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Amend Article 14 to provide permanent solution for unequal citizenship — Malaysian Campaign for Equal Citizenship
OCTOBER 17 — The Malaysian Campaign for Equal Citizenship led by Foreign Spouses Support Group (FSSG) notes that the Home Minister has stated that the Ministry is working to improve the Standard Op...
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Kidding ourselves in an estranged land
OCTOBER 17 — How should Malaysians deemed not constitutionally Malay teach their children citizenship?
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More needed to get women to go back to work
THE government announced various initiatives to promote women’s participation in the workforce under Budget 2020.
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Medical profession is no longer lucrative
ABOUT 25 years ago, there were only three medical schools in Malaysia.
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When the system denies children justice
THE failure by a mother to get justice for her 13-year-old son, who was allegedly sexually abused repeatedly in a tahfiz school, is a travesty of justice, “Court upholds decision to drop tahfiz sex ...
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Confusion over tadika classes
THIS is an open letter to the Education Ministry.
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Don’t rush to implement free choice of subjects
THE decision to start “Streamless schools next year” (The Star, Oct 16) is an excellent move indeed.
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Solving housing woes
I WORK in the real estate industry and would like to comment on the budget proposals for 2020 and the attendant responses from politicians gleaned from media reports.
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Non-Muslim leaders and our confused clerics
A PAS cleric in the recently held Malay Dignity Congress came to a vague conclusion that “Muslims should not surrender power to non-Muslims”. The cleric must have referred to a verse in the Quran:...
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Paedophile Huckle 'strangled and stabbed'
Paedophile Richard Huckle died after being strangled and stabbed with a makeshift weapon that may have been fashioned from a toothbrush, sources have told the BBC.
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Turkey and Russia show that land grabs can pay off: Leonid Bershidsky
(Oct 16): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s land grab in Syria, like his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin’s Crimea annexation, has met with a weak international response.
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Tigers everywhere: Malaysia’s terrorism mystery
Tyger Tyger, burning bright, In the forests of the night; What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
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Malaysian tech and job creation — Reza Razali
OCTOBER 16 — There seems to be some unrest on the ground in regards to the Malaysian economy, and the feel-good historic election of 2018 factor is beginning to taper off as we face the reality of t...
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Southeast Asia has a weight problem: Adam Minter
(Oct 16): Starting next year, Singapore will treat packaged sugary drinks such as Coca-Cola the way that other countries treat cigarettes.
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Negative effects of quest for university ranking
A LOT has been said lately about the obsession with university ranking.
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Passing message down to the ground takes time
I REFER to the report “E-hailing drivers left baffled” (The Star, Oct 14).On Oct 10, Road Transport Department (JPJ) Enforcement Division director Khairul Anuar Bachok said his department would ta...
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Universities should be non-political
G25 expresses its deep disappointment at the four public universities and their vice-chancellors for co-organising the recently held Kongres Maruah Melayu (Malay Dignity Congress) where the speeches l...
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Game changer in controlling mosquitoes
WE refer to the report “Melaka’s sterile mosquitoes method proves impotent in fight against dengue” (The Star, Oct 3; online at bit.ly/star_sterile).The World Health Organisation (WHO) has spear...
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TAR UC and UTAR have proven their value
WHEN we make a decision that political parties should not control educational institutions, is this a political decision to begin with?Surely there are two sides to an argument?
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Mugen Rao an inspiring model for all Malaysians
MUGEN Rao (pic) emerged as winner of Season Three of a hugely popular reality show in India called Bigg Boss.
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Future of food production
THANK you to M. Veera Pandiyan for his piece on agriculture in Malaysia “Just too much to swallow” (The Star, Sept 18), and Datuk Wee Beng Ee for sharing his views on the same topic in his letter ...
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Cost-cutting likely the reason for balloons to explode
I REFER to the report “Children hurt after balloon blast at fitness event” (Sunday Star, Oct 13).It is sad to learn that people, especially children, were hurt in yet another accident involving hy...
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Let the poor have nice things
OCTOBER 16 — It is funny how Malaysians can get worked up when poor people show any sign of being less than materially destitute.
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LTTE arrests: Support or sympathy?
AS the second round of arrests of people suspected of having alleged links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were being made on Saturday, I was sweating it out in Banting.A friend who was...
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As panic over US vape deaths mounts, Malaysia’s new laws may prove far more toxic — Jo Furnival
OCTOBER 15 — Malaysia is pushing for strict laws on the sale and use of vapes, shisha and e-cigarettes but evidence suggests stricter vaping laws are likely to be counterproductive.
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Make TAR UC a true people’s university
In this article, once again, I am writing to support that TAR UC should be allotted appropriate funding by the Pakatan Harapan government.
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Community engagement way to kill dengue
THE ongoing outbreak of the mosquito-transmitted viral disease dengue in Malaysia is one of the worst in living memory (“Dengue cases at an all-time high”, The Star, Aug 10; online at bit.ly/star_...
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Values make a person a success, not money
WITH all the excitement in the air over Budget 2020, let us remember the basics of success.
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Leave PLUS with Khazanah
THE news about private sector groups proposing to the government to purchase and take over PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) has not stopped despite the clear statement made by Khazanah managing director/CE...
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Safe schools for students
AS previously, the Education Ministry received the largest allocation in the 2020 Budget: RM64.1bil (compared with RM60.2bil in 2019).
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Future budgets should address family planning
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, on the topic of human capital development in his speech on Budget 2020, said: “The female labour force participation rate continues to stagnate at around 55%, far from...
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How does the late Khoo Kay Kim foster a united Malaysia? — Rais Hussin
OCTOBER 15 — To those who know the late Professor Tan Sri Khoo Kay Kim, who passed away recently, Malaysia lost a great historian.
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Breaking gender barriers — End pregnancy discrimination! — Izzura Izhar
OCTOBER 14 — Malaysia’s female labour force participation rate is still low and lagging in Asean.
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Coffee Break: Saving the planet — will toilet paper be next?
Two frequent travel buddies are talking about the growing number of hotels that have ditched single-use toiletries in support of the environmental cause.
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Reduced threshold a good move but more could be done — Mohd Ariff Mohd Daud
OCTOBER 14 — During the budget announcement, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng announced that foreign buyer can now buy condominium with a lower price threshold of RM600,000, reduced from RM1 million pr...
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A more progressive solution than fuel subsidy
Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail has finally announced the targeted Petroleum Subsidy Programme (PSP), mooted almost a year ago.
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What the budget’s focus on healthcare says
The thrust of the 2020 Budget, tabled on Friday, is obvious with a great focus on the growth and digitalisation of the economy but with an emphasis on human capital and social welfare as well.
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Wahai ahli politik, hormati kebijaksanaan polis
Politik Malaysia tidak pernah bosan.
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Frankly Speaking: Moral hazard is a road to avoid
The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has a major dilemma.  Road users expect it to at least reduce, if not remove completely, all tolls as promised in its election manifesto.
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Will the ‘Joker’ movie inspire violent crime?
OCTOBER 14 — Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for the movie Joker.
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Jangan hanya pandai mengutuk aje!
14 OKTOBER — Dalam kehidupan seharian, kita tidak semestinya menang semua dan tidak semestinya kalah semua.
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Plug loopholes in PT3 exam process
AN examination leak causes much anxiety and stress not only to the candidates but also to their parents.
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Women@Work is a promising start
THE All Women’s Action Society (Awam) applauds the 2020 federal budget aimed at stimulating the economy, generating growth and improving the quality of life for Malaysians, especially the poor.
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For a prosperous, just society
WHEN he presented the Shared Prosperity Vision (SPV) 2030, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Moha-mad highlighted two major challenges facing the nation: corruption and socioeconomic disparities.
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Police must not use intimidation tactics
LAWYERS for Liberty views with extreme concern the fact that the police chief in Kangar, Perlis, lodged a police report against Suaram (Suara Rakyat Malaysia) executive director Sevan Doraisamy, calli...
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A budget in search of a vision
Budgets are not just about allocating scarce resources but about achieving a national vision.
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Malay unity talks must lead to a truly Malaysian unity
Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed talks on unity from across political lines.
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Modern revival of an ancient art
THE Hungry Ghost Festival is one of the celebrations I look forward to every year as a little girl living in a small town in Perak.
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Targeted petrol subsidy: A more progressive solution — Mohd Ariff Mohd Daud
OCTOBER 13 — Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail finally announced targeted Petroleum Subsidy Programme (PSP) which has been mooted almost a year ago.
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A Malay-centric 2020 Budget — Jasmine Cho
OCTOBER 13 — The 2020 national budget has been unveiled and Malaysians across the board are abuzz with their take on the reallocation of funds and slew of new measures introduced by the government.
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Finance Ministry clarifies Guan Eng's statement on separation of politics, public funding
THE Corporate Communications Unit of the Finance Ministry regrets the failure by some English and Chinese media to fully report on comments made by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng at a press conference ...
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Johor Baru needs a walking entry permit for Singaporeans
OCTOBER 13 — I go to Johor Baru (JB) a lot.
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Condom conundrum: To use or not to use
Dear Dr. G, I just started a new sexual relationship.
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Transferring a sadistic teacher sends the wrong message
The Sabah Education Department (SED) cannot deal with problem teachers by simply transferring them.
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Keep foreign extremism at bay
THE arrest of two DAP lawmakers – including a state executive councillor – for their suspected links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) militant group is certainly one of the most expl...
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‘A full-time career in the gig economy? Think twice.’
THE gig economy is capitalism at its most brutal.
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Far reaching consequences
THE controversial Kongres Maruah Melayu (Malay Dignity Congress) has come and gone.
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