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On August 15, the mainstream papers reported the death of a four-year-old girl. She had allegedly died after being abused by her mother’s boyfriend.
Nur Suryani Mohamad Taibi, originally from Manjoi, has come a long way from the shooting range in Lahat, to represent Malaysia at the 2012 Olympic Games in London
The good news is that Malaysians have attitude. The bad news is that most of them do not realise that most of it is bad. Take the incident which was detailed in the Ipoh Echo recently
An Ipohite, Kenneth Yeh, has done Malaysia proud. Last month, the husband and wife team of Kenneth and his Argentinian wife Carolina Marra, founders of their architectural firm ‘Marra + Yeh’, won an award from the Architectural Review (AR), a leading London publication and critic of global architecture.
Stray dogs are a nuisance but catching them will not solve the problem. The authorities have limited resources but more important, it is also the responsibility of dog owners and dog breeders. To resolve the stray dog issue, we should find out why there are stray dogs.
Not all of us own a car or motor-bike, and as Ipoh’s public transport system is abysmal, many of us have little choice but to use taxis. Some depend on taxi-drivers to ferry them around whilst others swear that they will never set foot in one again.
We will never be rid of the twin terrors of trash and toilets if our attitude to filth remains. Just read the mainstream papers. Littered streets, blocked drains, fly-tipping and dirty amenities, are regularly reported, but very little improvement is made.
“I love Ipoh very much – that is really where my heart is and I am in despair when I see what is being done to it,” says Ruth, the daughter of one of Ipoh’s prominent architects, Berthel Michael Iversen.
In some professions, qualifications do not count for much; it is the personality behind the achievements that counts. A friend who has just spent a harrowing week interviewing new graduates confided in me the qualities of the graduates who had been selected for first interviews with his firm.
We have all done it at some point or other in our lives: We leave home to go to work or to the shops, but before driving onto the road, leave our car unattended for a few seconds, with the engine running, to lock or close the gate.