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Making Progress 09 Jun 2018 | 2:34 AM

A political awakening

In March 2008, I was a student in the United Kingdom. I was completing my Bar vocational studies in Cardiff University and like many Malaysians in Britain at that time, we were closely acquainted with the political happenings back home.

Making Progress 03 Apr 2018 | 1:51 AM

Elections and candidacy

As expected, Parliament will be dissolved imminently, thus paving the way for the 14th General Election.

A Humble Submission 11 Dec 2017 | 7:47 AM

We must make the youth care about politics

Recent surveys conducted by various groups have come to the same conclusions; that young people in Malaysia are becoming more disinterested and disillusioned with politics in Malaysia.

Making Progress 22 Nov 2017 | 7:05 AM

Imperilled nation states

The nation state is actually a fairly recent construct. Throughout history, our maps have always comprised of microstates, empires and city-states. For example India before independence was actually a confederation of 565 princely states and colonial territories.

The Flipside 17 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

Fearing a more divided Malaysia post-GE14

As the election draws closer, it appears that we are inching further away from the moderate path in our behaviour and expressions.

The Flipside 13 Jul 2017 | 12:00 AM

Time for more technocrats

We need a generation of leaders who are not shackled by personal political interests.

A Humble Submission 28 May 2017 | 11:27 PM

Respecting the caretaker government convention

MANY predict that sometime next year, Parliament will be dissolved to make way for the 14th General Election. When this happens, the state legislative assemblies will also be dissolved, except for Sarawak which held its elections last year.

A Humble Submission 18 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

Time to allow voting at 18

Malaysians can drive, marry, sign contracts and be tried in court as an adult by that age, so they should be able to cast their ballots, too.

The Flipside 20 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Too many parties spoil political broth

We don’t need so many political parties, especially when they’re only around for selfish reasons.

A Humble Submission 06 Feb 2017 | 12:23 AM

Why oppose the US travel ban?

It is important to oppose Donald Trump's travel ban because it concerns the United States - a beacon of liberal democracy.