Thinking Liberally


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Thinking Liberally

Visible growth in Johor Baru

So far, it looks like the wave of investment from China is providing employment opportunities for the locals and economic growth for the state, and will ultimately contribute to Malaysia’s growth.

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Our universities need more autonomy

For higher education in Malaysia to soar, there has to be freedom to pursue knowledge. And that is tied to how the institutions are funded.

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Do we really need unity?

Forcing us to mix may actually cause resentment and discord, instead of promoting harmony.

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Raising level of trust in the police

THE Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) has been criticised, at times unfairly, by various sections of society. In the run-up to last Saturday’s rally, supporters of Bersih accused the police of acting in ways which discriminated against them. Accusation after accusation was hurled at the police especially on social media.

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We must make reform popular

It’s all about changing the climate of opinion to fit your vision because politicians and political parties win or lose based on how popular their ideas are.

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Budget 2017 a tiny but good step for third sector

We need more partnerships between the Govt and the non-profit organisations to provide public services.

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Building trusted institutions

For starters, we should define what the word means and then we should tackle the underlying problem.

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Vernacular schools not the problem

AMONG those opposing vernacular schools, you can detect one umbrella argument that is continuously used by many parties. They say that the existence of vernacular schools is a threat to national identity and a hindrance to unity. Their fear is that this student segregation will lead to a fracturing of our society.

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Can liberalism save Malaysia?

IT is amazing how some people react negatively to the word “liberalism” these days. The reactions are very different from the time when Tunku Abdul Rahman declared the independence of Malaya and the formation of Malaysia.

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We need to have parliamentary committees

But since they will take time to set up, there’s an easier measure we can take first.

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High hurdles for new MACC chief

Because we all want the anti-graft body to do well, we should be fair and give Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad time to prove himself.

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Bad politics in mosques

Friday prayers are not the time for political statements and partisan sermons.

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