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Shareholders must speak up

CEOs are under scrutiny of late. Never before have their salaries, bonuses and emoluments been analysed as much as they are now. There has been a debate on how much is too much to pay them.

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A lesson from the French football team

Mandela knew it well. And so does Obama. Our shared humanity means more than race.

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Victors should engage with the defeated

I HAVE experienced it first-hand. It wasn’t my first and last such experience, but certainly my most traumatic.

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The case for local council elections

The time is ripe for people’s representation in local government.

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The Agony, the Challenge - and yet they still balik kampung

A friend arrived from London two days ago, enduring more than 13 hours of non-stop flight, painfully adjusting his body clock for the seven-hour time difference. He was on a car a few hours later heading for Kota Baru. It took him and his family almost 15 hours to reach “home”, more than the time spent on the plane.

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Keep culture apart from tourism

THE new Government has yet to appoint a minister for the Tourism and Culture Ministry. We are not sure whether the Prime Minister will retain the ministry’s present structure.

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Remembering Krishen Jit

The publication 'Excavations, Interrogations, Krishen Jit & Contemporary Malaysian Theatre' is a fitting tribute to the late theatre director and critic.

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MCMC, stop playing Big Brother!

I FIND it totally unacceptable that the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has been playing Big Brother all these years. It got worse in the months leading up to GE14.

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The dawn of a new era

Pakatan Harapan’s GE14 win is an opportunity for Malaysia to hit the reset button.

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Know that there is life after GE14

BY the time this column appears again two weeks from today, GE14 will be over. For better or worse, a government will be formed, and depending on which side you supported, you may or may not be happy with the results.

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How secure is my personal data?

IN today’s world, where data is king, I am not sure how safe my online personal data is.

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Learn advocacy from US high schoolers

THE mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Feb 14 this year, where 17 students and teachers died, shocked the United States and the world. It is the third deadliest school shooting in US history, after Virginia Tech in 2007 (33 deaths) and Sandy Hooks in 2012 (28 deaths).

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