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Pitiful plight

The early Indian Malaysian working class’ plight - severe financial difficulties, intense suffering in silence, sad tear-filled eyes – was deliberately ignored by heartless...

Najib’s larger-than-life Thaipusam appearance

Prime Minister Najib Razak is going all out to cultivate Hindu votes, as can be seen from his larger-than-life appearance at Batu Caves, notes...

Interlok: Medium perpaduan antara kaum

Interlok bukanlah sebuah teks yang mengandungi serangan perkauman malah Interlok sepatutnya dijadikan contoh klasik penggunaan buku sebagai alat pengerak ke arah perpaduan, ujar Pei...

Of Raja Nazrin, real stories and regal rhetoric

During the Perak crisis, key democratic institutions were manipulated by the powers-that-be to contain and crush legitimate dissent. Martin Jalleh wonders if Raja Nazrin...

Rocky’s Bru, ‘Sarawak Report’ and ‘Sarawak Reports’

Is the poverty rate in Sarawak only 5.3 per cent? The real poverty rate may be much higher than the official figure suggests, writes...

Anti-Bersih 2.0 media propaganda fails to fool rakyat

It is time the authorities deal with the root causes of the people's grievances over the electoral process instead of indulging in propaganda that...

Rahim Noor should crawl back into the woodwork

The former Inspector–General of Police, Abdul Rahim Mohd Noor, emerging as it were from the dead, has expressed some startling views on human rights....

What is the truth about poverty in Sabah, Sarawak?

Official poverty figures appear contradictory, points out our correspondent: it is almost certainly impossible that poverty in Sabah has plunged to less than a...

Say No to unregulated parasailing in Penang

Andre Loh warns of the dangers of unregulated parasailing for beach-goers in Penang after a near miss that could have seriously injured four children...

Dirty reports about Bersih walk

The mainstream press' disregard of the Bersih phenomenon reflected its abandoning of journalistic ethics and its eroding commitment to truth and social responsibility, says...

How on earth did he even get elected?

When an Air Asia plane crash landed in Kuching recently, one young BN politician's first thought was how he could save his ... iPad....

Malapportionment of constituencies

Serious malapportionment of voters in the various state and parliamentary constituencies in Sarawak undermines the democratic principle of one person one vote, asserts Andrew...

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