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Najib, what happens after 5 May? How do Malaysians survive?

P Ramakrishnan asks Najib what will happen to the poor until the next BR1M they receive. How do the poor carry on with their...

Guan Eng’s Mandarin statement – Language, national identity in the post-2018 election era

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If PH wishes to increase its Malay support, it needs to stop shooting itself in the foot by engaging in unnecessary controversies, writes Azmil...

TPP: Eight questions the Malaysian government must answer

Concerned Malaysian raises a string of questions that should be answered before Malaysia signs the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. 1) Will Malaysian patients have to...

Awareness, early detection key to helping pupils with dyslexia

If teachers detect such pupils early and assist them, these children can go on to achieve tremendous success in their chosen paths, writes Dev...

Allah controversy: Is Ibrahim Ali confused?

If the zealots are confused then it does not speak well for their faith. If they are not confused, then what gives them the...

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,...

How about a KL Speakers’ Corner modelled after Hyde Park’s?

Benedict Lopez came away form a recent visit to Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park hoping that a similar space would be allocated for free...

RM7.9m heist a symptom of something deeper

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This nation has been paralysed by the world's most deadly enemy - corruption; how do we turn the tide, wonders JD Lovrenciear. The reported...

In matters of faith, think twice before imposing harsh punishments

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Our time and energy would be better spent emphasising the value of human compassion towards others and tackling the root causes of worldly sins,...

(Mis)adventures of a senior Malaysian police officer Down Under

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Surely steps must be taken to return the frozen money in Australia to the Datuk Seri, to clear his name, and to uphold the...

Sarawak constituency redelineation: A sample of things to come

The outcome of the general elections in Sarawak or in Malaysia depends not just on the voting public but on the Election Commission as...

Food self-sufficiency vital in tackling rising living costs

Malaysia should emphasise the development of the food and fisheries sectors to ease the food bill burden felt by many Malaysians, writes Benedict Lopez....

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