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Towards national reconciliation

Towards national reconciliation

NATIONAL reconciliation requires all our cooperation and input. It cannot just be accomplished by the PM alone. What can be done?

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Posted in Columns, Current Issues17 Comments

Wins and defeats in GE13

Wins and defeats in GE13

THE Nut Graph speaks to political observers and analysts for a quick reaction to the results of GE13.

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Posted in Commentary, Current Issues3 Comments

Dynasties, hoppers and chauvinists

Dynasties, hoppers and chauvinists

THERE are definitely similarities between BN and PR. But think-tank Refsa points out at least one difference that should matter to Malaysians.

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Posted in Commentary, Current Issues1 Comment

Could hudud be a reality?

Could hudud be a reality?

The BN attacks on PAS’s hudud agenda involve scaremongering of the worst kind. BN’s alarmist politics aside, can hudud law actually become a reality for Malaysians? And how likely is it that it will be implemented in the near future?

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Posted in Current Issues, Features8 Comments

MPs and separation of powers

MPs and separation of powers

While most of the MPs who were voted in in 2008 believe in the separation of powers between the three pillars of government, up to 40% of those who replied to MP Watch say the concept is not fully practised in Malaysia. This is especially because the executive is too powerful.

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Posted in Current Issues, MP Watch1 Comment

Manipulating the news: A public disservice

Manipulating the news: A public disservice

DING Jo-Ann highlights how the traditional media has manipulated the facts in two instances in the current general election. Such distortions harm public discourse and deeper understanding of issues, so crucial to us in a multi-ethnic, multi-religious society.

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