Jahabar Sadiq

Jahabar Sadiq runs The Malaysian Insight and has been a journalist since 1988. Follow him on Twitter.

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4 weeks ago

Nonsensical SOPs tiring, a year on

State of emergency declaration proves to be self-fulfilling.

Nonsensical SOPs tiring, a year on

1 month ago

The two pandemics of Covid-19 and stupidity

It's hard to tell which is more widespread and damaging to health.

The two pandemics of Covid-19 and stupidity

2 months ago

The stench on Bukit Nanas

Government decision on venerable Kuala Lumpur school reeks of bovine excrement.

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The stench on Bukit Nanas

2 months ago

Of government, people and national duty

A man who speaks well may not mean well.

Of government, people and national duty

7 months ago

Uneasy calm, treacherous waters remain for Muhyiddin

Analysts say the peace will not last as the prime minister’s position remains precarious.

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Uneasy calm, treacherous waters remain for Muhyiddin


7 months ago

Desperate times call for desperate measures?

To declare an emergency now is to affirm the government is fighting for its life and determined to avoid polls.

Desperate times call for desperate measures?

8 months ago

Malaysia reaches 2020, no further action required

Feudal overlords in cabinet with no mandate to rule need not justify themselves to poor underclass.

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Malaysia reaches 2020, no further action required

8 months ago

Avoiding the jumbo in the MH cockpit

Time for Khazanah to hire better managers to turn around flag carrier, not flog off problem to Firefly.

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Avoiding the jumbo in the MH cockpit

8 months ago

In 2020 Malaysia, Umno makes or breaks PMs

Both Muhyiddin Yassin, Anwar Ibrahim should know BN lynchpin party just wants to get back in power.

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In 2020 Malaysia, Umno makes or breaks PMs

1 year ago

Reality of reopening the economy after the MCO

Authorities need to hammer out the details together or more businesses will close, resulting in more unemployment.

Reality of reopening the economy after the MCO

1 year ago

Starting life anew amid Covid-19

Relaxed movement guidelines offer chance for Malaysians to start rebuilding lives, despite ongoing virus risk.

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Starting life anew amid Covid-19

1 year ago

When's a good time to lift the MCO?

Quest to flatten curve shows gains, but also inflicts pain in other sectors, with more losing jobs or earning less pay.

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When's a good time to lift the MCO?

1 year ago

Common sense required, not army patrols

What is required is simple – straight talk that the Covid-19 virus does not discriminate and kills.

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Common sense required, not army patrols

1 year ago

Where’s the FAQs about Malaysia’s movement controls?

Unprecedented lockdown poorly thought out as govt takes on Covid-19 outbreak.

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Where’s the FAQs about Malaysia’s movement controls?

1 year ago

Taking charge as Covid-19 cases rise

Don't wait for the authorities to act, but take matters into your own hands – which should also be washed regularly and often.

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Taking charge as Covid-19 cases rise