Why the added secrecy?

Why are secrecy provisions within the Labuan Off-shore Financial Services Authority (Lofsa) being tightened when what is needed is an improvement in its supervisory...

Now see what happens when you play around with the keris?

As the broken remnants of the Barisan Nasional recuperate and recover what is left of their shattered pride, it would be prudent to take a step...

Can capitalism survive climate change?

The goal must be the adoption of a low-consumption, low-growth, high-equity development model that results in an improvement in people's welfare, a better quality of life for...

The Last Temptation of Arjuna: Why nation-states need to embrace complexity

The challenge that remains before the modern nation-state today is to admit to its own mythological origins and its fictional identity, says Farish A...

Disgust at The Star’s election coverage

Frustrated with the lopsided coverage of the general election campaign, a reader of The Star, Sudhagaran Stanley, vents his anger in a letter to...

Move towards migrants rights’ declaration, Asean urged

As an Asean labour ministers meeting gets underway in Thailand, a civil society Task Force on Asean Migrant Workers is urging the regional grouping...

ISA is against Islam

I believe that if Muslim scholars (especially the muftis) are sensitive to the danger the ISA poses from an Islamic perspective, they will play...

Rest in Peace, Islam Hadari

Observers of Malaysian politics both at home and abroad have already begun to write the political obituary of the country’s embattled Prime Minister, Abdullah...

Query on income inequality catches minister unprepared

Why does the government highlight inter-racial differences in income while downplaying the contribution of intra-racial inequality which in fact is the much more...

Vigil in front of Sin Chew office, Penang

A vigil will be organised in front of the Sin Chew Jit Poh office in Macalister Road, Penang from 2.00pm to 6.00pm today. The...

Stop harassing peaceful citizens: Go after the criminals

Aliran is appalled at the determined effort of the police to...

When the cyclone hit Myanmar

Workers and refugees from Myanmar who are now in Malaysia have been agonising over the fate of their loved ones in the aftermath of...

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