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    A personal journey of a Malaysian looking for his country

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    Saving Malaysia from old men

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    Fokus kepada usaha tangani pandemik Covid-19, bukannya politiking keterlaluan

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    Singapore’s GE2020: Is a resounding victory enough?

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