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Kimanis: A harbinger of messier days

FIRST of all, a very Happy New Year. By-elections are always an exciting affair in Malaysian politics, and like most Westminster-style democracies, they have often been used a barometer of support for the government of the day.

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Why do we find forgiveness so difficult?

In December 2015, my family and I went on holiday to South Africa.

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Pakatan better look to Sri Lankan politics and learn

IT WAS December 2014, and I was on holiday with my family in Sri Lanka.

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M'sia deserves better – making Pakatan hopeful again

AFTER my last column, I was asked by friends and colleagues how can Pakatan Harapan turn its political fortunes around.

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A Malaysian dilemma: The more things change...

SO MUCH has happened in the past couple of weeks that there is only one certainty in Malaysian politics – nothing is certain.

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Let’s talk about the haze

I MUST say, like most Malaysians, I'm relieved we are enjoying a respite from the haze and smog that engulfed our skies over the past couple of weeks.

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Finally, a moment of truth: PM's BFM interview

IT HAS been a whirlwind September for most Malaysians. We have had three long weekends in a row, celebrated the coronation of our much-beloved King, followed by Malaysia Day and grappling with the haze situation once again, which only going to get worse – according to the experts.

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Malaysia Baru confronts Malay/Muslim Consolidation

Some months before the last general election, I attended an intimate dialogue organised by a friend who is also a public policy specialist.

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The dilemma of hope

If the past couple of weeks are anything to go by, then we have a real reason to worry about the state of our nation.

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Game of thrones a la Malaysia

As I write this column, I am travelling on a train from Paris to Amsterdam. One of the things I enjoy the most in my post-political life is being to travel freely without having to worry about a phone call with a complaint that a house has burnt down or there is a flood somewhere.

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Why politics is not for everybody

I AM often asked why I went into politics.