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An economy based on greed at all costs?

Do we not see that happiness is not derived from economic growth but instead comes from a balanced society with good health, clean fresh...

Diligent immigrants contributing immensely to Sweden’s economy

These migrant entrepreneurs are decent, honest and hardworking people who pay their taxes, which are pivotal in sustaining Sweden’s welfare state, writes Benedict Lopez....

In matters of faith, think twice before imposing harsh punishments

Our time and energy would be better spent emphasising the value of human compassion towards others and tackling the root causes of worldly sins,...

Minimum wage: MEF needs to go beyond sector-based thinking

How did the MEF come to the conclusion that foreign workers would benefit more than Malaysian workers due to a hike in the minimum...

Why the minimum wage should be RM1,800 today – not RM1,100

Wishing all readers a Happy Deepavali and hope you are having a wonderful break. Some of you have asked for some thoughts on Budget...
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Peninsula must learn from Sabah, Sarawak

What Peninsular Malaysians miserably fail to realise is that they have succumbed to the poison of politicians after six decades of of race-based and...

Budget 2018 needs national will to succeed

The efforts to make a budget bear fruit demands everyone's determination to clean up our nation, writes JD Lovernciear. You cannot fault Pakatan Harapan's...

Budget 2018 is prudent, pragmatic – a people’s Budget

The real impact on inflation due to this expansionary Budget is hard to gauge, but the expansion is necessary to maintain economic growth and...

Raise Malaysian retirement age to 65

Employers including the government must tap on trained, able and willing human resources, thereby freeing Malaysians from the 'retirement' mindset, writes JD Lovrenciear. Dr...

Is caning a remedy?

Dominic Damian believes there are moments when the light inspires and touches us - across the boundaries of faith and ethnicity - to have...

Replant lost values in schools

Nurture enthusiasm for sports and plant the seeds of love, care, endurance and character-building in our schools, urges Hamzah Osman in an open letter...

Issues go beyond RM10,000 levy for long-staying skilled foreign workers

A higher levy is vital to compel employers to break away from a low-cost mentality and move towards a transition to a higher value...
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