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Can the government ban Facebook?

Can the government ban Facebook?

EVER so often, a Barisan Nasional politician will call on the government to ban Facebook or impose stricter controls on the Internet. How much of an assurance, then, is the Multimedia Super Corridor’s Bill of Guarantees against Internet censorship?

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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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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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Political mudslinging in GE13

Political mudslinging in GE13

ELECTIONS should be won or lost on issues and policies but sadly, that’s not always the case. Personal attacks and mudslinging are a common feature in Malaysian elections. We take a look at some of the arguments that have been made by politicians wanting to trump their opponents in the run-up to GE13.

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MPs and the Islamic state issue

MPs and the Islamic state issue

SHOULD Malaysia be an Islamic or secular state? The Nut Graph asked 222 MPs this question after the 2008 general election as part of its MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project. Find out what each party in BN and PR thinks about this issue.

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The problem with Malay unity

The problem with Malay unity

One of the exhortations to Malay Malaysian voters as the general election looms is to vote the party that will ensure Malay and Muslim unity. When politicians, academics and royalty start to promote Malay and Muslim unity, are they peddling an ideal for the nation or a dangerous myth for the masses?

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