Traditional Medicine Act 2012: Has the government lost its marbles?

Could it not have formulated a less ambitious and less intrusive piece of legislation?The over-riding desire is to CONTROL - the passage of this...

Another education ‘plan’?

If we consider that the problems in education still existed just six years ago, in 2006, and needed to be addressed under the...

Alleged RM300,000 bribe for a top BN politician

Choo Sing Chye writes an open letter to Penang exco member Chow Kon Yeow to remind him of an old alleged graft case. I...

The mark of princes … or pretenders?

At the very least, we need to ask why the Tanda Putera movie was made in the first place, observes Zaharom Nain. Prominent, though...

Debating the ‘best democracy’?

For all the talk about a progressive Malaysia undergoing great transformation towards becoming the 'best democracy' around, unfortunately, as we head to the 13th...

Stand up for Suaram

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Dozens of NGOs have rallied around Suaram to express solidarity with the human rights group, which finds itself under siege. We, the undersigned NGOs,...

Promises foolfilled

Umno/BN has doubly insulted Malaysians by not only attempting to monopolise Merdeka Day and Malaysia Day with a partisan political slogan, but a slogan...

Defections raise Anwar election chances

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The defection of a few ruling coalition parliamentarians to the political opposition has shifted Malaysia's pre-election equation and highlighted the importance of the crucial...

Lynas left holding the baby

If Lynas Corporation thinks that Western Australia will take its radioactive waste, it can think again, asserts Robin Chapple. Lynas has now submitted an...

No government rules forever, Mahathir

Martin Jalleh reminds Mahathir of the fall of governments that held power for decades in countries around the world. Going by those standards, the...

Lynas having a laugh at Australia’s political impotence

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Western Australian Green MLCs have joined a massive public outcry from Malaysians to oppose the imminent first shipment of radioactive ore as Sydney-based mining...

S114A of Evidence Act: Can we trust the government?

Martin Jalleh wonders whether we can trust the BN government's pledge that it will not abuse Section 114A of the Evidence Act especially given...

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