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Can Ong Ka Ting or any other ex this or that save MCA?

Bringing back the former MCA president might actually resolve the three-cornered leadership struggle in the party - but for how long, wonders Francis Loh....

Proposed Orang Asli land policy: Planned poverty?

Ketuanan Rakyat observes that the government's proposed Orang Asli land policy is a recipe for planned poverty.  Re this piece below (by Yogeswaran),...

Local government polls give you choice and voice

Local government elections encourage the people to be critical and politically well informed and involved. Ultimately, the people have the right to choose and...

Reviving local government elections

Until legal reforms are introduced to allow local government elections, we should focus on appointing good people to local government authorities, writes Ch'ng...

Cry me a river…

Ahmad Chik looks at what happens when 'they' try to improve on Nature and 'develop' a beautiful stream. The Sg Air Terjun begins in...

Perception versus Reality

A common perception is that “nothing is moving in Penang”. The reality is how to really move when Penang contributed RM26 billion...

Pejuang rakyat or peju-wang diri sendiri?

In the light of recent defections, political parties must apply new criteria when selecting election candidates, says Anil Netto. The number one consideration should...

Premarital sex and the cane

Humiliation and pain may be frequently used teaching methodologies, but surely we can find better alternatives, says Ms Batik. The mark of...

Offence and defence in a civilised society

Mustafa K Anuar looks at the recent brouhaha over an article in The Star on the caning of three women, which was followed by...

The Federal Court has put itself in a spot

With its recent unthinkable and unthinking decision, the Federal Court has been rendered powerless to review its decisions hence forth, laments P Ramakrishnan, adding...

Najib preaches the Prophet’s traits

Maybe Najib can be called a shameless strategist, skilled but unrepentantly contemptuous of democracy and the rule of law. How then does...

Whipping of three Muslim women

We should not let the powers-that-be divert us from the ongoing struggle and demands for reform and accountability in all areas of Malaysian politics...

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