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Does our police have nothing better to do?

I read with amusement that Police have opened investigation papers under the sedition and multimedia laws on Steven Gan and Charles Santiago for comments they made after the Federal Court decision last Friday. Does it mean that everytime someone makes

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Malaysia: Conviction of Malaysiakini a blow to press freedom

The conviction of online news outlet Malaysiakini on contempt of court charges threatens press freedom, despite the simultaneous acquittal of editor-in-chief Steven Gan, said ARTICLE 19. The excessive fine imposed on Malaysiakini will have a chilling effect on independent journalism and online freedom of

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SUHAKAM needs solidarity not brickbats when tackling serious human rights abuses

For the past few days, SUHAKAM’s new findings on G. Jestus Kevin’s death in Bentong District Police headquarters has sparked an open debate. Since then, SUHAKAM’s power to investigate death in custody cases has been in question. We stand in

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Lead with wisdom in a multiracial society like Malaysia

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim means “In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful”. As Muslims, we are always called to remember Him in any situation on a daily basis. It is hoped that by remembering Allah SWT, we also observe

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Malaysia must prepare for a quick post-Covid recovery

Malaysia must devise an “all-of-government” and “whole-of-society” strategy and approach in the war against Covid-19 pandemic that will enable Malaysians to live with the coronavirus for one to two years as well as to save lives and livelihoods and prepare

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Emergency: When Umno catches a cold, the nation goes into crisis

EVERY time Umno is in crisis, do not be surprised if it is accompanied by an Emergency declaration or political turmoil. It would be naive to believe that the Emergency is being called for COVID-19 purposes. The Tun Dr Mahathir

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Covid 19: Lessons to recall

Dear Malaysians, Some of you who may know I was recently a victim of Covid-19 and now I am with my pink band as a close contact and quarantined at home. Allow me to chronicle my experience. I must confess

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A tale of two cities – Wuhan and New York

CNN news headlined: “Thousands packed the streets to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Wuhan, where the coronavirus first emerged, as other cities worldwide were deserted”. This is the modern story of “A Tale of Two Cities”, the historical novel by Charles

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𝐒𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐓𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥 s𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 f𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐢𝐬𝐧’𝐭 b𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 “𝐏𝐌 f𝐨𝐫 a𝐥𝐥”

“Walk the talk”, “practise what you preach”, “actions speak louder than words”: you folks know the meaning, right?Well the Prime Minister and his government don’t. While Muhyiddin Yassin says the welfare of the Indian community is important, the severe 42%

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Lim: Fitch’s downgrade is an indictment of Muhyiddin’s 2021 Budget

Fitch’s downgrade of Malaysia’s long-term foreign-currency issuer default rating (IDR) from A- to BBB+ is an indictment of the 2021 Budget presented by the Finance Minister, Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz to Parliament early November. I have read the Fitch Report

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