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600 Singaporeans gather for ISA crackdown anniversary

Hundreds of Singaporeans have marked the 25th anniversary of an ISA crackdown in the island republic, notes Anil Netto. Some 600 people turned up...

Senseless attack on nuns condemned; government must act on rising crime

The disturbing violence is an eye-opener: not only must we put an end to such mindless incidents, we must also emphasise positive virtues, says...
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Why do we fall for cheap sales, handouts?

We rush to queue for hours just to grab home free kangkung and a potpourri of groceries without even pausing to think deeper, laments...

Sabah Royal Commission of Inquiry report: Will the government act?

Is the Election Commission going to launch a state-wide clean-up of the state’s electoral lists after the release of the inquiry report on Sabah...
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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...

What is not political?

Many do not realise that they cannot avoid politics, no matter how they try to ignore it, observes Rakyat Jelata. Malaysians have been brought up...

Malaysia and her Empathy Deficit Disorder

Recent negative sentiments expressed after the Cameron Highlands tragedy reflect the widespread convenient demonisation of migrant workers, writes Sheila Santharamohana. The queue snaked around...

Enough! Let’s put a stop to gutter politics

We must not give the time of day to gutter politics by totally ignoring such news all together. It is high time that we...

Incursion into East Malaysia: Conscience in the midst of crisis

The Sabah issue has become for me a barometer to measure our own understanding of ourselves and who we are, writes Farish Noor. ...

Citizens are the building blocks of a great Malaysia

We have to play our part in the months and years ahead if we are to bring our nation to a peaceful and progressive...

T’is the season for jumping ship!

Malaysians must not be taken in by this sandiwara. We must remain focused on the larger objective i.e. to turn the BN into an...

Mixing buffet dinners, lucky draws, international concert with GE13

Who are the so-called 1Malaysia Penang Welfare Club and 1Malaysia Brothers Club organising free concerts, dinners and lucky draws in Penang, wonders Francis Loh....
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