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John Pilger: Palestine is Still the Issue

In 1977, the award-winning journalist and filmmaker, John Pilger, made a documentary telling how almost a million Palestinians had been forced off their land...
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Grim outlook for Malaysia: More could be older, childless, poor by 2050

Pro-rich policies, a regressive taxation system and an ageing population are among the factors that will make life tougher for Malaysians. Economist Dr Muhammed...

Aliran retooling to stay relevant

In an interview with BFM Radio, Anil Netto gives his insights into the history of Aliran and the effectiveness of its outreach. He also...

When Sheila Majid sings ‘out of tune’

The work of artistes is not only to entertain their respective audiences, but also to address issues of the day in their own creative...

Pesantren Diaries: A fascinating insight into Indonesia’s religious schools

In an interview with BFM radio, Azmil Tayeb shares insights from his field work journeys through Indonesian religious high schools or 'pesantrens' as they...

Huge growth in GDP – so why the tough times for many?

Economic growth or GDP figures may not be a reflection of what many people are feeling on the ground, writes Anil Netto. The...

‘Kleptocracy at its worst’

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions says 1MDB officials allegedly laundered more than US$4.5bn in funds through a complex web of opaque transactions and fraudulent...

Plagiarism that plagues local academia

If left unchecked, cheating would become part and parcel of the learning culture in academia, warns Mustafa K Anuar. Imitation, they say, is the...

Government hospitals struggle to cope with limited resources

Crammed wards, extra charges for surgical components and tight controls on dispensing medicine - these are some of the challenges facing public healthcare in...

Thought control in Malaysia stifles Islamic intellectual development

Given the events that ensued from the Akyol incident, Malaysia may have squandered any attempt at becoming a leading light in the Islamic world,...

Does Pakatan Harapan have an environmental blueprint?

While the coalition has focused on corruption, it has paid little attention to environmental degradation, says Ronald Benjamin. On the morning of 21 October...

Of floods and human intervention

We need to urgently look into the root causes that have brought about environmental destruction and flash floods and come up with long-term solutions,...

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