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Crowded cities: What happened to the open-space policy?

Crowded cities: What happened to the open-space policy?

The open space policy is meant to prevent overdevelopment and to provide for social-infrastructural facilities. It is a good mechanism to ensure the nation’s social needs are prioritised, but it is not being implemented.

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The parade of “Muslim sensitivities”: Where is it taking us?

The parade of “Muslim sensitivities”: Where is it taking us?

AND so Perkasa has made the news again. And this time by its own doing, not because a media bent on sensationalism tried to cultivate the Malay nationalist group in order to increase readership. In the latest of Perkasa moves, its Petaling chairperson, Zainal Abidin Ahmad, lodged a police report against a Protestant church in […]

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Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Khalid vs Azmin?

THIS week, The Nut Graph asks political scientist Wong Chin Huat to comment on Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Azmin Ali’s supposed party tussle with Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim. TNG: What is the significance, if any, of Azmin Ali replacing Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim as PKR Selangor chief? Does this indicate that […]

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Yahudi, Islam dan kejujuran

Yahudi, Islam dan kejujuran

Gary D Bouma“SAYA perlu jujur sepenuhnya apabila membincangkan siapa saya, kemusykilan dan kepercayaan saya, dan bukannya mempamerkan wajah Kristian atau sebagainya yang direka-reka,” kata Profesor Emeritus Gary D Bouma. “Jika saya tidak jujur, orang akan bertanya: Apa yang sedang disembunyikan?” Bouma ketika itu sedang berucap dalam Dialog Antara Agama Kelima anjuran kerajaan Australia di Perth […]

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Hasan Ali — PR member?

Hasan Ali — PR member?

On Selcat “Our aim is to restore confidence among the public and there is a need for an independent committee to probe into the misused state allocations. But there is an oversight in the formation of Selcat, as it is simply not seen as independent, all because the seven panel members are politicians.” Selangor PAS […]

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The furore over Hindu temples

The furore over Hindu temples

THE cow head protest over the relocation of the Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu temple from Section 19 to Section 23 in Shah Alam shows, on one hand, the existence of racial and religious bigotry. But it also points to a deeper, more systemic neglect by town planners to adequately provide land for non-Muslim places of […]

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