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COMMENT | Suhakam repeats its call to the government to stop the detention of children, regardless of their status or documentation, as it contravenes the Convention on the Rights of the Child to whic...
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COMMENT | As Malaysia contemplates a “New National Car”, the automotive market is facing the challenge of entering totally new urban travel experiences.
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COMMENT | Lowering the age of voting to 18 should be commended.
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COMMENT | In a civilised society, no one will resort to violence, or the threat of violence, to stifle voices that one does not want to hear.
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COMMENT | We Malaysians take massive pride in our heritage and culture.
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COMMENT | Is forced contraception on Orang Asli true?
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COMMENT | The death of Teoh Beng Hock in 2009 shocked the nation.
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COMMENT | On June 26, the daily Republika reported the Constitutional Court's decision rejecting Prabowo Subianto's charge of fraud in the presidential election held in April.
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COMMENT | My association with Lim Kit Siang began more than half-a-century ago, in 1968, to be precise.
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COMMENT | A forest remembers no beginning, follows no morals, worships no God.
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COMMENT | A few months ago, the former the inspector-general of police, Mohamad Fuzi Harun, stated that Tawau and Sandakan have been identified as new transit points for Islamic State (IS) terrorists ...
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COMMENT | I believe the question on everyone’s mind is why the book Where is Pastor Raymond Koh? was written.
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COMMENT | The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) calls on Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad to drop the obsolete 2017 delimitation proposal for Sabah.
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COMMENT | News about a company acquiring a stake in Malaysia’s largest integrated media company is against that spirit of “Malaysia Baharu”. Political parties post-GE 14 should stay clear from m...
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COMMENT | I would like to congratulate the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Home Affairs for having eventually come to a common view on decriminalising drug users.
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COMMENT | The purported plastic straw ban has been in effect in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and Labuan since Jan 1, and in Selangor since July 1.
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COMMENT | The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) are most dismayed to learn that the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) ...
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COMMENT | The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) welcomes the government’s decision to amend the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA) given that certain provisions in the law appear to limit ...
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COMMENT | In light of an international primary school putting up a play critical of the palm oil industry, I would like to clarify that my criticism was not an attempt to stifle freedom of expressio...
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COMMENT | Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture (Madpet) is disappointed with the course being taken by the Malaysian government in appointing yet another task force to investigate the enforced...
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COMMENT | Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy’s article critical of the lack of reforms has elicited a retort by Deputy Minister Ong Kian Ming, who seems mighty pleased with what the Pakatan ...
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COMMENT | On May 26, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA) made history as the first public university in the country to appoint students to its senate.
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COMMENT | The Malaysian people have become totally fed up with the performance of their local authorities all these years.
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COMMENT | Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah last week issued an unambiguous call for the perpetrators of the 2017 campaign of widespread and systematic violence by Myanmar security forces against Ro...
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COMMENT | The Teoh Beng Hock saga is like a festering sore that refuses to heal.
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COMMENT | The Chinese calligraphy couplets that are displayed in the finance minister Lim Guan Eng's office should not be a topical issue for the media to report.
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COMMENT | The Home Affairs Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is one of the most senior ministers in the Cabinet.
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COMMENT | In January 2016, seven people detained by the police stepped out of the shadows to tell the world of the horrendous ill-treatment they suffered in Bukit Aman, the police headquarters.
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COMMENT | The recent furore over the appointment of Latheefa Koya as MACC chief by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad demonstrates that all is not well in the ruling coalition.
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COMMENT | For the longest time, I have been a big fan of Liverpool.
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COMMENT | The recent video exposé about a certain political leader allegedly committing acts of sexual nature via a spy camera is nothing new in Malaysia, and I am pretty sure it won’t be the last.
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COMMENT | Sawasdee! I have always enjoyed visiting Thailand since I was a small boy.
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COMMENT | To all my family, friends and fans.
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COMMENT | The latest deaths of 14 Orang Asli from the Bateq tribe, the country’s last indigenous nomadic community in Kuala Koh, Kelantan, with scores more hospitalised is a tragedy Malaysians shoul...
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COMMENT | Allow me to extend, somewhat belatedly, my congratulations to Malaysiakini for winning the prestigious Society of Publishers in Asia 2019 Award for editorial excellence.
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COMMENT | Amid the swirling controversy following the shocking move of Latheefa Koya being made the MACC chief commissioner, one issue seems to have been met with consensus – the prime minister has ...
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COMMENT | When one sweeps away all the issues surrounding the inadequacies of Pakatan Harapan – mainly exaggerated by extant BN cyber troopers – what remains of Malaysia is a federation of states ...
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COMMENT | I refer to the proposals for and against the establishment of the royal commission of inquiry on the alleged judicial impropriety in the affidavit by a sitting Court of Appeal judge.
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COMMENT | The appointment of Latheefa Koya as the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner has been described as “sudden,” “surprising” and even “mind-boggling” b...
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COMMENT | Latheefa Koya is no stranger to controversy.
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COMMENT | Article 8 (1) of our Federal Constitution states that all Malaysians are equal under the law and enjoy the equal protection of the law.
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COMMENT | Malaysia is a nation with extensive coastlines, where fishing communities play an important role as stewards of the sea.
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COMMENT | China is in a tight spot.
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COMMENT | De facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong has missed the boat entirely in his defence of the prime minister’s shocking appointment of Latheefa Koya as the new chief commissioner of the Malaysia...
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COMMENT | The appointment of Latheefa Koya as the head of the MACC has raised questions of her independence and effectiveness for the job, and rightly so.
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COMMENT | Trade war is basically a war of tariffs, escalated with the goal to make the other side bend, perhaps literally.
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COMMENT | Ramadan is a period of cleansing and renewal for all Malaysians.
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COMMENT | There are 4,500 parts that go into the making of a conventional vehicle and there is a benchmark on how cars are made.
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COMMENT | As the politics based on “race” continues to preoccupy our politicians, we would be wise to instead focus on the issues that benefit the “people”, namely, the climate crisis, the tox...
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COMMENT | Friendship plays a very important role in Chinese culture.
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COMMENT | Just before 10pm on Friday, P Balan's condition deteriorated.
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COMMENT | As a member of the Chinese global community, l support the American spirit of democracy, of fairness and equality, which are attributes admired across the world by all citizens.
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COMMENT | Before one is startled by the statement of the title, keep in mind two things: what Buddhists have long discovered have always proven to be wise in their own ways.
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COMMENT | One year after the new Pakatan Harapan government came into office, we find that human rights in Malaysia continue to be perverted because of apparent lack of political will to significantly...
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COMMENT | The Singapore Court of Appeal has just dismissed the appeal against the death sentence of Malaysian D Nagaenthran.
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COMMENT | A failed state, or, failed government, is when all things cease to function —- especially the rule of law.
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COMMENT | A new government has been installed.
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COMMENT | SM Mohamed Idris was one of a kind.
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COMMENT | I am a journalist by default, not by design.
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COMMENT | Wan Saiful Wan Jan, chairperson of PTPTN, is fast becoming Malaysia’s very own Theresa May – a very good person with a seemingly impossible job.
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COMMENT | Those born after 1969 would not really understand what it meant living in a mixed ethnic composition with your neighbours in a cordial, friendly, peaceful and harmonious atmosphere.
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COMMENT | The narrative that many policies unfavourable to Muslims and Malays were introduced since the Pakatan Harapan government took power is flawed.
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COMMENT | The scale of the response to my 2007 book, May 13: Declassified Documents on the Malaysian Riots of 1969 was so overwhelming that it took me by surprise.
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COMMENT | The watershed 14th general election (GE14) marked a historic step forward in the path of electoral reforms.
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COMMENT | There are many who are unhappy with the performance of the Pakatan Harapan government.
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COMMENT | The geopolitical rivalry between Iran and its neighbours headed by Saudi Arabia, instigated by Israel and ferociously supported by the US, is now reaching another peak.
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COMMENT | Following a recent opinion piece published online, Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) wishes to point out that the improved deal for the 640km East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project is rakyat-ce...
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COMMENT | After a year of Pakatan Harapan rule, the euphoria that followed the May 9 general election is rapidly evaporating: The anti-kleptocracy campaign appears to have been selective as crony capi...
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COMMENT | When Dr Mahathir Mohamad was asked how Anwar Ibrahim got his black eye in 1998, Mahathir said it was self-inflicted by Anwar himself.
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COMMENT | As I look back on that momentous event that unravelled on that night in May last year, I must confess that I am totally underwhelmed.
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COMMENT | About 1,000 to 2,000 people gathered on the streets of Kuala Lumpur on May 4 to “defend the sovereignty of Islam”. Umno and PAS politicians appeared alongside NGOs like Gerakan Pembela U...
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COMMENT | Legend has it that the eighth-century mystic Rabia al-Adiwayya was so upset with her fellow believers’ obsession with the hereafter, that one day she ran through the streets of Basra with ...
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COMMENT | As we celebrate the first anniversary of the Pakatan Harapan victory in winning the 14th general election (GE14), and forming and running the new federal government, it is natural to ask - h...
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COMMENT | On this year's auspicious May Day, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad made a statement to Malaysian workers.
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COMMENT | Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohamad Fuzi Harun has been quoted as saying that the police force does not want to hand over the power to take disciplinary action against its personnel to...
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COMMENT | We write to express our concern and disagreement with Alwi Jantan in his open letter to the education minister.
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COMMENT | I have no personal grudges against Dr Mahathir Mohamad who was also the prime minister during my formative years and now the present PM close to my retirement age.
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**Comment by Amar Shah Mohsen KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan (PH) may have received its fair share of criticism, particularly for failing to deliver on some of its promises.
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COMMENT | Malaysia’s matriculation system faces much deeper challenges than the ongoing tussle over ethnic slices of the pie.
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COMMENT | The civil service makes up the backbone of a nation.
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COMMENT | The Malaysian Matriculation Programme (Malay: Program Matrikulasi Malaysia) is a one or two-year pre-university preparatory programme [1] offered by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia.
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COMMENT | Education Minister Maszlee Malik has announced that the bumiputera quota for matriculation programmes will remain at 90 percent while increasing the intake from 25,000 to 40,000.
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COMMENT | We are concerned by the conviction and the sentence of 30 days imprisonment and a fine of RM40,000 against Arun Kasi for contempt of court.
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COMMENT | At the 2019 National Orang Asli Convention at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre, the prime minister recommended enhancing education and ecotourism as a way of contributing to the...
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COMMENT | Do Malaysians suffer the presence of each other?
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COMMENT | Recently under intense pressure to raise the minimum wage, the Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran said a review will be done within 16 months.
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COMMENT | Over the past three years, various concerns regarding the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) have been raised.
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COMMENT | In a recent online survey conducted by the Sarawak Patriots Association on the recent defeat of the MA63 amendment bill, one of the questions was “Do you think it is wise for the Sarawak G...
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COMMENT | On June 9, 2014, Yeo Bee Yin, who was then a state assemblyperson in Selangor, wrote in the Rocket (DAP's party organ) that if Kidex (the Kinrara-Damansara Expressway) was to be built it wou...
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COMMENT | We, members of G25, take cognizance of the fact that the menteri besar of Johor had formally tendered his resignation to the Sultan of Johor on April 13 and a new menteri besar had been appo...
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COMMENT | Recently, there has been an active debate about the government’s announcement to build a new airport in Kulim.
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COMMENT | The battle royale that is shaping up in Johor over the choice of menteri besar may look like a tussle between the Pakatan Harapan government and the monarchy over a constitutional principle.
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COMMENT | First and foremost, Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy.
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COMMENT | April 17 will be a crucial day for Indonesia’s democracy.
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COMMENT | The Malaysian Bar is deeply concerned about the Government’s decision, announced on 5 April 2019, that it is reneging on its pledge to accede to the Rome Statute of the International Crimi...
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COMMENT | In English, a male monarch is called “king”, in Arabic “malik”, in German “konig”, in Japanese “tenno” and in Danish “konge”.
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COMMENT | I refer to the alleged presentation by several academicians to the Conference of Rulers dated April 2, which has been circulating in the media lately.
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COMMENT | I refer to the alleged presentation by several academicians to the Conference of Rulers dated April 2, which has been circulating in the media lately.
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COMMENT | G25 expresses its disappointment that the government has yielded to pressure from dissenting groups and decided to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), s...
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COMMENT | The first casualty of war is truth.