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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.
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.
Media ban on public hearing is oxymoron
Shah Alam City Council’s town hall meetings should be made accessible to people via the press.
Conversations outside Parliament
Hishamuddin’s big brother blunder, diplomatic snubs go unchecked with democratic process in limbo.
Of poor Indians and MIC
Party continues to be frustrated that the community is left behind other ethnic groups socio-economically.
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Orang Asli as eco-protectors
Their knowledge of the natural environment may be useful for good policy-making.
Parting is so hard to do
Umno’s decision to force PAS to choose them or Bersatu takes predictable and amusing forms.
Covering Malaysian politics, warts and all
National news agency Bernama walks a fine line providing supposedly unbiased coverage of party critical of its employer.
Redrawing borders of democratic process
PAS proposed gerrymandering detrimental to cohesion of federation.
One road construction accident too many
Repeated occurrences mean lesson has not been learnt, at the expense of victims and public.
Islamist Hadi signals party-hopping is kosher
PAS president lays out welcome mat for political leapfrogs.
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.
Fake news ordinance is bad news
New law against vaguely defined offence could silence genuine concerns and complaints.
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.
Hopping mad over queue-jumping
Public censure succeeds where conscience has failed in keeping entitled politicians in line.
Fighting for women’s rights need not be karate ‘chop’
Physical violence not solution to domestic violence, victims need professional help.
Switching rooms messes the house, democracy
Even state of emergency fails to put damper on political shifts.
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.
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.
Why trust is vital in migrants’ vaccination
Government needs to display its ability, commitment to keep its promises on issues affecting the group.
Pangs of rushing back to school
Last-minute announcement adds to parents’, teachers’ stress as Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc.
The day Malaysiakini is judged by the people
Portal raises funds to pay off fine within days of Federal Court ruling.