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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: The real purpose of Sarawak and Sabah’s immigration controls

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: The real purpose of Sarawak and Sabah’s immigration controls

WHAT is the real intent behind giving Sabah and Sarawak their own autonomy over immigration matters, including the right to ban people from entering these states? Political scientist Dr Wong Chin Huat looks at how a good intention has been abused and no longer serves its original purpose.

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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: Can Sabah and Sarawak secede?

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Can Sabah and Sarawak secede?

There have been renewed calls for Sabah and Sarawak to assert its interests and rights within the federation of Malaysia. These calls have even included proposals to consider secession. The Nut Graph finds out what’s behind these calls and whether secession by any state in the federation would even be possible.

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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: Beyond GE13 (Part 2)

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Beyond GE13 (Part 2)

WITH the DAP’s strong showing at GE13, should the Opposition Leader come from DAP? And will PAS continue with its calls for an Islamic state and hudud? And why didn’t Sabah and Sarawak deliver much-needed votes to PR?

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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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Being Malaysia, truly Malaysia

Being Malaysia, truly Malaysia

It’s been 49 years since Malaysia became a nation, when Tunku Abdul Rahman said that 10 million people of many races now join hands in freedom and unity. But even back then, the vision of what was to become Malaysia was contested. What remains of the vision of Malaysia today? And how do we celebrate Malaysia Day as Malaysians?

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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: Reimagining Malaysia

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Reimagining Malaysia

UNTIL recently, Malaysia had been celebrating independence with parades and banners proclaiming the number of years that have passed since 1957. This inaccuracy has been brought to light over the past few years as more people begin to understand the significance of 16 Sept 1963, when Malaysia was formed. People and politicians alike have now [...]

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