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11 years on, Altantuyaa’s brutal murder still hasn’t found closure

The honour of an entire nation is at stake as long as this matter remains unresolved, writes JD Lovrenciear. Come 11 October 2017, it...
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Disgracing the opposition at a business briefing reflects poorly on government

Why Najib resorted to such a desperate measure is a haunting question in the minds of thinking Malaysians. It certainly was an ill-advised speech,...

Death in police custody: Was Benedict Thanilas’ death preventable?

That he was found alone and unconscious in his cell makes us wonder about the monitoring of detainees especially those with a known existing...

Overcoming the spiral of violence in the world

We can start by doing simple things for one another, even for people with whom we disagree at times, says Dev Arul Jayakumar. We...
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No silver platter: Hidden Figures in the struggle for equality

In the real world, not everything is handed to us on a silver platter; we have to be flexible enough to learn on the...

Nabbing x number of undocumented migrants

Most Malaysians have no idea what it is like to be in constant anticipation of being found and caught and going through God-knows-what-sort-of-treatment, writes...

Is the judiciary that bankrupt it has no talents?

Is the prime minister playing it safe by having people on the bench who can be dependable, especially with a general election approaching, wonders...

Did RoS wait four years to deliver death blow to DAP before GE14?

The Registrar of Societies is perceived to be joining forces with the BN to frustrate and undermine the political parties from the opposition and...

Who is sabotaging the economy, really?

The true economic saboteurs or Malaysia are those who make doubtful or dubious investments using public funds, only to see their value drop over...

Catholic Church bears brunt of bad press, good works overlooked

It is very often only the negative news involving the church that makes the headlines while hardly any positive news is reported in the...

1MDB and the conspiracy of silence

Those who remain a part of this ‘conspiracy of silence’ convict themselves - for they have failed to stand up when the nation needed...

They are domestic workers – not maids or helpers

It is high time that training should be provided not only to domestic workers, but to Malaysian employers as well, says Linda Lumayag. As...

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