Archive | June, 2013

Tumbling down: Why it’s hard to nail local councils and developers

Tumbling down: Why it’s hard to nail local councils and developers

WHY is it so hard to nail local councils and developers for collapsed buildings and structures? KW Mak unravels the hidden complexities of building laws and how lopsided they are in favour of the authorities.

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Who cares about green lungs?

Who cares about green lungs?

LIVING near green spaces can raise our levels of happiness and quality of life. Then why do our urban green spaces keep shrinking in the name of development? What is the responsibility of residents in making sure this doesn’t happen?

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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: Who needs a Treason Act?

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Who needs a Treason Act?

DOES Malaysia’s monarchy need special legal protection from insults or ridicule? The Nut Graph asks political scientist Dr Wong Chin Huat whether Malaysia needs yet another law to curb freedom of expression and what the impact would be.

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Mengahwini dan mempoligamikan kanak-kanak – Malaysia boleh terima?

Mengahwini dan mempoligamikan kanak-kanak – Malaysia boleh terima?

Amalan kahwin bawah umur tidak hanya lagi berlaku di Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia dan Pakistan tetapi sedihnya, di negara kita, Malaysia sendiri. Baru-baru ini budak 12 yang dakwa dirogol dikahwini dengan perogolnya sebagai isteri kedua. Bukankah tiba masa untuk Malaysia tidak lagi terima kes-kes seperti ini dan pelaku salah dijatuhkan hukuman di bawah undang-undang?

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Is the online media lopsided?

Is the online media lopsided?

THE online media in Malaysia continues to be attacked, monitored and threatened purportedly because of its pro-opposition, anti-government stance. But is the online media’s reporting as biased and lopsided as the BN and its allies make it out to be?

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BN’s slim state victories

BN’s slim state victories

BN may have won more states in GE13. But Refsa’s analysis shows that these states were won by minority votes and slim margins.

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