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August 2012

August 2012

The Nut Graph Merdeka Awards 2012 (Corrected 10:54am, 27 August 2012) We had originally reported that Sze Ning became aware of the plight of indigenous communities affected by oil palm estates while she was a Wild Asia research assistant. While Sze Ning was a research assistant with Wild Asia for several years, she actually first [...]

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The Nut Graph’s 2012 Merdeka Awards

The Nut Graph’s 2012 Merdeka Awards

AS we welcome Peninsular Malaysia’s 55th year of independence this year, we celebrate once again the people who continue to inspire us and give us hope for a better Malaysia. Our awardees include Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat politicians, activists, environmentalists, a bookstore chain, the courts and many more. Find out who they are.

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Crime and development

Crime and development

REPORTS on break-ins, robberies and attempted kidnappings have abounded recently but there are few answers as to why these keep occurring. One of the reasons could be due to unchecked development. When this occurs, it becomes the source of many of our society’s problems that then affects our surroundings. I have highlighted some of the [...]

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Solving Selangor’s water woes

Solving Selangor’s water woes

Selangor, apparently, is facing a water crisis. But is that really so? Gan Pei Ling examines the intricacies and politics behind Selangor’s water woes. She also wonders why Syabas is calling on the Selangor government to expedite a multi-billion interstate water project when it can’t fully distribute all treated water and the state is still losing 32% in non-revenue water.

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What are the Islamic authorities up to?

What are the Islamic authorities up to?

CAN Islamic authorities raid churches and bookstores even though they are non-Muslim entities and summon non-Muslims for questioning? Does the syariah court have jurisdiction the moment Islam or a Muslim is involved? Ding Jo-Ann examines the constitutional issues.

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Promoting Malaysian mediocrity

Promoting Malaysian mediocrity

What really is all the fuss over the theme, logo and song lyrics of our upcoming Merdeka celebrations? Is it really a case of political manoeuvrings by the Barisan Nasional (BN)? Or poor judgement by the government of the day? Or both? Or does it say something more about what the current federal leadership promotes?

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