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When housing becomes a commodity, a vehicle for wealth growth

The provision of housing these days, in large part, no longer fulfils a social function to provide people with homes within their budget, observes...

No more medicine for pensioners?

Pensioners were hit with a thunderbolt with the sudden announcement that no more medicine would be supplied for them by Oratis Services Sdn Bhd,...
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Uber, Grab, Dego: Healthy competition ultimately benefits the people

Dego Ride provides the lower-income group an inexpensive alternative means of transport in and around Kuala Lumpur, says Benedict Lopez. For someone who infrequently...

Religious liberty should be the real concern

Whether a country moves progressively or regressively would depend very much on how a it supports and protects religious freedom, says Ronald Benjamin. It...

Hadi’s folly

Hadi is pursuing a blurring of the lines of the jurisdiction of the Sharia courts and the Federal Constitution through a strategy of obfuscation...

Denmark – a progressive nation with deep-rooted basic values

Benedict Lopez is drawn to the simplicity, integrity and passion for the environment on display in Denmark. Although I have visited Denmark several times...

Time for mother of all royal commissions of inquiry

There are many, many mega projects, bailouts and horrendous mistakes of judgement - that have cost taxpayers dearly - which should be investigated, says...

Pig-bristle brushes outcry: Where is the outrage over poor hygiene at eateries?

We need a ministry that abhors corruption and ensures that a much needed culture of hygiene standards is put in place and enforced in...

Corruption – a fruit now ripe to be picked

To open the eyes of the ones involved in corruption is the only way to prevent a recurrence and turn the tide, by Ramesh...
At the Immigration Department

Systems must be made foolproof, not easily tampered with

Angry Malaysian wonders what kind of internal control system are in place to prevent falsification or tampering of data in computerised systems for cash...

Wheel-clamping not doing much to reduce congestion in KL

The parking rate increase and extra enforcement in KL seem to be merely a revenue-raising exercise, observes Wishful Accountant. Many have written about the...
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Jawaharlal Nehru’s enduring legacy etched in India’s history

Despite the numerous challenges India faces today, its democracy is still vibrant. That owes much to Nehru's legacy, says Benedict Lopez. Great leaders are...

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