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Veera Pandiyan
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When the taxman comes, you go nowhere

MOST of us should be familiar with this saying: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going”. Now, it is time that we acquainted ourselves with a version inspired by the Inland Revenue Board (IRB): “When the taxman gets tough, the tax defaulter gets nowhere”. This is especially true if the latter is planning to go abroad.

June H L Wong
IKIM Views
Joceline Tan

Analysis by Joceline Tan

Stepping out of her comfort zone

The PKR congress this year was very much about projecting Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as the party’s candidate for the Selangor Mentri Besar post.

Wong Chun Wai
Soo Ewe Jin
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Let’s build bridges that unite

TWO weeks ago, we launched our Brave Views, Bold Ideas campaign. Apart from the prominent advertisements you see in this newspaper, billboards and digital screens have also been placed at strategic spots in Bangsar, Bukit Bintang, Jalan Ampang near KLCC and Jalan Tun Razak in Kuala Lumpur to highlight the message, “Keeping it open, rational and moderate”.

Joceline Tan

Analysis by Joceline Tan

Dr Mahathir on the attack

Umno leaders are wondering whether it is just straightforward criticism or if there is a bigger agenda to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s open attack on the policies of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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  1. The goodness of ordinary folk
  2. A school with rich culture and ethos
  3. Parading semi-nude in public is definitely not the norm
  4. Barking up the wrong tree
  5. Coping with an ‘overdose’ of doctors
  6. Independence — A blessing underappreciated
  7. Incentive scheme not implemented well
  8. Movement to repeal the Sedition Act
  9. ‘Moderates must influence the direction of political parties in a significant way’
  10. President-elect Joko Widodo talks of the new democracy in Indonesia

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