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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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The danger of being tone-deaf

ONE of the most significant challenges for any government is communication.

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Are Malaysians the problem with Malaysia?

A CLOSE friend, Kevin Christopher, a prominent analyst with an investment firm in Kuala Lumpur, recently posted a question in a WhatsApp group chat.

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To hop or not?

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, said that 39 Members of Parliament had switched sides since the 14th General Election. This translates into roughly 20% of MPs defecting, which does not augur well for our democracy.

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The Gerakan leadership remains bewildered

OVER a year ago, Gerakan joined Perikatan Nasional as the fifth component party after Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, PAS, Sabah People’s Progressive Party, better known as SAPP, and Sabah STAR.

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The merits of political unity

IN the latest edition of the Economist Magazine, there is a dedicated article on the political resurgence of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. The author attributes this resurgence to the failure of the political forces that oppose Najib to come together and find a common purpose.

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Ukraine, Russia and a new world order

ONE of my earliest recollections of war was Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1991. I recall it because whenever I would quarrel with my elder sister, my mother would refer to my sister as Iraq as she was older, myself as Kuwait and herself as America – the one attempting to make peace.

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The anti vaccine challenge

People opposed to vaccines do not like to be called anti-vaxxers. They find it a pejorative term, and rightly so. It is not meant to uplift but a reflection of misinformation and deception.

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A fair reckoning

It has been some months since my last column. I took some time off to reflect and digest what has happened to our country over the past few months. My only hope is that next year will be better than the last two years for all of us.

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The unravelling of Umno

IN the early hours of Thursday (July 8), Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi delivered what some have billed as a scorching address against the Perikatan Nasional government led by Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

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Perikatan’s New Deal – points to ponder

TO say that the last three years have been topsy-turvy is an understatement.

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Gerakan's path forward

AMERICAN author, Stephen Kinzer stated that “alliances and partnerships produce stability when they reflect realities and interests.”

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