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The Great Malaysian Education Debate: Readers speak

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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? 

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

Support thriving small and medium-sized businesses

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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? 

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

Altantuya murder mystery must be solved

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

Jobless journalists should not be left to perish

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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?

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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

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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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