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Five reasons for Pakatan Harapan’s chastening defeat in Tanjung Piai

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Anil Netto reflects on PH's shocking capitulation in yesterday's by-election. Pakatan Harapan's defeat to Barisan...

‘Friendly fire’ in Pakatan harms agenda of change

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If you are in a coalition of parties, you do not badmouth your comrades-in-arms, says Mustafa K Anuar.

Affordable homes: Government must stop begging developers

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The government should take on the moral, political obligation of ensuring that affordable housing matches the disposable incomes of ordinary families, writes...

Siti Kasim’s Maju group packs them in at maiden event

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Benedict Lopez reports on how this fledgling group is drawing in the crowds with its more inclusive vision.

Jho Low vs Zakir Naik paradox afflicts Malaysia

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What hope do we have of bringing Jho Low back to Malaysia when Zakir Naik is safely ensconced here, wonders JD...

Welcome to Malaysia, Sam Rainsy

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K Haridas explains why the Malaysian government should be lauded for allowing the exiled Cambodian opposition leader to visit the country. ...

Zunar’s cartoon shows why political leaders must keep their promises

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This new cartoon by Zunar sums up why it is so important for political leaders to keep their promises especially to ease...

Anwar makes sense in these times of deep concern

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Which other mainstream political leader is articulating the people’s concerns, wonders JD Lovrenciear.

Anak Jiran Tionghoa (My Chinese Neighbour’s Child)

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Wong Soak Koon translates another poem by Usman Awang into English and shows how it still has relevance almost six decades later....

Worrying drug abuse in police force

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If we care enough for our nation and its people's future, we need to put the battle against drug addiction as a...

Stunning images from the Penang anti-reclamation protest

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These brilliant photographs by Cole Yap (Insta @cole.yap) show the creativity at the latest #PenangTolakTambak rally protesting against massive land reclamation in...

What’s going on with Malaysia’s government-linked companies?

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The findings put forward by a prominent think tank must be put up for public discourse so...

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