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Dubious degrees disgrace Malaysia

What standards (if there are any to go by) are we cultivating, wonders JD Lovrenciear.

Poor quality recruits, teacher training led to education decline?

Khong Kah Yeong wonders how many educators in service had a burning desire to be teachers in the first place.

Mind-boggling illegal land clearings thriving to this day

How did the clearing in Perak escape the eyes and ears of those in authority, asks JD Lovrenciear.

Bangsar’s little farm of hope

Benedict Lopez discovers a green haven in an urban setting that brings together people of various ethnic groups in a noble common...

Malay rights, Chinese rights, lain-lain rights

We can only start fighting for human rights after we get out of our own race-based tangles, says Mary Chin.

NEP: Time to face up to some hard truths

Politicians must discard their extreme racial and religious views and selfish agendas so that we can come up with a policy to...

‘Sayang Sayang Boss’ pay scheme could have led to education decline

Khong Kah Yeong wonders if the old demoralising SSB salary scheme could have contributed to the decline in the education system. ...

National Anti-Corruption Plan commendable but …

Ramon Navaratnam looks at the challenges the nation faces in implementing the plan to achieve its goal within five years.

Facing eviction, empowered Perlis kampong residents refuse to give up

Jeyakumar Devaraj describes how the residents of one kampong in Perlis are finding their voice and forging the bonds of solidarity in...

Two deaths in stampede for free food raises disturbing questions

Could the extent of poverty and homelessness be far more worse than what we have been led to believe, wonders JD Lovrenciear.

Cameron Highlands by-election a wake-up call for Pakatan Harapan

People want a capable, effective, inclusive, progressive government that can free this nation, writes JD Lovrenciear.

Growing Old 2: More to ponder?

In this sequel, Wong Soak Koon offers some useful advice to those coming to terms with their golden years.