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The Great Malaysian Education Debate: Readers speak

Francis Loh’s piece “How to reform Malaysia's ailing educational system” has prompted several of our newsletter subscribers to respond. (Subscribe to our...

PM as education minister – again? 

JD Lovrenciear wonders why there is no one else who can assume the position. As...

Support thriving small and medium-sized businesses

In challenging economic times, we must encourage and motivate our thriving businesspersons, writes Benedict Lopez.  Last Sunday, as usual...

Why a sumpah laknat in Kampung Baru of all places? 

JD Lovrenciear questions Najib’s controversial choice of venue for performing a religious oath.   As the...

Altantuya murder mystery must be solved

Many Malaysians are looking for closure so that the nation can move forward, writes JD Lovrenciear. 

Jobless journalists should not be left to perish

Given the right government support, they could be redeployed in the effort to turn Malaysians into a reading society, writes JD Lovrenciear.

Pure, unadulterated greed on display in Penang

The scale of the "development" frenzy in Penang is mind-boggling as much of the island is turned into a massive construction site,...

They rode their motorbikes in neck-deep flood waters – and debunked myths

These ingenious kampung youths had no formal education in mechanics; yet they showed us we have much potential for innovation in our...

Are we all equal under the law?

Dominic Damian reflects on the moral issues surrounding the enactment and enforcement of laws.

In the battle against climate crisis, right to information is key

As climate-related disasters become more frequent, access to all relevant information is critical in dealing with the risks we face, writes Sonia...

‘Deep state’ lurking beneath the surface?

We must also rally together in this battle against disobedience, which has apparently penetrated the civil service and institutions supposed to safeguard...

Wrath of Sosma haunts Malaysia

Why do detainees have to suffer mentally, emotionally, intellectually and sometimes even physically before their day in court, wonders JD Lovrenciear. ...

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