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Ramasamy: The great, anticipated debate failed

What was supposed to be a debate of interest in Sapura Energy Bhd (SEB) between former prime minister Najib Tun Razak and PKR president Anwar Ibrahim turned into a debate defending their respective political positions. The debate started with the

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Mahathir: Go big, dominate market

IT is well-known that Malaysia became industrialised through foreign direct investment or FDI. Malaysia was actually among the first to do this. Prior to this the newly independent countries were unwilling to give a role to foreigners in the development of

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Ramasamy: PAS’ politics of absurdity

PAS’ information chief Khairil Nizam Khirudin issued a stern warning against anyone trying to change the religious status of single-mother Loh Siew Hong’s three underaged children. He said that since the children converted into Islam based on their understanding and

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Womens March Malaysia: Rise, Resist & Rest

Two years have passed and we are moving towards a new (pandemic) normal. Yet, the oppression of the marginalised in Malaysia remains the same. Resistance of those oppressed remains the same. The demand for better rights, access, safety and protection,

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Charles: Time for AG to ensure state laws reflect Federal Court Judgment

This is what the tug of war is about: the Perlis religious authorities defending unilateral conversions because it’s allowed for in the state enactment and many others pointing out such an act is unconstitutional. To add to this, we have

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Mother’s unending quest for justice

Single mother Loh Siew Hong met her children in the welfare home yesterday.It was an emotional meeting, something to be expected given the separation of the children and their mother. The children are generally warming up and getting close to

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Unending saga of custodial deaths

Is it a surprise that custodial deaths have accelerated in the country. In the last seven years, there have been nearly 80 deaths in custody, whether under custody or in lockup. Last year alone, there have been 44 deaths in

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Gobind: PM should have shown government’s commitment to transparency and institutional reform

Prime Minister Dato Seri Ismail Sabri Yaacob has asked everyone to accept the decision of the SC. He says they have investigated Azam Baki and after investigations, a decision has been made and we must accept that decision. This call

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Is MIC leadership split on Thaipusam?

MIC’s president SA Vigneswaran commended the government for allowing the Hindus to celebrate Thaipusam under flexible conditions. There was no real celebration last year, but this year the government allowed the Hindus to celebrate with the SOPs. While Vignneswaran thanked

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Religious department should not criminalise the rituals in the name of Islam

My sympathy for Ibrahim Mat Zin (also known as Raja Bomoh) and his cousin Suliaha Abdul Hamid who have been charged recently in the Lower Syariah Court in Ipoh, Perak, for performing the ritual of “tolak bala”. In this instance,

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