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by akil yunus
THROW a rock and chances are you will hit an NGO.
This probably isn’t a real saying, but given the sheer number of NGOs operating in Malaysia at the moment, it isn’t very far from the truth either.
> The views expressed are entirely the writer’s own.
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It pays to be wary of pseudo-NGOs seeking a quick path to fame.
LATELY there has been a quite an obsession with covering up in this country.
SUFFICE to say, the end of Pakatan Rakyat in its present form was a source of disappointment to many of us who were counting on them to remain a potent adversary to Barisan Nasional.
WEEKEND trips back to Seremban these days often yield lengthy conversations with my father on the political state of this country, and more specifically, why former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is losing his marbles.
THE 26th Asean summit took place over the weekend, and I enjoyed a first time experience of seeing how the annual gathering of regional governments was conducted.
IN a week when all (tired) eyes were on POTA and the Sedition Act amendments being debated and passed in Parliament well past the midnight mark, few would have paid close attention to the findings of the annual Auditor-General’s report.
We, the people of Malaysia must stop seeking foreign assistance to resolve the challenges affecting us as a nation.
The presence of a recognised opposition leader in Parliament is essential to the democratic process.
PAS and DAP must set aside personal differences and ‘play for the team’ if they are to win the coveted prize.
There is an inherent difference between religious conservatism and militant extremism, and Malaysia’s political landscape is “safely” skewed towards the former.
Akil Yunus believes the world would be a better place without politics, but also a lot duller. He is a moderate at everything but eating, and feels people should make sense, not war.
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