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Amalan kahwin bawah umur: Sesuaikah untuk masyarakat kini?

Amalan kahwin bawah umur: Sesuaikah untuk masyarakat kini?

Di era dunia moden ini, sesuaikah budak-budak perempuan dikahwinkan di zaman kanak-kanaknya, seperti yang lebih kerap berlaku di Malaysia baru-baru ini? Ada yang akan beri jawapan “di zaman Nabi dulu begitu”. Tetapi adakah dan patutkah semua amalan yang dilakukan semasa zaman Nabi juga diamalkan pada zaman ini?

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Who’s destabilising the government?

Who’s destabilising the government?

Suaram apparently poses a grave threat to Malaysia. Why else has the government set six agencies on it? What has Suaram done that is so dangerous to the government? And who, in fact, is truly destabilising the nation through its actions?

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Being Malaysia, truly Malaysia

Being Malaysia, truly Malaysia

It’s been 49 years since Malaysia became a nation, when Tunku Abdul Rahman said that 10 million people of many races now join hands in freedom and unity. But even back then, the vision of what was to become Malaysia was contested. What remains of the vision of Malaysia today? And how do we celebrate Malaysia Day as Malaysians?

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From dumpsites to nature sanctuaries

From dumpsites to nature sanctuaries

THINK of a landfill. What comes to mind? First thing – probably the stink. Toxic leachate seeping out and contaminating waterways. Now, imagine a landfill so clean that people have picnics and take nature walks there. Impossible? Think again. On a recent visit to Singapore after covering an international conference for National Geographic‘s energy blog, I [...]

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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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“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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