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COMMENT | It’s so easy to take press freedom for granted, isn't it?
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If the government does not take action against top civil servants or politicians just because they have retired or crossed over to the ruling party, nothing will ever change.
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COMMENT | Youths are often referred to as our “future leaders” and are seen as a ray of hope in times of conflicting views and ideologies, especially in politics.
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COMMENT | Having the read the shocking revelations contained in the affidavit of Court of Appeal judge Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, a royal commission of Inquiry must be formed to investigate these unpre...
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COMMENT | If degrees do not matter much, then perhaps we should judge people solely on their ampu-bodek (currying favour) qualities.
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"We are mobile, we are not fixed" - Dr Mahathir Mohamad when asked about party hopping COMMENT | It’s rare that a newly elected leader (only for an interim period), elected by the rakyat because of ...
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COMMENT | This article responds to comments made in the following social media posts concerning the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) and the Undersea Tunnel Project: A. PIL1 cost The Penang state government ...
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COMMENT | If geography is destiny, all small countries connected to bigger hinterlands must know how to conduct their diplomacy with bigger neighbours with poise, tactfulness and sheer gentleness.
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COMMENT | Pakatan Harapan leaders are keen on being seen as pragmatic and business friendly.
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COMMENT | The constituency of Semenyih is reminiscent of Malaysia (or Malaya) in the 1950s.
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COMMENT | The subject of the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) first caught the public’s attention when it was mentioned in the Finance Minister’s Budget 2019 Speech on Nov 2, 2018.
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COMMENT | When Pakatan Harapan unexpectedly secured power last May, Umno’s fall was attributed to widespread corruption.
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COMMENT | It may be useful for us to be reminded of how we spiralled downwards from being an Asian tiger to become a nation on the verge of economic disaster, one beset by racial and religious tension...
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COMMENT | If Malaysian politics was as toxic and vicious in the past as now, my LLB (Hons) degree would have been raised as an issue – in the way that Pakatan Harapan leaders, whether minister or de...
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COMMENT | The Malaysian police force has long suffered from a credibility gap.
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COMMENT | Long before the British set foot in Malaya, the nature of politics in the country was rather feudalistic, with sultans sitting atop the political hierarchy.
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COMMENT | Long before the colonial British set foot in Malaya, the nature of politics on the Malay Peninsula was rather feudalistic, with sultans sitting atop the political hierarchy.
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COMMENT | It is timely that Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has decided to set up a body similar to the National Economic Action Council in anticipation of the looming local and global recession.
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COMMENT | I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my Chinese friends Gong Xi Fa Cai and hope that they will have a healthy and prosperous year ahead.
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COMMENT | The words “pluralism” and “liberal” are pejorative terms in some sectors of Islamic discourse.
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COMMENT | Amanat Hadi in 1981 had forbidden Muslims from cooperating with non-Muslims. They have branded Umno as infidels for working with MCA, MIC and others under the BN.
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“Out, damned spot! Out, I say.” - Shakespeare: Macbeth, Act 5, Scene1. COMMENT | As the stream of corruption and financial abuse of power cases brought against leaders of the previous government a...
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COMMENT | Our ringgit has been falling and not just against the US dollar.
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COMMENT | “I gotta pick myself up, dust myself off and start all over again,” sang reggae militant Peter Tosh in 1978, nine years before he was murdered in a hail of bullets.
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COMMENT | Life is unequivocally difficult, painful and unfair to us in many ways.
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COMMENT | One of the most enduring arguments to perpetuate female circumcision in Malaysia is that the way girls are circumcised in Malaysia is a far cry from the savage mutilation that is experienced...
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COMMENT | In my office are three pigs.
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COMMENT | Last week, Malaysia’s ex-diplomat, Redzuan Kushairi, brought up a serious question about the current state of our foreign policy.
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COMMENT | With 68 percent of the Malay constituencies in Semenyih, the by-election on March 2 will be spun by Umno and PAS as the key to their strategic return to power by 2023 or earlier; as and when...
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COMMENT | Most prisoners are uneducated, riddled with unresolved trauma and ill-treated mental health problems, drug addictions and self-esteem issues far too often bordering on the pathological.
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COMMENT | Malaysia does not recognise Israel, has no diplomatic relation with it, does not allow Malaysians to visit Israel and does not allow Israelis to visit Malaysia.
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COMMENT | Non-communicable diseases (NCD) are the largest cause of death globally.
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COMMENT | There he is; a little boy walking barefoot with a bucket of fish in one hand and holding a younger girl in another.
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COMMENT | As polling stations open their doors to the voters early this morning, the mood among the small trickling crowd looks tired but hopeful.
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COMMENT | The International Women’s Alliance for Family Institution and Quality Education (Wafiq) wishes to clarify several facts concerning female circumcision (FC), which was recently discussed i...
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COMMENT | My article, ‘Patronage is king in new Malaysia?’, has elicited much response from those associated with the Pakatan Harapan government.
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COMMENT | The Cameron Highlands by-election has exposed the hypocrisy of both the BN and Pakatan Harapan coalitions toward our indigenous peoples.
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COMMENT | Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is said to have raised concerns about anti-Semitism in his meeting in Vienna with Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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COMMENT | With the Cameron Highlands by-election now entering the countdown stage, the Pakatan Harapan government, especially the DAP leadership, is resorting to political trickeries in an attempt to ...
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COMMENT | I’m glad that Chubby Checker is still around today.
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COMMENT | The works of professor Edmund Terence Gomez (on the political economy of Malaysia) are commendable.
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COMMENT | The PSM is disappointed though not too surprised by our prime minister’s statements as reported in The Star.
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COMMENT | As Malaysians we should welcome the apology from Goldman Sachs over the 1MDB debacle.
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COMMENT | The United Nations (UN) secretary-general, António Guterres, did not mince words when he proclaimed in March last year that climate change is “the most systemic threat to humankind”.
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COMMENT | I was midway into my evening shift in the red zone when a case was brought in.
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COMMENT | Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad heads the special taskforce to solve issues pertaining to marginalised communities, especially the Indians.
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COMMENT | DAP has pushed for freedom of speech and the press as core values of a free and democratic society.
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COMMENT | Eight months after the historic results of the 14th general election, the colonial-era Sedition Act is still alive and well.
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COMMENT | The Cameron Highlands by-election has exposed the hypocrisy and double standards of Pakatan Harapan, in which its lawmakers have issued contradictory statements with attempts to cover up the...
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COMMENT | P Gunasegaram is one of the most esteemed journalists in Malaysia.
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COMMENT | Since nomination day for the Cameron Highlands by-election, an image showing a number of Orang Asli receiving money from Pakatan Harapan has gone viral, with many claiming this is evidence o...
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COMMENT | I am grateful to be read by so esteemed and prolific a writer as S Thayaparan.
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COMMENT | During the monthly assembly of the Prime Minister’s Department yesterday (Jan 14), Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad emphasised the importance of equal wealth distribution among all races...
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COMMENT | I had the privilege of serving my term as the representative of Malaysia to the Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) from 2016 to 2018 under two foreign ministers, nam...
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COMMENT | MIC, the largest Indian-based political party founded in 1946, has lost its lustre and moral compass.
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COMMENT | "The first casualty when war comes is truth," goes the phrase coined by US senator Hiram Johnson in 1917.
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COMMENT | When Dr Mahathir Mohamad led the opposition to a stunning election victory, he had an effective rallying cry that reflected why Umno’s form of governance was problematic: “Cash is king....
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COMMENT | Close to one-third of Malaysia's economy is driven by exports, a legacy of learning from Japan.
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COMMENT | In October 2018, Malaysia released 11 Uyghur refugees to Turkey, after dropping immigration-related charges.
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COMMENT | Not only has Pakatan Harapan disappointed voters with their consistent reneging of the GE14 Manifesto promises, they are now openly defiant of their black and white undertakings in their ma...
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COMMENT | My first article in 2017 was on deaths in custody.
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COMMENT | Three years ago when the 1MDB and the “donation” into Najib Abdul Razak’s personal account scandals took their toll on Umno’s standing, one of the country's more radical Malay blogg...
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COMMENT | There seems to have been an increase in the number of opinion pieces and articles prognosticating a gloomy future for the Malaysian economy in 2019.
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COMMENT | An old October 2018 article citing Nikkei Asian Review  reports has been viralled online by irresponsible elements to give the misleading perception that the economy is currently recordin...
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COMMENT | The National Early Childhood Intervention Council (Necic) welcomes comments by Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching on the Education Ministry’s “Zero Reject Policy” and initiatives...
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COMMENT | ‘Honesty is the best policy’, and should be the backbone of every government that wants to deliver good governance.
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COMMENT | Do we really need to be declared an Islamic state in order to live like good Muslims?
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COMMENT | Among the most important objectives of Pakatan Harapan when it was struggling to overthrow the kleptocratic government of Najib Abdul Razak was the restoration of the rule of law.
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COMMENT | Pakatan Harapan secretary-general Saifuddin Abdullah said yesterday that the coalition had only decided on Anwar Ibrahim as the successor to Dr Mahathir Mohamad, but that the timing of the ...
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COMMENT | The year 2018 is the end of a long drift in Malaysian politics since 1998.
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COMMENT | To Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, We would like to congratulate you on your second term as prime minister of Malaysia.
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COMMENT | We will be starting the New Year with our hopes for a New Malaysia dashed by the announcement of Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mahathir that the bumiputera agenda (expiry date 1990) will conti...
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COMMENT | As 2018 draws to a close, I thought it would be a useful exercise to list down ten reminders for myself based on my five months as the deputy international trade and industry minister.
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COMMENT | It is regrettable that that draconian legislations such as Security Offences (Special Measures) Actk (Sosma), Prevention of Crime Act (Amendment) (Poca), Prevention of Terrorism Act (Pota) ...
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COMMENT | We are perturbed by the Human Resources Ministry's proposal for employers to deduct 20 percent of their foreign workers' basic salaries as a means to bond workers to their employers.
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COMMENT | “In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.” Indeed, Sun-Tzu’s turn of phrase is apropos of the moment, as the source of this chaos is from the West.
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COMMENT | A train will eventually carry less and less cargo when the single track on which it operates begins to sag.
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COMMENT | Upon the announcement of the new PKR central leadership council (MPP) line-up , deputy president Azmin Ali voiced out that the appointments were not made in the party’s best interests as...
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COMMENT | At 93, Dr Mahathir Mohamad is healthy, debonair, filled with youthful vigour, and works even harder than most of us less than half his age.