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This time it is jualan murah!

In the run-up to the general election, a familiar sight has emerged, observes Anil Netto. During the last general election campaign in 2013, many...

Should voting in general elections be made mandatory?

The proportional representation system should be introduced and voter registration should be made easier, says Benedict Lopez. Frequently, we hear about elections where people...
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He quit after arriving late at the House of Lords: Would our frequently absent...

Perhaps Malaysian MPs and ministers' uninterrupted hold on power has made them take their peers in Parliament and voters for granted, writes Anil Netto....

By their silence, the PM and deputy PM have failed the nation

When the right thing does not happen, the extremists in our midst would take it as free licence to run wild, says P Ramakrishnan....

Unbecoming to use uncouth language against Mahathir

Joe Pundit thinks it is shameful and disgraceful that some Malaysians have tossed their values to the wind in the way they spew venom...

Is there anything wrong about a graduate selling nasi lemak?

If selling nasi lemak is shameful, should we then conclude that eating nasi lemak is shameful as well, wonders Mary Chin. Mahathir finds it...

Stockholm’s resilient immigrants succeed through hard work, entrepreneurship

They are honest men and women, working hard daily, paying their taxes and contributing to the economy of Sweden, writes Benedict Lopez. People migrate...

Nation needs spirit of solidarity rather than elusive elite-driven ‘unity’

We need a multi-ethnic solidarity movement of workers, peasants, environmentalist and all those who desire the common good to shape the nation, writes Ronald...

Deliberately careless drivers should face full brunt of law

Brazen disregard for fellow drivers and recklessly endangering the lives of pedestrians crossing the road seem to be the norm, writes Benedict Lopez. If...

An exemplary employee doing unexpected service

Benedict Lopez shares with us his encounter with a model employee who really put the customer first. Employees are the invaluable assets of...

Open letter to Anwar Ibrahim: Is a secular Malaysia the only way to save...

The fault line between the Islamism of various quarters and the secularism of others is only an argument over terminology. Malaysia, argues Ronnie Ooi,...

Why are so many non-Chinese enrolled in this Johor Chinese school?

Anil Netto looks at possible factors behind the rising number of non-Chinese Malaysians enrolling in Chinese vernacular schools. A Chinese vernacular school in Johor...

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