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  • Praba Ganesan / 1 day ago

    Our greatest fear is having no leadership

  • Erna Mahyuni / 3 days ago

    Are Malaysian politicians so unpopular they're buying self-aggrandising tweets?

  • Alwyn Lau / 3 days ago

    What alternatives to lockdowns are there?

  • Aidil Rusli / 6 days ago

    Heartbreak horror and its very particular wonders

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    Appreciate the sacrifices of our frontliners ― Yeap Ming Liong

  • 22 hours ago

    Reflection of bipartisan budget but more should be done — Sofea Azahar

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    Empathy is all we need — Suzianah Nhazzla

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    Maradona, standout among galaxy of Argentina's football stars — Vijay Eswaran

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    Erna Mahyuni / 2 weeks ago

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  • Identity politics’ appeal dwindles as unemployment grows

    Praba Ganesan / 3 weeks ago

    Identity politics’ appeal dwindles as unemployment grows

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    Erna Mahyuni / 3 weeks ago

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    Alwyn Lau / 3 weeks ago

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