When the British PM started hurling the first ‘rock’, he forgot to anticipate that it could boomerang and return to smash Britain’s own ‘glass house’, observes Rakyat Jelata.
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We need to abide by the principle that the nation is bigger than any individual or organisation and only borderless minds can create a borderless society, says Thuraisingham Shan.
Using a centrally decided system not only burdens the teachers with the bureaucracy but also limits their freedom to design the assessment model, say Nicholas Chan.
As the word Allah is part of the lyrics in several state anthems, the Prime Minister is obliged to clarify his position on this matter, says P Ramakrishnan.
Umno’s identity politics has blurred reason and put the nation in a regressive trap and the solution requires a innovative shift in perspective, says Ronald Benjamin.
Valuable lessons can be learnt from other societies where humanity towards people with disabilities is not a ‘one-off’ but a way of life. Angeline Loh reports from Ireland.
The three judgments are poorly reasoned, the law misread and the conclusions reached would baffle any right-thinking student anywhere in the common law, says Tommy Thomas.
The truly moral are those with an un-severable connection to other human beings, via the ability to empathise with another’s sufferings, writes Douglas Teoh.
This ‘Allah’ episode has showcased the paranoia of the ruling elites over the possibility of losing their grip over the majority community, observes Teo Sue Ann.
What we see now is the decline of beach tourism in Penang due to the inaction of policy makers in curbing accidents and understanding the tourism industry, observes Syerleena Abd Rashid.