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When the ‘VIP’ politician visits a school…

Schools are not places to glorify politicians or massage their egos, writes Adrian Lee. The recent debates about whether opposition politicians should be allowed...

Beyond Mahathir’s repentance and Anwar’s forgiveness

The Ubah that we achieved is a baggage-laden fix that leaves us feeling a little short-changed. Mary Chin argues we need to work hard...

Surabaya – moving forward despite challenges

Benedict Lopez shares with us his visit to the charming city of the white shark and crocodile. Popularly known by its moniker as the...

Unlimited-travel pass should be for all

We must extend this privilege to our migrant workers as they too are contributing to our economy and taking up jobs shunned by Malaysians,...

RM7.9m heist a symptom of something deeper

This nation has been paralysed by the world's most deadly enemy - corruption; how do we turn the tide, wonders JD Lovrenciear. The reported...

Nurture critical thinking from a young age

With such a wide variety of materials and opportunities available to stimulate critical, analytical thinking, shouldn’t such important mental skills be nurtured from the...

Ratification of anti-racial discrimination convention requires rural-urban integration

One way of moving forward is through the vision of an egalitarian economy with a focus on rural-urban integration with the aid of technology...

Life is a report card

When you sow peace and love for the people you live with, that is when God smiles and blesses you, writes Hamzah Osman. The...

An economy based on greed at all costs?

Do we not see that happiness is not derived from economic growth but instead comes from a balanced society with good health, clean fresh...

Diligent immigrants contributing immensely to Sweden’s economy

These migrant entrepreneurs are decent, honest and hardworking people who pay their taxes, which are pivotal in sustaining Sweden’s welfare state, writes Benedict Lopez....

In matters of faith, think twice before imposing harsh punishments

Our time and energy would be better spent emphasising the value of human compassion towards others and tackling the root causes of worldly sins,...

Minimum wage: MEF needs to go beyond sector-based thinking

How did the MEF come to the conclusion that foreign workers would benefit more than Malaysian workers due to a hike in the minimum...
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