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Free meal for all plan hard to digest

The Pakatan Harapan government should go for needs-based approaches, not populist moves.

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Politics in Malaysia now a zero sum game?

The people gave Pakatan Harapan the mandate to clean-up Malaysia. However, we are now slowly being convinced that this coalition is looking more and more like ‘the same old broom’.

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Disturbing trend of the bad and ugly emerging in New Malaysia

The fight for political survival is overshadowing the dream of a truly multiracial new Malaysia.

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Time for Malaysians to fight the real battles

Champions of race and religion are blithely ignoring serious challenges like drugs, failing education standards and non-repayment of study loans in the nation.

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‘Cash is King’ comes back to bite Pakatan

Politicians using cash to buy power and votes has created a culture in Malaysia in which people have started valuing money more than truth, hard work and honesty.

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Move away from a culture of mediocrity

Affirmative action should be based entirely on need because a poor Malay student needs a scholarship just as badly as a poor Indian or Chinese student.

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A disturbing and deep state of fear

A minister’s revelation of possible infiltration of state apparatus by a ‘deep state’ is troubling indeed.

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Dilemma: Race for votes or vote for race

We must support a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice. If we see race and religion in every sphere of our lives and neglect the core, a failed state is not too far off.

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Winning with a degree of honour

Malaysians who want to see changes implemented overnight by the Pakatan Harapan government need to remember that it’s not a 100m sprint but a 42km marathon.

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Endless deja vu

If you’ve got a Bard feeling about the state of the nation, you are not alone – we are seeing too many shades of the gutter politics of old.

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Let’s have a New Year Truce

If only for a day – and at least online – we should learn from the 1914 Christmas Truce, which showed how humanity can prevail even in our darkest moments.

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A privilege, not a right

It’s time to ask what we can do for Malaysia, as we have been asking what the country can do for us for far too long.