The government should ease the minds of the people by passing a parliamentary resolution that the 13th general elections will be democratic, free and fair, writes John Inbaraj. The resolution must further include a clause that the Barisan shall concede power graciously should the opposition win.
The rakyat look up to Kit because of his principles – principles that they can respect, trust and emulate, writes Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.
People everywhere should say NO to the principles of “responsible” agro-enterprise investment promoted by the World Bank, say four prominent international groups, in a statement co-sponsored by dozens of other civil society groups from around the world.
In the light of recent defections, political parties must apply new criteria when selecting election candidates, says Anil Netto. The number one consideration should be, does the person have a serious track record of selflessly serving and articulating the rakyat’s interests?
Ahmad Chik responds to the Penang Opposition Leader’s accusation that he has sold out his principles because he had not spoken out against the formation of the Penang Hill Corporation.
LM discusses the conflict between personal values and corporate values and the struggle to be true to one’s self in the corporate world and to hold on to one’s principles.
Principles such as equality, social justice, reconciliation for past injustices and the right to participation in public life all seem to be missing from the proposed land policy for Orang Asli, observes Yogeswaran Subramaniam.