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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.
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COMMENT | Soon after his coalition’s stunning victory in the 14th General Election of May 8, 2018, Prime Minister Mahathir admitted that he had not expected it, thus the “thick manifesto with all ...
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Huawei Malaysia is currently running a guess the price contest and they are giving away a Huawei P30 Pro to one lucky winner.
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COMMENT | Those with inquisitive minds wonder if, in appeal cases in the courts, there should be unanimity in the decisions.
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COMMENT | Even before the blood spilt during the massacre in Christchurch had dried, an Australian senator made a blood-curdling statement, which earned him the severe condemnation he deserved, and la...
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COMMENT | What the government does has a huge impact on the happiness of its citizens.
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COMMENT | The debate on whether the government should be in business or running a business and making business decisions is not a new one.
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COMMENT | Racism is spreading fast through the body of Malaysian politics.
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COMMENT | The obsequious protestations by mainly male politicians over Nurul Izzah’s frank opinion about the prime minister in her Straits Times interview brings to mind my article last year Thank g...
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COMMENT | The government is alternatively regarded as a state.
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COMMENT | Speaking at the press conference after the end of a three-day working visit to Pakistan, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamed said that the Islamic world is over-reliant on the west.
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COMMENT | Umno supreme council member Lokman Noor Adam is not the personification of Umno Youth.
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COMMENT | Malays are rightfully proud of their culture.
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COMMENT | As Malaysia nears the first anniversary of a historic regime change, there are questions about the viability of the new Pakatan Harapan government led by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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COMMENT | DAP is envious and continues to be fearful of MCA because we are a grassroots organisation, with two universities and multiple outreaches as a party.
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COMMENT | The late Edward Said, author of "Orientalism,” in reaction to Gulf War I, once averred that the CNN footage of the war in Iraq amounted to a Nintendo game.
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COMMENT | Distance learning is not rocket science.
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COMMENT | The investigation into the International Women’s Day march for sedition and illegal assembly is the last thing I thought I would see under the present government.
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COMMENT | One of the main contentions about the implementation of the Approved Permit (AP) policy in the past has been allegations that these APs were given to a small number of well-connected individ...
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COMMENT | We, speaking up for what we believe to represent the majority of peace-loving and responsible Malaysians, condemn the unhealthy trend of irresponsible individuals and political parties in ca...
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COMMENT | DAP continues to be the bogeyman of weak Malay politicians across all partisan divides.
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COMMENT | As a country and as citizens, Malaysia and Malaysians are confronted with interesting issues.
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COMMENT | The post-GE14 political landscape has taken a while to crystallise.
Umno | COMMENT | MCA | MIC | PAS | Malay | MIC | BN | Malaysian
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COMMENT | The Centre for Governance and Political Studies’ (Cent-GPS) study on racial discrimination is energetically making the rounds.
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COMMENT | Kuala Lumpur saw hundreds of people gather for the annual Women’s March over the weekend and, predictably enough, this drew derision from some quarters due to certain perceived abhorrent a...
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COMMENT | The significance of the Semenyih by-election arguably rests on the fact that it has officially cemented the political cooperation between Umno and PAS.
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COMMENT | As an indemnification for taking away MIC’s two parliamentary seats, Port Dickson and Cameron Highlands, Umno must now show its commitment to multiculturalism by letting MIC contest the Ra...
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COMMENT | Racial politicking has now entered into a danger zone.
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COMMENT | If there is one reform the Pakatan Harapan government has almost achieved, it is the effort to table a Bill to abolish the death penalty although they seem to backtrack whenever there is a c...
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COMMENT | Children are beaten, abused and killed on a daily basis in Malaysia.
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COMMENT | A women’s work is never done it is said.
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COMMENT | Much like the villagers in the fable The Boy Who Cried Wolf, distrust has been in the hearts of Malaysians since the end of the 100-day grace period for the Pakatan Harapan government.
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COMMENT | Austerity. From the left to the right, governments have only that one word on their lips.
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COMMENT | In view of recent events, I wish to write on the reforms in the judiciary and the training of judges.
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COMMENT | The recent escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan encouraged Malaysians once again to review their attitude towards regions of the world where people suffer from war and oppressio...
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COMMENT | We refer to the article "Historians to write 'inclusive' history of nation for schools" published in Malaysiakini on Feb 28.
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COMMENT | On Semenyih, my analysis went astray.
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COMMENT | On Semenyih, my analysis went astray.
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COMMENT | PAS, if one goes by its original history, began as a religious unit in Umno.
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COMMENT | The recent news of Arun Kasi, a lawyer facing contempt charges for allegedly scandalising the judiciary in relation to two articles he wrote on Aliran – a website covering issues of socia...
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COMMENT | I doubt that Dr Mahathir Mohamad will ever remove Maszlee Malik as education minister.
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COMMENT | Last Sunday's town hall meeting by the panic-stricken residents of Kim Teng Park in Johor Bahru facing “eviction” from their land could mark another milestone in the early administration...
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COMMENT | BN's victory in Semenyih was, amongst many things, unexpected to say the least.
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COMMENT | Nowadays, Bersih is often accused by many as being a toothless tiger.
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COMMENT | Election watchdog Bersih has filed four police reports against Pakatan Harapan and BN relating to the setting up of pondok panas (campaign booths) at one polling station, canvassing for vote...
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COMMENT | It is now almost 10 months since the Pakatan Harapan coalition took over the government on May 9 last year.
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COMMENT | Malaysia has once again been given the chance to re-make itself.
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COMMENT | BN secretary-general Nazri Abdul Aziz is a racist.
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COMMENT | By-elections are never a true sentiment of a whole country.
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COMMENT | Works Minister Baru Bian has just appointed PKR vice-president Tian Chua as his “special adviser”.
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COMMENT | On Feb 21, we were all appalled and saddened by the death of a two-year old boy in Johor Bahru.
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COMMENT | In January I joined Federica Mogherini, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, in Brussels as she co-chaired the 22nd EU-Asean Ministerial Meeting.
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COMMENT | The statement by leaders from the Chinese education movement that the government can take all the time in the world to recognise the UEC is irresponsible, unwise and shows they have been pla...
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COMMENT | Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim play the role of ‘double-barrel gun’ in the politics of New Malaysia.
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COMMENT | It is interesting to note that the campaign against the Pakatan Harapan government has now extended to misinformation and baseless attacks by distinguished statesmen and former representativ...
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COMMENT | As the national debate intensifies over the comparative merits and demerits of the Pakatan Harapan government vis-à-vis its predecessor, a suburban community in Johor Bahru will get to know...
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COMMENT | The cabinet has agreed to form a royal commission of inquiry to look into allegations of judicial misconduct after a top judge recently sounded the alarm over claims of abuse and interferenc...
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COMMENT | I have a friend with a rather unique superpower – she puts the fear in Ibrahim Ali.
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COMMENT | Recently, some quarters have accused Pakatan Harapan chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad of being the root of all problems that the coalition is currently facing.
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COMMENT | Two days ago, PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan gave a press conference saying there was a plot to oust Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad via a vote of no-confidence in Parliament.
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COMMENT | Sisters in Islam (SIS) is appalled to learn that Kelantan syariah courts approved 10 underage marriages between January 2018 and January 2019.
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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...