What the Worry Index is all about — Jamari Mohtar
DECEMBER 9 — When EMIR Research unveiled its first ever National Worry Index (NWI) last month wherein Malaysia scored a co-efficient of 0.77 which denotes a marginally maximum-worried rakyat, reacti...
Why Umno will always be relevant
COMMENT | Three major political parties held their assemblies over the weekend – PKR in Malacca, Umno in Kuala Lumpur and Parti Amanah in Shah Alam.
While New Malaysia burns, PKR squabbles
"Ah, lips that say one thing, while the heart thinks another." - Alexandre Dumas, "The Count of Monte Cristo" COMMENT | Well, the peace treaty between Anwar Ibrahim and Azmin Ali did not last long.
Why chess is definitely a sport
DECEMBER 9 — First of all, congratulations to Yeoh Li Tian for taking the chess gold medal at the 30th Philippines SEA Games.
KL needs a plan to eradicate poverty
If the issue of urban poverty is not addressed in totality, it will have a debilitating impact on the economy and the social fabric of our people in the long run.
Messy politics may hinder transition
Fist fights, a walkout, scathing debates and calls for the sacking of datuk Seri azmin ali marred the PKr congress and dented the image of the party.
Walking the talk
THREE years from now could seem a lifetime in this fast-paced world we live in, but 2022 isn’t that far off, especially with our Parliament members passing the Bill for Malaysians aged 18 and above ...
What was Vincent Tan doing at Armada dinner?
LETTER | It raised a few eyebrows when videos of Bersatu Armada’s fundraising dinner especially when long-time Dr Mahathir Mohamad ally and funding patron, Vincent Tan was seen front and centre at t...
What in God’s name is a hyper-liberal?
“To 'choose' dogma and faith over doubt and experience is to throw out the ripening vintage and to reach greedily for the Kool-Aid.” ― Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poison...
Goodbye, Vision 2020
On Jan 1, 2020, Malaysia should have been ushered into the ranks of developed nations, according to Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s Vision 2020.
Tyranny of the majority over the disabled
LETTER | I refer to the Malaysiakini article Ensuring the future of all disabled Malaysians which states that the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was on Dec 3.
Bracing Umno for the Age of Disruption
LETTER | It’s a tradition for the deputy president of Umno to officiate the Youth, Wanita and Puteri congress with a speech that serves as a guideline on the eve of the party’s general assemblies.
The ugly faces of Umno-Baru
COMMENT | Was Tajuddin Abdul Rahman, the MP for Pasir Salak, under instruction to cause an uproar in Parliament and divert our attention from Zahid Hamidi's trial for Criminal Breach of Trust (CBT), m...
Communicating policy sustainably
With enough cohesiveness and vision, we can build new coalitions and communities to overcome those who deliberately stoke division.
Spying is against Islam
LETTER | Sisters in Islam (SIS) is appalled by the latest news in Terengganu where six individuals were arrested, imprisoned and summoned by the Jabatan Hal Ehwal Agama Terengganu (JHEAT) for delibera...
'Sodomy III' will be excruciating and unbearable
COMMENT | However PKR president Anwar Ibrahim attempts to put his house in order, including his latest “Don’t test my patience” warning to anyone who bothers to listen, his efforts are not payin...
Deep state, poor leadership and plain incompetence
Talk about the deep state – a state within a state, a covert, shadowy body of bureaucrats and power brokers manipulating things from behind the scenes in pursuit of their own agenda – has suddenly...
Tattoos and ‘our culture’
Once again, we are mired in a controversy that stems from yet another thing that is not “our culture”.
Sosma can’t be above Constitution
OUR Constitution is the supreme law of the Federation and the superior courts have the power to review and invalidate any executive or legislative action that violates it.Regrettably, for most of the ...