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‘Judicial rowdyism’ expose: Why not act decisively?

The public are asking serious questions about what is going on in the judiciary – and it is time to act, says...

Shocking revelations rock Malaysian judiciary

If lawyers and judges have professional integrity, they must immediately demand a thorough investigation and clean up of the judiciary, writes JD...

Where are all the cars? Comparing Singapore with Malaysia

Anil Netto visited Singapore recently and came back wondering why urban planning here trails so far behind.

Looking beyond the horrific Penang Bridge car crash

Road safety in Malaysia is like an orphan that many departments are responsible for but hardly any department wants to champion,...

When folks lose the roof over their heads…

Why are we displacing such historical communities and treating them like refugees, asks JD Lovrenciear.

Unpopular government policies should be explained to the people

The reason why many are now dissatisfied with the PH government is that many are ill-informed about public policies and the reasons...

Dubious degrees disgrace Malaysia

What standards (if there are any to go by) are we cultivating, wonders JD Lovrenciear.

Poor quality recruits, teacher training led to education decline?

Khong Kah Yeong wonders how many educators in service had a burning desire to be teachers in the first place.

Mind-boggling illegal land clearings thriving to this day

How did the clearing in Perak escape the eyes and ears of those in authority, asks JD Lovrenciear.

Bangsar’s little farm of hope

Benedict Lopez discovers a green haven in an urban setting that brings together people of various ethnic groups in a noble common...

Malay rights, Chinese rights, lain-lain rights

We can only start fighting for human rights after we get out of our own race-based tangles, says Mary Chin.

NEP: Time to face up to some hard truths

Politicians must discard their extreme racial and religious views and selfish agendas so that we can come up with a policy to...