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Making elections better

Making elections better

Underneath the team colours and the performance, the cheering and the competition – whether in the US or in Malaysia – what are elections good for? And how can they be improved?

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Three things I like about the Peaceful Assembly Bill

Three things I like about the Peaceful Assembly Bill

MUCH has been said about how undemocratic the Peaceful Assembly Bill is. I beg to differ. On the contrary, three very good aspects of the Peaceful Assembly Bill have been missed by commentators. Here they are: More religious The Bill promotes a religious society. We all know how important religion is to ensure that we [...]

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Why the government fears satire

Why the government fears satire

WHY is the government charging someone for writing a satirical piece? On 2 Sep 2010, Irwan Abdul Rahman, a Malay Mail executive editor was charged over a blog posting entitled “TNB to sue WWF over earth hour.” Irwan’s posting on his website Nose4news was below a huge banner with the words “The truth is out [...]

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What to expect at COP15

What to expect at COP15

(© David Ridley / Dreamstime) AMERICAN president Barack Obama announced on 25 Nov 2009 that he would be attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP15, in Copenhagen after all, albeit just for a day. Over 60 world leaders including UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Australian premier Kevin Rudd are expected to [...]

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M’sia to receive 78,000 H1N1 vaccines

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 Oct 2009: Malaysia will receive at the end of this month 78,000 of the 400,000 doses of anti-H1N1 vaccine ordered from Britain for healthcare front-liners and high-risk groups. Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said today that the remaining doses would arrive by January next year. He said although the disease’s [...]

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Jamaluddin Jarjis is ambassador to the US

KUALA LUMPUR, 4 Aug 2009: The Yang diPertuan Agong, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, presented credentials to ambassador-designate to the US, Datuk Seri Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis, at Istana Negara today. The former science, technology and innovation minister will fill the post left vacant by Datuk Rajmah Hussain who retired in June last year. He was accompanied [...]

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