The more things change, the more they appear to be the same…

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It was never going to be easy as we are not undergoing systemic change, only regime change. And this came only after...

Enough of ethno-religious talk; focus on easing people’s plight

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It is time to look at the other critical issues affecting the bottom 40%, writes Ngu Ik Tien.

500 days of Pakatan: How has it fared?

The PH government must have a real understanding of the needs of people across the country including those in Sabah and Sarawak,...

Push on with reforms to counter divisive politics

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Don’t waste the chance to create a truly new Malaysia; quickly implement policies to promote inclusivity and socioeconomic justice, writes Henry Loh.

Meaning of Merdeka in multicultural Malaysia: Reflections from a Cologne playground

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Merdeka means freeing ourselves not only from colonialism but also the noxious sentiments preventing us from becoming one community. Azmil Tayeb reflects. 

Controversies and challenges in new Malaysia: A Merdeka reflection

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Let’s reflect on how far this country has come and all the work that has to be done to usher in holistic...

The ‘deep state’ and the ‘shallow state’ – A reflection

We must continue to engage the government in its various guises, work with it and implant ideas and agendas that would allow...

In New Malaysia, Pakatan government must prioritise people’s wellbeing

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The government must make full use of its remaining years in power to carry out the reforms it promised. The Rakyat are...

Restoring local government polls would empower people in new Malaysia

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Much depends on whether civil society can argue convincingly that such elections would promote grassroots democracy, writes Ngu Ik Tien. ...

Distracted by notorious videos, Malaysia must tackle unresolved issues

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Henry Loh reminds the government to prioritise the poor and marginalised, and uphold justice and truth at all times.

As ecological problems mount, listen to voices of the young

Given the mess adults have created, youths may have better ideas on how to build a sustainable and happier world, says Mustafa...

Let’s do our part to steer ‘New Malaysia’ forward

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It is crucial that we remain aligned not to political parties, political coalitions or individuals, but to principles of human rights and...

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