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M. Veera Pandiyan

Recent and archived articles by M. Veera Pandiyan

12 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

Seeking the truth about MH17

IT has been almost five years since MH17 was shot down but the truth about who was responsible for the despicable mass murder remains unknown.

15 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Time to admit Asean’s 11th member

SO near, yet so far. Timor-Leste has been trudging on for eight years but the road to membership in Asean remains a long and winding one for Asia’s youngest democracy.

1 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Plunge in popularity

WHAT a difference a year makes. In a week, the Pakatan Harapan government will mark its first year in power but in stark contrast to the height of popularity it enjoyed then, support for the coalition has plunged.

17 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Don’t slay the golden goose

Melaka’s growing tourism industry may lose its heritage and uniqueness if the state keeps adding high-density commercial projects indiscriminately.

3 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

A long train running saga

THE communication lines seem to be clearer now and the right signals are flashing. It may be just a matter of weeks before the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) is back on track.

20 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Meandering towards disaster

IN Malaysia, it’s never about the paucity of laws. It’s always about the lack of enforcement or reacting when it is too late.

6 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Tax to beat the dreaded bulge

“Babi lah lu! (You’re a pig!)” used to be a common insult in Malaysia although it is no longer taken lightly in these “highly sensitive” days.

20 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Crooked judges must be exposed

AS the ultimate bastion of justice, an impartial and incorrupt judiciary is crucial for maintaining the rule of law.

9 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Old politics in New Malaysia

The Pakatan government faces the arduous task of changing the value system of the people, especially with the unrepentant sense of entitlement within its leadership ranks.

12 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Icerd and the politics of fear

The Dec 8 rally against the UN treaty is a classic example of how politicians can exploit anxieties to gain power.