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World Cities Day: Creating sustainable cities without harmful technologies

Due to rapid globalisation and our disrespect to the planet , climate change is bringing down upon us a wide variety of disruptions to our existence, such as wildfires, floods, haze, perpetual droughts and erratic weather patterns. The biggest concern

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The woman who squeezed an orange and made a vow on Deepavali day

On Friday, a friend send me a video via Whatsapp which led me to a dream. In the video, a wife weeps and pleads for the government to release her husband, the father of her children. With her are two

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Tragic death of Sujith Wilson, a technology failure

The TN borewell tragedy is a pointer to the skewed priorities of science research – how its advances have bypassed the poor and vulnerable The mind-numbingly tragic death of two-year-old Sujith Wilson after he fell into an abandoned borewell and

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Budget 2020: More is needed to aid Data Centre to promote digitalisation

AIMS Data Centre (“AIMS”) believes the government should continue looking into providing incentives and exemptions for local players in the online and digital sectors in order to create a more competitive and conducive business environment. While Budget 2020 has indicated

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For 20 days Thanabalan drank toilet water in the Shah Alam lockup. (Part 1)

On Tuesday, Bira coolly told the Coroner that because he is been in and out of lockups, he knows what really goes on in lockups. At 43 years, he has past the expiry age for persons engaged in “the security

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This Election Brought Out Canada’s Worst

Justin Trudeau didn’t lose the Canadian federal election outright, but he had about as bad an outcome as possible short of that. His Liberal Party lost 27 seats in the House of Commons. More ominously, his share of the popular

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Peter Rowan’s proclaiming the peacemaker and seeking reconciliation

In June 2006, an Irishman Peter Rowan got the last of 3,042 questionnaires completed by Christians in 17 Protestant churches in Malaysia. The questionnaire, with 18 questions, was designed to explore respondents’ attitudes to the church’s role in society. Months

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Consent not required for a post mortem in a police case

The public have so little confidence in the Malaysian police that they question every action taken by them. On September 14, in Rawang, the police shot and killed three persons. I went to the funeral of a couple of them.

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Dirty business as usual despite climate crisis

During the week when the whole world was marching for change to address the climate emergency, was there outrage among Malaysians over the shocking “business as usual” article by Mangai Balasegaram, “We’re polluting the air to generate power we don’t

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Budget 2020: Let’s think out of the box!

Much of the discourse regarding the development of the Malaysian Health Care Services is within a framework of accepting a 3 to 6% increase in the total Health Budgetary allocation every year as the norm for the foreseeable future. Planners

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