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Who's afraid of Zakir Naik?

The fiery preacher seems like a divisive figure to the country as a whole – but could he be a unifying force among Muslims in a time when Umno and PAS are considering banding together?

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Has the dream derailed?

SIX months ago, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia politics and governance research group head Dr Mazlan Ali observed that PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was on track to become Malaysia’s eight Prime Minister.

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Changing Umno to keep it relevant

Party members and grassroots supporters want to see it become a credible check and balance to the Pakatan Harapan government.

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A crack in Anwar and Azmin’s relationship

It seems that these two politicians, like most divorced Hollywood superpower couples, face irreconcilable differences.

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While Pakatan Harapan fights within, Umno rebuilds

PAKATAN Harapan’s strange pre-GE14 arrangement may cause the fall of its government, said Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa .

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‘Politics have no relation to morals’

THE Machiavellian plot to derail Datuk Seri Azmin Ali’s political ascension has triggered a situation described in an Niccolٍ Machiavelli quote.

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Better ‘liwat’ than never?

Whose political endgame will the latest nefarious sex-tape nonsense bring...

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To reform or not to reform

BASED on the GE14 result, there are 77 MP seats in Peninsular Malaysia and 13 MP seats in Sabah and Sarawak that did not return a majority winner.

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Small or big, it’s still a raging storm

IS the Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik’s recent controversial remark a storm in a teacup? Or, as a DAP politician stated, a storm raging and dividing Pakatan Harapan?

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Eight lessons from PBS’ defeat in Sandakan

PARTI Bersatu Sabah’s stunning defeat in the Sandakan by-election in Sabah is a lesson on how not to run a campaign.

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‘Bossku’ is coming ... or not

IT was one day after the one year anniversary of the fall of Barisan Nasional. If you were in Sandakan on the east coast of Sabah on Friday and witnessed the rock star reception ‘”bossku” Datuk Seri Najib Razak received, you would not have thought Pakatan Harapan is now in control of the Federal government.

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All about the personalities

Rather than issues, the Sandakan by-election campaign has so far been about the personalities of two candidates with similar starts to their political lives and different approaches to campaigning.