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PSM, police cartel, flood gotong-royong, politicking

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A round-up of some recent events.

In tough times, Nordic welfare states cushion economic hardship

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Pandemic and politics: A troubling scenario

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

Ordinary people can make a difference

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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

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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

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Reading about revellers not observing precautions has infuriated many.

Lawlessness on our highways must stop

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

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