Examining ‘middlepowermanship’ in Malaysian foreign policy

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Benny Teh reviews a book by Johan Saravanamuttu that takes a look at the various phases in the first 50 years of Malaysian foreign...

Irshad Manji. What is in her books? Is our faith so fragile?

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As Manji rightly says, God’s post is already filled and there is no vacancy. So let’s stop playing God, reiterates Sarajun Hoda Abdul Hassan....

Dataran Merdeka – who owns it?

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The powers-that-be must get it into their thick heads that the whole country, every inch of it, belongs to the people, asserts Tota. Over...

1Malaysia – Continued fragmentation

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K Haridas looks at Najib’s ‘1Malaysia’ slogan and wonders how different it is from Mahathir’s ‘Wawasan 2020’ and Badawi’s ‘Islam hadhari’ buzz-words. Can we...

Umno, how much did you spend to bring your crowd?

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Compare the attendance at Umno's 66th anniversary celebration at Bukit Jalil Stadium on 11 May to the Bersih 3.0 turnout. There is simply no...

Is the Security Offences Bill constitutional?

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Tommy Thomas wonders if the Security Offences Bill is constitutional. The much inferior treatment of an accused when prosecuted under the Bill violates the...

The Good Guy with the Goodies

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'Inspired' by Najib's spree of handouts, People Watch was prompted to write this little poem. ‘PM: Don’t idolise the bad guys’ (The Star, 12...

Thinking Allowed: ‘WWW’ car number plates

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In the rest of the world, ‘WWW’ stands for 'World Wide Web' but in Bolehland, it stands for 'Wealth Without Work', writes Sickos. It...

Eastern butts, western demo?

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Mustafa K Anuar argues that civilised and uncivilised behaviour defies labelling western or eastern; in fact such behaviour whether positive or negative cuts across...

Thinking Allowed: The journey of a diamond ring

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Inspired by fashion accessories that stirred a storm, Dangerous Journey put pen to paper and rustled up three short poems. A RM72 million diamond...

The rise of valiant women

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At a time when some of us might bemoan and feel helpless in the face of an oppressive political culture, Dave Anthony says we...

Thinking Allowed: Banish Ambiga?

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Pro-Ambiga takes to task the 'nerds' who have been giving Ambiga Sreenevasan a hard time. Umno-dominated BN has no ethics, morality or good values....

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