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Jahabar Sadiq Flight MH370's mysterious disappearance is Malaysia's biggest disaster now. And coming a close second is how the authorities are... READ MORE

Regional Correspondents

Parisians adore May, the month of ‘les ponts’

Regional - Helen Hickey PARIS, May 26 — Off with the beret hats, hello dark sunglasses and spiffy sandals. Parisians are smiling (it’s official): spring is in... READ MORE


Memahami makna kehilangan dan ketentuan

Meor Yusof Aziddin Ibu saya sedang bergelut dengan nyawanya saat ini. Usianya 88 tahun dan akhirnya, cepat atau lambat, hidup pasti akan bertemu dengan... READ MORE

Side Views


Australia’s prospering partnership with Asean – Julie Bishop

On a recent visit to South East Asia, I was reminded of the strength of Australia’s partnership with the countries of Asean – the... READ MORE

When Civil Court and Syariah Court collides – Jimmy Puah

It is a cardinal rule of law, that all laws enacted should be clear and unambiguous in terms. The reasoning for this is that everyone... READ MORE

Enough of politics and start leading country – Visnu Natesan

We have lost the plot in the search for a better country. Our society has become pessimistic without much thoughts or critical thinking.... READ MORE

Hole in the heart of Africa – Ban Ki-moon

The Security Council has approved my proposal to deploy a United Nations peacekeeping mission to the Central African Republic – opening the... READ MORE

All the best to you, too, Khalid – Joe Anak Selangor

“I have an instinctive distrust for politicians” – Brian May, Queen guitarist The above quote was taken from the video “Made in Heaven”... READ MORE

Is Kiara Park makeover worth the millions spent? – Lim Chui Choo

“The nation behaves well if it treats its natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased, and not... READ MORE

Rethink the PKR elections – Sakmongkol AK47

I thought I have written my last article on the PKR elections. In my last article I did say, I want Azmin Ali to win. I gave my reasons.... READ MORE

Are young employees being worked to the grave? – The Tired Eye

Some time last December, a 27-year-old Indonesian copywriter tweeted “worked to death” before she collapsed, slipped into a coma and died a... READ MORE

Media a problem in democracy? – Ignatius Haryanto

Maybe in the next five to 10 years many local and foreign observers will look at Indonesia’s 2014 elections as one of the most celebrated... READ MORE

Why control who can speak or meet families of MH370 passengers – Lokman Mustafa

With reference to the commentary titled Handling the media in the MH370 saga which appears today on The Malaysian Insider, it is indeed... READ MORE

Don’t compel children to learn English – Medecci Lineil

I must admit I am also bothered when Sarawak Teachers Union (STU) and Sarawak Sovereignty Movement (SSM) called for the reinstatement of... READ MORE

Leadership in schools is critical to transformation – CfBT Education Malaysia

Not-for-Profit education consultancy CfBT Education Malaysia is publishing a series of ground-breaking reviews to commemorate its 35th... READ MORE

Zahid must retract statement or resign from cabinet – M. Kula Segaran

Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi yesterday defended the police's decision to ignore the abduction of S. Deepa’s son by her... READ MORE

Why Muslims should be able to see ‘Noah’ – Mustafa Akyol

I have not yet found the time see director Darren Aronofsky’s new film, “Noah,” apart from its minute-long trailer. But I do want to see... READ MORE

Smart practices can aid servers from online security threats – Steven Rosen

Recently, Malaysians were made aware of “Heartbleed”, a major encryption flaw that affects OpenSSL web servers. Known as one of the biggest... READ MORE

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A Shukur Harun

Tokoh muda bakal presiden Indonesia

Pengumuman Ketua Umum Parti PDI-Perjuangan (PDIP), Megawati Soekarnoputri mengenai bekas Wali Kota Solo, Jokowi (Joko Widodo) akan menjadi calon... READ MORE

Abdar Rahman Koya

Irene Fernandez’s legacy to Malaysian Muslims

Like many Malaysians, I never knew the late Irene Fernandez in person. But this much I do know about her, that she was someone who spoke on... READ MORE

Amin Iskandar

Pilihan raya Indonesia: Pengajaran kepada parti Islam, PAS dan Malaysia

Pilihan Raya Legislatif 2014 yang baru selesai memberikan pengajaran besar kepada parti-parti Islam Indonesia apabila kesemuanya hanya mendapat... READ MORE

Azza Basarudin

Women, economic empowerment, and nation building

The Prime Minister recently reminded Malaysians and the international community about the importance of women’s economic empowerment. Various... READ MORE

Cass Shan

The gardener next door

Some time ago, I moved in to a nice little neighbourhood. I chose the house because it would look pretty with flowers and all I wanted to do was... READ MORE


Naratif satira P Ramlee (Bahagian 2)

Apek kena tipu oleh P Ramlee, atau Jamil namanya dalam Madu Tiga. Selamba sahaja dia menipu. Memang dalam filem ini penuh dengan adegan menipu.... READ MORE

Dzulkefly Ahmad

GST lulus: Apakah Najib akan ubah tatakelola kewangannya?

Akhirnya Rang Undang-Undang Cukai Barangan dan Perkhidmatan (CBP-GST) diluluskan di Dewan Rakyat selepas dua kali percubaan sejak 2005 dan... READ MORE

Fifa Rahman

Give sex education policy a chance to work

Part of me still wonders whether if public health messaging had focused on “don’t mix alcohol and heroin” instead of “don’t take heroin”, Cory... READ MORE

Jeya Seelan

Malaysia on the wrong side of history in Karpal’s conviction for sedition

Karpal Singh’s conviction for sedition recently has thrown Malaysia back into the days of the Court of Star Chambers in the 17th century where... READ MORE

K. Anand

Keep calm Gooners, Arsene knows… still

It was seven days ago that the world, okay, maybe just Arsenal supporters eagerly anticipated Arsene Wenger's 1000th game in charge. The only... READ MORE

Khoo Ying Hooi

Academic stress and teen suicide

Suicide among young people is a serious problem. According to the Malaysian Psychiatric Association, seven people kill themselves daily, with... READ MORE

Lim Ka Ea

Is freedom of expression a problem?

French comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala became an instant household name in France when he was banned from performing his anti-Semitic stand-up... READ MORE

Lord Bobo

Are the Malaysian Bar and Bar Council irrelevant?

Dear Lord Bobo, the Malaysian Bar AGM is tomorrow. As a first-year lawyer, is it important for me to attend the AGM? (Young Lawyer, via... READ MORE

Md Izwan

Hendak sekat media luar negara macam parti politik buat?

Ketika saya menghadiri satu majlis, saya curi-curi dengar seorang jurugambar media tempatan mainstream (arus perdana) yang mengeluh tentang berita... READ MORE

Meor Yusof Aziddin

Memahami makna kehilangan dan ketentuan

Ibu saya sedang bergelut dengan nyawanya saat ini. Usianya 88 tahun dan akhirnya, cepat atau lambat, hidup pasti akan bertemu dengan pasangannya,... READ MORE

Mujahid Yusof Rawa

Doa untuk Mesir 528

Game over Arab Spring sudah sampai kepada satu tahap lain dalam kita melihat perubahan lanskap politik di negara-negara Arab. Sebagaimana yang... READ MORE

Nik Nazmi

Reformasi: The struggle continues

The past few days the country has gone through a roller coaster ride. On March 7, the Court of Appeal overturned Anwar Ibrahim’s acquittal in the... READ MORE

Nomy Nozwir

Generasi Dota, cybercafe dan Internet

Kali pertama saya kenal Internet adalah pada 1996. Ketika itu, untuk saya dapat melayari Internet, banyak perkara leceh perlu dilakukan seperti... READ MORE

Nur Jazlan

GST dan perakaunan akruan penentu sokongan rakyat kepada Barisan Nasional

Malam 7 April lalu, Rang Undang-Undang Cukai Perkhidmatan Barangan dan Perkhidmatan (GST) akhirnya, diluluskan Dewan Rakyat dan akan dilaksanakan... READ MORE

Rushdi Siddiqui

Ibn Battuta, the first ‘Islamic’ tourist

“Say, (O Mohammad), Travel through the land and observe how He began creation. Then  Allah will produce the final creation. Indeed, Allah, over... READ MORE

Shebby Singh

A Sterling performance in the midst of bad Kompany

Big games on the biggest stage demand the biggest names to step up to the plate. Vincent Kompany definitely stepped up to the plate... but for... READ MORE

Subky Abdul Latif

Sebelum ini didera ibu bapa, kini mereka didera mahkamah Sweden

Mahkamah Sweden berpuas hati akan kesalahan sepasang suami isteri, pegawai pelancongan Malaysia merotan anaknya, lalu menjatuhkan hukuman penjara... READ MORE

Timmy Say

Azmin, Khalid dan Saifuddin merebut apa?

Pemilihan timbalan presiden PKR adalah lebih menarik daripada pemilihan timbalan presiden parti-parti yang lain di Malaysia. Azmin Ali selaku... READ MORE

Uthaya Sankar

Sementara sungai masih mengalir… (Bahagian 2)

“Samad Taata (datuk) nampak semakin kurus dan kurang sihat,” komen anak saya, Devishi Prabha Sankari, selepas bertemu Datuk A Samad Said (Pak... READ MORE

Zaid Ibrahim

Pakatan/Pas/Anwar must show resolve

This is somewhat belated, but I hope it’s still not too late for me to offer my congratulations to Selangor state assemblymen Yeo Bee Yin and Lau... READ MORE

Zairil Khir Johari

Islam, freedom and salvation

Islam and freedom are two inseparable concepts, though one may not arrive at this conclusion based on the behaviour of many Muslims worldwide,... READ MORE

Zan Azlee

I agree with Ridhuan Tee

I never thought in my entire life that I would one day state publicly that I am in support of my self-declared arch nemesis Ridhuan Tee... READ MORE

Zulkifli Sulong

Surat terbuka untuk calon timbalan presiden PAS

Tuan-tuan calon timbalan presiden PAS yang dihormati. Semoga surat terbuka ini tidak menyusahkan tuan-tuan semua kerana saya menulis ini dari hati... READ MORE