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K. Parkaran

newsdesk@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by K. Parkaran

14 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

Disturbing trend of the bad and ugly emerging in New Malaysia

The fight for political survival is overshadowing the dream of a truly multiracial new Malaysia.





Changes: Is the dream of a new, race-politics-free Malaysia that began with Pakatan Harapan’s win last year slipping away? — Filepic
9 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

Time for Malaysians to fight the real battles

Champions of race and religion are blithely ignoring serious challenges like drugs, failing education standards and non-repayment of study loans in the nation.

12 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

‘Cash is King’ comes back to bite Pakatan

Politicians using cash to buy power and votes has created a culture in Malaysia in which people have started valuing money more than truth, hard work and honesty.

28 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Move away from a culture of mediocrity

Affirmative action should be based entirely on need because a poor Malay student needs a scholarship just as badly as a poor Indian or Chinese student.




Mediocre future? If selection at the matriculation level is not based on meritocracy, the quality of our tertiary institutions will be diluted and they will produce only mediocre graduates eventually. 
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14 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

A disturbing and deep state of fear

A minister’s revelation of possible infiltration of state apparatus by a ‘deep state’ is troubling indeed.





The U-turn: Dr Mahathir has said that the government was ‘forced’ to back out of signing the Rome Statute. Could a ‘deep state’ really have pushed through this U-turn?
12 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Polls to chart Malaysia’s future

Comment by K. PARKARAN MUCH has been said and are still being said of the significance of the Rantau by-election tomorrow.

10 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Dilemma: Race for votes or vote for race

We must support a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice. If we see race and religion in every sphere of our lives and neglect the core, a failed state is not too far off.

Staying true to the Malaysian agenda: If Pakatan bravely opts to field Dr Streram (centre), the by-election outcome will not matter. A loss would mean it stood for honour and the larger interest of the nation. It will be a victory in itself for Malaysia.
5 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Time for PH to get the job done

WITH all the analyses, arguments and discussions on the result of the Semenyih by-election, there were not only answers but some questions raised too. One pertinent doubt crept into my mind.

17 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

About time to reset our judiciary

If the government does not take action against top civil servants or politicians just because they have retired or crossed over to the ruling party, nothing will ever change.

10 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Winning with a degree of honour

Malaysians who want to see changes implemented overnight by the Pakatan Harapan government need to remember that it’s not a 100m sprint but a 42km marathon.

With determination and heroism: We should emulate Ethiopian marathon runner Abebe Bikila who was the only athlete ever to win the 42km race in two consecutive Olympics – Rome 1960 and Tokyo 1964.