All The Pieces Matter


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All the pieces matter

Uneasy allies in awkward coalitions

When we stick to a formula just because it’s the only formula we know, or because it’s the easiest way to short term victories, we are inevitably leading Malaysia backwards rather than forwards.

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Will a mixed member electoral system help Malaysia?

In an appalling move by Sarawak immigration, political scientist Dr Wong Chin Huat was not only denied entryinto Sarawak, but was initially denied medical attention when his blood pressure shot up at the airport.

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The two-faced nature of race-based politics

Racism isn't revealed by what you say in public, but what you say in private.

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The most important Malay movements you’ve never heard of

Could movements like Abim and Ikram be the key to Malaysian unity?

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What's really scary about Joker?

THE movie Joker ignited controversy and sparked debates well before the movie was launched. I haven't read all of the debates and reviews, so can't deign to engage with the movie on that level.

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Collaborative vs oppositional politics: The UK, Indonesia and Norway

I READ the following quote about innovation in political debates in Norway back in September. I’ve thought a lot about it since then, and I’m quite confident I’ll be reflecting on it for a good time to come:

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Facebook: Too big for the truth

FACEBOOK Inc has recently decided that it will not remove political ads on Facebook that are untrue.

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The great crisis, the great opportunity

IT'S always someone else’s fault, isn’t it?

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What is the real reason for the LTTE arrests?

PERHAPS the introductory caveat of this article should be: objectively speaking, we must be open to the possibility that the statements by some of the police could be absolutely true.

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The roots of Malaysian dignity

IN talking about dignity, the first question we seem compelled to ask is: whose dignity?

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What politicians say, versus what people hear

It is not as if there is a clear, thought out plan from the government that is too complex for people to understand; there is clearly no plan at all.

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The Westminster Drive

If we are brave enough to do so, maybe we can inch back to a Malaysia where everybody loves somebody (sometime).