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Psychopaths on the loose

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  GDP growth as a measure of economic well-being tends to serve the interests of Big Business rather than than ordinary people, writes Anil Netto. ...

1Malaysia hypocrisy in Sarawak

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Why are foreign retirees under the MM2H programme more acceptable as long-term residents in Sarawak by the state government than local Malaysians from...

Give me space to speak!

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Poster campaigns in the town proper of Tanauan City, Batangas Province CY compares the election campaign here with that of the Philippines and concludes that...

Penang’s Speakers’ Square: A step forward

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The favourable public reaction to Penang's Speakers' Square is to be expected as it contrasts with the constant moves by the federal government...

A lesson from Sibu

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The Sibu 'buy'-election result shows that money doesn’t buy everything in life. And, political arrogance has its price too, writes Mustafa K Anuar.   The...

Does Malaysia deserve to sit on the Human Rights Council?

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When Malaysia's human rights shortcomings are so blatant and apparent, how can the country in all honesty seek membership on the United Nations Human...

Back-side story

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A couple of Penang state assembly members seem inclined to focus on matters behind them rather than the issues in front of them, observes...

The BN pattern will be repeated

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P Ramakrishnan gazes into his crystal ball and predicts what kind of tactics the BN will use in the last couple of days of...

Whither the Sibu Chinese voters?

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It is difficult to predict how Sibu residents are going to vote. But after a slew of small talks targeted at Christians and females,...

All is not lost, Gordon Brown: Look East beyond India, think ‘kataks’

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If only British Prime Minister Gordon Brown had looked east, he wouldn't be in this pickle. Instead, he could have picked up a few...

Local gov’t polls can be held, say legal experts advising Penang gov’t

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It is legally possible to hold local government elections, a team of legal experts advising the Penang state government has found, writes Prof Francis...

Living remnants of an intangible heritage

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While the homes of labouring class may have been replaced by elevated highways, luxurious condominiums and monumental buildings, modest temples remain as the...

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