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Spike in tall tales

Just when Covid cases seemed a little less deadly, there has been a flurry of fairy tales from the usual suspects.

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Watchdog turns scapegoat

Without fail, politicians always resort to finger pointing or shifting blame to avoid scrutiny.

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Core of corruption

IT looks like the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is at its lowest ebb. The agency’s image is in tatters, and in the eyes of the public, an impression has been formed.

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Silver lining solution

WE usually start the year with the traditional well wishes and hopes. As Malaysians usher in 2022, we have busied ourselves on New Year’s Eve by sending out such messages.

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Floundering in the flood

It didn’t take much for our politicians to blunder when dealing with the unprecedented rainfall last week.

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Food for thought

Malaysia spent RM55.5bil in food imports in 2020 and the bill will be higher this year with a weaker ringgit. The need for food security is top priority.

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Nothing else matters

THE rakyat is surely wondering if some of our politicians are worth their salt given the pathetic issues they’ve raised in Parliament when there are clearly bigger concerns.

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Validating vacations

Is it just us knowing how to down tools to revel in success or a malaise deep-rooted in our culture of celebration?

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Made for Malaysia

OUR politicians aren’t exactly covering themselves in glory to earn our trust. So, should it be surprising that we’re ailed by a trust and hope deficit? Likely not.

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PAS’ plural poser

Malaysia’s diversity is an asset. We musn’t allow narrow-minded interpretations of religion to be imposed on others.

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Time to recalibrate NEP

After 50 years, Malaysia needs to review how we can help Malaysians, especially bumiputras, who need support in a more sustainable and fairer manner.

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Amphibious acts abound

The classic Malay nursery rhyme ‘Lompat, si katak lompat’ is the perfect anthem for some of our politicians.

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