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Whipping of three Muslim women

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We should not let the powers-that-be divert us from the ongoing struggle and demands for reform and accountability in all areas of Malaysian politics...

Ruminations of an impassioned mind

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Instead of asking for change, perhaps if we begin working as though change is near and is about to happen anytime now, ...

Come September 2010

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Come September, Prime Minister Najib Razak will mark the second anniversary of his 1Malaysia social engineering campaign. But will that mark the dawning...

Frogs – are they just parasites?

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In recent months, the media have gone to town with reports of party-hoppers and disgruntled Pakatan reps. Our correspondent says the people should actually...

Moribund forces demonising, destabilising Pakatan

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All progressive forces that want a change - and this probably constitutes a majority of Malaysians of all ethnic communities - must unite against...

Nazri and his logic

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The controversy over the use of “Allah” by non-Muslims appears to be an attempt by the Muslim right-wing to 'privatise' the word – something...

Time to disband our military?

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The precious tax money we would save from currently bankrolling a below-par military can be better used funding more schools and hospitals, improving education...

Civil society must build bridges across the Muslim-non-Muslim divide

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Now, more than ever before, progressive and critical voices must be heard within our respective religions, urges Francis Loh.It is most telling that the...

Political conspiracy? Politically democracy!

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Looking at the recent controversies in Malaysia, Soon Chuan Yean wonders whether he should toss out his political science training and contemplate the possibility...

Suhakam appointments: Window-dressing again?

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The process of appointments to the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has been amended, but Yogeswaran Subramaniam is left wondering if the change...

Political agenda disguised

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Ch'ng Teng Liang looks at the motive of those who demonstrated against the Penang state governent on 5 February, ostensibly in defence of Malay...

Ushering the new school term ala 1Malaysia style

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Our correspondent was shocked when her daughter revealed that her school had two timetables for her and her classmates - one for the Muslims...

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