The Afizal case has the potential to infuse the Malaysian legal system with a compassionate will – one which is not hand-cuffed to legal-technical norms, yet one that can also act decisively against serious criminal acts, writes Alwyn Lau.
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Martin Jalleh rebuts Nazri Aziz’s accusation that Anwar has been party-hopping like a ‘frog’.
It is despicable that lies are being invented and history is being distorted to serve selfish interests to preserve power and position, writes P Ramakrishnan.
Today we may not be members of Umno, MCA or MIC but all of us are the legitimate descendants of that generation who played a significant role in the struggle for Independence, writes P Ramakrishnan.
Lee Chong Wei’s Olympian efforts and achievements have made him a national hero. But there are also many unsung heroes in our midst – those who have sacrificed their freedom and personal comforts in the struggle to uphold justice, peace and democracy in the country, observes Rakyat Jelata.
Save Penang port and say NO to the Cabinet’s decision to privatise its operations, writes Francis Loh.
P Ramakrishnan explains why Aliran has terminated its subscription to the New Straits Times.
Is it not the unequal distribution of power in society that has created a wide gap between the rich and the poor, which in turn has contributed to the increase in crime and corruption? Analysing these issues requires politicians who are competent social analysts, says Ronald Benjamin.
What if Malaysia’s prolonged victimisation of the poor by the rich is due to our misplaced anxieties with niceties, with sounding reasonable, with reaching a ‘consensus’, while those in power continue to rape the country blind, wonders Alwyn Lau.
Utusan Malaysia will have to decide whether it wants to remain a sensationalist paper that mocks journalism standards or a respected daily that reports the truth without fear or favour and holds leaders accountable, writes Mustafa K Anuar.