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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...

Muhyiddin, what happened to the tens of billions? (Part 2)

All it would have take is RM634m a year to eliminate poverty in the country by a direct handout to poor households, says our...

Affirmative action: Service or disservice

It is time to stop the current way of carrying out affirmative action, says Rani Rasiah. Affirmative action must be carried out on condition...

BN must respect next GE result

The government should ease the minds of the people by passing a parliamentary resolution that the 13th general elections will be democratic, free...

The Star: Supine mouthpiece of the BN

Is it possible that Barisan may one day lose by popular votes but still form the government and maybe even have a two-thirds majority...

Am I interested in Sarawak?

If the BN loses Sarawak, they are likely to lose all of Malaysia and risk exposure of their misdeeds, says Rama Ramanathan - another...

“May Day!” for Malaysia’s press freedom

One Malaysian daily ushered in World Press Freedom Day by booting out the National Union of Journalists president Hata Wahari. Under such trying circumstances...

Sarawak under-development: Shame on us

Sarawak is not a poor state and it has an income that is similar to Selangor's. But a short distance away from towns lie...

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...

Which employer?

When agencies 'out-source' workers to clients, a gap in the labour hirers' relationship with the workers arises, observes Angeline Loh. Who exactly is the...

An open letter to Pope Benedict XVI

Martin Jalleh hopes that Pope Benedict XVI will not allow Najib to politicise the papacy and use his visit to the Vatican as a...

Egypt, Tunisia, Malaysia: A quick comparison

What are the similarities and differences among Egypt, Tunisia and Malaysia. Philip Khoo takes a quick look at some of the socio-economic data, focusing...

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