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Are Malaysian politicians so unpopular they're buying self-aggrandising tweets?
NOVEMBER 25 — Paid tweets aren't a new thing.
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What alternatives to lockdowns are there?
NOVEMBER 25 — I’m no virology expert but it’s clear to me (and about millions of others) that the on-going conditional movement control order (CMCO) hasn’t done much (if at all) to curb the sp...
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Is the ban on liquor sale a mala fide move? — Gen (Rtd) Hashim Mohd Ali
NOVEMBER 24 — As President of the Chiefs Circle (made up of retired armed forces chiefs) and former Chairman of Pernama (Malaysian Armed Forces Trading Corporation, running 85 retail stores nationwi...
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Why China's vaccines are gaining international momentum
(Nov 21): There has been much news of late concerning COVID-19 vaccine progress from the two big American pharmacy firms, Pzifer and Moderna.
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Standing up to religious violence around the world — Jason Loh
NOVEMBER 24 — All over the world, we are witnessing rising levels of violent hate crime inspired by religious ideology for which there seemed to be no lasting and sustainable solutions.
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Trump lost. Republican leaders need to say so.
(Nov 24): Could anyone have doubted that Donald Trump would go out like this?
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Time for the young to step up — Mohd Firdaus Jamal
NOVEMBER 24 — This Thursday, Budget 2021 will be put to a vote in the Dewan Rakyat.
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Replace EPF withdrawals with long-term sustainable measures — Sofea Azahar
NOVEMBER 23 — A huge relief would have been felt by many who are in desperate need of cash after the revised decision by the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) to allow a more flexible withdrawals fr...
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‘David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet’, a life-changing message of hope for the world — WWF-Malaysia
NOVEMBER 23 — The immensely popular Sir David Attenborough was once quoted as saying that despite all that has happened to our world, he still believed that there was hope.
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Is there a case for ‘halal’ vaccines even in a pandemic? — Ameen Kamal
NOVEMBER 23 — For Muslims, anything used or consumed must be Halal (permissible), but there are special considerations in times of emergency.
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Heartbreak horror and its very particular wonders
NOVEMBER 21 ― Horror may be a bit of a disreputable genre nowadays, thanks to the proliferation of a lot of cheaply made, strictly by-the-numbers films that religiously follow established horror for...
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Print and don’t be damned!: Why printing money is not such a bad idea — Geoffrey Williams and Nur Muhammad Tajrid Bin Zahalan
NOVEMBER 21 — There has been a huge outcry of public concern about the proposal by Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal that Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) should print and...
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Make environmental adherence laws and approvals strict to curb water pollution — Prem Kumar Nair
NOVEMBER 21 — The recent spate of water pollution in our rivers, water catchment areas and the closure of several water treatment plants in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor is a grave concern to all and mu...
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Cancer during Covid: Forgotten but not gone! — Rish Tandapany
NOVEMBER 20 — The question, “how is it living with cancer?”, is never an easy one to answer.
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Public transportation with emphasis on quality instead of quantity — Farhan Kamarulzaman
NOVEMBER 20 — Following the recent Budget 2021 measures involving public transport initiatives of around RM15 billion to enhance mobility of rakyat and stimulate the country’s economy, the governm...
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Budget 2021: Time for solidarity, inclusiveness and equity — William Leong
NOVEMBER 20 — Weaknesses and vulnerabilities Long before the pandemic came, our economy was already struggling to overcome severe difficulties.
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PAS! Stop meddling with non-Muslims — Norman Fernandez
NOVEMBER 20 — PAS never ever misses an opportunity to meddle with non-Muslim issues.
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Kazakhstan’s halal industry primed for world stage — Almat Oryngaliul, Atashev Aibek Askarbekuly and Kazybek Zhuman
NOVEMBER 19 — Boiled, roasted or fried meat – we serve them all in Kazakhstan.
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Malaysia’s sorrow as Covid-19 deaths cast deep, sinking feeling
We never cry for someone we have never met but sorrow intensified earlier this week when the Covid-19 death toll in Malaysia hit 300.
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Water on the moon but not in Selangor: Here’s the solution
Just two weeks ago, social media was ablaze after NASA found water on the moon.
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Bagus atau tidak? Sokong atau tidak?
Yang di-Pertuan Agong mahu Belanjawan 2021 disokong semua anggota Dewan Rakyat demi kebaikan dan kesejahteraan rakyat.
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I’m ready to support JASA, but only if…
The Perikatan Nasional government’s decision to revive JASA, the Special Affairs Department, and allocate RM85.5 million under Budget 2021 has understandably caused a storm of indignation among the ...
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Would you let sleeping dogs lie... — Saleh Mohammed
NOVEMBER 19 — The following cases over the last few days is a cause of concern for us Malaysians.
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Foreign labour and Covid-19 outbreaks
NOVEMBER 19 — One of the worst-kept secrets in the country is how out of control migrant workers’ management has been the past decade.
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Blanket moratorium is not fair — Wong Teck Jin
NOVEMBER 18 — Extending the blanket moratorium is not fair.
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The importance of continued shopping — Mohamad Akbar Noor Mohamad Noor
NOVEMBER 18 — The country’s economy has shrunk due to all the crises that have occurred, especially the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Malaysian women and girls need to be at the centre of the Covid-19 recovery — United Nations Population Fund Malaysia
NOVEMBER 18 — Today Malaysia marks eight months of implementing the movement control order (MCO), with many states under CMCO until early December to help curb the recent uptick in Covid-19 cases. ...
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DBKL shouldn't yield on new alcohol sales guidelines — Norman Fernandez
NOVEMBER 18 — The Selangor & Kuala Lumpur Wine and Spirits Chinese Dealers Association, Federation of Sundry Goods Merchants Association are among those who are objecting and opposing DBKL’s new a...
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Empathy with IGP's dejection over corrupt officers — Patriot
NOVEMBER 18 — Patriot lauds the action taken by the IGP Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador against his officers who had tarnished the good name of the police force.
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'Rakyat jaga rakyat' is not uplifting, but a sad necessity
NOVEMBER 18 — I bought a T-shirt yesterday.
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Asean’s new normal: Change and continuity in terrorism landscape — Farlina Said and Muhammad Sinatra
NOVEMBER 17 — At the 11th Asean-United Nations Summit, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin highlighted that the Covid-19 has not been successful in flattening the curve of terrorism.
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Micro SMEs are the ones in dire need — Jamari Mohtar and Tam Mei Si
NOVEMBER 17 — It is not just the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that need more help.
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EPF withdrawals a real lifesaver — Sivaraman Murugiah
NOVEMBER 17 — For most of us out there, RM2 million would set us up for life.
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RCEP a stride towards regional resilience — Nordin Abdullah
NOVEMBER 17 — The post Covid-19 global economy is going to be more about critical supply chains and securing resources that will fuel economic growth.
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Behind the text: Reaffirming Asean’s spirit — Thomas Daniel
NOVEMBER 17 — An Asean Summit is more than a “mere” biannual affair.
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Caring for teachers’ well-being during lockdowns
NOVMEBER 16 — We need to stop for a few moments now and think about the people who’ve been delivering online lessons for our kids since the lockdowns began.
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Making ‘gig work’ work in Malaysia — Izwan Zakaria
NOVEMBER 16 — In several months time the Supreme Court in the UK will decide if Uber drivers in London will be entitled to the usual benefits of a normal worker.
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Rethink the CMCO — Dharm Navaratnam
NOVEMBER 16 — Kita Jaga Kita — or we look after each other.
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What happens when Singapore runs out of sand? — Daniel Moss
(Nov 15): Barges piled with sand traverse the sea lanes around Singapore, almost as ubiquitous as the semi trucks that ply America’s interstate highways.
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The lost Covid-19 generation — Dr Amar-Singh HSS
NOVEMBER 15 — The long term impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic are only just being felt.
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