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What went wrong for Modi?

AS A close and interested observer of Indian politics, I watched the marathon election campaign unfold with much interest.

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Malaysia needs bolder economic reforms beyond fuel subsidy rationalisation

IT is high time for Malaysia to embark on bold economic reforms, a crucial step towards ensuring our nation's prosperity and growth.

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Illuminating insights from KKB by-election

NESTLED amid the breathtaking verdant greenery of Selangor, Kuala Kubu Baharu – better known as KKB – stands as a testament to Malaysia's rich tapestry of history and nature.

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Umno needs its groove back

I REWIND to July 2015 and the height of the 1MDB scandal linked to then prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Most of us were shocked and naturally concerned as well.

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Why are we so angry?

AFTER the last general election delivered a hung verdict with no coalition winning a plurality of seats (for the first time in our nation’s history), the King exercised his royal wisdom to call upon all parties to form a national unity government headed by the leader of the coalition with the most seats.

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New government, same problems

I TOOK a break from writing this column because I was preoccupied with the impending birth of my first child and completing my master's degree in law.

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GE15: Surveys inaccurate when it comes to realities of the vote

AS THE hustings for the 15th General Election (GE15) kick into full gear, political parties and coalitions pull out all the stops to win votes.

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Candidate or party?

As I write this, nominations for the 15th General Election are over.

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What kind of election campaign can we expect?

AS soon as the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri, announced Parliament's dissolution on Oct 10, 2023, I found myself thinking about what I did when the previous Parliament was dissolved on April 7, 2018.

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So, it's election time for Malaysians

AFTER much wrangling, dealing, arm-twisting and debates, it is decided that we will head to the polls.

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The PM’s one year in office

As the high political drama raged unabatedly last year, many did not expect Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob to last very long as Prime Minister. Most of us expected elections would be called soon after, and there would be a new government and possibly a new Prime Minister.

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Parliament should work without haste, but without rest

THE Dewan Rakyat is back in session. It's arguably been a long time since we've had a sitting like this, focused just on legislation.

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