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Politics of interdependence – a lost national asset

The win-lose behaviour of political parties that depend on ethnic sentiments has made it difficult to resolve the structural issues confronting poor and marginalised...
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Render full support to MACC in fight against corruption?

The MACC must first investigate the two elephants in their room, namely the 1MDB scandal and the killing of Teoh Beng Hock some eight...
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Small enough to jail

To draw a rather sad contrast to the movie, our system seems to suggest that, with the judiciary perceived to be beholden to the...

So Najib wants to help the US$19tn US economy with Malaysian funds?

Before Najib starts to show off by trying to help the US economy, which is 62 times the size of ours, he should first...

Stop the genocidal killings in Myanmar – but look in our backyard too

While we condemn the Myanmar government over the treatment of the Rohingya, let us also look at what is happening in our own backyard,...

Affordable quality healthcare: Benchmark of a developed society

The government could use GST revenue to fund a Malaysian version of the UK National Health Service, suggests Benedict Lopez. As we move towards...
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After 60 years, time to overcome divisions in Malaysian society

We have a national leadership that is using divisive issues to cling on to political power, but after 60 years, it is time to...

Merdeka checkpoint: Service, corruption, reward, volunteerism

Let's not lose our focus and let's do our part by always giving the best service – whether private, public or voluntary - living...

Marriage is a bond – not a social contract

The root cause of the protracted legal battle on unilateral conversion of children to Islam stems from a myopic and legalised understanding of marriage,...

Aliran backs movement to abolish death penalty

People must be given an opportunity to a second chance - to reform, realise, change, says K Haridas. Aliran supports the cause for the...
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Swoop on alleged militants: Are Malaysian borders that porous?

How on earth were these alleged militants able to get into Malaysia and linger about until a special operation was needed to flush them...

1MDB scandal: A leadership deficit

The leadership deficit is about this: not wanting to speak up when you know that a great wrong is being done, writes K Haridas....

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