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PSM, police cartel, flood gotong-royong, politicking

A round-up of some recent events.

In tough times, Nordic welfare states cushion economic hardship

With good governance and pre-crisis social safety nets resolutely in place, the people remained confident and resilient.

Behind closed doors: Mahathir’s 1988 showdown with Salleh Abas

The then-PM, from the beginning to the end, did not even look the Lord President in the eye.

Amid plague of abuse of power, Malaysia at a crossroads

It is character that provides moral strength and the will to stand up for what is right.

Emergency rule: Concern mounts over fate of parliamentary democracy

Muhyiddin is desperately clinging on to power when the signs are he has lost his wafer-thin parliamentary majority.

First, he ‘stole’ the government, now he disrespects the Constitution

Muhyiddin should show respect to the democratic tradition and subject himself to a vote of confidence in Parliament.

Pandemic and politics: A troubling scenario

The authorities have to act immediately to curb the pandemic, Jem writes.

Ordinary people can make a difference

We must not allow soothsayers of doom to declare that everything is set in stone, Loyal Malaysian writes.

Separation of powers is a key principle of the rule of law

Politicians should refrain from making remarks that will seriously undermine the public’s confidence in our system of governance.

Oh Lord, why did you give me a German-made luxury vehicle?

What would I do with such a gift - if only that would happen!

Paying the price for New Year’s Eve revelry in Malaysia

Reading about revellers not observing precautions has infuriated many.

Lawlessness on our highways must stop

If we do not do something drastic, we will be known the world over as the most dangerous road users.

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