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What is 1Malaysia? Is it real or a gimmick?

The government's vindictive policy in denying Opposition MPs development allocations is one thing. But to deny Malaysian voters their share of legitimate development simply...

We have to speak up

Our political leaders dare not condemn a vocal minority who threaten our unity. And if concerned voices and responsible leaders and caring Malaysians do...

Perak MB should walk the talk

Last month, a villager from Kampung DBI in Buntong died from a snake-bite. Things would have been different if the Perak Mentri Besar had...

Farewell, dear Fan Yew Teng

Martin Jalleh pays tribute to the courageous and outspoken advocate for justice, Fan Yew Teng, who succumbed to cancer yesterday. You were truly a...

Orang Asli lands and art 153: A small caveat

An amendment to article 153 to cover Orang Asli will not automatically increase Orang Asli rights to their customary lands, territories and ...

Soi Lek heads PPC: Larger issue at stake

Dr Chua Soi Lek's appointment as chairman of the Penang Port Commission has generated much debate. But there is a larger issue at stake,...

Pro-ISA rowdies: To what purpose?

No doubt the rowdies in Penang who disrupted an anti-ISA forum had their moment in the limelight, but the damage done, however, was not...

The minimum wage farce

There is a chance that the government may institute a minimum wage, says Rani Rasiah. But the catch is it is likely to be...

India’s soft diplomacy in Asean: Re-building a bridge that was never broken?

The Indian PM’s visit to Malaysia was hardly a case of a foreign premier visiting a foreign land; it was more akin to a...

Education policy flip flops

The government's flip-flop over the use of Malay and English for teaching Science and Mathematics is irresponsible, says Rani Rasiah. What is clear is...

Link environment to human rights

We should include environmental conservation advocacy in human rights advocacy as this goes to the very core of the overriding right to life for...

The laughter crescendos!

Does the current ruling party fear being laughed out of government at the next general election? That would make us the pioneers of a...

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