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When race, religion matter in electoral contest

Exploitation of the two suggests moral and political bankruptcy and intellectual laziness of party leaders.

1 hour ago · 1 comment

When race, religion matter in electoral contest

An academy to train lawmakers in good manners

Dewan Negara President Rais Yatim feels parliamentarians should be equipped with, among other things, knowledge of legislation, socialism, customs of various races.

2 days ago · 3 comments

An academy to train lawmakers in good manners

Media ban on public hearing is oxymoron

Shah Alam City Council’s town hall meetings should be made accessible to people via the press.

3 days ago

Media ban on public hearing is oxymoron

Conversations outside Parliament

Hishamuddin’s big brother blunder, diplomatic snubs go unchecked with democratic process in limbo.

6 days ago

Conversations outside Parliament

Of poor Indians and MIC

Party continues to be frustrated that the community is left behind other ethnic groups socio-economically.

1 week ago

Of poor Indians and MIC


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Orang Asli as eco-protectors

Their knowledge of the natural environment may be useful for good policy-making.

1 week ago

Orang Asli as eco-protectors

Of government, people and national duty

A man who speaks well may not mean well.

1 week ago

Of government, people and national duty

Parting is so hard to do

Umno’s decision to force PAS to choose them or Bersatu takes predictable and amusing forms.

1 week ago · 2 comments

Parting is so hard to do

Covering Malaysian politics, warts and all

National news agency Bernama walks a fine line providing supposedly unbiased coverage of party critical of its employer.

2 weeks ago

Covering Malaysian politics, warts and all

Undi18 delayed is basic right denied

The youth must be allowed to help shape the country's future.

2 weeks ago

Undi18 delayed is basic right denied

Redrawing borders of democratic process

PAS proposed gerrymandering detrimental to cohesion of federation.

2 weeks ago

Redrawing borders of democratic process

One road construction accident too many

Repeated occurrences mean lesson has not been learnt, at the expense of victims and public.

2 weeks ago

One road construction accident too many

Islamist Hadi signals party-hopping is kosher

PAS president lays out welcome mat for political leapfrogs.

3 weeks ago · 1 comment

Islamist Hadi signals party-hopping is kosher

Answering Mohamad Hasan’s call to save democracy

It is perhaps ironic to note that his party, Umno, was not known for championing such ideals before GE14.

4 weeks ago · 1 comment

Answering Mohamad Hasan’s call to save democracy

Fake news ordinance is bad news

New law against vaguely defined offence could silence genuine concerns and complaints.

4 weeks ago

Fake news ordinance is bad news


Throwing open the doors to inclusive politics... not

Ethnic-based parties professing to welcome diversity among their members are more likely to be courting votes.

1 month ago · 1 comment

Throwing open the doors to inclusive politics... not

Hopping mad over queue-jumping

Public censure succeeds where conscience has failed in keeping entitled politicians in line.

1 month ago

Hopping mad over queue-jumping

Fighting for women’s rights need not be karate ‘chop’

Physical violence not solution to domestic violence, victims need professional help. 

1 month ago

Fighting for women’s rights need not be karate ‘chop’

Switching rooms messes the house, democracy

Even state of emergency fails to put damper on political shifts.

1 month ago

Switching rooms messes the house, democracy

Moving forward with unity in Malaysia’s diversity

Malaysians should be encouraged to unite around universal values, such as equality, fairness, justice, integrity, trust and compassion.

1 month ago · 1 comment

Moving forward with unity in Malaysia’s diversity

When elite politics competes with people’s interests

An election may not be what people who are wondering how to put food on the table are hoping for.

1 month ago

When elite politics competes with people’s interests

Why trust is vital in migrants’ vaccination

Government needs to display its ability, commitment to keep its promises on issues affecting the group.

1 month ago

Why trust is vital in migrants’ vaccination

Pangs of rushing back to school

Last-minute announcement adds to parents’, teachers’ stress as Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc.

1 month ago

Pangs of rushing back to school

The day Malaysiakini is judged by the people

Portal raises funds to pay off fine within days of Federal Court ruling.

1 month ago · 1 comment

The day Malaysiakini is judged by the people

Bitter side of sugar dating

Government ban of Sugarbook app ignites debate on morality, right to choose.

1 month ago · 2 comments

Bitter side of sugar dating