Hornbill Unleashed

November 16, 2012

Chinese traditional medicine

Sim Kwang Yang

Growing up in Kuching as a boy, my first contact with medical treatment was of the herbal Chinese type. The services of Western medical science were expensive, and unaffordable in my youth, so Chinese medicine was the only medical care that we could have access to.

We never had enough money to see the handful of doctors in practice in Kuching, in those days. Of course, modern private medicine can also be hugely expensive today because of the burgeoning cost of healthcare, even though we now have many more doctors around us.

Now that I am grown up, and older, I suppose I have more faith in Western medicine. But I still retain a lingering love for Chinese medicine. (more…)

August 2, 2012

We are Malay-Muslims, we are entitled

Syahredzan Johan

Syahredzan Johan asks during this holy month, are Malay-Muslims entitled to better rights than others?

So you are fasting. The sun is bearing down on you, your stomach is growling and your throat is parched. It is only 12.30 in the afternoon; you still have hours to go before you may break your fast. All of a sudden, a non-Muslim person appears before you, enjoying an icy cold can of your favourite cola. He looks like he is savouring the cola. You could imagine the sensation of that very same cola filling your throat with diabetes-inducing caffeine goodness. So you flare up. How dare this person drink in front of you? Does he have no respect for the holy month of Ramadhan, to be wantonly quenching his thirst in full view of Muslims? Does he not know that Muslims form the majority of this country and therefore must be respected? (more…)

July 14, 2012

Najib Tilts Towards Chinese

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Such good friends

Our Correspondent

Such good friends ?

Government prefers to look the other way on Beijing’s South China Sea ambitions

The failure of Malaysia to show any solidarity with the Philippines and Vietnam in the face of China’s aggressive moves in the South China Sea will come to haunt it. The ruling self-styled defenders of the Malay race, the United Malays National Organization (UMNO) are clearly far more concerned with short term advantage, political or pecuniary, than the principles at stake in the sea. (more…)

June 7, 2012

Tiananmen terror

Dean Johns

The criminals who run the totalitarian kleptocracy they call the “People’s” Republic of China are still so terrified of the spectre of their massacre of protesting students and workers on June 4, 1989, that even today, 23 years later, they shudder at the very words “Tiananmen Square”.

So it is vital that those of us who deplore governments that employ fear, secrecy and lies to perpetuate their power to plunder the people, be it in China, Malaysia or anywhere else, persist in keeping the spirit of the Tiananmen protesters alive. (more…)

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