Betraying the Bangsa Rakyat

What spurs someone to light a candle? And what drives the authorities to do what they do, wonders [email protected] feel compelled to share this...

The ‘March 8’ combo?

Lim Hong Hai reviews a new book on the watershed general election: ‘March 8: Eclipsing May 13’, a thought-provoking collection of essays by Ooi...

Malaysia – A lost democracy?

We have failed miserably in dealing with complex issues of society by resorting to a political culture of promoting fear and division amongst the...

Indian Malaysians deserting Pakatan?

Malaysians have indeed awakened. Indian Malaysians, for instance, voted in droves for the opposition in the last general election. It is time to tackle...

Kia-su boh kia-si o! (Afraid to lose face, not afraid to die!)

On a more mundane level, Stoplookgo reflects on the afraid-to-lose-face, not-afraid-to-die Malaysian motorists and their reckless driving.This Penang Hokkien phrase comes to mind wherever...

Rays of hope

While political issues grab our attention, but Kam U Tee says the economic turmoil offers an opportunity to develop a multi-pronged energy strategy, which...

BN after Kuala Terengganu: To reform or not to reform?

As  the Umno general assembly approaches, Anil Netto suggests that the ruling coalition knows what it needs to do to survive: it has to...

The carnage in Gaza

The quest for an independent Palestinian state must not be derailed by Israel and the US.  History must record that the world has responded...

Why we cannot be confused by history

We cannot sit on the fence when people in Gaza are being murdered before our very eyes, asserts Farish Noor; we have to do...

Two dramatic days

The police tried everything – arrests, intimidation, and the media. They failed to dampen the Jerit cycling team’s spirit. Each day was a struggle,...

Pedal power

In the Jerit “Cycle for Change” campaign, Rani Rasiah describes how a group of young Malaysians stunningly overcame the odds to highlight the...

Yoga? I remember ‘mandi safar’

Mandi safar to us non-Malays meant a licence from our parents to play in the river because we were taken care of by the...

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