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Merdeka, in the midst of a pandemic

On the 31st of August 2021, Malaysia will celebrate 64 years of independence. Over the last two years, the usual fanfare associated with the occasion (among others) has been replaced with quieter celebrations at home under what seems to be a perpetual state of lockdown.

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Can Ismail Sabri break the curse?

ALL of them fought very hard to get to the top administrative post, but very soon they all came to the realisation that to be Malaysian prime minister was a whole lot tougher than they had imagined

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From DPM to PM in 45 days

DATUK Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob probably never imagined how much his life would change in one month.

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Game of PM numbers

In the game of political numbers, there is a possibility that no MP will be able to get the support of at least 111 parliamentarians to be prime minister.

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A 'Better Malaysia Assembly', not just a new PM please

IN THE next few days, Malaysia will see its ninth prime minister sworn in. In a few days or maybe even weeks later, a whole new cabinet will be sworn in too. They will have a good "honeymoon" because during this period, the pandemic will subside – it has to, given our world-beating vaccination rate and the number of people already infected.

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We need common sense and compassion, not high-handed action

MALAYSIANS must be asking this – since when do we get hauled up by the police for criticising and insulting public figures, especially politicians, on social media?

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Time to re-open the economy

IT'S A good start to the reopening of Malaysia, although those of us living in Klang Valley, despite being fully vaccinated, have found out that we have been left out of the exercise.

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Politicians, are you the real mother or the fake one?

From ANAS ZUBEDY of Kuala Lumpur.

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Many questions need answers over network infrastructure contract

MALAYSIANS deserve more answers when a massive billion-ringgit project contract is awarded to a single vendor for a crucial network infrastructure.

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Of vaccine pride and prejudice

IT SMACKS of discrimination, really. The European Union (EU) has now reportedly said that its approval of AstraZeneca doses made by South Korea, Thailand, India or Japan would not be recognised.

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Phase Two a distant dream for those in red zone areas

PENANG could well be the next state to enter Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) after Kelantan, Pahang, Perak, Terengganu and Perlis. Certainly, it would be big news for the state.

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Let this be the last lockdown

THERE is a lot of unhappiness on the ground. The extension of the lockdown has not surprisingly gone down badly, with most Malaysians grappling with the raging Covid-19 pandemic.

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