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Stories by Mariam Mokhtar


| September 20, 2017
COMMENT
tahfiz-terbakar

A massive rethink is needed in the education of our children that involves the use of simple common sense... More ››

| September 16, 2017
COMMENT
tahfiz

A horrific fire kills 23 people yet Minister Noh Omar says action may not be taken against the authorities... More ››

| September 13, 2017
COMMENT
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Some are given the runaround, told to lodge double reports or instructed to leave out pertinent details in the... More ››

| September 9, 2017
COMMENT
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The new IGP should assess the country's CCTV system as a matter of utmost urgency considering the number of... More ››

| September 6, 2017
COMMENT
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Deaths in custody and the disappearances of Pastor Raymond Koh and a host of others are just some of... More ››

| September 2, 2017
COMMENT
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Declaring Monday a public holiday throws the country into chaos as meetings are rescheduled, students miss lessons and business... More ››

| August 30, 2017
COMMENT
negaraku

The Negaraku has served us well as our national anthem - now we must just believe in the words... More ››

| August 26, 2017
COMMENT
Khairy-Polo

After the numerous and embarrassing blunders that have besieged Malaysia's handling of the SEA Games, the Youth and Sports... More ››

| August 23, 2017
COMMENT
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Two years after the Pos Tohoi tragedy where five Orang Asli children died and two were found barely alive,... More ››

| August 19, 2017
COMMENT
Abdul-Hadi-Awang_mahathi_memali_600

PAS president Hadi Awang's bid to restore his political fortunes by feigning interest in Memali today will backfire, and... More ››

| August 16, 2017
COMMENT
kulim-statue-1

If mere statues can intimidate a Muslim, what must that say of his character, and his faith which seems... More ››

| August 13, 2017
COMMENT
child-rape

Over a seven-year period, 13,272 children have been raped, making it around 1,896 every year and that's not even... More ››

| August 9, 2017
COMMENT
Rohani-Abdul-Karim-budak-perempuan-rogol

If the minister understood the psychological and physical trauma of a rape victim, she would not have said the... More ››

| August 5, 2017
COMMENT
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Every Malaysian must realise that if they vote for change in GE14, they can vote Pakatan Harapan out in... More ››

| August 2, 2017
COMMENT
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During all his years in politics, Zahid Hamidi has shown no signs of disapproval of Mahathir Mohamad's lineage -... More ››

| July 26, 2017
COMMENT
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One Eurasian says although they are considered 'bumiputera', they are really third class 'bumis' as even their identity cards... More ››

| July 22, 2017
COMMENT
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RTD's Yusoff Ayob should have been severely punished for his traffic offence and for his arrogance. More ››

| July 19, 2017
COMMENT
muslim-support-system-malaysia-1

How many more suicides will it take before the Muslim who needs help is given the emotional support he... More ››

| July 15, 2017
COMMENT
mas-proton

Seeds of corruption were sown decades ago and if Najib Razak wants to make a difference, he should stop... More ››

| July 12, 2017
COMMENT
thaqif-leptospirosis

Why did the parents of the 11-year-old boy have to wait over two months for both post mortem results... More ››

| July 9, 2017
COMMENT
Iklan-Shell-Isma

Companies do and will expect advertising to produce returns, just like any other investment. More ››

| July 8, 2017
COMMENT
Syed-Ali-Alhabshe_najib_60

Cheras Umno division leader needs to be more mature and understand that the prime minister is answerable to the... More ››

| July 2, 2017
COMMENT
denied-foodstall

A non-Muslim's dismissal as a food stall operator at a canteen has sparked a debate on just how far... More ››

| June 28, 2017
COMMENT
rumah-terbuka--3

Are open houses a waste of taxpayers money or is it, as many politicians have pointed out, a unique... More ››

| June 21, 2017
COMMENT
isa-samad-fgv-spad

In other countries, non-performing chairmen are sacked at the first sign of incompetence unlike in Malaysia where they are... More ››

| June 19, 2017
COMMENT
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The Education Ministry must get its act together and deal with the issue of bullying before more lives are... More ››

| June 14, 2017
COMMENT
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Recent cases involving young people should prompt us to look for the root cause of anger and cruelty. More ››

| June 10, 2017
COMMENT
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There'll probably be more such deaths until there's political will to set up a truly independent panel to probe... More ››

| June 6, 2017
COMMENT
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In the noise over The Star's layout, an important piece of news is ignored. More ››

| June 3, 2017
COMMENT
hannah-yeoh_book

Her short book, which recounts a personal journey, had a limited readership until someone complained about it. More ››

| May 27, 2017
COMMENT
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Does he serve the people of Sarawak or the people in Putrajaya? More ››

| May 24, 2017
COMMENT
Kamarul-Zaman-Yusoff-2

Acquiring an academic degree doesn't necessarily make one an educated person. More ››

| May 21, 2017
COMMENT
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The actor made a brief escape from obscurity to be Najib's champion. More ››

| May 18, 2017
COMMENT
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A veteran social worker says ruling politicians are not motivated to solve the problem of child abuse. More ››

| May 13, 2017
COMMENT
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We're accustomed to horror stories about government healthcare, but here's one to warm the heart. More ››

| May 11, 2017
COMMENT
corruption-bribe-1

If 16% of our university students see little wrong in graft, what sort of leaders will they be? More ››

| May 7, 2017
COMMENT
depress

Depressive disorder may be more common in our society than we think. More ››

| May 3, 2017
COMMENT
Mohamad-Thaqif_dera_600

Thaqif was not the first to die from abuse at school. Will he be the last? More ››

| April 29, 2017
COMMENT
Mohamad-Thaqif_dera_600

Those in authority lack moral fibre, are afraid of bearing responsibility and are apparently immune from accountability. More ››

| April 26, 2017
COMMENT
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Malaysian authorities have a problem accepting responsibility for the problems they create. More ››

| April 22, 2017
COMMENT
kj_malaysia_600

We await to see what he'll do towards removing the race-based quota system. More ››

| April 20, 2017
COMMENT
Shabudin-rape-married

As an educated person and a politician, Shabudin Yahaya should have been more careful with his words. More ››

| April 15, 2017
COMMENT
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Decades ago, they truly projected Islam's compassionate image. More ››

| April 8, 2017
COMMENT
rape-court-jail

The MP for Tasek Gelugor should talk to doctors who treat raped children. More ››

| April 1, 2017
COMMENT
nadeswaran_book_600

Citizen Nades says he's not anti-government, but anti-bad-governance. More ››

| March 29, 2017
COMMENT
lesen_kemalanga_600

We've heard too many stories about children driving family cars without their parents' knowledge. More ››

| March 25, 2017
COMMENT
zunar

It's funny that Zunar was not at a forum on editorial cartooning. More ››

| March 22, 2017
COMMENT
Farah-Marcella-Bandie-1

How did her family escape the Welfare Department's notice? More ››

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