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Sodomy II: What conspiracy?

Why did Saiful go and see Najib a few days before the police report was made, wonders Tota.   In the current Anwar's Sodomy 2...

Student activists should work for common good

It is by accepting what is good and taking an activist role to expose what is wrong that students will enhance their credibility as...

Happily ever after? Think again

It is getting increasingly more difficult for couples to tie the knot, given their tight financial circumstances, writes Say No To Zombies in this...

‘I want to touch a dog’ is resistance, not revolution

How repressive and stigmatised is our society that something as meek as this can be seen as threatening to a significant segment of the...

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

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

Burning Bibles is not okay (#NotInMyName)

Islam is not under threat and Malaysians will not allow the bigots and their followers to discriminate or impinge on the rights of other...

Zombie Apocalypse close to home?

They say a virus of censorship has infected the city, and now, all we ever do is speak in grunts and moans. Because we...

Aliran Singers perform Mansuhkan Akta Hasutan song

The Aliran Singers performed a repertoire of songs at their bash in Penang attended by over 500 diners on 11 October 2014. This is...

Thinking Allowed: Putting the Small, Big and Alternative Pictures together

Francis Loh analyses current events, including the sedition crackdown, and explains that what is happening is an ongoing contestation behind New Politics and the...

Demokrasi terancam (#MansuhAktaHasutan)

Menghukum rakyat hanya kerana melahirkan pendapat secara ikhlas dan jujur yang tidak sealiran dengan elit pemerintah haruslah dihentikan, ujar Syerleena Abdul Rashid. Siapa mereka...

One cannot be a democrat yet remain a racist

Democracy is for all, while the marginalising, segregating and dehumanising force of racism clearly stands as the antithesis of it, asserts Nicholas Chan. Upon...

Anti-intellectualism in Malaysia

Ensuring greater intellectual and academic freedom is not just an obligation but our entitlement as citizens of a democratic nation, says Syerleena Abdul Rashid....

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