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Galvanising the overseas vote

Galvanising the overseas vote

IT is likely that this is the first general election since Malaya’s independence, otherwise known as GE13, that overseas Malaysians have consciously organised themselves to return home to vote. Just who are these Malaysians? What sacrifices are they making in order to vote? And what is motivating them?

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Does Obama deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?

Does Obama deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?

WORLDWIDE congratulations have poured in to the White House for President Barack Obama having won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. Obama himself has said he does not deserve it, even though he accepted it. A prize is usually given to a winner, and not awarded to a potential winner. What has the world’s most powerful […]

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The government’s deceit

The government’s deceit

APPARENTLY, President Barack Obama has done it again. Heaped praises on Malaysia as a role model Muslim nation that is progressive and moderate. The first time it was reported in Malaysia that the highly-popular US chief executive gave the thumbs up for our tiny Southeast Asian nation was on 27 June 2009 when both Obama […]

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Youths speak up

Youths speak up

Screenshot of www.yes2009.asia IF you’re between 15 and 35 years old and have been complaining that nobody ever listens to young people, the Youth Engagement Summit (YES) 2009 is all ears. It plans to present the Southeast Asia for Change (Seachange) Youth Report at the regional summit, to be held from 17 to 18 Nov […]

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Educating Americans about Muslim voices

Educating Americans about Muslim voices

A panoramic view of Cairo (© JasmineElias / Wiki Commons) PRESIDENT Barack Obama has extended an open hand of friendship in his landmark Cairo speech to the Muslim world — seeking to engage Muslims with a commitment of mutual respect. No one can doubt his sincerity. From his first days in office, he has emphasised […]

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Bringing change to Bukit Selambau

Bringing change to Bukit Selambau

DATUK S Ganesan likes to tout two things during his interviews: his past links with some Hindu Rights Action Front (Hindraf) leaders, and his belief that he can bring positive change à la US President Barack Obama. Ganesan meeting a breakfast crowd on 27 Mar. When asked if he is campaigning, he says, “No, that’s […]

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