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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...
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The Mahathir miracle for Malaysia

At the most critical hour, as citizens precariously drifted with high anxiety in testing times leading up to the general election and its aftermath,...

Dealing with the siege mentality among Muslims

Today as we face the reality of political religion (be it Islam, Christianity, Hinduism or Buddhism) a nuanced, intelligent understanding of religion and religiosity...

How long can Najib survive behind loose cannons and unresolved issues?

Serious damage has been done to the credibility of Najib Razak and his government and it is probably is too late to do damage...

Buttocks and fare discounts

The distasteful use of women’s body parts to sell an item or to promote something only serves to further objectify women in society, says...

Work two jobs? Think again, Ahmad Maslan

The deputy minister should instead find ways to tackle the rising cost of living instead of suggesting that Malaysians take on two jobs to...

Accidentally caught wrong ghost … but whose fault is it, really?

If the public had more trust in the Election Commission to carry out fair elections, there would have been no need for citizens to...

Democracy without freedom is a sham democracy

In a democracy, the minority should never be at the mercy of the ruling party, asserts Abdul Rashid Hanafi. What is democracy? One of...

Sarawak polls: Sarawakian voices from the teh tarik stall

Tota and his friend caught up with two Sarawakians who were in town and shares with their scathing views. The powers that be have...

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...

New vision of human capital development needed

It is time for a new vision that is holistic and progressive in the age of industry 4.0, says Ronald Benjamin. ...

Looking backwards, looking forward

As Malaysians head to the polls, perhaps it is a good time to pause and look backward towards the lessons of the 2008 general...

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