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Best foot forward

The newly installed Prime Minister has made the right moves, but he will need politicians to come together for the country’s greater good.

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The bigger picture

IT’S an unpopular decision by the Selangor government to degazette a huge tract of forest land for development, and the Mentri Besar has found himself having much to answer for.

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On with the show

We’ve had a couple of weeks to digest the idea of a new PM, so let’s get back to the things that matter again.

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Done and dusted

With a new PM installed, it’s now down to him to lead the country out of the ravages of the pandemic.

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Not on the cards

Malaysia simply can’t afford to be going to the polls right now because our lives and livelihoods come first.

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People first, politics last

FORMER British Prime Minister Harold Wilson famously coined the phrase “a week is a long time in politics.” Given what has happened in Malaysia, a month could be an eternity.

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Cranking up the volume

THE special five-day sitting of the Dewan Rakyat was meant for Members of Parliament to express their views on how best to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.

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A dose of errors

It’s bad enough braving the syringe but now we’re left wondering if vaccinators took the plunge with us.

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Satisfaction guaranteed

In terms of entertainment value, it’s hard to beat our politicians. All that’s lacking are the popcorn and soda.

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Down the tubes

WE’RE in a pickle, aren’t we? A rich one indeed. Public confidence is at rock bottom as our economy withers away under Covid-19, where daily infection rates are spiralling upwards with no end in sight. As a bonus, we have politicians who need reminding that talk is cheap.

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New and improved

IT’S miserable to be in Selangor because we’ve now transitioned into the dreaded enhanced movement control order (EMCO). This will have a serious economic impact since the state has the highest number of factories, being the largest contributor to the country’s gross domestic product.

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Unfazed by the phase

WITH the current phase of lockdown coming to an end tomorrow, every indication points to an extension, unless something dramatic happens soon.

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