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Ashamed, saddened and grieving

This morning I was asked how I feel about the announcement by Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin that a special committee will be formed as a response to Suhakam’s conclusion that “Special Branch, Bukit Aman, abducted and disappeared Amri Che Mat

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PTPTN profiteers not questioned

In the last one week, the whole debate on the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loans only focused on two issues. One blames the Pakatan Harapan government in trying to impose the travel ban which they themselves said will

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Vietnam’s Industry 4.0: Opportunities and Challenges

In a recent Industry 4.0 summit in July 2018, the Vietnamese prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc stated that his administration was committed to creating a favourable environment for international organisations to collaborate in research and technology transfer with Vietnamese counterparts.

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PH itching to be opposition

Lately we see Pakatan Harapan (PH) being hit by a new syndrome – the itch to become opposition again. After being years in the opposition, it seems they have missed some of their best times in politics. First, we hear

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Nothing to celebrate over IPCMC yet

By Rama Ramanathan Opinion leaders have been dancing and singing in praise of the new Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the ‘imminent’ establishment of an Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC). I’m glad that Datuk Seri Hamid Bador

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PH’s backlash is self inflicted

S Arutchelvan When Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was asked how Datuk Sri Anwar Ibrahim got his black eye in 1998, Mahathir said it was self-inflicted by Anwar himself. Now if you asked me how was PH performance in the last

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What explains the steep drop in reports of break-ins and thefts in Malaysia?

By: Rama Ramanathan Every society must take actions to reduce the many causes of crime such as rejection, hunger, envy, anger, addiction. One of the goals of government is to eliminate such causes. The goal can be approached, but can

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Ain’t the first time having May Day rally at Dataran Merdeka

By: S Arutchelvan Yesterday morning, as the huge May Day rally walked along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman heading towards the Dataran Merdeka junction and planning to make a left turn to Jalan Tun Perak; the Public Order officer of Dang

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Black eye to police-disappeared pastor and political moral compasses

By: Rama Ramanathan What is the nexus between political parties and the moral compass within each of us? What should we call politicians who betray the trust we place in them? In 1999 the genius of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim

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Dissecting Kula’s new minimum wage recommendation within 16 months

By: S Arutchelvan Recently under intense pressure to raise the minimum wage, YB M.Kulasegaran – the Human Resources Minister said that a review will be done within 16 months on the question of minimum wage.(Bernama, 20 April 2019). This is

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