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“We were not an ordinary country”

“We were not an ordinary country”

HAD history not intervened, Emeritus Prof Tan Sri Dr Khoo Kay Kim might have been a footballer. Of his youth, Khoo said he would have been content getting a simple job as long as he could have gone on playing soccer competitively even though there was no money in the sport back in the 1950s. […]

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Syabas concession agreements: Why so secret?

Syabas concession agreements: Why so secret?

THE federal government has prevailed yet again in keeping secrets from the Malaysian public. On 25 Feb 2011, the Court of Appeal overturned a High Court decision compelling the disclosure of an audit report and a 2004 water concession agreement. How are the audit report and the agreement significant? And why did the Court of […]

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Pluralism and public policy

Pluralism and public policy

WHAT’S wrong with a Muslim saying that religious pluralism is harmful to Muslims? Or for a believer of any faith to say that his or her religion is the true one? Or even for an atheist to be adamant that there is no God? Nothing. As personal statements of belief, most persons of faith would […]

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Lim Keng Yaik: “Let’s build on commonalities”

Lim Keng Yaik: “Let’s build on commonalities”

LIFE for former Gerakan president and cabinet minister Tun Dr Lim Keng Yaik is quiet these days since he retired as party head in April 2007 and from government the following year. In his last media interview in February 2010, Lim talked about his frustrations with the Barisan Nasional (BN) government and with Gerakan, the […]

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Leaders on letting go

Leaders on letting go

“If there are other responsibilities, I will go earlier.” MIC president Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu, hinting at a revised timeline for his departure as party chief. He earlier said he would relinquish the presidency to his deputy Datuk G Palanivel some “eight or nine months” before his term ends in May 2012. Samy Vellu […]

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