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A time to empower and a time to uplift

In a State of Limbo They were born in Malaysia, but have no documents to prove it – their …

Limitation of state’s powers

In 2008 Malaysians made the unprecedented political change of electing a record five Pakatan Rakyat state governments. However for …

Is Malaysian media being monopolised by cronies?

Media Prima Datuk Mohd Ibrahim Mohd Nor’s flagship vehicle Gabungan Kesturi Sdn Bhd and the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) …

Why the mainstream media is losing out

By Chung Hosanna “People nowadays don’t read anymore,” has become newspaper vendors’ constant complaint. Traditional media, especially historically popular …

Malaysian education system dumbed down?

One in three Malaysian Third Form students do not know what the chemical formula CO2 stands for. This dismal …

Tok Guru Nik Aziz

In Kelantan’s politics, one name towers above all, Dato Seri Nik Aziz Nik Mat, affectionately known as Tok Guru …

Kelantan – Myths and Realities

Is Kelantan a backward state filled with restrictions imposed on its people as commonly believed? The Rocket (Chinese Edition) …

Why We Need Local Council Elections

So you pay your assessment and quit rent (cukai pintu, cukai tanah). But do you have a say in …

The End of BN – Seven Reasons Why

By Ong Kian Ming BN is not unique in the universe of dominant party regimes which have held power …

Urban Challenges for Local Councils

We are living in an increasingly urbanized Malaysia. With that, the demand for more effective local governments is ever …