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Divergent thinking in choosing leaders is vital for Pakatan Harapan

If Pakatan Harapan truly believes in progressive politics it should work towards creating a political system that respects diverse thoughts in the choice of...

Haze, haze go away

As the environment becomes choked with haze, the blame game begins. But instead of knee-jerk reactions, long-term efforts are needed, writes Adrian Lee. It...

Let’s talk philosophy in politics

Without an underlying philosophy, money becomes the easiest motive because it is quantifiable - and we become furious when public money is lost, observes...

Deputy prime minister in Lalaland?

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Many are wondering whether Ahmad Zahid understands the meaning and implications of real patriotism, observes Rakyat Jelata. In a news report by ntv7 on...

Umno’s hypocrisy nauseating!

Two Umno leaders have exposed their hypocrisy when they came out with ridiculous statements in response to the DAP’s willingness to build a mosque...

Wan Azizah, Malaysia’s Lady

Wan Azizah has no need to prove herself a leader because she is already one, moulded and trained through trial and tribulation, writes Angeline...

I can’t see clearly now the haze has come

'Inspired' by the haze, Adrian Lee rasps away the blues with a spoof (below) of the popular song (above) while gasping for breath. I...

Pilihnraya kerajaan tempatan adalah hak rakyat

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Amat jelas sekali bahawa isu-isu perkauman atau perihal suatu kaum akan tersisih akibat daripada terlaksananya pilihanraya kerajaan tempatan tidak timbul, ujar W H Cheng....

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...

Human development deficit due to imbalance between rights and responsibilities

A more self-reliant workforce would have adequate strength to oppose oppressive neoliberal economic systems by neutralising the power of Big Business, writes Ronald Benjamin....

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...

Is the BN government really serious about moderation?

If the prime minister could preach about moderation at the UN General Assembly a few months ago, why is he allowing these racial and...

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