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One Man's Meat

Ah, to play in Merdeka Stadium on Merdeka Day

Monday was historical for me.

Along The Watchtower

Young voices speak up for change

COMPARED with their counterparts in Thailand, youth in Malaysia are still a long way from playing a meaningful role in pushing for better democracy and governance. The few young MPs we have are part of the stultifying political order, which has remained largely unchanged.

Over the Top

Education for a fragmented society

MALAYSIA, with her 39 ethnic groups, is a fragmented society. We live as strangers among ourselves, with the Semenanjung people not knowing and generally not caring to know our brethren in Sabah and Sarawak and vice versa.

What's Your Status?

The Malaysian dream: From Kota Baru to Oxford to MIT-ASB

The journey of one Malaysian from Kelantan shows what is possible, given the opportunities and possibilities we have today.

Colours of China

Every right to refuse to toe the line

‘Drinking culture’ in the finance world comes under the spotlight after rookie’s frustrations on being bullied at a social gathering goes viral on social media.

The Bowerbird Writes

Poverty in the time of pandemic

Poverty-stricken households need sustainable assistance such as work and business opportunities in the long run.

Putting Dr G On The Spot

Fertility U-turn

A vasectomy is gaining momentum as a popular form of contraception in recent years, as more men are taking on family planning responsibilities.

All the pieces matter

How Merdeka are we?

These days it feels less like we have been successfully ‘decolonised’ and a little more like we have merely switched colonial masters.

Asian Editors Circle

Contemplating Shinzo Abe's record

Speculation is rife about who might be Japan's next PM as the incumbent struggles doggedly to fulfil his goals in trying times.

On The Beat

Leave your hat on

Lives lost and families destroyed are everyday scenery here. And they’re all paid for the price of ignoring basic safety rules.


The real meaning of Merdeka

As we celebrate our 63rd National Day, we need to take heed of the colonialisation cloaked in local colours still prevalent around us.

It's Just Politics

Questions rife in Sabah elections

There are two weeks to nomination day for the snap state polls fixed on September 26. The negotiations for the 73 state seats have not been finalised for Warisan Plus, the caretaker state government, and Barisan Nasional, Perikatan Nasional and Parti Bersatu Sabah, the main opposition alliance.

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