Nathaniel Tan

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9 Jul 2019 | 2:56 PM

The history of Malay political unity

PRIME Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s latest call for Malays to unite under a single political party (his) has raised some eyebrows.

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7 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

Younger, fresher politics

IF the bill reducing the voting age from 21 to 18 passes in Parliament, one group of voters for GE15 could be as young as 15 years old today.

4 Jul 2019 | 11:14 AM

Schoolkids dressed as orangutan: 1; Govt: 0

The government’s anxiety in the face of kid’s play betrays insecurity, paranoia, and a totalitarian bent.

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27 Jun 2019 | 8:29 PM

Did someone call Teoh Beng Hock's family money grubbers?

THE Attorney General and the Royal Malaysian Police have now reclassified their investigation into the death of Teoh Beng Hock, who died in the custody of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commision (MACC), almost 10 years ago.

20 Jun 2019 | 12:28 PM

Of gutter politics and the folly of hotheads

POLITICAL gossip-mongering has gone into overdrive, reaching a fever pitch.

16 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

Scrutinise integrity, not bedrooms

TWO controversies beset Malaysia in this last week or two. One involved the deaths of multiple Orang Asli in Kelantan, and the other involving a sex video.

7 Jun 2019 | 5:48 PM

Will Latheefa be impartial?

LATHEEFA Koya was the last person I spoke to before I was arrested (but never charged) as part of an Official Secrets Act investigation back in 2007.

4 Jun 2019 | 5:15 PM

Merging STPM and matriculation: What are the questions that matter?

WRITINGS about Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik tend to be quite polarised – some strongly negative, and some strongly positive or defensive.

2 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

Malay political anxiety

WHEN Malaysians fight about race, what are we really fighting about? What are the actual undercurrents that are causing these fights?

29 May 2019 | 12:32 PM

From dumping ground to world leader in ethical recycling

I CONFESS, when I initially read about the clampdown on illegal plastic recycling centres, I thought to myself: surely the more people out there recycling the better?