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Tumbling down: Why it’s hard to nail local councils and developers

Tumbling down: Why it’s hard to nail local councils and developers

WHY is it so hard to nail local councils and developers for collapsed buildings and structures? KW Mak unravels the hidden complexities of building laws and how lopsided they are in favour of the authorities.

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Why every vote matters

Why every vote matters

IT’S more than just a numbers game. Votes don’t just count at the ballot box. Voting is also a symbolic affirmation of your right to participate in your country’s politics, writes Hwa Yue-Yi.

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New Year resolutions for Pakatan Rakyat

New Year resolutions for Pakatan Rakyat

PAKATAN Rakyat’s People’s Uprising Rally, dubbed KL112 by some, passed without any major incidents last Saturday. Is Pakatan Rakyat (PR) any closer to winning power federally? What resolutions should PR parties be making if they want to stand a good chance of making it to Putrajaya at the next general election? Political scientist Wong Chin Huat writes.

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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: Penang, Pakatan and local government elections

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Penang, Pakatan and local government elections

IF all goes smoothly, Penang will hold local government elections by year end, something not done in Malaysia for almost 50 years, because of the Local Government Elections (Penang Island and Province Wellesley) Enactment 2012. What challenges are in store for the return of local government elections? And how will citizens benefit?

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How legitimate is our elected government?

How legitimate is our elected government?

IF rumour holds true, the 13th general election, due by March 2013, will be held sometime this year. Once again, Malaysians will cast their votes and the party that wins the most number of parliamentary seats will govern federally. But how legitimate is the government that eventually gets into power? Does the party in power [...]

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TNG wins environmental journalism award

TNG wins environmental journalism award

PETALING JAYA, 25 July 2011: The Nut Graph columnist Gan Pei Ling has won a Special Prize in Penang’s inaugural Green Journalism Award for a column she wrote about the effectiveness of banning plastic. The piece, which won her one of two special prizes in the English language category, was entitled The plastic menace and [...]

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