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Allegations of sexual abuse of Penan women, children: Shameful silence

A national taskforce set up last year to probe these allegations produced a report in December 2008 - but its findings have ...

The problem with our government..

The Sarawak government politician unconscionably blames God or the victims of environmental crises for whatever predicament they are afflicted with.The problem with our government...

Abolish ISA rally: A necessary action

Despite the BN’s best efforts, the demonstration actually caught the nation’s attention: many could see there are still thousands of Malaysians who want the...

Man in the mirror

LM discusses the conflict between personal values and corporate values and the struggle to be true to one's self in the corporate world and...

Domestic workers and domestic work

While the current exploitation of the domestic worker stems from a system which exploits people for profits (i.e. capitalism), gender discrimination and the isolation...

So who has ‘misunderstood’ the ISA?

It is now being claimed by some that the Internal Security Act has been ‘misunderstood’ by a significant section of the Malaysian public. But...

Politics, power and the violence of history

A Muslim woman (Kartika Sari Dewi) has been sentenced to whipping by the Shariah court for the offence of drinking alcohol in public. The...

Arresting the slide in our public institutions (Part 2)

As the Malaysian public clamours for reforms in key institutions of state such as the police and the educational system, it is imperative...

Arresting the slide in our public institutions (Part 1)

The controversy surrounding the death of a young political assistant at the MACC office will now force Malaysians to look seriously into the decline...

Governance between idealism and realism

The PR has to realise that its back is to the wall at the moment and to cling on to its idealism would also...

Empathy and myopia: How Malaysians no longer understand one another

The absence of a shared public domain where there is the recognition of different subjectivities is one of the factors that is compounding the...

Linguistic nationalism and the realities of the global age

Dealing with the bugbear of our colonial past, our cultural-linguistic anxieties of the present and the challenges of the future will be a task...
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