Protest vote for BN – a necessary evil?

John Fong ponders over what kind of message voters were sending out in the recent by-election.

Rubaiyat untuk Kalimantan

A poem by Daniel Speziale written in traditional Persian verse form. Hutan menangis...

Ageing with dignity – a challenge for New Malaysia

The expensive cost of home care for the elderly has taken a toll on many middle and low-income families, writes Sheila Rose....

Ingatan untuk menjadi pendengar yang sejati

Mulakan sesuatu dengan mendengar dahulu untuk mendapat sokongan dan perhatian; seterusnya tindakan susulan, bantuan atau maklum balas boleh diberikan, ujar Hanis Hafizah....

Toni Morrison remembered: Black literary icon and Nobel laureate

Viswanathan Selvaratnam pays tribute to Toni Morrison, whose writings and speeches unravelled from the fabric of white-dominated American society the hidden traumatic...

Is Penang still leading?

Penang can lead again: Just discard the SRS transport proposal and return to the original Halcrow plan, writes Eric Cheah.

Di manakah kegagalan pendidikan Malaysia dalam menyemai rasa kekitaan antara etnik?

Dalam proses membentuk perpaduan di Malaysia, seharusnya dasar pendidikan membentuk satu imaginasi kepada masyarakat untuk menuju bangsa idaman, ujar Nurfarhana Che Awang.

When corruption chokes, we fight it

When the public and the government are in unison, the corrupt have no choice but to run for cover, writes Subarshini Ramakrishnan....

Solving traffic woes with the third national car

Perhaps solutions optimised for different segments of the community might have a great enough impact to reduce traffic effectively, writes Colin Chee.

Local government: No to handpicked councillors

It is about time councillors – like state representatives - are elected, writes David Teoh.

Why stay? A closer look at domestic violence

Anne Raj looks at the power dynamics at play to understand why some women find themselves unable to leave abusive marriages. ...

Trade unions – to join or not to join?

On balance, unions provide job security and protect the interests of workers in uncertain times, says Ambigapathi Samarasan, who weighs in on...

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