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Hundred years since World War One: What have we learnt?

Wong Soak Koon reflects on the legacy of a war that changed Europe and produced seismic reverberations all over the globe.

Judicial crisis: Ex-AIAC director’s police report allows MACC to continue probe

It would be absurd if the ex-director receives diplomatic immunity while others are probed, writes Arun Kasi.

Judge new government on whether it can enhance socio-economic justice

Media commentators who are playing up the weakness of the coalition have taken a simplistic view of the current political context, says...

Online petition: Set up royal commission of inquiry to probe allegations of judicial misconduct

In recent days, Malaysians have been disturbed by media reports about the judiciary. In ...

You were tone deaf, Telekom Malaysia (and a happy ending)

Update by the writer: Happy to let everyone know that the issue was quickly picked up and resolved by the TM leadership...

Those awkward moments: Memories of Najib in pictures

As the 1MDB scandal exploded, beleaguered former Prime Minister Najib Razak cut an increasingly forlorn figure on the international stage, looking distinctly...

‘Judicial rowdyism’ expose: Why not act decisively?

The public are asking serious questions about what is going on in the judiciary – and it is time to act, says...

Shocking revelations rock Malaysian judiciary

If lawyers and judges have professional integrity, they must immediately demand a thorough investigation and clean up of the judiciary, writes JD...

Where are all the cars? Comparing Singapore with Malaysia

Anil Netto visited Singapore recently and came back wondering why urban planning here trails so far behind.
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Looking beyond the horrific Penang Bridge car crash

Road safety in Malaysia is like an orphan that many departments are responsible for but hardly any department wants to champion,...

When folks lose the roof over their heads…

Why are we displacing such historical communities and treating them like refugees, asks JD Lovrenciear.

Unpopular government policies should be explained to the people

The reason why many are now dissatisfied with the PH government is that many are ill-informed about public policies and the reasons...