Book review: Reflections on Heaven Has Eyes

Wong Soak Koon reviews a fascinating collection of stories, set in Singapore and other locales, where the protagonists struggle to make sense of identity,...
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Have GST, Brim improved Malaysians’ quality of life?

If the government collects a broad-based tax such as the GST, it is only right that the money is used to fund excellent social...

Oh no, he is at it again!

Ku Nan's ministry should not have been set up in the first place as its work appears to replicate the work of Kuala Lumpur...

Proportional representation would uphold the real essence of democracy

Proportional representation would go a long way in making Malaysia a more inclusive society, writes Benedict Lopez. Proportional representation is defined as an electoral...

Our middle class syndrome: Equality, fairness, solidarity?

Solidarity within the middle class is not solidarity - that's exclusivity, says Mary Chin. The middle class is less of a definition, more of...

Migrant workers and us: Both a little scared

There's nothing to be scared of, says Mary Chin. Let us take this chance to train and build our confidence as a nation. In...

Nordic countries in top 10 in 2017 Press Freedom Index

But there is little for us to celebrate this Press Freedom Day: Malaysia’s ranking (144) was disappointingly low, perhaps due to our restrictive laws,...

Malaysia needs education system rooted in equality and solidarity

Equality is not merely about opportunities for education; it is also related to appreciating the diverse abilities of students instead of merely focusing on...

Did the media really misquote you?

The media should initiate legal action to show the public that they do not simply report what they like, suggests Angry Malaysian. There has...

Hopefully, this is merely a blip from Asri

A person of the cloth must always be careful when it comes to religion, either theirs or others, says An Observer. Surely, there must...

Migrant workers villages? Heaven forbid; let them be among us

There is no place for systematic segregation in this era for any civilised society, asserts Mary Chin. Penang is building dorms for migrant workers....

Finnish PM’s prudence, simplicity an example for other national leaders

Politicians like Juha Sipila are a rare breed and he makes politics look like a very noble profession, writes Benedict Lopez. High expectations and...