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‘To teach is to touch a life forever’: A tribute to dedicated teachers

Teo Chuen Tick proposes a toast to teachers everywhere, past and present, who are mindful of their important role in educating the young minds...

Why do we spend money like this?

In this current time of financial duress, we should reprioritise our spending habits, and most of all rethink the entrenched “spend-to-impress” culture, writes Nicholas...

Taxi drivers’ coffee-shop analysis

Many Malaysians are puzzled over why some people aspire to become political leaders, writes John Inbaraj: to serve the people with their God-given qualities?...

Return to society what rightfully belongs to us all

The culprits who have stolen from the nation and robbed it of its future must be brought to justice, writes JD Lovrenciear. ...

Long live LKS!

Martin Jalleh pays tribute to veteran opposition parliamentarian Lim Kit Siang on the occasion of his 70th birthday. You have dared to continue...

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...

Can Tho evolves from ruins to resurgence

Can Tho has emerged from the dark days of the Vietnam War bearing hardly any trace of its physical scars, writes Benedict...

Majlis Keselamatan Negara bagaikan suatu ‘junta tentera’

Perlukah negara kita bergerak ke arah ini oleh kerana demi mempertahankan telatah, perilaku dan kesalahan seorang pemimpin negara yang tamakkan kuasa dan menyeleweng dana...

Why did they free Anwar?

While the prosecution went all out to obtain a conviction using highly questionable methods, the powers-that-be could not ignore the sentiment on the ground,...

How green are you?

How sincere are companies about going green when it comes to e-billing? Is it merely a PR exercise - or is it an attempt...

Mainstream media: Thanks for lessons about Malaysia’s centralised federalism

Believe it or not, we can learn much from our mainstream media about how heavily centralised our system of federalism is. Francis Loh, tongue...

Makan minum, let’s talk politics

Want to speak your mind freely without being charged with sedition or ISA or illegal assembly? Hang out at the nearest Teh Tarik or...

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