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The hope of change that all of us want
LETTER | Here is the Hope of Change that all of us want from the Pakatan Harapan government.
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Read, study, understand, then comment
Issues of race and religion have become the cornerstone of Malaysian society.
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CNY prognosis: We hold each other’s fortune
JANUARY 23 — Question. Malaysia needs its Chinese population to retain its Malaysian characteristics?
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Four important issues Pakatan has to grapple with — Jamari Mohtar
JAN 22 — This May, it will be two years Pakatan Harapan is helming the country.
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Smart mobility is key in developing smart cities
LETTER | In order for Malaysia to become a smart city, smart mobility is the key and this requires the country to improve more on its transportation system with less emission and adopting frontier tec...
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Gig economy ― the future of work ― Nurafifah Mohammad Suhaimi
JANUARY 22 ― As the digital age surfaces, the gig economy has formed its own market at its peak with no plans of slowing down.
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What is real in Malaysia?
COMMENT | On a typical day in old town Petaling Jaya, my neighbourhood for the past 23 years, pre-dawn would see the early dozens of the later few hundred people who will, over the next few hours, gin...
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LTTE 12 – why is this happening under Harapan?
COMMENT | Suaram executive director D Sevan, at the protest for the release of the "LTTE 12" is correct when he claimed that the detentions were politically motivated.
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Selepas Mahathir, masa depan pendidikan masih belum tentu
Pada 2002, penulis bersama ketua pengarang Kumpulan Utusan Melayu dan seorang lagi rakan sekerja mewawancara Mahathir Mohamad sempena Perhimpunan Agung Umno untuk akhbar Mingguan Malaysia.
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Is the massive 5G hype distracting us from the basics?
JANUARY 22 — Over the weekend there was a lot of talk from politicians about how 5G would revolutionise how we do things.
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Why AI will not abolish work ― Andrea Komlosy
JANUARY 22 ― The diffusion of artificial intelligence (AI) across the economy has raised the possibility ― and for many, the fear ― that machines will eventually replace human work.
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Take precautions at all times to prevent spread of new coronavirus
LETTER | With reference to recent reports on the spread of the new coronavirus from Wuhan, China, the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) believes the Health Ministry has already increased their surve...
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Mission Impossible: China can't meet its commitments on U.S. crude, LNG, coal...
(The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters) LAUNCESTON, Australia (Jan 21): The more you delve into the details of China's commitment to buy an additional US$52.4 bi...
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Kimanis – an Umno revival?
COMMENT | As the dust settles over the Kimanis by-election, it is valuable to look at the voting patterns that secured the Umno victory in this competitive seat and to flesh out the broader political ...
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Rumour mill going into overdrive, says PKR sec-gen on Harapan-PAS alliance
It is a case of the rumour mill going into overdrive about an alliance between Pakatan Harapan and PAS, said PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.
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How half-truths and the internet (finally) kills the press
LETTER | At the end of 2019, Media Prima – the largest news conglomerate in the country – announced that it would be scaling back, cutting 543 jobs across its subsidiaries and publications.
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Perhaps Malaysia Airlines’ problems originate from its shareholder?
LETTER | Malaysia Airlines is in the news again.
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Reaching out to the rakyat: Ikram's search for a ‘Rahmah Nation’
LETTER | In a recently published article entitled "Islamic Assault on Malaysia's Higher Education" by Murray Hunter, it was opined that the ex-Education Minister Maszlee Malik had left behind a column...
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An apology to YTL
LETTER | Where one has written something true, one must stand by it.
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Kimanis was more than a by-election
COMMENT | I haven’t heard anyone say anything good about the current ruling government in the past year.
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No wisdom in 38-year toll concession
QUESTION TIME | The wisdom of the decision to extend the Plus toll concession by a further 20 years is dubious, given the length of time it spans - now 38 years instead of 18 years.
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Call in the robots, let’s not wait for the haze
Australia is frenetically fighting the worst bushfires in its recent history.
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'Illegal' plastic waste returned to UK by Malaysia
Malaysia is returning 42 shipping containers of illegally imported plastic waste to the UK, its environment minister has announced.
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Climate change and water: Protect forests and reduce water loss
LETTER | Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is greatly alarmed by the news on the sharp drop of the water level of dams in Penang and Kedah over the last two months.
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We are here to serve the nation
LETTER | In light of recent news reports, we would like to take this opportunity to provide a quick overview about Ikram and what we do.
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Work together for long-term solution on medical officers
LETTER | The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) is well aware of the issue of several medical officers (MO) in Sibu who had their contracts abruptly terminated as reported in the media.
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When will diabetes finally be taken seriously? — Winnie Ong
JANUARY 20 — In 2019 the Ministry of Health (MOH) estimated that RM3.2 billion was spent on managing diabetes and hypertension in its outpatient facilities, or more than 10 per cent of its annual bu...
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Coffee Break: The perils of miscommunication
The wife is giving yours truly the silent treatment.
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Harapan's blame game continues
“The masses never revolt of their own accord, and they never revolt merely because they are oppressed.
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Media council: The ideological battlefield
LETTER | While the recent appointment of 17 members of the pro-tem committee to set up the Malaysian Media Council (MMC) might be seen as a good step, but it would also indicate the new challenge amon...
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The people embraced change, but PH changed instead
Another by-election defeat, another cock-and-bull story from Pakatan Harapan leaders.
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Surviving those crazy long festive traffic jams
JANUARY 20 — So it’s Chinese New Year season again.
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The missing link in TVET education
LETTER | The Association for Community and Dialogue (ACID) appreciates the Human Resources Ministry's efforts in empowering technical and vocational education training(TVET) by developing a more relev...
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Kimanis: Another defeat that signals demand for leadership change
LETTER | Some may disagree, but it could be true that our political landscape has to be changed regardless of silent disagreements whispered by the enemies in the blanket within the ruling coalition.
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A matter about allocation of scarce resources and morality
I guess Malaysian politicians and government leaders can never get it right, regardless of party affiliation and political ideology.
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Deeper than the deep state this thing is
COMMENT | I read a very interesting and important article from the Asia Sentinel (based in Hong Kong) concerning what the former minister of education, Maszlee Malik purportedly tried to do before he ...
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Meaningless Kimanis by-election one big yawn
COMMENT | I am somewhat jaded with by-elections, and I find following the Kimanis by-election quite a chore.
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All that glitters…
COMMENT | Welcome to 2020. Aside from the Y2K bug at the turn of the century, we enter this decade more uncertain of our future, mostly for this big, blue marble we call Earth.
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‘Kampung People’ and re-examining the urban-rural divide
JANUARY 19 — The first time we meet the family of Razif (Rashidi Ishak), he is getting ready for work, his ironed clothes delivered to him by the maid.
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Australia’s fires, Singapore’s problem
JANUARY 19 — Australia is burning.
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Justice for murder victims' families is not the death penalty
LETTER | Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture (Madpet) acknowledges the desire of families and friends of murder victims for justice, which reasonably should be that murderers, and hopefully a...
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Gov't spending is more than affordability and legality
LETTER | I guess Malaysian politicians and government leaders can never get it right, regardless of party affiliation and political ideology.
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Till Apec do we last and begin — Rais Hussin
JANUARY 18 — Malaysia is a trading country.
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Please beef up our children's cross cultural understanding
LETTER | Barely had the Jawi brouhaha subsided, some right-wing groups threw a hissy fit about the Chinese New Year deco being put up in a school in Puchong.
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Desa Putra Condo residents' concerns fall on deaf 'ignorant' ears
LETTER | On Oct 26, 2018, residents of Desa Putra Condo and its surrounding neighbours were called to DBKL for a protest hearing.
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In the face of eviction, Penang plantation residents hope for intervention
Unless there is timely intervention on the part of the government or other agencies, there is great likelihood of the eviction of 23 families and the destruction of temples in Ladang Sungai Kecil, Nib...
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