A street life called Desire

Without its communities, George Town is a hollow shell, its street life gone, festivals diminished and anything remotely traditional repackaged into tourist-palatable events, trinkets...

Migrant workers’ rights: Asean fails to agree

The Malaysian government appears to be standing in the way of an Asean consensus on the protection of the rights of undocumented migrant workers...

Gov’t should take over low-cost flat maintenance

The government should scrap monthly...

Review Perak ground-water extraction project

Member of Parliament Jeyakumar Devaraj has urged the Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry to review a project that would allow 500 million litres...

MTUC should be fighting for all workers

MTUC should be fighting for all workers rights, local/migrant, documented/undocumented - not proposing ideas on how to get rid of a certain class of...

Political joke of the week

Muhyiddin's observation that Pakatan in-fighting had reached critical levels is a case of the pot calling the kettle black, suggests Angeline Loh. Deputy Prime...

Uni entrance exams: Reproduction of privilege?

In pushing for meritocracy, we have to be careful that we...

Traffic congestion contributes to poor infant health

Another good reason why we need better public transport: a new study reveals that exposure to traffic congestion can worsen infant health, reports our...

Dialogue beyond the discourse of geography

A weary Farish Noor, after attending one inter-religious dialogue too many, takes a critical look at such pageants during which illuminories of all religions...

KPI – a flying start

Mr PM, at best, your KPI is a joke; at worst, it is a farce, says True Malaysian.When Najib assumed the post of PM,...

Indonesia’s answer to Islamophobia: Fun

Farish Noor laments that Fun has been massacred from Pakistan to the Magreb,...

Implications of growing Indonesian assertiveness on Asean

Indonesia's rightful place in history is as the actor that allowed for great inter-cultural dialogue and sharing to take place at a time when...

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