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Uproar over abuse of dog – but silence over human deaths in custody?

Yes, we must value animals but we must equally value humans, if not more, says Wishful Accountant. I read with much fascination how Malaysians...

Serene Stockholm loses its lustre with terror attack

Never once did Benedict Lopez believe such a misfortune could befall Stockholm. The city will never be the same again to him. Once a...
Padikar Amin

Where is the Speaker’s independence? He merely followed the BN script!

What happens after this sandiwara, asks P Ramakrishnan. Has Najib given BN component party leader an ironclad promise that hudud would not be implemented...
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Hadi’s bill: Speaker’s decision has set precedent on separation of powers

In the next session of Parliament, any MP whose questions had been summarily dismissed on the grounds of sub judice can revisit them and...

Hadi’s bill farce: Political brinkmanship of the highest order

Many Malaysians can see through the political games that are going on, and they are unlikely to be impressed, writes Anil Netto. The saga...

No reason to pat BN for declining to table Hadi’s bill

Let’s not forget the mess and upheaval caused by the government's decision to even allow the listing of the private member's bill in the...

World Happiness Report 2017: Nordic countries lead the world

Malaysia must aim for the levels achieved by the the Nordic countries in the seven criteria used as benchmarks for happiness, writes Benedict Lopez....

When you oppose hudud, you are not being anti-Islam

This is the time for all patriotic Malaysians to take a stand and state what kind of Malaysia we want, says P Ramakrishnan. MCA...

10 essay contest ideas for Annuar Musa to consider awarding prize money

Given the recent brouhaha over awarding prizes for essays targeting political opponents, Wishful Accountant comes up with some ideas for budding writers to explore....
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Stop referring to pastor’s abduction as a ‘professional’ job

Describing the abduction as "professional" is an affront to all hardworking decent professional in various fields, says An Observer. I refer to the recent...

The new Customs director general, the glass ceiling and the regressive GST

Given the resentment towards this tax, it is no wonder any cheer that meritocracy might have been the criteria in the appointment of the...

Automatic voter registration: Electoral Commission has failed to consolidate its role

The commission has a responsibility to introduce automatic registration so that voters can exercise their democratic rights on issues affecting them as citizens, writes...

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