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The luxurious RM2,500 salary

That was back in the 1980s, and little has changed in salary levels since. Adrian Lee reflects on the lot of fresh graduates today....

Sarawak Report’s 1MDB expose: Where are we as a nation heading?

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Turtle Shell hopes that GE14 will still act as a stumbling block to the Umnoputras' plan to regain their two-thirds majority in Parliament. Sarawak...

Behind-the-scenes power play and nuances behind Brexit

The British governments's own failings over inequalities and unemployment and the Conservative governments severe cutbacks on welfare were major factors behind Brexit, says Renji...

Set up commission to tackle ethnic discrimination

How can there be an increase in productivity if ethnic stereotyping and prejudice is culturally ingrained in government agencies and in the private sector,...

Brexit and Malaysian politics

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David Cameron resigned as it was obvious a majority of the citizens had lost confidence in his ability to direct the course of the...

It’s the incumbent government – not Najib – that won in by-elections

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The outcome of the two by-elections was most definitely not a vote a confidence in Najib; it merely reflected the reality of the state...

Retirees shouldn’t have to suffer after financing children’s education

It would be morally wrong if parents have to endure hardship in their twilight years just because they spent all their money on their...

UTM culprit should face same consequences as Vivian Lee

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The severity of the UTM case is far more than what Vivian foolishly did, says Wishful Accountant. Why has the UTM person responsible for...

London has Fallen: Thoughts on ‘collateral damage’ in ‘clash of civilisations’

The question as to the root cause of the violence now raging in the battles against religious extremists around the globe must be asked,...

Has technology exceeded our capacity for humanity?

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Responsibility in the use of social media must be inculcated in everyone so that we retain our sense of compassion towards other human beings,...

How a culture of loyalty ethics set us on a perilous path

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If race and religion have to be manipulated in order for certain groups to hold onto power, then the result is inevitable, says K...

1MDB, hudud saga and ‘cari makan’ syndrome

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The rot has set deep within the system, and it will continue until those responsible are held accountable. But when will more Malaysians within...

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