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Let the truth be told

If we are serious about change, let us also deal with all the sacred cows that remain beyond reproach, writes K Haridas. Daily the...

Memo to Razaleigh: New Malaysia has risen above race-based agendas

The race-and-religion divide-and-rule mantra of Umno will never see sunrise again, writes JD Lovrenciear. Umno veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah turned at the Kelab Sultan...

Why party elections should never be postponed

They fact that many of Malaysian parties do not hold competitive internal elections is perhaps one of the main causes of the trouncing they...

Chief justice, appeals court president, leave in dignity – or be dismissed disgracefully!

Raus and Zulkefli do not inspire confidence and they have overstayed their welcome; t is time for them to go, says P Ramakrishnan. The...

Nothing wrong in making policy announcements through press conferences

Mature democracies worldwide do indeed announce decisions, policies and government thinking through press conference, writes Sharp Observer. There has been a lot of...
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Education system reset: Coach Carter shows the way

The state of our education system can be likened to that of the Richmond Oilers when Ken Carter accepted his appointment as coach, writes...

My wish list for the new Pakatan Harapan government (Part 3)

Tota comes up with a third set of wishes for the new Malaysia. Here’s continuing my wish list: Abolish the National Civics Bureau (BTN)...

Race – Can we beat its effects to achieve the gold of national unity?

Cheah Wui Jia highlights research that shows the importance of friendship and appreciation of diversity in bridging the divide.  My husband is a fan...

Return to society what rightfully belongs to us all

The culprits who have stolen from the nation and robbed it of its future must be brought to justice, writes JD Lovrenciear. ...

Why don’t they just confess and spare us the spectacle

All their actions spoke of unrestrained and unbridled greed, observes Dominic Damian. Our history is not one of despair anymore. The aftermath and change,...

Mahathir’s 30-day blitz in the new Malaysia

Since the gripping wee hours of 9 May 2018, Malaysians continue to be jubilant over the fast-tracked decisions and action under Mahathir’s determined, seasoned...

Selection of attorney general and the social contract

The present Pakatan Harapan government discussed this issue thoroughly and it knows the implications.The decision was not made at the spur of the moment,...