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1MDB scandal exposed ugly side of partying Hollywood celebrities

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Dominic Damian looks at the other side of the partying and how few serious questions were asked about where the money was...

How Najib glossed over his economic performance

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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

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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

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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)

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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?

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

Anwar makes sense in these times of deep concern

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Which other mainstream political leader is articulating the people’s concerns, wonders JD Lovrenciear.

The next big change: Time is ripe for Anwar to take over

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Two decades after Reformasi, it is time to liberate Malaysia from the clutches of politics skewed by race and religion, says JD...

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...

Five reasons for Pakatan Harapan’s chastening defeat in Tanjung Piai

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Anil Netto reflects on PH's shocking capitulation in the 16 November 2019 by-election. Pakatan Harapan's...

Umno is illegal – bar it from general election!

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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

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

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