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Shape up or get shipped out

COULD the allegations made against Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali be one of those turning points in Malaysian politics? While for two days my friends and I were in the depths of despair that the new Malaysia we longed for is fast

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Time to learn from BN’s mistakes

As its honeymoon year draws to a close, the Pakatan Harapan government needs to summon the political will and courage to do more of what is right and what is just and start fulfilling its promise of change and to make life better for all.

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Whither gender equality?

What is needed is political will and political courage from our new leaders to stand on principles and lead the Muslim world into the 21st century.

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A different kind of leadership

MARTIN Luther King Jr said, “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a moulder of consensus.”

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Equal, with no exceptions

Over the decades, the previous administration did much to recognise equality between non-Muslim men and women. Now it’s time for this Pakatan Harapan government to summon the political will and courage to recognise the equality of and non-discrimination against Muslim women as a fundamental policy.

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Wanted: A new national narrative

Malaysia cannot afford to go on being polarised on the basis of race and religion anymore. The pipeline of hate and mistrust must be plugged.

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Don’t take the easy way out

Before bad habits get encrusted and we hear the same old misogynistic pronouncements in the name of Islam, it is critical that this new government take the necessary steps to examine how the religion is understood and used as a source of law and public policy.

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A formidable, but doable, challenge

If the Pakatan Harapan government is truly committed to ‘Compassionate Islam’, it must lead in shaping a new discourse, build new champions within its own religious authorities and institutions, and build public support for the necessity and possibility for change.

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It’s time for tough love

As we bask in the first Merdeka and welcome Malaysia Day under this new Malaysia, it is important for us who voted for change remain vigilant that the Pakatan Harapan government delivers on its promises of transformation.

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Music to the ears

EVERYDAY I wake up in this new Malaysia, thankful for the courage of Malaysians to bring about change. I am beginning to watch local TV news, discovering local hosts and learning more about the newly-elected MPs, and being most impressed by the fluency of DAP Ministers and MPs speaking in the national language.

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Change, finally! Blame thyself, Umno?

It may have been a shock win for Pakatan Harapan in the recent election, but the writing has been on the wall for Barisan Nasional for more than a decade.

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Doing right by women

A political will is needed to treat women in a just and fair manner.