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Stories by Mariam Mokhtar


| November 25, 2017
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The spat reveals the many challenges faced by East Malaysians, who have little choice but to accept the meagre... More ››

| November 22, 2017
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DRESS-CODE

While the hotel hijab ban has angered many, some government departments think nothing of making their Muslim women employees... More ››

| November 21, 2017
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Do we really need the language police to make us refuse to speak Malay because we do not want... More ››

| November 11, 2017
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How can Zamihan Mat Zin, who has extremist views and has uttered allegedly seditious statements, be effective in the... More ››

| November 8, 2017
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Najib Razak shouldn't resort to crudity to detract from the locals' main concerns that Malaysia has compromised on its... More ››

| November 4, 2017
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Sex-for-job

In our culture, sexual abuse and sexual harassment is too embarrassing to disclose, more so since many tend to... More ››

| November 1, 2017
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Do unpaid employees make a stand and refuse to be bullied or tolerate the injustice for a good-looking CV? More ››

| October 28, 2017
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How will the prime minister deal with the country's ageing population whose EPF savings are insufficient for a decent... More ››

| October 25, 2017
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The threat of radicalisation in jail among inmates and wardens is a growing phenomenon, and Malaysia has not been... More ››

| October 21, 2017
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While some say they fear the repercussions, others say they simply are not as interested in politics as they... More ››

| October 18, 2017
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If we lack the moral courage to stand up for our rights, we are telling the government and the... More ››

| October 11, 2017
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If meritocracy was introduced in our public universities, about 30% of the students there would be Indians, and not... More ››

| October 1, 2017
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It is time parents gave some serious thought to the real reason behind the vicious cycle of poverty, abuse,... More ››

| September 27, 2017
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The motivation for Wong Tack to help others stems from his childhood experience of having experienced poverty and suffering... More ››

| September 20, 2017
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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
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tahfiz

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

| September 13, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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negaraku

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

| August 26, 2017
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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
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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
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PAS president Hadi Awang's bid to restore his political fortunes by feigning interest in Memali today will backfire, and... More ››

| August 16, 2017
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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
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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
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If the minister understood the psychological and physical trauma of a rape victim, she would not have said the... More ››

| August 5, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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How many more suicides will it take before the Muslim who needs help is given the emotional support he... More ››

| July 15, 2017
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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
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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
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Iklan-Shell-Isma

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

| July 8, 2017
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Cheras Umno division leader needs to be more mature and understand that the prime minister is answerable to the... More ››

| July 2, 2017
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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
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Are open houses a waste of taxpayers money or is it, as many politicians have pointed out, a unique... More ››

| June 21, 2017
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In other countries, non-performing chairmen are sacked at the first sign of incompetence unlike in Malaysia where they are... More ››

| June 19, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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In the noise over The Star's layout, an important piece of news is ignored. More ››

| June 3, 2017
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Her short book, which recounts a personal journey, had a limited readership until someone complained about it. More ››

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

| May 24, 2017
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Acquiring an academic degree doesn't necessarily make one an educated person. More ››

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

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

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