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A place for affirmative action

A place for affirmative action

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has announced a new set of affirmative action policies under the Bumiputera Economic Empowerment (BEE) agenda. Does Malaysia need race-based development policies?

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Zaid Ibrahim: “It will get better”

Zaid Ibrahim: “It will get better”

LAWYER-turned-politician Datuk Mohd Zaid Ibrahim, 60, knows that politics can be a dirty game. He joined Umno and won the Kota Baru parliamentary seat in the 2004 general election. The party did not field him for the 2008 elections, however. After winning with a severely reduced majority, the ruling coalition under Prime Minister Tun Abdullah […]

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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: Does Malaysian politics need a third force?

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Does Malaysian politics need a third force?

TALK has been rife recently of a “third force” in Malaysian politics. Civil society groups have proposed their own candidates for the 13th general election. Datuk Zaid Ibrahim wants to form a new political party. But is there room in Malaysian politics for a third force? What would it look like? And why is the […]

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Mustaffa Kamil Ayub’s “ultimatum” to PKR

Mustaffa Kamil Ayub’s “ultimatum” to PKR

PKR deputy president candidate Mustaffa Kamil Ayub announced on 9 Nov 2010 that he would give 48 hours for the party leadership to postpone or call off the PKR elections or face “firm action”. Almost two weeks later, he’s still in the race and affirming his loyalty to the party leadership. Whatever happened to Mustaffa’s ultimatum?

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Zaid Ibrahim: Reformer or sore loser?

Zaid Ibrahim: Reformer or sore loser?

FOR sure, Parti Keadilan Rakayt (PKR) has serious problems. But what to make of Datuk Zaid Ibrahim whose image as a principled politician is at odds with his apparent tendency to quit when expectations are not met?

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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: What’s PKR’s elections all about?

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: What’s PKR’s elections all about?

PARTI Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) has become the first major Malaysian political party to hold direct elections which are currently ongoing. The elections will allow the party’s approximately 400,000 members to vote directly not only for their division chiefs but also their president, deputy president, vice-presidents and supreme council members. The elections has already seen some […]

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