Tota takes another trip to a local watering hole and discovers even more nuggets of political gossip.
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A just peace must be based on an ideal understanding that national laws and policies are meant for all citizens regardless of racial differences without prejudice to the socio-economic position of the poor, says Linda Lumayag.
True to form, Umno does not disappoint in its single-minded goal of tearing this country apart for its own ends, writes Sheila Santharamohana.
Politicians should realise from GE 13 that real power now lies in the hands of the Rakyat, says Henry Loh.
What can a judge do? Stephen Tan Ban Cheng introduces a poignant tale making the rounds of how justice of a divine variety is realised by a human judge.
It would be good if our VIPs and VVIPs got down from their ivory towers and made their way to the nearest Teh Tarik Stall or the Kopitiam for a cuppa; they would learn the truth and acquire a lot of wisdom, says Tota.
Adopting the mental shortcut that BN is always wrong and Pakatan is always right falls short of open-minded criticism, says Douglas Teoh.
It is hard to imagine that a small patch of grass in a public place, decorated with little multi-coloured flags silently speaking its message of unity, could so easily intimidate the powers that be, observes Rakyat Jelata.
The just concluded 13th general election has shown that Malaysians are not happy with the government’s approach in fighting corruption, observes Ronald Benjamin.
The rural people who lack information due to poor internet and social media penetration are victims of Umno’s religious and political propaganda, observes Tota.