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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: Lahad Datu — How might Malaysians vote in the GE?

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Lahad Datu — How might Malaysians vote in the GE?

THE Sulu militants who invaded Sabah on 9 February 2013 now appear to be on the run after being attacked by Malaysian armed forces. But why did it take three weeks for the Malaysian government to take decisive action to deal with the invasion? And what impact will this episode and the government’s response have on the coming general election?

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Double tax deduction for workplaces with taska

PUTRAJAYA, 29 June 2009: The government plans to provide double tax deduction for companies providing daycare centres (taska) at workplaces, said Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Maznah Mazlan. She said this was to encourage employers to pool their resources in setting up taska for the children of their staff, which would help ease the burden [...]

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A referendum on our future

A referendum on our future

THE Bukit Gantang by-election has one overriding meaning. The by-election for this parliamentary seat in Perak is not about local development, as the Barisan Nasional (BN) would describe it. Neither will the election results determine Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s job as prime minister, as some opposition supporters would hope for. Voters in Bukit Gantang will [...]

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Hate speech is not patriotism

Hate speech is not patriotism

NOTHING stirs the humbug soup better than spurious talk of patriotism and loyalty. The saddest thing of all is that more often than not, whenever there is the rallying call to demonstrate one’s patriotism and to show one’s love for the nation, it comes from the most narrow-minded, chauvinistic and intolerant quarters of society. This [...]

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