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It’s not about national or vernacular schools; we need to master various languages

19 February, 2012

By Liew Chin Tong Let me begin by saying that we need a new framework for a new era. The dichotomy between vernacular languages and the national language is an outmoded one. The old thinking presupposes that each of us can only master a language and not more than one. ... Full Article →

Increasing the value of Malaysian Higher Education

10 February, 2012
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By Ahmad Iskandar Lately, there has been much concern about the state of our local universities. It has been forever a Malaysian dream to have our universities ranked among the top in the world. How possible is this? We shall examine this from the economic perspective. Like all things, they ... Full Article →

A conversation at the hospital – Zairil Khir Johari

7 December, 2011
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The most noticeable difference in experience between a private and a public hospital is the fact that in the former, the waiting room is air-conditioned. Other than that, the unavailability of parking lots, infinitesimal queue numbers and staff members adept at ignoring your eye contact are all characteristic of Malaysian ... Full Article →

Zairil Khir Johari: “We need a new system”

5 April, 2011
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The 2008 elections cut through the fear and apathy that trapped many of Malaysia’s youth, invigorating them to stand up and be counted for the future of their country. One such young man bears a powerful legacy of putting Malaysia first and has entered the challenging world of opposition politics ... Full Article →

Freeing Education from Politics – by Zairil Khir Johari

2 March, 2011
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There is one particular issue in this country that never fails to incite fierce debate, with passionate arguments – and the occasional flying brick – from all sides of the divide. This has been the case for a very long time, and its history is one that runs parallel to ... Full Article →

We need rights, not welfare – Chong Eng

8 December, 2010
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DAP Deputy Secretary-General, Wanita Chief and Bukit Mertajam MP Chong Eng is one of the most recognisable faces in Parliament, as an ardent advocate for gender equality and human rights for Malaysia’s marginalised groups. She explains how catchphrases without concrete action have crippled the nation’s most valuable asset: its people. ... Full Article →

Towards a Two-Party System – Azmi Sharom

5 October, 2010
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The Rocket caught up with Dr Azmi Sharom, Associate Professor at University Malaya’s Faculty of Law to pick his brain on the state of the nation and its diverse people. Everyone’s favourite lecturer also tells us why Pakatan is so crucial to the country and even throws in a Power ... Full Article →

Budget 2011: Equipping the Workforce

5 October, 2010
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By T.K. Tan October is the month for budgetary number crunching again. It is time to reflect on what those numbers mean for us. It looks rosy on paper; the economy is still humming, with GDP growth expected to be more than six percent this year and with unemployment at ... Full Article →

Undo disastrous PPSMI decision! Cabinet move totally irresponsible.

15 October, 2009
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Six years ago, the Cabinet under Tun Dr. Mahathir took a hasty and ill-considered decision to rush headlong to implement the PPSMI (Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran Sains dan Matematik dalam bahasa Inggeris/Teaching and Learning of Science and Mathematics in English) from Standard One for all primary schools. It was carried out ... Full Article →
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The evolution of political Islam in Malaysia

27 September, 2015 0 Comments

On Political realignment, Part 2 BY Liew Chin Tong, DAP Political Education Director and Kluang MP   I would divide the evolution of political Islam in Malaysia into three stages: Islamic revival/resurgent which culminated in changes in UMNO and PAS in 1982, the emergence of PAS’ progressive faction in 1998, ... Full Article →

Nurul Nuha: The face behind #KitaLawan

8 April, 2015 0 Comments

There is something about Nurul Nuha Anwar that seems familiar, the first time you meet her. You cannot really put your finger on it, but it is as if you have met her before, or have known her for absolutely ages. Which is unlikely to be so, since Nuha, who ... Full Article →

Penang launches campaign to combat violence against women

19 November, 2014 3 Comments

The Penang State Government has launched a historic three-week state-wide campaign against Violence Against Women (VAW) to raise awareness about preventing violence against women and girls. This is the first state-sponsored event of its kind organised by the Penang State Executive Council for Women, Family and Community Development, and the Penang ... Full Article →

Who’s afraid of the big, bad Sedition Act?

5 May, 2015 0 Comments

By Pauline Wong The recently passed amendments to the Sedition Act and the newly-minted Prevention of Terrorism Act have been divisive, to say the least. Opinions on these two Acts have been completely on opposite ends, with on side saying it is necessary to protect public peace and order, and ... Full Article →