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Learning from green movements in the US and China

Learning from green movements in the US and China

There are valuable lessons that local environmental groups, and our state and federal governments, can draw from the US and China. Two documentaries tell us what they are.

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PKR and patronage

PKR and patronage

PKR’s sixth congress in Kota Baru PARTI Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) is the future, its president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail declared at the party’s 2009 congress held at the end of May in Kota Baru. But if that were so, the congress showed little direction as to how PKR would lead the Pakatan [...]

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Why freedom of expression?

Why freedom of expression?

(pic courtesy of theSun) WHEN Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak first came into office, he declared that under his administration, there would be greater freedom of expression and the press. Regrettably, “little concrete action has followed” his promise, according to an annual review of freedom of expression in Malaysia in 2009. Indeed, according to [...]

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No replies for 29 April 2010

No replies for 29 April 2010

THE following Members of Parliament (MPs) have not replied to the six questions under MP Watch: Eye on Parliament as of Thursday, 29th April 2010, the end of a two-week deadline. Their responses will be updated if and when they reply. (all pics source: parlimen.gov.my)Name: Abdul Wahab DolahConstituency: Igan Party: PBB (Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu [...]

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What is an MP?

What is an MP?

I WATCHED a rerun of the sitcom Friends recently where Ross and Joey accidentally end up dating the same girl. They then try to win her affection by recounting increasingly embarrassing things about each other to her. “Ross was divorced three times!” yells Joey. “Joey eats his date’s food when she goes to the bathroom!” [...]

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“I’m not biased, I’m impartial”

“I’m not biased, I’m impartial”

IT’S been a long, uphill battle for the Malaysian judiciary over the past two decades. From Lord President Tun Salleh Abas‘s sacking in 1988 to the 1996 poison pen letter and the 2007 Lingam video tape exposé, the public is not unjustified in doubting judicial independence. Familiar murmurings have begun again on whether anything has [...]

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