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A climate of fear is enveloping Malaysia

Considerable resources are now being deployed by the Umnoputras to intimidate the rakyat from exercising their constitutional right to free speech, writes Fearful. I...

Sedition – a public interest issue

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In view of the unclear and subjective use of the Sedition Act, the emergence of the Gerak Mansuhkan Akta Hasutan seems understandable, writes Rakyat...

Malaysia a high-income nation by 2020 – or stuck in middle-income trap?

Even if Malaysia’s GDP is growing, the wages of the majority of its people are trapped in the low-income range, points out Low Swee...

Remembering the African-American writer Maya Angelou

Wong Soak Koon reflects on Maya Angelou's memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. It is almost two years since Maya Angelou, the...

Why do we make a big spectacle over arrests of GROs?

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They may have broken our law, but is there any need to embarrass and humiliate them like that, asks Angry Malaysian. I was shocked...

Move to recruit more non-Malays into PDRM welcomed – but this must only be...

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Much more needs to be done to create fair and equal opportunities and this move must extend to other government agencies as well, says...

The laughter crescendos!

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Does the current ruling party fear being laughed out of government at the next general election? That would make us the pioneers of a...

Me a bumiputra? No thank you

Tota explains why Tunku Abdul Aziz's suggestion that non-Malays be accorded bumiputera status would not suit him. Tunku Abdul Aziz, the ex-DAP vice-chairman and...

Pencerobohan tanah adat Kampung Orang Asli Sungai Kelubi

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Orang Asli di Kampung Sungai Kelubi rasa kesal setelah tanah adat mereka dicerobohi oleh syarikat swasta. Lapuran oleh Mor Arjani (English version below). Kampung...

Shame on you, The Star

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The Star can still be relied on for sports news and stock market reports - but its national news section really sucks, writes Francis...

Penang’s FOI Bill “disgusting”

Selangor’s Freedom of Information Bill, being the country’s first, was understandably impaired. But what excuse has Penang to come up with the same paltry...

What offence has Anwar committed? Why is he being hounded?

The scandalous porno tape, used in desperation to implicate Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim allegedly engaging in sex with a prostitute in order to turn...

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