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Najib’s larger-than-life Thaipusam appearance

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Prime Minister Najib Razak is going all out to cultivate Hindu votes, as can be seen from his larger-than-life appearance at Batu Caves, notes...

Ungrateful Umno Malays owe Mahathir, big-time

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It is a bit rich of Umno Malays to slam Mahathir now. They have prospered and grown wealthy because of Mahathir. They must show...

Shape up or ship out, ‘7-11 MCA’ told

Amidst the calls for the MCA to regroup and reform, Stephen Tan Ban Cheng argues that the MCA should just close shop. The 1948-founded...

What next after Ola Bola? Wanton Badminton?

We don’t really need more films to remind us about what’s wrong with our country - but we need to ask ourselves what we...

Who is indecent?

Prema Devaraj wonders why certain quarters are so vocal about 'indecent' women's attire and yet remain silent when it comes to confronting real immorality....

Why Malaysians are angry: A response to Wong Chun Wai

In a recent comment piece in The Star, the paper's Group Chief editor, Wong Choon Wai asked, “Can we stop being angry people and...

Hunt for Easter Eggs and Easter Bunny?

As a nation still in search of what constitutes the identity of a “Malaysian”, we wouldn’t want to eventually risk losing our religious and...

EXPOSED: Post-election payouts in Penang

Following tip-offs from the public, an Aliran special investigation team checked out a shoplot in Penang and came away astounded by what was happening...

Sarawak polls: Pakatan Harapan should have compromised on seats

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It is time to put self-interest behind and renew the pact while coming together as one to work for a better future, says David...

Curb noxious gases from rising number of cars

An integrated policy that addresses the impact of the rising number of vehicles on air quality is required, says Ronald Benjamin. Every morning, when...

Lynas: A most important point appears forgotten

Australian Quarantine Officers may even seize a traveller's footwear if mud or earth is found on the sole or side of the footwear, but...

The dacing – a banned weighing instrument!

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As the nuts of the dacing are tightened, the arms will remain level even with grossly unequal weights on either side. Thus an illusion...

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