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Sarawak State Assembly passes Bill to increase its seats – but is it justified?

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The Sarawak State Assembly passed a Bill to increase the number of seats in the House from 71 to 82, but what was the...

Ahmad Shabery Cheek a coward and racist?

Why does the Minister hide behind innuendos and make insinuating comments to rouse the passions of the Malays, wonders P Ramakrishnan. When Umno politicians...

Sedition: Selective prosecution and persecution?

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Anything that puts Umno leaders, including the corrupt, in poor light is considered a threat to national security, observes Tota. To say that the...

Public education system needs major restructuring, reforms

Unfortunately, many of our leaders and some people have been far too satisfied with the status quo and their achievements, laments Abdul Rashid Hanafi....

Sodomy II: What conspiracy?

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Why did Saiful go and see Najib a few days before the police report was made, wonders Tota.   In the current Anwar's Sodomy 2...

Student activists should work for common good

It is by accepting what is good and taking an activist role to expose what is wrong that students will enhance their credibility as...

Happily ever after? Think again

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It is getting increasingly more difficult for couples to tie the knot, given their tight financial circumstances, writes Say No To Zombies in this...

‘I want to touch a dog’ is resistance, not revolution

How repressive and stigmatised is our society that something as meek as this can be seen as threatening to a significant segment of the...

Are undocumented migrants the sole cause of disease spread in Malaysia?

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The government and the MMA could curb the spread of contagious diseases by opening up accessibility to medical treatment and health care for all,...

Burning Bibles is not okay (#NotInMyName)

Islam is not under threat and Malaysians will not allow the bigots and their followers to discriminate or impinge on the rights of other...

Zombie Apocalypse close to home?

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They say a virus of censorship has infected the city, and now, all we ever do is speak in grunts and moans. Because we...

Aliran Singers perform Mansuhkan Akta Hasutan song

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The Aliran Singers performed a repertoire of songs at their bash in Penang attended by over 500 diners on 11 October 2014. This is...