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Wake up, my sister

Prema Devaraj penned this poem to inspire more women to discover their inner strength and speak out against injustice. Wake up my sister, open...

Bersih 3.0, a people’s carnival

The huge Bersih 3.0 crowd testified to the fact that many people no longer trust the BN government, let alone the Election Commission, to...

Five reasons to appreciate Sungai Ara Primary School’s holistic approach to education

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Anil Netto explains why this school in Sungai Ara in Penang has broken new ground.

To the magistrates of Malaysia

Detained Member of Parliament Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj wrote this message before 10 July 2011 during his ongoing detention. I hope some of you will...

Umno’s unpardonable sins against the Malay rakyat

Life under the coconut shell is no longer sustainable. It is time to open our minds and challenge our preconceived notions, says Tota. The general...

History – why bother?

We should not view history as just another subject for a student to score another 'A' but rather as one that forms the soul...

Preventive detention will bring back shadow criminal justice system

We cannot allow detention without trial to return, asserts Josef Benedict. Over the last month there have been persistent calls by the authorities, including...

Ethnicity: A Malaysian political obsession

We must be aware of racially loaded remarks impulsively and thoughtlessly made by us that can lessen the warmth and rapport we may have...

Reducing corruption, promoting decentralisation

Open debate is necessary if we want change to continue and if we expect to make Malaysia a fully democratic state, writes Eymar Santa....

Gender dysphoria: Blurring gender lines

Danielle Rhye Avrahamovic discusses the myths of gender roles and sexual identity. ‘Gender Dysphoria’, (Dis-Fo-Riya) etymology: Gender Dysphoria is an experience which Trans, Genderqueer, and Non-Binary people...

‘Women only’ carriages not the only option

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Instead of curtailing women’s choices over where they can or cannot sit ‘for their own safety’, KTMB should consider working out how...

How on earth did he even get elected?

When an Air Asia plane crash landed in Kuching recently, one young BN politician's first thought was how he could save his ... iPad....

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