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Najib’s performance

Najib’s performance

Corrected on 15 July 2009 at 12.30am GOOD news for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. His approval ratings jumped from 45% in mid-May to 65% by 1 June, according to a poll by the Merdeka Center for Opinion Research released ahead of his first 100 days in office on 11 July. The increase follows […]

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Most believe Najib can improve race relations

Most believe Najib can improve race relations

PETALING JAYA, 8 July 2009: Most peninsular Malaysians think Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will be able to improve race relations, according to the latest Merdeka Centre poll. The survey, titled 100 days of the Najib administration, found that 60% of respondents, comprising 72% Indian, 71% Malay and 40% Chinese Malaysians, were confident that […]

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We sometimes forget the basics

We sometimes forget the basics

DATUK Shahrir Abdul Samad is a political enigma. On one hand, he was stinging in his criticisms of the Pakatan Rakyat, implicitly justifying the Barisan Nasional (BN)’s takeover of Perak. On the other hand, he has displayed maverick tendencies within Umno. He opposed the 2008 Internal Security Act (ISA) arrests of journalist Tan Hoon Cheng, […]

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Pitfalls in regulating race relations

Pitfalls in regulating race relations

Will the proposed Race Relations Act outlaw discrimination?  (Source: jpnin.gov.my) IS the proposed Race Relations Act doomed to fail even before it has been drafted? Human rights advocates, lawyers and academics who recently attended a roundtable on the proposed act seem to think so. The act, which was proposed by the government in September 2008, […]

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