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Can Ong Ka Ting or any other ex this or that save MCA?

Bringing back the former MCA president might actually resolve the three-cornered leadership struggle in the party - but for how long, wonders Francis Loh....

Where has most of the government gone?

Angeline Loh wonders where why our top leaders were out of the country at a time when the nation was facing a threat to...

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...

Buaya dan Kera menjadi raja

The animal kingdom of Bolehland continues to thrive according to the laws of the jungle but Sang Kancil has still not appeared...

Do Malaysians have the right to rally?

  The reds marching in Thailand on 27 March 2010 Does the holding of political rallies necessarily lead to chaos and disorder? CY explores this...

Rajang River logjam: No more ‘tai’ with Taib

Some might see the Rajang River logjam disaster as a sign of a withdrawal of the mandate of heaven - a sign of...

All is not lost, Gordon Brown: Look East beyond India, think ‘kataks’

If only British Prime Minister Gordon Brown had looked east, he wouldn't be in this pickle. Instead, he could have picked up a few...

Accountability and language: Obfuscation in action

Stop paying consultants who are parrots for corporate-speak, and let’s really...

Please pack up and go, PKR

Instead of translating into reality the promise of a “revolution in the (country’s) political culture”, PKR has “rewarded” the rakyat with never-ending...

Corporate electoral funding erodes democracy

Our correspondent introduces an article describing a worrying US Supreme Court judgment that gives corporations the right to spend unlimited amounts of money to...

The BN pattern will be repeated

P Ramakrishnan gazes into his crystal ball and predicts what kind of tactics the BN will use in the last couple of days of...

Why snuffing out the voice of the Opposition isn’t cool

The denial of publishing permits for Suara Keadilan and Harakah robs ordinary Malaysians of their democratic right to information from a broad spectrum of...

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