Towards a people’s charter on trade

Free trade agreements have been the battering rams that have been used by the political elite of advanced countries to create a lop-sided economy...

Prescribing press freedom in Malaysia

Malaysia has regressed so much in terms of press freedom and freedom of expression, laments Mustafa K Anuar. The fact that Malaysia attained the 144th...

On actions that forge censorship

Arbitrary censorship violates freedom of expression, curbs dialogue and debate, and cripples democracy as a whole, says Mustafa K Anuar. Pas president Abdul Hadi Awang...

Malaysia needs to define extremism

Extremist thinking is a challenge to the moderate foundations of our nation, says Ronald Benjamin. The Barisan Nasional government’s decision not to adopt Pas' motion...

Society should not pin the blame on the innocent women

It is not a girl’s or woman’s dressing which is problematic. The problem is with the person who views the attire of a 12-year-old...

Education sector a victim of politicking?

The quality of education in universities will definitely drop when staff strength is indiscriminately reduced and budgets are cut in the wrong places, says...

Demonstrations are part of democracy

They allow the people to express their open dissent against any unjust government policies, systems, laws or actions, says W H Cheng. When the...

Ipic-1MDB settlement to be borne by Malaysian taxpayers

The settlement reached between Ipic and 1MDB today is a fair deal for Abu Dhabi but a very bad deal for Malaysian taxpayers, says...

Bagaimana status Facebook boleh menjadi kebencian secara kolektif?

Status Facebook dengan kebencian terkait Mohd Asri, Mufti Perlis ini, sama sekali menyalahi Islam kasih sayang yang dianjurkan oleh Rasulullah saw, tulis Mohd Faizal...

Fear-mongering only survival tactic for Umno

The idea that Malays are being marginalised and Islam repressed are lies that Umno often uses to scare vulnerable Malaysians, observes Syerleena Abdul Rashid....

Expect more Black Swans to appear in Malaysian politics

Liew Chin Tong surveys the political scenario in the run-up to the general election and suggests that a few surprises could be in store....

Tarred with the same brush

Problematic bristles can easily prick the conscience of concerned Malay-Muslims in a way that no other social evil ever could, warns Mustafa K Anuar. It...

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