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When politicians interfere to free gangsters in Malaysia

This must be stopped or we can kiss goodbye to our dream of becoming a truly progressive, peaceful nation.

Has the Attorney General’s Chambers given free licence to insult non-Islamic faiths? A dangerous...

The political leadership must have the courage, the political will and the integrity to face up to this evil policy of discrimination.

What are our schools really teaching?

Let’s learn to leave personal biases behind … because they have a way of standing in the way of a wholesome education, Sukeshini Nair writes.

Are You Jealous?

A poem by Mohan Ambikaipaker.

Malaysia’s Covid-19 response: Why so slow?

What is most frightening is the ease with which we are forgetting how quickly the virus is spreading.

Ramadan: A time of grace to overcome greed

Will we have the courage to once and for all stop this exploitation of our fellow human beings?

Pulang – drama karya Anwar Ridhwan mengenai erti kemerdekaan

Pengarang ingin memperluaskan ufuk minda audien dan pembaca dramanya supaya mereka tidak dikongkong oleh sifat etnik yang sempit serta terbatas.

Adakah media ‘baru’ sememangnya baru?

Kini, kandungan ‘membaca’ pengguna dan kemudian secara aktif menggunakan maklum balas masa nyata untuk mengubah apa yang disampaikan.

Convent Bukit Nanas: Why undermine a 122-year-old educational legacy?

No amount of official justifications can dispel the misgivings of the public.

Way Forward

A poem by Mohd Nasir Hashim

When company directors rake in huge incomes in hard times…

Will they take the moral high ground by accepting sharp pay cuts?

‘No’ to Nenggiri dam: ‘Orang Asli protest against forced displacement

Governments have a poor record in implementing resettlement and rehabilitation programmes in dam projects.