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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: The two faces of Najib and Umno

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: The two faces of Najib and Umno

OUR Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his government seem to have had a personality change. From human rights, 1Malaysia and helping Chinese Malaysians, Najib has re-introduced detention without trial, harped on Bumiputera empowerment and blamed Chinese Malaysians for BN’s poor election performance. What’s going on? The Nut Graph asks political scientist Wong Chin Huat.

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Who’s afraid of a debate?

Who’s afraid of a debate?

DISAPPOINTING as the Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek-Lim Guan Eng televised debate was, what’s clear is this: Malaysia could do with more public debates between the politicians who covet our votes and the power of public office. Since the 18 Feb 2012 debate between the MCA president and the DAP secretary-general, calls have been […]

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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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Dr M and “subsidy mentality”

Dr M and “subsidy mentality”

“I cannot predict how much longer this (affirmative action) will go on but at the moment, we are trying out… some kind of experiment… by withdrawing some of the protection in education.” “We want to see whether they will be able to withstand the competition or not. Obviously if they prove themselves able to, we […]

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Maligning the Jews

Maligning the Jews

“The One Israel concept slogan is People First, while 1Malaysia is People First, Performance Now. Among the One Israel initiatives was to increase medical benefits; in Malaysia, 1Malaysia clinics were formed.” OPPOSITION Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, alleging that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak‘s 1Malaysia concept was modelled after the One Israel concept. He […]

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PMs assured Christians of use of “Allah”

PMs assured Christians of use of “Allah”

PETALING JAYA, 13 Jan 2010: Even though the government banned the use of “Allah” by non-Muslims in 1986, the churches refrained from court action for more than 20 years because of assurances from two prime ministers. ShastriCouncil of Churches of Malaysia general secretary Rev Dr Hermen Shastri told The Nut Graph that Christian leaders were […]

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