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PAS and the alcohol ban

PAS and the alcohol ban

(lusi / sxc.hu) PAS‘s move to implement a blanket ban on the sale of alcohol in all Muslim-majority areas in Selangor has now given us an opportunity to draw up guidelines on alcohol sale. While their call for a ban might seem drastic, it must not be viewed from a moralistic or from only an […]

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Realising 1Malaysia

Realising 1Malaysia

THE 1Malaysia slogan is a refreshing concept that is timely at a moment in Malaysia’s history when we are faced with economic and political crises. The slogan under new Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is better than the Bangsa Malaysia concept, which seemed to have an assimilation orientation and did not really catch on. […]

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Opportunity for BN in Bkt Selambau?

Opportunity for BN in Bkt Selambau?

THE Hindraf movement captured the imagination of not only the Indian Malaysian community but all communities in Malaysia in their ability to mobilise mass protests against the Barisan Nasional (BN)-led government. This was reflected by a major swing against the BN and the MIC during the 12th general elections. At the heart of the matter […]

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Police need to change

Police need to change

THE recent incident at Brickfields where a group of individuals who went to make police reports were dispersed with chemical-laced water and where subsequently 17 people were arrested raises many concerns. What is important to remember is that a police station is a public place and any individual or group has the right to go […]

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Reforming the police

Reforming the police

THE recent events relating to the death of Kugan Ananthan while in police custody have revived public concern and outcry over the ways police carry out their investigation, especially in interrogating suspects. Death in custody further complicates the situation, and in this case the family, community and general public have lost confidence in the independence […]

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