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What offence has Anwar committed? Why is he being hounded?

The scandalous porno tape, used in desperation to implicate Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim allegedly engaging in sex with a prostitute in order to turn...

Penang’s FOI Bill “disgusting”

Selangor’s Freedom of Information Bill, being the country’s first, was understandably impaired. But what excuse has Penang to come up with the same paltry...

Eligibility for Permanent Residency in Malaysia

A parliamentary committee should be immediately set up to conduct an impartial inquiry into the awards of PR and citizenship. On what basis are some...

GM mosquitoes: It just doesn’t add up!

Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj wants to know whether the Health Ministry plans to buy GM mosquitoes directly from Oxitec or whether there is a crony...

On sustainable development for Penang

What type of development do we want for Penang? Is it rampant and unbalanced development or is it sustainable and balanced development, asks Lim...

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...

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...

Nakhaie buries Najib’s 1Malaysia!

It is strange that even the PM has failed to protect his own slogan by not reprimanding Nakhaie for undermining his efforts in fostering...

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...

Revamp MACC to give it real independence

The MACC must be given real independence so that it can prosecute offenders without getting the nod from the Attorney General, writes Ronald Benjamin....

Of sin, Siti and small-minded men without sagacity

The different faiths in this country are often faced with many similar challenges which could be more easily overcome if we were to synergise...

You can’t be serious, Tsu Koon!

Tota wonders how the Home Ministry was awarded full marks with its key performance indicators. Under your KPI rating, you have placed the Ministry...

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