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Intense fight for Malay votes

Malay voters face a tough choice in deciding between Barisan Nasional and Perikatan Nasional in the Melaka state election amid anxiety that a split in the ballots could lead to a Pakatan Harapan victory.

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Asean nations caught in a quandary

The entry of the new trilateral defence pact in the Asia-Pacific region has divided South-East Asian countries and negated the quest for a zone of peace, freedom and neutrality.

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Threat at home and abroad

While claims that Malaysian fighters have been nabbed in Afghanistan are being verified, history shows that such fighters had been in the country from as early as in the 1980s.

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We need a host of measures to fight this virus

Malaysia should adopt a multi-layered strategy featuring a host of actions – vaccines, prophylactics, new antiviral drugs, and even the latest devices to check the spread of the virus indoors.

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A black market amid the pandemic

As the inoculation drive is ramped up in Malaysia, demand is also rising for a medication touted as a Covid-19 cure.

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Some cheer amid the despair

Those suffering from the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are finding hope in the White Flag campaign, a shining example of Malaysian generosity.

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End the abuse of migrant workers

There are enough laws, but the government needs to do more to prevent the rising cases of exploitation of foreign workers by unscrupulous agents and employers.

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In the dark for 45 years

The investigation report into the June 6, 1976, Sabah air crash which took 11 lives, including the state’s top leaders, should be made public if there is indeed nothing to hide.

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Shifting views on Gaza conflict

The latest round of hostilities is changing opinions over the plight of the Palestinians and Israel’s ‘always the victim’ narrative, both in the United States and around the world.

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Questions over coastal corridor

IT’S a mega project touted to lure in RM100bil of investments over the next 15 years and has been flaunted as a “game changer”, but locals are more wary than thrilled about the Melaka Waterfront Economic Zone (M-WEZ).

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Toxic move radiates outrage

MONDAY marked the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, regarded as the worst nuclear accident in history. But some scientists contend that the damage caused by an earthquake and tsunami to Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant 10 years ago was equally severe.

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The shifting of world power

EVENTS of the past two weeks have signalled a dramatic turning point in the world’s balance of power as tensions escalate between the United States and the increasingly close allies Russia and China.

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