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Restructuring federal-state relations: Critical issue in next polls

Power must be devolved, decision-making must be decentralised, and development funds must be shared all the way down, asserts Francis Loh.  An important issue...

Attracting talents back through the Talent Corporation

Tok Kin Woon is pessimistic about the latest initiative to draw talent back to the country. The reasons for the human resource flight are...

Why snuffing out the voice of the Opposition isn’t cool

The denial of publishing permits for Suara Keadilan and Harakah robs ordinary Malaysians of their democratic right to information from a broad spectrum of...

Our Home Minister and the police force

Home Minister Hishamuddin Hussein has spoken out against criticising of the police force. But one cannot turn a blind eye to the reputation...

Birth certificates and fathers’ details

There would seem to be a difference between what the law states about children born out of wedlock and what is carried out...

BN: Hollow and hypocritical

When it became increasingly apparent that tilting arch at the Penang Botanic Garden would topple before long, the Barisan government suddenly became people-friendly. P...

Human Resources Ministry denies workers a minimum wage

Workers should be aware that all the talk about a high-income country doesn’t imply high wages for them, says Rani Rasiah.The flimsiest of...

Buaya dan Kera menjadi raja

The animal kingdom of Bolehland continues to thrive according to the laws of the jungle but Sang Kancil has still not appeared...

Please pack up and go, PKR

Instead of translating into reality the promise of a “revolution in the (country’s) political culture”, PKR has “rewarded” the rakyat with never-ending...

Cock-eyed view of what constitutes non-Muslim rights

Too bad, Nazri resorted to stereo-typed notions of ‘non-Muslims’ and cock-eyed ideas of what constitutes their rights, observes Francis Loh. No wonder there’s no...

Why I oppose legalising football gambling

Toh Kin Woon explains why he finds it difficult to accept that the government is considering giving its official seal of approval to...

Language, ethnicity, knowledge: What’s that to do with 1Malaysia?

The forceful implementation of language as a tool to connect differences of cultures, values and ethnicities may create further confusion, alienate feelings, and result...

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