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Shad Saleem Faruqi

Reflecting On The Law by Shad Saleem Faruqi

Catching flies while hornets fly free

DEATH penalty for the illegal import, export, sale or possession of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances is known to the legal systems of 33 countries. Among them are China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Malaysia, Singa­pore, Indonesia, the United States, Yemen, Pakistan, North Korea and Japan. In 13 of these countries, the death sentence is mandatory.

Azmi Sharom
Star Says

The Star Says by The Star Says

A need to reach out to the orang asli

WHEN an orang asli villager in Sungai Kejar of Perak’s Royal Belum State Park was asked how many people in the area had been lost to the disease they call serawan, his answer was: “Satu ratus, dua ratus ... tiga ratus!”

Joceline Tan

Analysis by Joceline Tan

Young Turks hungry to move up

The upcoming Penang DAP election will feature three factions – powerful warlords, ambitious young professionals and loyal old guards who are not ready to ride off into the sunset.

Wan Saiful Wan Jan
Martin Khor
Martin Vengadesan
Wong Chun Wai
Soo Ewe Jin
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