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May the force be with the moderates

THE voices of moderation must permeate all spheres of society. We salute the well-known citizens who have taken a stand. And we also salute the many others who practise moderation in their daily lives.

Soo Ewe Jin
Wong Chun Wai

On The Beat by Wong Chun Wai

A divisive detail

IT’S a small step but the Sabah and Sarawak governments must be commended for their efforts to scrap the term “dan lain lain” or “others” in the race column in government forms.

Tho Xin Yi

Why Not? by Dorairaj Nadason

The Incredible Hug

What’s in a hug? Much more than meets the eye, say researchers. It’s therapeutic, soothing, eases stress and chases away your cares. But as we have seen, it can touch a raw nerve or two.

Shad Saleem Faruqi
Azmi Sharom
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Time for a reality check on the economic front

MARKETS and economies can be mercurial. Just three months after the tabling of the 2015 Budget, several key assumptions used during its formulation are no longer valid. For example, the Budget was based on oil prices averaging US$100 per barrel this year. Now, following a slump in the oil market, the Government believes that US$55 per barrel is more realistic.

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