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Another rural school mishap – but who gives a damn?

Cow projects in Malaysia get funded to the tune of up to RM250m. So why can't we earmark urgent and adequate funds to ensure...

Taxi drivers’ coffee-shop analysis

Many Malaysians are puzzled over why some people aspire to become political leaders, writes John Inbaraj: to serve the people with their God-given qualities?...

‘All of You’

The Malay Agenda propounded by Umno reminds Tota of a children’s story by Chinua Achebe in his book 'Things Fall Apart'. The Umnoputra hijacked...

World leaders: Creatures of God or the Devil?

Those who cling on to power against the rules of conscience, fair-play and the will of the people are cowards, writes John Inbaraj. Bersih,...

‘I am sure all of you have nothing to fear’?

Elected representatives and political leaders must fear having to deal with an independent oversight body scrutinising their assets and liabilities. It’s a sure give-away...

Judiciary far from truly independent

To say that our judiciary is truly independent is something that does not make sense especially after witnessing the crisis and the complacency of...

Too much is at stake

There is a growing consensus that we cannot allow things to carry on as they are if we want to prevent the country from...

Why did they free Anwar?

While the prosecution went all out to obtain a conviction using highly questionable methods, the powers-that-be could not ignore the sentiment on the ground,...

The Election Commission and absent voters

The time has come for the EC to fulfil the task of helping Malaysians to exercise their right as voters rather than excluding some...

T’is the season for jumping ship!

Malaysians must not be taken in by this sandiwara. We must remain focused on the larger objective i.e. to turn the BN into an...

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