thoughts to just hold on.
Exams may be necessary in education but there should be less emphasis on results and more on project-based tasks to pique a child’s interest, draw their creativity and develop higher order thinking skills.
Today is Tourette’s Awareness Day. Let’s all be kinder and sympathetic to those who seem a little different.
In Borneo, there really isn’t a big issue of racism or clashes in cultural beliefs. And a wedding last month reinforced this for Rita Jong who hails it as one of the most diverse wedding ceremonies she has attended.
Life’s journey is just like life out in the sea. It can be interesting, unpredictable, not projectable and incalculable. While there are ups and downs, we should just take a breather and be thankful for what we have.
Following a recent conversation with her son, our Kuching-based columnist says it is high time to introduce sex education in schools as children must also be taught about self-worth and mutual respect.
Whilst reunion dinners are nothing but pandemonium and always a hotbed for great food, the main draw of such annual events is usually the company where you get to see long lost family members whom you would normally connect only via social media.
Volunteerism can be tiring and demanding at times, but at the end of the day, it makes you feel better for being able to help those in need.