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When the corrupt dangled religion like a carrot…

Is the nation prepared to relinquish the chain of ethnic suppression, the bondage of religious regression that was constructed by the politics of power...

Whither Penang?

Teo Chuen Tick tries to gauge how far the Penang state government has lived up to its CAT pledge. Penang has been administered as...

Deadwood in the cabinet

Mahathir was right when he called upon Najib to get rid of the deadwood in the cabinet. A helpful Tota has come up with...

Out with ‘tolerance’; let’s celebrate our diversity

Our diversity must be regarded as a distinct, national strength, writes JD Lovernciear.

1Malaysia: Open letter to Najib

Tota takes to task Najib's 1Malaysia and exposes it as a farce. Najib, your so-called 1Malaysia is a real farce and a gimmick. Thus...

“To be young and naïve”

Being naive means that we're not jaded and disillusioned, that we still have the guts to say "We want to make a difference!" writes...

Star, do not stoop so low! Have some decency

John Inbaraj urges the management of The Star to recognise in its news coverage that certain groups' persistent attacks on the Penang state government...

1MDB, hudud saga and ‘cari makan’ syndrome

The rot has set deep within the system, and it will continue until those responsible are held accountable. But when will more Malaysians within...

Wan Azizah – belas kasihan dan tanggungjawab dalam politik

Wan Azizah, sebagai pengamal perubatan sains khusus mata, berkemungkinan akan mencipta satu budaya politik yang memberi kita peluang untuk membayangkan sebuah negara baru yang...

An open letter to the people behind the #UndiRosak campaign

What you are doing is leaving the marketplace of choices and giving corrupt politicians and their goons free rein, writes Choo Sing Chye. Malaysia...

The rakyat need local council elections

Many of us have been helpless and at the mercy of all-powerful appointed councillors and heads who are meant to serve us. Local...

People first? Practise what you preach!

Should not the the Prime Minister change his government policies to meet the needs of the rakyat instead of forcing the rakyat to...