Why democratic checks and balances are crucial during a pandemic

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The suppression of information from citizens during a pandemic is detrimental to any country on many fronts, Ch’ng Chin Yeow writes. Liberal democracy is most...

Coronavirus: Are our brave frontline personnel becoming sacrificial lambs?

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The government should treat any lack of supplies and personal protective equipment for frontline healthcare personnel as an emergency, J Jeyasingam says. “Appeal for contributions to...

Movement control dilemma: ‘Disobedient Malaysians’ and faulty policy communication

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Benjamin Loh recommends that the central theme of the prime minister’s speeches should be social distancing - and everything else should be built around this core...

DAP, Anwar cause of PH’s downfall?

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Let’s not fall into the trap now being set to send PKR, the DAP and Amanah to the wilderness of Malaysian politics, says Kassim...

UK voters’ misplaced priorities will have devastating consequences 

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Now the entire nation will have to brace for another five years of the Tories’ ruthless neoliberalism and bigotry, writes Dineskumar Ragu. For many in...

Protest vote for BN – a necessary evil?

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John Fong ponders over what kind of message voters were sending out in the recent by-election.After the 2018 general election, Pakatan Harapan has...

Rubaiyat untuk Kalimantan

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A poem by Daniel Speziale written in traditional Persian verse form.Hutan menangis tanpa bersuara; kita dicuri langit dan udara. Manusia lawan, gaduh, salahkan: kiamat datang pun...

Ageing with dignity – a challenge for New Malaysia

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

Ingatan untuk menjadi pendengar yang sejati

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

Toni Morrison remembered: Black literary icon and Nobel laureate

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

Is Penang still leading?

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

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

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

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