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Why Dewan Rakyat must weigh in on food inflation

It is appalling the hot-button issue has been relegated to debate in Special Chamber.

Saturday, 04 Dec 2021 11:00 AM

Why Dewan Rakyat must weigh in on food inflation

When question of language on school signboards is skipped

Chinese characters’ inclusion on board will reflect multi-ethnic society.

Monday, 29 Nov 2021 06:40 PM

When question of language on school signboards is skipped

A costly concern of the people

The government needs to try harder to safeguard the welfare of ordinary Malaysians.

Friday, 26 Nov 2021 03:29 PM

A costly concern of the people

When our moral compass goes wonky

‘Moral guardian’ swift to ban gambling, liquor sales but unbothered by Najib’s RM100 million home request approval.

Sunday, 21 Nov 2021 11:00 AM · 3 comments

When our moral compass goes wonky

Why curiosity is part of journalism

Media personnel have a duty to pose questions of public interest to country’s leaders.

Tuesday, 16 Nov 2021 03:33 PM

Why curiosity is part of journalism


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Timah decision a toast to common sense

Cabinet should have better things to do than become mired in senseless controversy.

Sunday, 14 Nov 2021 11:01 AM

Timah decision a toast to common sense

When ruling politicians arrive in new cars

Govt’s Toyota Vellfire purchases amid people’s pandemic-induced suffering too vulgar.

Thursday, 11 Nov 2021 11:25 AM · 2 comments

When ruling politicians arrive in new cars

A political sandstorm looms in Malacca

Malay parties must engage in friendly fire, while Pakatan’s acceptance of defecting reps leaves some quarters fuming.

Monday, 08 Nov 2021 11:00 AM

A political sandstorm looms in Malacca

Wanted – scrotal gumption in Malacca

Shenanigans and performance amid Covid epidemic shows Malaysia needs a better set of politicians.

Saturday, 06 Nov 2021 08:35 PM

Wanted – scrotal gumption in Malacca

Why lawmakers shouldn’t be petty

Some MPs’ bizarre obsession over Timah whisky eclipses important issues, including financial mismanagement.

Thursday, 04 Nov 2021 02:45 PM

Why lawmakers shouldn’t be petty

Will Malacca elections be a level playing field?

All contending parties should be allocated fair and equal airtime on TV and radio for campaigning in light of the physical restrictions imposed.

Tuesday, 02 Nov 2021 02:34 PM

Will Malacca elections be a level playing field?

Here’s to the end of Timah… and confusion?

Relabelling of whisky should satisfy Tangga Batu MP, who fears name implies imbiber is 'drinking a Malay woman'.

Friday, 29 Oct 2021 11:19 AM · 1 comment

Here’s to the end of Timah… and confusion?

Pandelela dives into sexual harassment controversy

Not unusual for victims to make revelations at a later date, as they often endure protracted period of trauma, shame and insecurity.

Wednesday, 27 Oct 2021 11:14 AM · 1 comment

Pandelela dives into sexual harassment controversy

The ‘joke’ that falls flat on women’s dignity

Cheap jests about rape could give a misplaced idea to some men that women are sexual objects to be exploited.

Monday, 25 Oct 2021 03:58 PM

The ‘joke’ that falls flat on women’s dignity

Tipsy over Timah?

Malaysians become embroiled in intoxicated flap over a name.

Friday, 22 Oct 2021 11:01 AM · 2 comments

Tipsy over Timah?


When perks are not everything to the opposition leader

Anwar Ibrahim is to be commended for pledging monetary remuneration to the poor. 

Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021 11:49 AM

When perks are not everything to the opposition leader

Down the beaten path to national unity

Plans to foster harmonious ties should be crafted based on lessons learnt from the past.

Sunday, 17 Oct 2021 11:00 AM

Down the beaten path to national unity

Don’t snip dramas of Datuks with mistresses, bribes

Denying certain elements of social reality on television would not make the unpleasant truth go away.

Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 11:00 AM

Don’t snip dramas of Datuks with mistresses, bribes

Is Umno operating in a crowded arena?

Many Malay-based parties have the same mantra of ‘Malay race, religion and country’.

Monday, 11 Oct 2021 08:07 PM

Is Umno operating in a crowded arena?

Is it Shahidan’s job to plug potholes?

His call implies officers from City Hall not doing their work satisfactorily.

Friday, 08 Oct 2021 02:25 PM

Is it Shahidan’s job to plug potholes?

A troubling lack of urgency in the Dewan Rakyat

It is an injustice to the people to deny their reps the chance to discuss the Pandora Papers issue immediately.

Thursday, 07 Oct 2021 11:00 AM · 1 comment

A troubling lack of urgency in the Dewan Rakyat

When Malaysia's minorities don't feel at home

Temperatures rise over recent controversies involving badminton player S. Kisona and preacher Syakir Nasoha.

Tuesday, 05 Oct 2021 11:00 AM

When Malaysia's minorities don't feel at home

When it pays to be a lawmaker

Remunerations derived from national coffers and enjoyed by long-serving politicians must be reviewed.

Saturday, 02 Oct 2021 02:00 PM

Why fear questions, Malaysia?

Education system’s emphasis on getting good grades hampers better and holistic understanding of certain global aspects.

Wednesday, 29 Sep 2021 10:35 AM · 2 comments

Why fear questions, Malaysia?

Government needs a jab of policy consistency

Conflicting messages from ministers on safety of going to vaccination centres don’t inspire confidence in undocumented workers.

Monday, 27 Sep 2021 11:09 AM

Government needs a jab of policy consistency