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Whither Malaysia?

That we have a prime minister so enveloped with scandals leading our nation is a sad reflection of the moral decay in our society,...

We can only cry for Malaysia!

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What is our education all about if we are not nurturing men and women who are ready to speak out for the nation, laments...

Curbs on academic freedom: The shackling of the mind

To restrict academic freedom and to force students to maintain the status quo is obviously irrational. Conformity leads to stagnation, resulting in mediocrity, says...

Smog gets in your eyes

Adrian Lee composed a spoof (below) of an old hit song (above) while wheezing from the smog that recently blanketed the nation. Dei! Ask...

I can’t see clearly now the haze has come

'Inspired' by the haze, Adrian Lee rasps away the blues with a spoof (below) of the popular song (above) while gasping for breath. I...

Di manakah halatuju negara kita?

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Negara kita dalam keadaan yang amat tenat sekali dan memerlukan suatu siri pembaharuan menyeluruh agar ianya dapat menjana perubahan, ujar WH Cheng. Daripada keadaan...

Despite slump in oil prices, we could have managed without GST

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Anil Netto counters Najib's assertion that the government had foresight in implementing the GST now that revenue from Petronas has plunged. I don't know...

‘Smogscreen’ hides Asean’s impotence

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Had Asean been serious about regional cooperation and a coordinated response, we would today have in place adequate measures to tackle this crisis comprehensively,...

Melayu? Cina? India? Lain-Lain? Bangsa Malaysia? Sama-Sama saja-lah

We must choose unity and recognise ourselves as Malaysians treated equally without any prejudice, favouritism or discrimination, says Adrian Lee. Malaysians are so accustomed...

Poverty in an epoch of plenty

It is the duty of the government and relevant agencies to accommodate and see to the wellbeing of the homeless and the poor, says...

Freedom of expression: Growing discontent and the culture of fear

Unless we are vigilant and make our voices heard, we might be heading towards a deadly precipice that will bring us misery, says Abd...

Whistleblowers, beware ‘sabotage’!

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A whistleblower and his lawyer have to languish in prison when those who are sabotaging the credibility and integrity of the nation remain in...

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