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K. Parkaran

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Recent and archived articles by K. Parkaran

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.
13 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Endless deja vu

If you’ve got a Bard feeling about the state of the nation, you are not alone – we are seeing too many shades of the gutter politics of old.

Political hotspot: The cool weather is not the only thing that is suddenly drawing our hardworking ministers to Cameron Highlands.
30 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Let’s have a New Year Truce

If only for a day – and at least online – we should learn from the 1914 Christmas Truce, which showed how humanity can prevail even in our darkest moments.

Beautiful game diplomacy: The 1914 Christmas Truce football match was the stuff of legends and has been re-enacted countless times in honour of the human spirit.
9 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

A privilege, not a right

It’s time to ask what we can do for Malaysia, as we have been asking what the country can do for us for far too long.

Taking to the streets: Gabungan Mahasiswa Islam Se-Malaysia organised a protest against the PTPTN repayment scheme last month. The scheme has since been put on hold. — Bernama
5 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Make New Malaysia a reality, tolerate all races

COMMENT: By K. Parkaran

Cause for concern: The Seafield temple clash caused much anxiety, fear, distrust and heartbreak among Malaysians.