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,…

Additions to the Five Journalistic “W”s

In journalism, the “Five ‘W’s” are “Who,” “What,” “When,” “Where,” and “Why.” Referring back to the Five “W”s helps journalists address the fundamental questions that every story should be able to answer. Recent events, however, have shown that traditional journalistic practices might not be working as effectively as they used to. As such, here are…

Peddling ignorance in halal trolleys

Malaysian Insider’s Abdar Rahman Koya writes: In 2015 Malaysia, we still practise segregation, whether enforced by law or by little napoleons in skull caps who collect their salaries every month after issuing sound bytes they say were from the prophet, all from the comfort of Putrajaya. Just go to our schools and see how children…

Was Kok Wing a scapegoat for #nothingtohide?

We end up in one mess after another because we take the easy way out instead of delving into what really ails the country. People in general love punching bags, especially when things don’t go their way. Scapegoats are another favourite for people who want to avoid taking responsibility. Shahril Ahmad Idrus comments at Free…

Ramadan rush brings business windfall to London

Qatari shoppers spend an average £1,432 ($2,237, 1,992 euros) per transaction — the top amount among Middle Eastern visitors — closely followed by tourists from the United Arab Emirates at £1,120. LONDON: Inside an upmarket London department store a genteel Middle Eastern woman glides by, trailing flowing robes and the distinctive smell of oud, a…