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Psychopaths on the loose

  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

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!

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

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

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?

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

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

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?

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’

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

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

While the homes of labouring class may have been replaced by elevated highways, luxurious condominiums and monumental buildings, modest temples remain as the...

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