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In new Malaysia, Aliran marks 41st anniversary in heart-warming style

Aliran celebrated its 41st anniversary with a fundraising dinner on 8 September 2018 in Penang in a simple yet majestic way. JD Lovrenciear reports....

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...

The clock is ticking: A last-minute open letter to Najib Razak

Why is it that you and your clique are being subject to such withering criticism across all ethnic and socio-economic divides, wonders JD Lovernciear. The...

Lurking shadows of fascism

Angeline Loh reviews a book about Nazi atrocities that warns us to be vigilant about the dangers of neofascism. A book by Bela...

GE13: Vote for democratic change

The current status quo of abuse of power, ethnocentric politics, a politicised education system and a suspicious, corrupt government must go, says Ronald McCoy. Malaysia...

Grab + Uber = ?

Uber is not the only loser in the battle; public transport too, and of course the environment could be affected, writes Mary Chin. Grab...

Selection of attorney general and the social contract

The present Pakatan Harapan government discussed this issue thoroughly and it knows the implications.The decision was not made at the spur of the moment,...
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Between Obama and Najib: A Malaysian reflects on leadership

Obama is as good as Najib in not walking the talk, but at least, he behaves as president of the whole United States, unlike...

Apa lagi rakyat mahu?

True to form, Umno does not disappoint in its single-minded goal of tearing this country apart for its own ends, writes Sheila Santharamohana. Never...

India’s soft diplomacy in Asean: Re-building a bridge that was never broken?

The Indian PM’s visit to Malaysia was hardly a case of a foreign premier visiting a foreign land; it was more akin to a...

Take extra care in setting school exam question papers

Teachers owe it to the parents and guardians of their schoolchildren to make an extra effort to produce better quality examination papers, writes Khong...

Seeds of Bersih in Patto’s last speech

The last speech by the late opposition stalwart P Patto in 1995 contained the seeds of the call for electoral reform, which has since...

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