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Tasting the power of true democracy

IT is 4pm on May 10 as I write this. I have turned off my phone as it has been incessantly buzzing for the past 24 hours. Moments ago, different groups of friends were calling with invitations to watch the swearing-in of the new Prime Minister. It feels as if there is a strong desire to gather, to celebrate.

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In GE14, nobody is ordinary

I OFTEN get asked this question: “What can ordinary folk do to protect our democracy?”

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Our rights deserve a broader perspective

THE anti-fake news law has already been much criticised for its vagueness and broadness and, due to that, its potential to be a potent threat to free speech and the freedom of the press.

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In fair elections, size does matter

WHEN we feel that our rights are being taken away, there is often a sense of outrage. Among the more obvious examples are when a person is not allowed to follow the religion of his choice, when a news story is prevented from being published, and when a person feels that he is denied a fair trial.


Are we all going back to the future?

Speakeasy - By S. Jayasankaran WHAT do Donald Trump, the Malaysian government and, well, Sophia have in common?

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Independence has its challenges

Maria Chin Abdullah enters politics still focused on reform. But will she get a seat?

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Criticism is part of democracy

ARE you easily annoyed? What does it take to get you annoyed?

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Do we need new law for ‘fake news’?

THERE is going to be a law against fake news, it seems. How reassuring.

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A fair and just outcome

THE saga of Indira Gandi Mutho is finally over. After nearly a decade of legal battles, the Federal Court has made a final decision on the case.

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Kollywood star in a brave new world

Rajinikanth is gung-ho about stepping into politics but being a big screen hero is no guarantee to a successful political career.