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Mini-micro-enterprises that sustained Indian Malaysians for generations

Veloo Saminathan looks at a kaleidoscope of timeless ventures that have provided livelihoods for many in the community - and vital services...

KK Shailaja tirelessly leads Kerala’s fight against coronavirus 

The minister’s prompt and decisive action, along with strong social cohesion and positive socioeconomic indicators, played a big role in curbing the...

Muhyiddin, what happened to your pre-election pledges?

JD Lovrenciear asks the PM what he has to say to the people who gave him a lifeline back to politics under...

PM dari Sabah? Gimik politik Mahathir yang terbaru

Apalah gunanya mempunyai seorang perdana menteri dari negeri Sabah jika orang itu kononnya dipilih oleh Mahathir demi kepentingan sendiri, dan mungkin juga...

When the government fears the people, it suppresses freedom of speech

Instead of clamping down on online comments, surely an enlightened body would address negative perception and provide explanations to counter these critical...

Mahathir’s sham Sabahan-for-PM proposal

Is there any point in having a PM from Sabah if it just means someone from Sabah who presumably is following Mahathir’s...

Will Shafie Apdal as PM provide new hope for Sabah, Sarawak?

Leaders must realise that the fate of the federation rests on the wellbeing of the masses, ie the common folk, not merely...

Malaysian political saga: It may not end like Humpty Dumpty 

Stephen Tan Ban Cheng takes a broad look at the trajectory of Malaysian politics and the lessons that might be learned from Umno’s...

Najib’s permanent legacy is weakness

Najib was a weak man to begin with. Unfortunately, he also made Malaysia a weaker country, CW writes. 

Mahathir or Anwar? This is not a game of musical chairs

Pakatan Harapan must stop playing the numbers game that people have no more stomach for. Leave Mahathir alone to fret, Sarajun Hoda...

Party defections in Malaysia: Managing the ‘frogs’

Instead of resigning to cynicism, Danesh Prakash Chacko appeals to the public to study various ways of tackling this and to push...

No one is born xenophobic; so how did we come to this?

The migrants and refugees who are scraping the dirt for a living here have become convenient scapegoats. Dominic Damian wonders why.  

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