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A’s galore – Is this for real?

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So many students these days obtain a string of A's in public examinations. And yet, most people who were in school, say 50 years...

Why are the Malays poor? Blame it on Umno!

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Who squandered the national wealth on prestige projects while neglecting the poor? Who bailed out crony businessmen by writing off billions of ringgit, asks...

Local Government Act: Ours to make or break

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The test of democracy is not how law-abiding we are but how just are the laws we live by. We cannot forget that...

The rakyat need local council elections

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Many of us have been helpless and at the mercy of all-powerful appointed councillors and heads who are meant to serve us. Local...

Tak mahu!

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As long as key ingredients are missing, the 1Malaysia concept will remain a farcical gimmick, says Tota. Ever since Najib announced the 1Malaysia concept,...

Accountability and language: Obfuscation in action

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Stop paying consultants who are parrots for corporate-speak, and let’s really...

Rising social inequality in Malaysia

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It is always important to ask the key question: who in society is benefiting from economic growth? This question, unfortunately, is not...

“Spades” to assist the judiciary in burying itself

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Sadly, Chief Justice Zaki Azmi continues to sit silently in his very secure and staid chamber in the Palace of Justice (which he...

Looks like it, sounds like it…

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Could there not be a more creative way to assist needy and poor senior citizens in a substantive manner instead of merely...

Can Ong Ka Ting or any other ex this or that save MCA?

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Bringing back the former MCA president might actually resolve the three-cornered leadership struggle in the party - but for how long, wonders Francis Loh....

Proposed Orang Asli land policy: Planned poverty?

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Ketuanan Rakyat observes that the government's proposed Orang Asli land policy is a recipe for planned poverty.  Re this piece below (by Yogeswaran),...

Local government polls give you choice and voice

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Local government elections encourage the people to be critical and politically well informed and involved. Ultimately, the people have the right to choose and...

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