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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...

Uni entrance exams: Reproduction of privilege?

In pushing for meritocracy, we have to be careful that we...

Have non-Muslims abandoned Pas? Or has Pas abandoned the non-Muslims?

Pas may want to entertain its aspirations to be a national party, but to be a national party means living with the realities of...

Traffic congestion contributes to poor infant health

Another good reason why we need better public transport: a new study reveals that exposure to traffic congestion can worsen infant health, reports our...

Dialogue beyond the discourse of geography

A weary Farish Noor, after attending one inter-religious dialogue too many, takes a critical look at such pageants during which illuminories of all religions...

KPI – a flying start

Mr PM, at best, your KPI is a joke; at worst, it is a farce, says True Malaysian.When Najib assumed the post of PM,...

Indonesia’s answer to Islamophobia: Fun

Farish Noor laments that Fun has been massacred from Pakistan to the Magreb,...

Implications of growing Indonesian assertiveness on Asean

Indonesia's rightful place in history is as the actor that allowed for great inter-cultural dialogue and sharing to take place at a time when...

Injecting reason back into Indonesia-Malaysia relations

Thus far, neither the Malaysian nor Indonesian governments have done anything effective to restore some degree of sanity to the debate over their differences,...

One Malaysia or two Malaysia’s?

As we celebrate Merdeka and look ahead to Malaysia Day, Anil Netto wonders...

Why some cannot accept physical punishments

Malaysian society has to understand and accept the fact that violence is not and will never be a solution to the social problems of...

Historicity of normative Islamic law and its contingencies

In the year 2009, is a Malaysian woman going to be caned for drinking alcohol or is she going to see the true meaning...

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