One does not have to be a rocket scientist to know who or which party is unleashing these mindless thugs to bark or bite at the bidding of their masters, observes Tota.
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Unless there is a paradigm cultural shift in how the institutions of justice operate, any changes in repressive laws will not bring about the desired change, writes Ronald Benjamin.
Parliament today voted to pass the Security Offences Bill to replace the ISA. Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj describes what happened in the House.
Umno has turned the practice of recycling discredited and disgraced politicians into an art form. In the process, it has displayed total disregard for the multiple problems facing society, observes Tota.
Australian Quarantine Officers may even seize a traveller’s footwear if mud or earth is found on the sole or side of the footwear, but here we are on the verge of allowing tons of Australian rare earth concentrate to enter Malaysian territory, observes tctai.
Without electoral reforms we cannot call ours a democratic country, let alone the world’s best democracy, observes Tota.
Umno leaders have opportunistically exploited and distorted history for their own benefit, observes Tota.
Which side will make all the rakyat’s aspirations a priority, and govern to serve all equally, wonders Angeline Loh.