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All the pieces matter 07 May 2019 | 5:45 AM

Universities need to focus on genuine quality, not obsess over rank

RECENT statements by scientist Dr Wan Ardatul Amani Wan Salim have caused quite a stir.

All the pieces matter 05 May 2019 | 12:00 AM

A win-win for all

I understand how many police officers feel about the Independent Police Com-plaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).

All the pieces matter 30 Apr 2019 | 7:46 AM

Matriculation score: Old Malaysia: 9; New Malaysia: 1

AN in-class experiment conducted in one of my university classes a lifetime ago seems to have stuck with me for quite some time.

All the pieces matter 26 Apr 2019 | 9:08 AM

Fight feudalism fairly

IN the developing conflict between monarchs, politicians and the government, the question of feudalism has once again been raised.

All the pieces matter 21 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

Misplaced moralising in a multipolar world

AL-JAZEERA columnist Belen Fernandez wrote an article arguing that the intense outpouring of grief and emotion at the burning of the cathedral of Notre Dame – an inanimate object – was “misplaced”, compared to the suffering of tens or hundreds of thousands of human beings around the world.

All the pieces matter 12 Apr 2019 | 4:44 AM

Constitutional crises come when constitutions lack clarity

The current Johor controversy conceivably commences from this clause – (Art 4.(2)(a), Second Part, Johor Constitution)

All the pieces matter 07 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

Rule by democracy or rule by blackmail?

The rakyat gave the government a mandate in GE14 to rule according to its principles – not anyone else’s.

All the pieces matter 03 Apr 2019 | 9:36 AM

Amri and Koh: Police state or a nation of laws?

SUHAKAM (the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) commissioner Datuk Mah Weng Kai delivered earth-shattering news today (April 3) regarding the disappearances of NGO activist Amri Che Mat and Pastor Raymond Koh.

All the pieces matter 29 Mar 2019 | 11:55 AM

Of Mahathir and instant political gratification

In the aftermath of Nurul Izzah Anwar's interview in the Singapore's The Straits Times, we witnessed a flurry of articles and statements – most of which either strongly agreed with her and defended her, or strongly disagreed with her, and defended Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad.

All the pieces matter 26 Mar 2019 | 10:17 AM

Hype vs reality: What did Nurul Izzah really say?

MY previous column was about sensational gravity – the tendency for public discourse to gravitate towards the sensational.