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Down memory five-foot way in George Town

Back in those days, people collectively understood five-foot ways as a shared space between the public and the private, writes Penny Wong. “Look at...

Aliran backs movement to abolish death penalty

People must be given an opportunity to a second chance - to reform, realise, change, says K Haridas. Aliran supports the cause for the...
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Swoop on alleged militants: Are Malaysian borders that porous?

How on earth were these alleged militants able to get into Malaysia and linger about until a special operation was needed to flush them...

1MDB scandal: A leadership deficit

The leadership deficit is about this: not wanting to speak up when you know that a great wrong is being done, writes K Haridas....
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1MDB scandal: Acting for the greater good?

Acting for the greater good would have mandated that those involved in 1MDB need to unveil the smokescreen put up by those who have...

Schools should project unity in diversity – not unity by separation

What is required are schools in a single stream but which celebrate diversity and with mother tongue education made compulsory, argues Ronald Benjamin. Lately,...

Demand better governance in coming general election

We need to mobilise efforts to ask every election candidate to sign a public declaration on reforms for good governance if they want our...

Suicide is not painless: Understanding the anguish behind it

Dev Arul Jayakumar describes the agony felt by those going through difficult times. We can help them by listening, showing empathy and being less...
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Where is Malaysia heading?

Mt Elvira hopes that the change that many of us are working towards and hoping for can come about without turmoil. Those of us...

MRT vandalism: Time to say goodbye to third-class mentality

Our boldness in speaking out against vandalism may encourage other individuals to do likewise, writes Penny Wong. Before I left Penang for my studies...

Yang Arif, you have defied the Constitution and violated Rukun Negara principles!

What was the point in rushing through the appointments of additional judges as if there were pending cases that could not wait a day...

As I see it … after 60 years of independence

Why have we allowed the present situation to deteriorate to such a worrying level, wonders Benedict Lopez. Come 31 August 2017, it will be...

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