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Can you have your cake and eat it?

We should not take our democracy for granted. The right to vote is the essence of a democratic country.

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Rock-solid oath

The promises made by the then-Malayan government to Sabah when Malaysia was formed in 1963 were literally cast in stone — the historical boulder in Keningau which serves to remind us of our rights to religious freedom, land, culture and customs.

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Is a third force the next step?

In Scandinavian countries, the third force comprises citizens’ movements that elect representatives according to shared values and regardless of political parties.

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Time for real change for Malaysian education

I HAVE been a big critic of and  objector to Maszlee Malik as Education Minister from day one.

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The ashes of our education

Education is not rocket science. But you need to be scientifically-minded to make substantive changes in our education system, if we want to progress as a nation and not be left behind by the rest of the advanced world.

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365 new days, 365 new chances

In 2020, let us toil, struggle and sacrifice in our own long step forward towards victory, honour and dignity for all in our beloved country.

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The value of transparency

There is great value associated with the honesty, exposure and even vulnerability that results from an attitude, person or product that is 100% transparent.

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Moving forward to a progressive Malaysia

The ordinary Malaysians who gathered at Maju’s maiden forum on Nov 13 showed they are hungry for real change.

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Tanjung Piai by-election: we need to vote for....

I HAVE been pondering more and more on this upcoming by-election at Tanjung Piai, Johor, ever since the untimely passing of its incumbent in September.

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Malaysian education: Are we up the stream?

I THINK it is time we talk about Malaysian education again, considering what has been in the news of late.

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The vision of our Rukun Negara

This Malaysia Day is a good time for us to reflect on our national ideology, which is the essence of the soul of the nation that has carried us this far.

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'Maju' together for true Merdeka

YESTERDAY I read a heart-wrenching piece by one of our towering Malays in academia, Prof Dr Mohd Tajuddin Mohd Rasdi, entitled “A Meaningless Merdeka”, where he laments on the sliding down state of the nation and our failing society. His utter despondency on the futility of trying to save our beloved Malaysia in a climate where in his words, “"peddler of religious capitalism comes to this country blaring insults... and ministers have dinners with him”" and "“Old Malaysia has just been given a new lease of life by a heart bypass”", seem like the norm today among the real thinking-class of Malaysia. His article hit every point like a nail-gun to the head.YESTERDAY I read a heart-wrenching piece by one of our towering Malays in academia, Prof Dr Mohd Tajuddin Mohd Rasdi, entitled “A Meaningless Merdeka”, where he laments on the sliding down state of the nation and our failing society. His utter despondency on the futility of trying to save our beloved Malaysia in a climate where in his words, “"peddler of religious capitalism comes to this country blaring insults... and ministers have dinners with him”" and "“Old Malaysia has just been given a new lease of life by a heart bypass”", seem like the norm today among the real thinking-class of Malaysia. His article hit every point like a nail-gun to the head.

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