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Memories in better health

Is the shifting political landscape in Malaysia and strange bedfellows political strategies, a temporary sickness or a long-lasting shift?

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Piggyback on celebration and respect

Malaysians of all races have their cultural practices and this should be accepted and cherished.

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Adat in the states and nation

Given the diversity and many interpretations, the cultural traditions and practices of the Malays can never be anything less than interesting.

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Aiming for a future of freedom, justice

“WE must learn from the past. If we fail to do so, history will repeat itself. Never again should our public resources be exploited for individuals’ personal benefit. Never again should institutions be blocked from performing their duties. Never again should we lose our ability to take action against those who betray public trust. I urge everybody at all levels not to waste this opportunity to improve our country.”

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Royal birthday thoughts

Proud of our unique monarchy system, Malaysians often have opportunities to express affection for their heads of state. On top of that, there is also much gratitude over how the Rulers fulfil their constitutional roles.

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The true voice of the people

Parliament and civil society must team up to properly represent the interests of Malaysians and achieve the ideals of democracy.

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A budget for hope in Malaysia?

The government has outlined its plans to collect and spend money next year. Equally important are institutional reforms and stakeholder engagement.

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New reign for an ancient dynasty

A harmonious blend of past and present, Kedah Ruler’s installation last month was a proud moment for all.

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Moving beyond the Port Dickson move

“With the rising sun, my heart warmed. As we approached Port Dickson I was aglow with excitement. There before me was the sea, pearl-coloured and calm till it lost itself in the horizon.”

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Cultural diplomacy fortifies democracy

CULTURAL diplomacy between nations, in its widest sense, encompasses any interaction between two or more parties in which aspects of culture as diverse as food, music, art, film, theatre or fashion are exchanged, resulting in greater mutual understanding and the formation of new relationships.

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Reforms keep populism at bay

Our leaders must stay true to the Constitution and resist moving towards populist rule.

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Parading around hope

LIKE many national day parades around the world, ours feature a prominent military element.

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