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We wish you a Merry Expensive Christmas!

Why not change the way we think about Christmas? Perhaps we could think of Christmas as a time to consider the welfare of Malaysians...

‘Malays will lose political power’ warning is emotional blackmail

There are enough Malays with intelligence and convictions to replace ‘Umno Malays’ and provide the leadership this nation needs, asserts K Haridas. With due...

Has violence become the Malaysian way of life?

It appears many others now negotiate using their fists and prefer violence and bloodshed to tolerance, negotiations, apologies and forgivenes, says Adrian Lee. Everyday, the...

A celebration of corruption?

Didn’t any of the Umno delegates at the recent Umno general assembly think about questioning the RM2.6bn 'donation' or the scandal involving 1MDB, wonders...

TPP: Good or bad?

Parliamentarians will have to weigh a range of factors before they decide whether Malaysia should be party to this grouping, says David Yeoh. The...

Majlis Keselamatan Negara bagaikan suatu ‘junta tentera’

Perlukah negara kita bergerak ke arah ini oleh kerana demi mempertahankan telatah, perilaku dan kesalahan seorang pemimpin negara yang tamakkan kuasa dan menyeleweng dana...

‘Free baby shooting gallery’

What is truly needed is a complete overhaul in the teaching and learning of English from the elementary level onwards, says Adrian Lee. A...
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‘I believe it will flood’

The recent flash floods have 'inspired' Adrian Lee to conjure up new lyrics to a familiar song. I believe it will flood I used to...

An open letter to the Flood

Adrian Lee hopes that the Flood will not overstay your welcome again this year. Of coures, the devastation it causes is never our fault,...

To vape or not to vape?

Vaping does not help to get rid of smoking but could instead start a new form of addiction, says David Yeoh. Lately, there has...

Do scholarship recipients give back enough to society after graduation?

If this happens, Malaysia will not lack professionals such as doctors, scientists, physicists, psychologists and therapists, says David Yeoh. The answer is “No”. Many...

Whither commissions of inquiry?

Teo Chuen Tick compares the US commission of inquiry into the Challenger disaster with our own commissions of inquiry, especially the probe into Teoh...

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