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Our middle class syndrome: Equality, fairness, solidarity?

Solidarity within the middle class is not solidarity - that's exclusivity, says Mary Chin. The middle class is less of a definition, more of...
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Manchester bombing: A reflection on the perils of intolerance

As a society, we must be governed by compassion and empathy and co-exist with one another in harmony, writes Dev Arul Jayakumar. Just before...
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Ghost cities and the haunting suffering of migrant workers

Dev Arul Jayakumar reflects on a harrowing film about what migrant workers endure for the sake of ‘development’. It is quite an achievement to...
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Beasts of sin: Agony and despair in the pursuit of ‘development’

Yap Li Yan reviews the film Behemoth, which silently depicts the harrowing impact of coal mining and steel refining in China on migrant workers...
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Taman Tun Dr Ismail residents step up campaign against eight tower blocks

The residents are taking important action but must do even more in the fight to protect their community, writes Gabriel Sandosham. Taman Tun Dr...
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Awareness, early detection key to helping pupils with dyslexia

If teachers detect such pupils early and assist them, these children can go on to achieve tremendous success in their chosen paths, writes Dev...

Migrant workers and us: Both a little scared

There's nothing to be scared of, says Mary Chin. Let us take this chance to train and build our confidence as a nation. In...

Karikatur dan sindiran: Siapa makan cili…

Sindiran dapatlah dilihat sebagai sebuah ketegasan terhadap kesumbangan yang dilakukan oleh individu atau masyarakat tetapi disampaikan dengan cara yang berhemah dan berlapik, tulis Razan...

Nordic countries in top 10 in 2017 Press Freedom Index

But there is little for us to celebrate this Press Freedom Day: Malaysia’s ranking (144) was disappointingly low, perhaps due to our restrictive laws,...

Malaysia needs education system rooted in equality and solidarity

Equality is not merely about opportunities for education; it is also related to appreciating the diverse abilities of students instead of merely focusing on...

Did the media really misquote you?

The media should initiate legal action to show the public that they do not simply report what they like, suggests Angry Malaysian. There has...

Hopefully, this is merely a blip from Asri

A person of the cloth must always be careful when it comes to religion, either theirs or others, says An Observer. Surely, there must...

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