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PSM 6: For the good of all – the sacrifice of a few

May we please allow those who work for the good of others to continue doing that? Dr Kumar, Chon Kai, Saras, Babu, Letchu...

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...

Your vote determines our destiny

No member of the government can control your vote. That one vote of yours is going to determine our destiny and that of our...

Utusan, respect NUJ president’s rights

Mustafa K Anuar and Anil Netto have called upon Utusan's management not to resort to punitive action against the NUJ president for daring to...

Ministry of Education – or Miseducation?

The education system needs to be revamped and a good starting point would be to remove the purview of education from politicians, writes Angry...

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...

‘Going pains’ of a despotic regime

Mustafa K Anuar waits with bated breath to see if and when Asean member states, particularly Malaysia, will join in the wave of international...

Jaundiced Justice!

To postpone the hearing of the habeas corpus applications by the PSM six who have been detained without trial under the Emergency Ordinance 1969...

Seeds of Bersih in Patto’s last speech

The last speech by the late opposition stalwart P Patto in 1995 contained the seeds of the call for electoral reform, which has since...

Whose ISA baby – Dr M’s or ex-IGP’s?

Dr M may argue that he was not the perpetrator of human rights violations under the ISA as he did not physically or directly...

GTP hype but what about poverty eradication?

What is the so-called government transformation programme? The real focus of the mainstream media is to project the government in a favourable light in...

Congratulations, Jabu!

Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Alfred Jabu admits the state does clear forests to plant oil palm as part of efforts to wipe out poverty....

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