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The dark side of demanding loyalty to the leader

The demand for loyalty demeans those who have such expectations and develops spineless people around them, observes K Haridas. James Comey’s book - A...

Infrastructure contracts worth billions of ringgit awarded to China – why?

Why are we giving away so much to one country, which makes no secret about extending its sphere of influence around the world, wonders...
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Winds of change blowing ahead of general election

There is a new mood gaining momentum, which must become a formidable movement for change to put power in the hands of the people,...

An open letter to my honourable future wakil rakyat

When carrying out your duties in the future or when having to make tough decisions, ask yourself, what is the honourable thing to do...
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We will not be bought

Stand up and be counted, and let us join the many Malaysians who are fed up with the prevailing culture of corruption, nepotism and...
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Winning the general election by hook or by crook – Part 1

Let us refrain from matching hooks with crooks. Hooks and crooks do not cancel each other. The net effect will just sink the nation...
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Why do we fall for cheap sales, handouts?

We rush to queue for hours just to grab home free kangkung and a potpourri of groceries without even pausing to think deeper, laments...

An early ‘tsunami’ as online petition draws over 120,000 responses

Had a public holiday on polling day not been declared, it would very likely have cost the BN even more votes, writes Anil Netto....

Monetary goodies to civil servants, retirees ahead of general election an abuse of power

The approach used by the prime minister does not show any wholesome regard for the wellbeing of the recipients, writes AH Ponniah. The prime...

Wan Azizah – belas kasihan dan tanggungjawab dalam politik

Wan Azizah, sebagai pengamal perubatan sains khusus mata, berkemungkinan akan mencipta satu budaya politik yang memberi kita peluang untuk membayangkan sebuah negara baru yang...

‘Keling’ offensive when uttered – but not so when displayed?

P Ramakrishnan points to the lack of consistency of the 'champions of the Indians' who have taken umbrage with Mahathir's use of the word....

Common PH logo: Malaysians see a clearer pathway to create history

The opposition leaders’ quick and unconditional agreement to put aside their respective party flags and instead unite under the Keadilan banner has created ripples...

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