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Business 20 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Institutional reforms more vital than toll abolishment

FINALLY, the Pakatan Harapan government has admitted that it is not able to fulfil its pre-election pledge of abolishing tolls. For ordinary folk, it will not go down well, for now.

The Star Says 07 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Voice of the youth matters

MALAYSIANS can start driving at the age of 17, get married when they reach 18. And the legal age to buy alcohol is 21.

All the pieces matter 07 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Younger, fresher politics

IF the bill reducing the voting age from 21 to 18 passes in Parliament, one group of voters for GE15 could be as young as 15 years old today.

Business 07 Jul 2019 | 8:00 AM Premium

Dr Mahathir looks beyond Malaysia's first century

ONE YEAR after a historic regime change, Malaysia’s politics remain a combustible cocktail of sleaze and power lust. At least the economy is on the right track, even if it’s nowhere close to fulfilling its potential.

#Abidinideas 12 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Voting for more voters

I WAS 18 when I began my first year at university in London, and a few months later there was a UK general election.

Analysis 14 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Play for Malay votes on Dr M’s birthday

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was flooded with birthday greetings but the Malay parties probably gave him the best present by pushing for a Bill that will inject some 3.9 million new Malay voters into the voting pool.

Making Progress 25 Jul 2019 | 1:11 AM Premium

Game of thrones a la Malaysia

As I write this column, I am travelling on a train from Paris to Amsterdam. One of the things I enjoy the most in my post-political life is being to travel freely without having to worry about a phone call with a complaint that a house has burnt down or there is a flood somewhere.

What's Your Status? 25 Jul 2019 | 4:41 AM Premium

Undi 18 has been passed, but now what?

The lowering of the voting age to 18 will see the empowering energy of youth in compassing our nation’s future.