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Save the judiciary now – Part I 0

Save the judiciary now – Part I

Judicial review of laws is the most important legal weapon in the hands of the Judges to rectify the mistakes committed by the Executive. This power has been taken away from the Judges. It...

The transformation of the Election Commission 0

The transformation of the Election Commission

As we go out to vote, all eyes will be on the Election Commission and how it handles polling day and deters phantom voters. In the original Merdeka Constitution, an impartial Election Commission (SPR)...

Improve the public health care system 0

Improve the public health care system

Malaysians want a government that lives up to its responsibility of ensuring that all citizens and other residents of Malaysia have equitable access to safe, adequate and quality health care, said participants at a...

Local plans needed 0

Local plans needed

Widespread opposition and unhappiness about the PGCC has been a feature of the election campaign in Penang. At the massive 60,000-strong rally at theHan Chiang school field a couple of nights ago, speakers slammed...

Restore local council elections 0

Restore local council elections

One of the major election issues this time around has been the demand for the restoration of local council elections. Local  councils have become unaccountable, indifferent to people’s woes, inefficient in their management and...

Minimum wage and Cola now! 0

Minimum wage and Cola now!

The government has awarded hefty pay hikes to civil servants, but private sector workers have been forgotten, say Syed Shahir bin Syed Mohamud and G Rajasekaran. The MTUC is proposing a  minimum wage of...

The Justice system 0

The Justice system

As you go out to vote, think of the justice system in Malaysia, urges our special correspondent Pro-justice.The way justice and legal systems function in Malaysia is a serious cause for concern. The call...

A thinking voter’s checklist 0

A thinking voter’s checklist

 Not sure which party to vote for? Let us reflect on a few crucial issues. This time, when the general election comes, many of us might be swayed by propaganda that things are going...

Is the BN 0

Is the BN

Is our current model of economic development sustainable in the long-run, wonders Anil Netto. What will happen when our oil wells dry up? What has been the environmental cost? These are issues that our...

Are our priorities right? 0

Are our priorities right?

We spent a cool RM20 million for a Malaysian to hitch a ride in a Russian space taxi.  Our space hero is busy running a sea-food restaurant. Despite a lot of hot air about...

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