Activists ask Asean to empower women migrant workers

Migrant rights activists from the region have noted a number of important shortcomings in the Asean Declaration which they hope the regional body will...

Insulting Adam’s intelligence

It is time we stopped blaming women for rape, says Cecilia Chan after reading about a proposal to change the type of uniform worn...

Champion of bangsa and ugama

It is apparent that, for more than 50 years, Umno had successfully hoodwinked the simple, trusting rural Malays. Umno has successfully used RTM...

The perils of assimilationist politics

The plight of the Malay-Muslims in southern Thailand is no different from the appeal of non-Malay and non-Muslim minorities in Malaysia and Indonesia: "Listen...

Profiting from health testing on migrant workers

Why should migrant workers undergo mandatory health testing by private firm Fomema when expatriates and other classes of foreigners are not tested? Isn't this...

Kumar questions additional RM18.7 billion budget in Parliament

Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj has questioned the rationale behind the Supplementary Budget Estimate of RM18.7 billion and called on the Health Ministry to stop promoting...

Pedra Branca belongs to Singapore: ICJ

The International Court of Justice in the Hague has just declared by a 12-4 majority that Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh is Singapore territory. The...

Singapore authorities disrupt screening of LKY film

 Watch what happens when a group of activists try to watch a film on Lee Kuan Yew during a private lunch gathering at a...

Don’t sign mega project agreements; prepare transport masterplan instead, Penang CM urged

Many Penangites believe that the monorail and the proposed second Penang bridge as currently designed were proposed with a view to achieving large profits...

Honourable wakil and downtrodden rakyat

It is ironic how the wakil can be so honoured while the rakyat are treated with such ignominy, observes Rani Rasiah. Yet many...

Let’s rejoice over Mahathir’s departure!

Why should clear thinking Malaysians not take the opportunity to rejoice and take this as yet another step forward for a new Malaysian cultural...

Burma: A chance to respond to the people not taken?

Cyclone Nargis will definitely affect the referendum on the new Burmese constitution to be drafted. The Burmese people today are one of the most...

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