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Opinion 11 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Cornered into a very tight spot

DATUK Seri Shahrizat Jalil has been fighting for her political survival in the face of all sorts of allegations about her family but in Johor yesterday, she was fighting off speculation that she is resigning as a minister.

Opinion 21 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

India ignoring Bhopal lesson

Even after 26 years, India has not updated its penal code to deal with future Bhopals.

Opinion 22 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Protection of rights in divorce

Conversion can be no excuse for avoiding prior marriage obligations.

Opinion 28 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM

Gypsies, tramps and thieves

London, Paris and other parts of Europe are ripe for the picking – to petty criminals targeting unsuspecting tourists. And the fingers are pointed at gypsies, more correctly called Romas, who are mostly from Bulgaria and Romania.

Opinion 01 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Laws must gel with the realities of present day

EIGHT cats under their care died of hunger and dehydration during the Hari Raya holidays last year. On Thursday, a court fined the owners of animal care centre Petknode a total of RM6,000 after they pleaded guilty to 30 counts of animal neglect.

Opinion 12 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Going public with grievances

Singaporeans are resorting to stronger displays of dissatisfaction over issues by assembling on the Internet or at Speakers Corner to protest instead of meekly complying as they used to.

Opinion 27 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

All part of the political game

Politi­cians in the PKR may like to project themselves as saviours to the people, and some may even start believing in their own propaganda, but it is also about power and positions.

Opinion 17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM

A disturbing dichotomy

We need to cool things down a bit to resolve the sad saga of legal conflict due to religious issues.

Opinion 18 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Imperative to gazette Bukit Kiara green lung now

IT BEGAN, innocuously enough, with the construction of a 3.5m-high fence along a 4.7km stretch of Bukit Kiara, one of the most well-known and treasured – but yet to be gazetted – nature parks in Kuala Lumpur.

Opinion 20 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Anger over use of bear bile in traditional medicine production

Protesters call for the rejection of public listing bid by company that makes products extracted from live animals.