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Consumer rights champion

From MARTIN KHOR, Honorary Secretary, Consumers’ Association of Penang, Advisor, Third World Network.

The man who needed no phone

GEORGE TOWN: In his fight for a better world, social activist S.M. Mohamed Idris (pic) got his message across loud and clear – even without a mobile phone.

Never a dull moment as 2019 begins

VERY soon after 2019 began, the country has been engrossed in new political developments: the resignation of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the meeting of the Prime Minister with the Johor Ruler, the debate on where to draw the line between freedom of speech and insults to the powers that be, new corruption cases ... And so on.

2018: End of an era

This is the last day of a landmark year, both nationally with the collapse of the old regime, and globally with the crumbling of the post-1945 world liberal order.

From trade war to global anarchy?

The arrest of a top Huawei executive may spark a conflict that could cripple America’s rivals and unleash chaos in the world order.

Keeping technology and society in check

The Digital Age is now upon us, for better or worse. There is a need for a national digital economy and society policy to realise the promises while minimising the pitfalls.

Not all smooth at regional meetings

Malaysia punched above its weight at last week’s Asean Summit, where key decisions on the RCEP trade deal were postponed because many issues were unresolved.

Trade pacts may hinder regulation

MANY governments are working on national policies on the digital economy. They correctly believe that the forces of computerisation, robotics and artificial intelligence are fast changing production and consumption systems.