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‘Give a dog a bad name and hang him’: Is that what they are...

Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz should reveal details of all directly negotiated awards undertaken by the present and past administrations, P Ramakrishnan...

Does ‘Robin Hood politics’ have a place in Malaysia?

Despite being convicted, Najib remains in the august house of Parliament – a key institution of democratic governance, JD Lovrenciear writes.

The post-Merdeka ‘Malayanisation’ of the civil service

Veloo Saminathan looks back at the challenges facing the fledgling civil service in the years after independence.

Parti Mahathir baharu, Pejuang: Perosak dalam pembikinan?

Jika kita benar-benar mengenali Mahathir, dia mungkin menempatkan parti baharunya yang terdiri dari orang Melayu sebagai antagonis untuk menghalang kemunculan suatu ekosistem...

History shaped Rawang’s importance, progress nudges it forward

Benedict Lopez drove up to Rawang to catch up on what's been happening in the town where he once served.

Malaysians stunned by five-star lifestyles of political elite

Many of us are finding it difficult to make ends meet, but these elite politicians do not seem to have such a...

What has happened to the Malaysian dream?

It is sad to see what is happening to the country, JD Lovrenciear writes. Despite...

No peace of mind for the man in Putrajaya

Muhyiddin Yassin must be racking his brain trying to figure out how to fend off threats to Bersatu. Phlip Rodrigues imagines what...

State of disaster: Life under Victoria’s second lockdown

Having to experience lockdown on two separate occasions shows us that social distancing will have to remain - long after restrictions are...
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Triple strike – no ducking from politicians, parties, symbols

Every five years voters are exposed to the rough political terrain, Phlip Rodrigues writes.

Why we need a new manifesto for change

We need a new agenda, based on current reality, that will transcend the ideals of Vision 2020, Thuraisingham Shan writes.

At the end of polling day, what’s your vote worth?

It might seem like just another vote, but never underestimate the power of your ballot to change the political landscape, Carol Yong...

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