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Understanding the bonds that make a nation

The DAP needs to broaden its current political thinking by reaching out towards conservative rural Malays through an understanding of the dynamics of conservative...

Congratulations, Jabu!

Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Alfred Jabu admits the state does clear forests to plant oil palm as part of efforts to wipe out poverty....

BN must respect next GE result

The government should ease the minds of the people by passing a parliamentary resolution that the 13th general elections will be democratic, free...

True peace comes from righting injustices

Neither conventional military warfare nor shadowy acts of terror have the support of peace-loving people around the world, asserts Ronald Benjamin.   Those who carry...

Hector’s case raised in UK House of Commons

The EU Delegation in Kuala Lumpur has met with Charles Hector and has been following his trial on behalf of member states, the UK...

Time for national movement of moderate Muslims

Such a movement could give voice and support to counter extremist views and help maintain peace and harmony in the country, suggests John Inbaraj....

Brain drain: Understanding the root causes

Unless the government and the private sector tackle the real issues, the brain drain will continue to haunt Malaysia, says Ronald Benjamin. The...

May Day fiasco

All over the world people gathered to celebrate Labour Day on 1 May. But in Malaysia, a group of barely 300 people was met...

Muhyiddin, what happened to the tens of billions? (Part 2)

All it would have take is RM634m a year to eliminate poverty in the country by a direct handout to poor households, says our...

Muhyiddin, tell us what happened to the tens of billions!

No, it won't take tens of billions; only RM61.5m a year in direct handouts is needed to eliminate poverty in Sarawak, notes our correspondent....

If it was Anwar, so what?

Malaysians would want the police to state in clear terms what Anwar is guilty of as far as the sex tape is concerned, asserts...

What is the truth about poverty in Sabah, Sarawak?

Official poverty figures appear contradictory, points out our correspondent: it is almost certainly impossible that poverty in Sabah has plunged to less than a...

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