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The Litmus of The Sandakan Video

WHEN you are a writer and are as old as I am, you carry with you the benefit of knowledge and the baggage of history. You can choose to be arrogant and reckless because you know other people’s skeletons or

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Friday’s IPCMC Bill offers a short-changed, face-lifted EAIC

Over the weekend I read the Independent Police Complaints of Misconduct Bill which was tabled in Parliament on Friday. The Bill has the acronym IPCMC, thus allowing it to be mistaken for the IPCMC proposed in 2005 by the Royal

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Sedic managed funds based on govt guidelines

The Unit for the Socioeconomic Development of the Indian Community (Sedic) started its operations in September 2014 with the main aim of supporting and funding strategic intervention programmes to uplift the B40 in the Indian community. In 2014, SEDIC evaluated

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Sex video: Are your hands tied by politicians, IGP?

PUCHONG: With the circulation of the viral gay sex video implicating Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali last month, there are a few things that we need to take note of. Firstly, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad

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The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

When we were kids and first learnt to type on the old typewriter, we had to practice endlessly using this sentence: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. It is an English-language pangram —a sentence that contains all

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44% of traffic cops probably have mental illnesses

Today I told a doctor I could never do what she does, because doctors have to see sick, sad people all day. If I had to do that, I would go nuts. I had “going nuts” in mind when I

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Time to hand over power without burdening Dr Mahathir

One of the tenets of democracy has always been that there must be fair contest in periodically held elections where the people can decide who they want to represent them in government. The key here is that there must be

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Why are some “abang polis” liars, torturers and murders?

Policemen often appear when we hold street protests to draw attention to bad behaviour, bad policies or bad laws. Often an officer with high rank will urge us to disperse and threaten use of force if we do not disperse.

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Reviving an ancient system of healing

Ayurveda is perceived as an idea and practice that is well established as the national health system in Nepal. But this claim is not backed by research. Research helps to delineate an objectively false statement from fact. This statement is

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Malaysia’s financial scandals: Rewriting history is not an option

George Orwell once said: “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” Those who are in power today can try to rewrite the past but they would not succeed, not

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