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

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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?

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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

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

Parti Mahathir baharu, Pejuang: Perosak dalam pembikinan?

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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

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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

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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?

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

No peace of mind for the man in Putrajaya

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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

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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

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

Why we need a new manifesto for change

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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?

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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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