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Putrajaya should not hide behind pandemic

Questions on use of RM19.5 billion of taxpayers’ money need to be answered.

1 month ago

Putrajaya should not hide behind pandemic

When jokes fall flat on schoolgirl

There is a need for schools to have a clearly stated sexual harassment policy.

1 month ago

When jokes fall flat on schoolgirl

Remove stubborn stains on our education system

Practice of checking schoolgirls for proof of menstruation literally a bloody shame.

1 month ago

Remove stubborn stains on our education system

When even helping becomes a racial issue

To insist there’s a hidden agenda behind every extension of help is over the top.

1 month ago · 1 comment

When even helping becomes a racial issue

The stench on Bukit Nanas

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

2 months ago · 2 comments

The stench on Bukit Nanas


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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.

2 months 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 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months ago

Of poor Indians and MIC

Orang Asli as eco-protectors

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

2 months ago

Orang Asli as eco-protectors

Of government, people and national duty

A man who speaks well may not mean well.

2 months 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.

2 months 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 months 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 months ago

Undi18 delayed is basic right denied


Redrawing borders of democratic process

PAS proposed gerrymandering detrimental to cohesion of federation.

2 months 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 months ago

One road construction accident too many

Islamist Hadi signals party-hopping is kosher

PAS president lays out welcome mat for political leapfrogs.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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. 

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months ago · 1 comment

Moving forward with unity in Malaysia’s diversity