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Class vs ethnic politics

Class vs ethnic politics

IT would be a mistake to think that Datuk Ibrahim Ali is a true champion of the Malay Malaysian poor. But it would be equally silly to think that the Malay Malaysian poor do not support or sympathise with his call. After all, the Pakatan Rakyat (PR)’s failure to increase support in Malay Malaysian rural […]

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Penan task force report “not available”

Penan task force report “not available”

Penan child (all pics courtesy of Sofiyah Israa / Flickr) PETALING JAYA, 21 Aug 2009: Despite Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Jalil’s pledge, the Penan task force report is still not available, not even to “interested parties” visiting her ministry. Attempts by The Nut Graph yesterday — following the minister’s promise […]

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Inconveniencing the poor

Inconveniencing the poor

THE Petaling District Office is vacating its premises soon to a location in Paya Jaras, Sungai Buloh. By highlighting this matter, it does not mean that I am against the project. Nor am I suggesting any impropriety. On the contrary, the deal seems to benefit the state government especially since the new property is larger […]

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Penang bans polystyrene at official events

PENANG, 15 June 2009: Penang has banned the use of polystyrene boxes and plates in all of its official functions. State executive councillor for health, welfare, caring society and environment, Phee Boon Poh, said the use of polystyrene boxes as food containers raised health as well as environmental concerns. Polystyrene boxes and plates could retain […]

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