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An imposing brand of ‘democracy’

PKR’s alliance with PAS is as problematic as it is pragmatic.

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Thoughts about liberty on National Day

In the midst of the celebrations, let’s ponder what freedom means to all of us.

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It should not have led to violence

In a democracy, everyone should have the space to have their say, even if we disapprove of what they are saying.

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There’s good news and there’s bad news

First came a surprise ban, but it was followed by an inspiring, heartwarming Court of Appeal decision.

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Uneasy over additional judges

The way the new Chief Justice of the Federal Court and President of the Court of Appeal were appointed has raised some important questions.

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Taking on the Fourth Estate

What’s the real reason for the demand that Qatar shut down the Al Jazeera Arabic channel?

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There should be no extra punishment

Once a sentence has been pronounced, it should be carried out according to the book and without any additional measures.

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It’s not just about the market

Universities are not just about training the workforce, but also about preserving knowledge and producing graduates who can be creative and imaginative.

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Give them a fair trial here

If the two Turks arrested recently are involved in terrorism, they should be brought to court.

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Free speech must be for all

Even if we disapprove of what they say, we should defend to the death their right to say it.

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There’s a reason for the law on statutory rape

The goal is to protect girls who are not mature enough to make complicated decisions with far-reaching consequences.

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Allow room for critical thinking

FIVE school teachers have been given show cause letters by the Education Ministry for being “excessively” critical of the Government in public forums and the like. I wish I could find out what they said; it would be nice to see what “excessive” is.

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