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The media and GE13

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A civil society coalition is demanding fair access to the mainstream media for all political parties and a Najib-Anwar debate so that voters can...

BN woos Indian votes but indifferent to Hindus

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It is appalling that the higher-ups in the civil service are totally not bothered about Hindu sensitivities, observes P Ramakrishnan citing his experience with...

Defeating the people’s will

Tota urges the people of Perak to teach the BN a lesson at the polls for subverting the will of the people expressed in...

A woman’s wish list for GE13

After 56 years, women have to make it better than it was. Their vote should go towards a government that places the rakyat first...

High Court decision in Borders bookshop case lauded

If we are to live with a dual justice system, for whatever reason, there must be clear delineation of the powers the officers are...

GE13: Mother of all elections

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For the first time the ruling BN has gone on an unprecedented vote-buying spree, not that there was no vote-buying in previous elections, observes...

In defence of free speech

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Until radical systemic change can take place, we need to tolerate other points of view, however abhorrent they are, writes Azmil Tayeb. If we...

A longstanding wrong must be challenged and corrected

Legal action has been initiated on behalf of the democratic process to return to the people their right to choose their local leaders, writes...

Apakah itu ‘pertukaran rejim’?

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Yang penting ialah pertukaran rejim yang menghormati satu politik budaya (cultural politics) yang dapat berdebat, berdialog dengan masyarakat sivil, dan memahami dan menghormati isu-isu...

Principles, not personalities and parties

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Chandra Muzaffar responds to Choo Sing Chye and explains why he has been critical of Pakatan parties, among others. I am pleased that in...

‘Time for outrage’

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Constant C examines the life and times of Stéphane Hessel, whose book Time for Outrage inspired the Los Indignados movement in Spain, the forerunner...

Chandra Muzaffar – just an open note for you

Choo Sing Chye wonders what happened to Dr Chandra Muzaffar's idealism which inspired many. Once your heart was filled with egalitarian ideals which copiously...

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