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The truth is out there!

The truth is out there!

Editor’s note: On 23 Aug 2009, a Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Nuri that was en route from Sungai Besi Airbase to Kuala Lumpur International Airport on a routine flight crashed in an oil palm plantation in Sepang. There were no survivors, and military authorities have insisted that recovered remains were “too damaged for identification”. […]

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Sweeping police percentages!

Sweeping police percentages!

SHAH ALAM, 20 July 2009: The investigation into the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock, 30, is 60% completed, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan. FOLLOWING reactions to the terrible tragedy of political aide Teoh on 16 July 2009, I was drawn to the figure put forth by police chief Musa: 60%. […]

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Sensationalist reporting in Manik Urai!

Sensationalist reporting in Manik Urai!

COVERING the Manik Urai by-election has been a non-stop whirlwind; it has been, by far, the most intense contest Malaysians have experienced this year. A reporter barely has time, between the tight schedule and horrific broadband speeds, to even check his or her e-mail — practically every minute was devoted to the deluge of news. […]

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Slavery abroad!

Slavery abroad!

(Pic by scoll22 / sxc.hu) THERE has been considerable debate surrounding Malaysia’s proposed one-off-day gift to foreign domestic workers. There’s some strange synchronicity involved, it seems: the welfare of foreign labour is not only a hot topic here, but in neighbouring countries, as well. I received this (somewhat irate) statement in my mailbox yesterday. It […]

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Abeus of English!

Abeus of English!

ONLY when the sound of sirens recede did Jeremy Chong relax enough to speak. “I think that went well,” he said, undoing the scarf that cover his face. (Pic by Owais Kahn / sxc.hu) Chong and five other compatriots had just bombed a used car garage with home-made incendiaries. Hong Leong Use Cars was a […]

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Communist sympathisers, beware!

Communist sympathisers, beware!

(TV image by Konrado Fedorczyko / sxc.hu; communist star image public domain, source: Wiki commons)WHILE there has been a lot of press coverage regarding the establishment of the Special Parliamentary Committee on Unpatriotic Activities (SPCUA), I’m baffled as to why more hasn’t been written on the SPCUA’s televised hearings. As we know, the SPCUA was […]

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