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How Najib glossed over his economic performance

Under the Najib administration, the BN's rising costs of living, exploding debt and stiff taxes lowered the living standards of millions of...

The remarkable school in Sungai Ara that Maszlee would dream of

Education Minister Maszlee Malik is known to be an admirer of the education system in Finland. But Anil Netto thinks he should...

Umno’s empty think tank

Umno talks as if it is awash with rich talent in its ranks. So Tota takes a look at the Who's Who in the...

You were tone deaf, Telekom Malaysia (and a happy ending)

Update by the writer: Happy to let everyone know that the issue was quickly picked up and resolved by the TM leadership...

Is the default culture infecting Pakatan Harapan?

The same old people have suddenly become credible enough to undertake the responsibility of looking into procurement and governance in the ministries and civil...

Please leave my EPF money alone

Angry Malaysian hopes the EPF will not meddle with the age threshold when contributors can withdraw their hard-earned retirement savings. I am unsure why...

Umno is illegal – bar it from general election!

As the party supreme council election was not carried out by 19 April 2018, the entire supreme council is an illegal body and Umno...

Back in the saddle: Mahathir’s last battle

Now, with supreme irony, the man most responsible for the national disrepair is the only one capable of fixing it, writes Allen Lopez in...

The quiet rise and rise of Fahmi Fadzil

Courage, conviction, and a passion for change underscores Fahmi’s political character, writes Benedict Lopez. For a parliamentary candidate who is just 37, Fahmi Fadzil...

General election 2018: Five reasons why I’m voting for change

Benedict Lopez explains why he has no other option but to give opposition parties a chance. Malaysians will go to the polls soon. The...

1MDB media exposes: How do we salvage the nation’s maruah?

Are we going to take on much of the global media to regain our maruah or do we sit back and cry that the...
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Where did Najib go wrong?

The root cause for Najib's shocking defeat was his lack of leadership in more ways than one, writes JD Lovrenciear. Our media headlines are...

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