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Aliran launches ‘Thinking Allowed online’

Aliran is revamping its website and today, we are launching a regular column “Thinking Allowed online,” featuring almost daily commentaries on current issues. We...

Traitors and treachery!

If ever elected representatives are turned into renegades and turncoats, we must not only punish these traitors in the next round of elections but...

Corporate electoral funding erodes democracy

Our correspondent introduces an article describing a worrying US Supreme Court judgment that gives corporations the right to spend unlimited amounts of money to...

Where has most of the government gone?

Angeline Loh wonders where why our top leaders were out of the country at a time when the nation was facing a threat to...

A street life called Desire

Without its communities, George Town is a hollow shell, its street life gone, festivals diminished and anything remotely traditional repackaged into tourist-palatable events, trinkets...

Malaysia’s political parties take new hues

Party strategies are leading Umno and Pas in unexpected directions, observes Maznah Mohamad. Umno’s radical turn is being matched by Pas’ attempts at moderation....

Truth: Casualty of all conflicts

In chaos surrounding the attempted arson attacks on a string of churches, where does the truth lie? It perhaps lies within ourselves, reflects Angeline...

Migrant workers’ rights: Asean fails to agree

The Malaysian government appears to be standing in the way of an Asean consensus on the protection of the rights of undocumented migrant workers...

Gov’t should take over low-cost flat maintenance

The government should scrap monthly...

Review Perak ground-water extraction project

Member of Parliament Jeyakumar Devaraj has urged the Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry to review a project that would allow 500 million litres...

MTUC should be fighting for all workers

MTUC should be fighting for all workers rights, local/migrant, documented/undocumented - not proposing ideas on how to get rid of a certain class of...

Political joke of the week

Muhyiddin's observation that Pakatan in-fighting had reached critical levels is a case of the pot calling the kettle black, suggests Angeline Loh. Deputy Prime...

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