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Myanmar: Paradox of alcohol restriction and lack of awareness

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In the absence of effective state action against the sale and consumption of dangerous bootleg alcohol in Myanmar, civil society and NGOs should play...

Pencerobohan tanah adat Kampung Orang Asli Sungai Kelubi

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Orang Asli di Kampung Sungai Kelubi rasa kesal setelah tanah adat mereka dicerobohi oleh syarikat swasta. Lapuran oleh Mor Arjani (English version below). Kampung...

Character formation among young more important than academic results

There needs to be a cultural change that emphasises character-building to promote effective behaviour; without it, there will be many jobless young people in...

Housing crisis: What is the solution? (Part 1)

The government's response to skyrocketing house prices has been inadequate and left many Malaysians burdened. Jeyakumar Devaraj demonstrates why. It is becoming increasingly difficult...

Migrants scapegoated for Cameron Highlands flooding, landslide

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What have the migrants (regardless of legal status) got to do with a disaster resulting from thoughtless, environmentally unfriendly development, asks Angeline Loh. Almost...

Sabah: Where have all the IMM13 holders’ children gone?

With the number of undocumented families living in Sabah, thousands of children are rendered illiterate and poor and denied the right to education. Is...

Why Malaysians should be worried about human trafficking

The sordid exploitation behind trafficking is not only morally unbecoming but is also a crime against humanity, says Syerleena Abdul Rashid. Every year, on...

Speakers’ Corner: Hyde Park and Penang

Tota finds Speakers' Corner in London to be a unique place where orators enjoy freedom of speech and immunity. The Speaker's Corner at Hyde...

Housing crisis: What is the solution? (Part 2)

The holistic solution to this problem, which has been caused by rampant capitalism, is to take the provision of the first homes for Malaysian...

Are undocumented migrants the sole cause of disease spread in Malaysia?

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The government and the MMA could curb the spread of contagious diseases by opening up accessibility to medical treatment and health care for all,...

Reformasi 2.0 – The rise of Bangsa Malaysia

Just as Anwar's arrest in 1998 spawned the Reformasi movement, the latest verdict ushers in Reformasi 2.0 with the emergence of a real Bangsa...

Education system should be free of political influence

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Unfortunately, the education system is now under heavy political influence and keeps on changing to the detriment of the system, observes Abdul Rashid Hanafi....

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