RTD issues over 80,000 summonses through ‘Awas’ within 3 months

A total of 82,054 summonses have been issued by the Road Transport Department (RTD) through the Automated Awareness Safety System (Awas) in the first three months since its introduction this year. Its deputy director-general (management) Datuk Wan Ahmad Uzir Wan Sulaiman said 72,806 of the summonses were for speeding and 9,248 for beating the traffic…

Qatar row: Six countries cut links with Doha

Six Arab countries including Saudi Arabia and Egypt have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region. They say Qatar backs militant groups including so-called Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda, which Qatar denies. The Saudi state news agency SPA said Riyadh had closed its borders, severing land, sea and air contact with…

Condolences stream in following death of Rehman Rashid

Condolences and heartfelt sympathies poured in for the family of veteran journalist and author, Rehman Rashid, following news of his death early this morning. Many remembered the 62-year-old for his books, particularly his 30-year-old bestselling social commentary, A Malaysian Journey, and its sequel, Peninsula: A Story of Malaysia. Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin wrote…

The hypocrites in Sarawak Report

These Mat Salleh can shove their outrage up where the sun does not shine. Calling us robbers, konon, when they robbed us and killed so many of us for hundreds of years and now act like they are upright citizens of the world. First pay Hindraf the RM1 million per Indian who were abandoned by…

Journalists drink too much, are bad at managing emotions, and operate at a lower level than average, according to a new study

Journalists’ brains apparently show a lower level of executive functioning, which means a below average ability to regulate their emotions, suppress biases, solve complex problems, switch between tasks, and show creative and flexible thinking. This is according to a new study led by neuroscientist and leadership coach Dr Tara Swart, who selected 40 journalists from…

Sir Harold Evans’ New Book Is a Master Class in How to Write

Sir Harold Evans has had more lives than the luckiest cat. Malcolm Jones writes .. The English-born former editor of The Times of London and The Sunday Times has also served as editor in chief at Random House, founded and edited Conde Nast Traveler, and worked for US News and World Report, The Atlantic Monthly,…