Archive | February, 2012

Who’s afraid of a debate?

Who’s afraid of a debate?

DISAPPOINTING as the Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek-Lim Guan Eng televised debate was, what’s clear is this: Malaysia could do with more public debates between the politicians who covet our votes and the power of public office. Since the 18 Feb 2012 debate between the MCA president and the DAP secretary-general, calls have been […]

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The doughnut of justice

The doughnut of justice

ECONOMIC development and jobs or toxic waste and radiation? The Lynas rare earth refinery in Gebeng, Kuantan was granted a temporary operating license by the Atomic Energy Licensing Board on 1 Feb 2012. Lynas claims its company contributes towards “sustainable development” and helps create jobs as rare earth materials are increasingly being used to manufacture green technology products. But […]

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“We must be Malaysian”

“We must be Malaysian”

AISHAH Jennifer Mohamed Sinclair has a name that encapsulates both her British and Malay heritage. She grew up in England for the first six years of her life before her family moved to Malaysia for good and where she is happy to be and to raise her daughter, Soraya Ann. In this candid interview about […]

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Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Why hasn’t Shahrizat resigned?

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Why hasn’t Shahrizat resigned?

WHAT do cows and condominiums have to do with each other? This question arose after it was revealed that the National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) had purchased several luxury condominiums. The question was a no-brainer because the NFC received a RM250 million government soft loan to run a cattle-breeding project, not dabble in real estate. The […]

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Malaysia 2.0 – A case study

Malaysia 2.0 – A case study

EVEN as the Health Ministry assures Malaysians that the 1Care healthcare reform plan is not yet finalised, its minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai responds defensively to critics. Even as the Election Commission (EC) agrees to use indelible ink and to relax postal voting restrictions, its chairperson wants to forbid non-taxpaying overseas Malaysians from voting. […]

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Nasihat untuk Syria

Nasihat untuk Syria

SETELAH lebih setahun tercetusnya pergolakan di dunia Arab, saya masih khuatir dengan keadaan di sana. Sedih bila melihat rakyat jelata terbunuh dan cedera akibat tindakan kerajaan sendiri, terutamanya di Syria. Setelah terlalu banyak membaca laporan dari sumber-sumber bahasa Inggeris, saya cuba pula untuk mencari komentar dalam bahasa Melayu. Alangkah terkejutnya saya apabila mendapati bahawa kolumnis […]

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