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Freedom of expression, hello?

In the wake of the storm of criticism over the tsunami cartoon published in Berita Harian, Media Citizen takes a look at the recent...

Criticism of myBalikPulau newsletter unfair

Toh Kin Woon defends those behind the myBalikPulau newsletter and says their creative efforts at promoting learning through the arts among the youth should...

Apocalypse begins

Dealing with the current madness will not be easy or comfortable, predicts Soothsayer. So, evaluate yourselves and gauge the strength of your will power...

Can Umno re-invent itself?

Many problems continue to trouble Umno and despite Najib's best efforts, the party seemingly lacks the infusion of new blood, new ideas and strategies...

End of Mubarak or end of American Century?

We greet the revolution in Egypt against the backdrop of rising oil and gas prices, possibly leading to another recession, and the scramble for...

Questions, questions and more questions

Tota comes up with a list of questions that people abroad have often asked about Malaysia and Malaysian politicians. A group of us who...

The mysterious Silent Majority

To act or not to act, requires complex reasoning which some may not have time to do and others may not care to do....

Bahasa Melayu tanpa pengertian kebangsaan

Bahasa bukan hanya alat komunikasi harian. Bahasa juga penting untuk membentuk rasa kebersamaan sebagai sebuah bangsa. Jika kita terus dengan faham kebangsaan yang sempit,...

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....

What’s the hype about?

Francis Loh finds the hype surrounding the proposal that we should do away with the ethnic/race categories in application forms befuddling. Give the ethnic...

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...

Install caretaker government during polls period

To ensure that the ruling party does not exploit government resources and machinery to win elections, the concept of a neutral caretaker government has...

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