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  • MA63, ‘equal partnership’ and the future of the Malaysian federation — Arnold Puyok

    3 weeks ago

    MA63, ‘equal partnership’ and the future of the Malaysian federation — Arnold Puyok

    APRIL 4 — MA63 should not be seen from the Sabah and Sarawak “angle” alone but from the perspective of the Malaysian federalism. Only when MA63 is seen in its totality will...

  • Suhakam findings and the ICPMC — Proham

    3 weeks ago

    Suhakam findings and the ICPMC — Proham

    APRIL 4 — Proham (Society for the Promotion of Human Rights) is shocked by the findings of the Malaysia’s Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) pursuant to the inquiry held...

  • Return of the bogeyman of Jews: The game plan of Hadi Awang — Rais Hussin

    3 weeks ago

    Return of the bogeyman of Jews: The game plan of Hadi Awang — Rais Hussin

    APRIL 3 — The first casualty of truth is war. When two sides begin to lock horns, they throw away all notions of truth. In the words of former President George Bush after the...

  • No need for a live broadcast of Najib’s trial — Hafiz Hassan

    3 weeks ago

    No need for a live broadcast of Najib’s trial — Hafiz Hassan

    APRIL 2 — I agree with Ramkarpal Singh that we must allow the law to take its course in the impending trial of Datuk Seri Najib Razak. However, I am intrigued by Ramkarpal’s...

  • Najib’s 'tax evasion an act of treason' is self-fulfilling — Ko Chung Sen

    3 weeks ago

    Najib’s 'tax evasion an act of treason' is self-fulfilling — Ko Chung Sen

    APRIL 2 — On 25 November 2013, at the opening of National Economic Empowerment (PENA) Conference, Datuk Seri Najib Razak publicly proclaimed “tax evasion as tantamount to an...

  • Why we must respect Najib’s right to a fair trial — Ramkarpal Singh

    3 weeks ago

    Why we must respect Najib’s right to a fair trial — Ramkarpal Singh

    APRIL 2 — Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak wants his trial to be telecasted live. He says he wants the truth to be told. On the other hand, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim...

  • KL: The world’s ugliest (and most beautiful) city — Terence Tang

    3 weeks ago

    KL: The world’s ugliest (and most beautiful) city — Terence Tang

    APRIL 2 — I never set foot outside Petaling Jaya (PJ) until I was 18 years old. Born a kilometre away from my childhood home, I even attended the primary and secondary schools...

  • Response to ‘Minister: Putrajaya mulls new law to make polluters pay for clean-ups and damages to environment’ — Ang Hean Leng

    3 weeks ago

    Response to ‘Minister: Putrajaya mulls new law to make polluters pay for clean-ups and damages to environment’ — Ang Hean Leng

    APRIL 1 — As an environmental law practitioner in Malaysia, I laud the positive statements made recently by the Malaysian Government on having a re-look at the environmental...

  • Eliminating corruption in Malaysia — M. Santhananaban

    3 weeks ago

    Eliminating corruption in Malaysia — M. Santhananaban

    APRIL 1 — Our new government which assumed office from the second week of May 2018 is, to me at least, the greatest epochal event since August 31 1957. What I appreciate most...

  • Good teachers key to improving education standards — Ko Chung Sen

    3 weeks ago

    Good teachers key to improving education standards — Ko Chung Sen

    APRIL 1 — A maths and physics teacher from a remote village in Kenya won the prestigious Global Teacher Prize this year. Peter Tabichi was announced the recipient of the US$1...

  • The EC6 removal tribunal proceedings: Academic? — New Sin Yew

    3 weeks ago

    The EC6 removal tribunal proceedings: Academic? — New Sin Yew

    MARCH 31 — The tribunal to investigate allegations of misconduct against six former members of the Election Commission (EC) is to decide whether to proceed with the proceedings...

  • Extremism sets out to abort nation-building — Howard Lee

    3 weeks ago

    Extremism sets out to abort nation-building — Howard Lee

    MARCH 30 — When regime change happened as a result of GE14, we the people were thrown in to a state of climactic euphoria celebrating our nation’s renewal and our love for...

  • The minister and the myths — Khalid Samad

    4 weeks ago

    The minister and the myths — Khalid Samad

    MARCH 28 — I used to enjoy reading fairy tales and all the myths found in them. But that was when I was a child. Little did I know that I would find myself surrounded by so many...

  • Symbols matter: Reengineering the disability outlook — Amar-Singh HSS

    4 weeks ago

    Symbols matter: Reengineering the disability outlook — Amar-Singh HSS

    MARCH 27 — Symbols and labels matter in everyday life. They determine how we look at and shape our opinion of an area/subject. Children and persons with disability often get...

  • We need leaders who focus on the bigger picture — Limli

    4 weeks ago

    We need leaders who focus on the bigger picture — Limli

    MARCH 26 — I am disappointed. Probably, so are many other Malaysians. Nurul Izzah’s comments in her interview with Singapore’s Straits Times and her resignation...

  • Freedom of speech the bedrock of a healthy democracy and should be staunchly defended — UM Law Society

    4 weeks ago

    Freedom of speech the bedrock of a healthy democracy and should be staunchly defended — UM Law Society

    MARCH 26 — On the March 22, 2019, six students from the University of Malaya protested the appearance of former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak near campus grounds. The...

  • The factual trials and non-fictive tribulations of Nurul Izzah in the New Malaysia — Rais Hussin

    1 month ago

    The factual trials and non-fictive tribulations of Nurul Izzah in the New Malaysia — Rais Hussin

    MARCH 25 — The government is alternately regarded as a state. As public policy specialist David Easton once called it “the authoritative allocation of values.” The...

  • Rome Statute, royal institutions and our Constitution: A harmonious co-existence — Lim Wei Jiet

    1 month ago

    Rome Statute, royal institutions and our Constitution: A harmonious co-existence — Lim Wei Jiet

    MARCH 25 — The disquiet on Malaysia’s ratification of the Rome Statute has gain resurgence these past few days. It has been alleged that the Rome Statute robs the immunity of...

  • Islam and the over reliance on the West: Time to look East too — Rais Hussin

    1 month ago

    Islam and the over reliance on the West: Time to look East too — Rais Hussin

    MARCH 24 — Speaking at the press conference after the end of a three day working visit to Pakistan, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed affirmed that the “Islamic world is...

  • Malaysia’s reality check — Syerleena Abdul Rashid

    1 month ago

    Malaysia’s reality check — Syerleena Abdul Rashid

    MARCH 22 — It has been said, time and again, that children are the future of any society and if there are to be any attempts to cripple the progress of a nation, the best way to...

  • Finally, someone says it right! — Zharif Badrul

    1 month ago

    Finally, someone says it right! — Zharif Badrul

    MARCH 22 — After too many accusations, allegations and misinterpretation regarding International Women’s Day March in Malaysia, someone stood up in Parliament and spoke about...

  • Press statement on the dumping of industrial waste into Sungai Kim Kim — Suhakam

    1 month ago

    Press statement on the dumping of industrial waste into Sungai Kim Kim — Suhakam

    MARCH 22 — The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has been following closely the developments concerning the hazardous and illegal chemical discharge into Sungai Kim...

  • Is DAP a victim of Malay micro-aggression? — Rais Hussin

    1 month ago

    Is DAP a victim of Malay micro-aggression? — Rais Hussin

    MARCH 22 — Malays are rightfully proud of their cultures. Be it Sejarah Melayu, otherwise known as Sulalatus Salahtin, or Hikayat Abdullah Munsyi, there are countless historical...

  • Time to take care of our own — Yoong Khean

    1 month ago

    Time to take care of our own — Yoong Khean

    MARCH 21 — It has been a tough week for Malaysia. We saw one of the biggest environmental disasters affecting thousands in Pasir Gudang, the senseless and devastating terrorist...

  • Honouring Haziq — Nathaniel Tan

    1 month ago

    Honouring Haziq — Nathaniel Tan

    MARCH 21 — Muhammad Haziq Mohd Tarmizi was 17 years old. He had lived for the last year and a half in New Zealand with his family. He was a Year 12 student at Burnside High...

  • Green approach for urban water management — Kim Jensen

    1 month ago

    Green approach for urban water management — Kim Jensen

    MARCH 21 — Today, more than half the world’s population live in cities, and in Asia we are expecting unprecedented growth — by 2030, megacities of 10 million inhabitants or...

  • As SE Asian countries consider plain packaging for cigarettes, Australia reviews its failing ‘quit or die’ smoking policy — Jo Furnival

    1 month ago

    As SE Asian countries consider plain packaging for cigarettes, Australia reviews its failing ‘quit or die’ smoking policy — Jo Furnival

    MARCH 20 — Less than a month after Singapore’s announcement that cigarettes in the city-state are to be sold only in standardised plain packaging, it’s reported that...

  • Reflections on Christchurch — Kevin Fernandez and Greg Lopez

    1 month ago

    Reflections on Christchurch — Kevin Fernandez and Greg Lopez

    MARCH 20 — On March 15, 2019, a single gunman — Brenton Harrison Tarrant, an Australian citizen — killed 50 Muslims at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.  Those...

  • Loan sharks and the police — P. Sundramoorthy

    1 month ago

    Loan sharks and the police — P. Sundramoorthy

    MARCH 19 — Local authorities are constantly engaged in a “war” with loan sharks (also known as Ah Longs) who seek extensive and cheap publicity by putting up their illegal...

  • Leading is learning: Need for greater student empowerment on Malaysian campuses — Abd. Lateef Krauss Abdullah

    1 month ago

    Leading is learning: Need for greater student empowerment on Malaysian campuses — Abd. Lateef Krauss Abdullah

    MARCH 9 — I refer to the article, “Student leaders all in for party-free campus elections,” I couldn’t agree more with the university student leaders quoted in this piece....

  • Open letter to the transport minister — Richard Chapbell

    1 month ago

    Open letter to the transport minister — Richard Chapbell

    MARCH 18 — Congratulations on your appointment as the country’s transport minister in 2018. This is no doubt an extremely demanding and time consuming job that I believe keeps...

  • Just save one: Senseless deaths of the young — Brendan J. Gomez

    1 month ago

    Just save one: Senseless deaths of the young — Brendan J. Gomez

    MARCH 18 — Imagine pain shooting up your spine. Another beating on your back and mind. Imagine blood spurting out an old pus. A wound infected by yesterday’s fuss. No, don’t...

  • Singapore must halt execution of Sarawakian Michael ak Garing — N. Surendran

    1 month ago

    Singapore must halt execution of Sarawakian Michael ak Garing — N. Surendran

    MARCH 18 — Malaysian citizen Michael anak Garing is scheduled to be hanged in Changi prison on Friday, March 22, 2019. Michael, who is a Sarawakian, was convicted of murder in...