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A. Kathirasen

A. Kathirasen
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A Kathirasen has spent 42 years in journalism typing under the illusion that people actually read his writings.

Utusan and the wave of Malay dignity

Utusan Malaysia strove, in its early days, to inspire dignity among the Malays and make them politically conscious but in later years, under Umno, it shot itself on the foot… and the head, too.

Lack of outcry over slow poisoning by the haze is astonishing

Malaysians appear to have accepted the annual haze exported by Indonesia and the indiscriminate logging of forests which will have long-term consequences.

Will Umno-PAS pact create 2 Malaysias?

By stressing on the rights of Malay-Muslims, Umno and PAS will alienate the non-Malays and widen racial and religious differences.

Raatchasi ignites self-reflection among teachers

Maszlee Malik is right to urge teachers to watch the movie ‘Raatchasi’ as it has many lessons which, if taken to heart, may just help improve the schooling experience.

3 women cook up a vegan storm

kawkawveg is a vegan food delivery start-up that aims to make people care not just for their health but also for animals and the environment.

Race + religion + recession = trouble

As religious and racial fault lines widen, as pessimism grips people after 62 years of Merdeka, the prospect arises of a recession exacerbating the situation.

Tun Razak and the question of racial dominance

Malaysia’s second prime minister was against any sort of racial dominance or superiority, and frequently urged leaders to sustain the racial harmony that existed.

The Cabinet should ask: Will this unite or divide Malaysians

In the past, several policies or their implementation served to divide Malaysians, but in the New Malaysia, all policies should be geared towards forging unity

Jho Low and Zakir Naik: A tale of two fugitives

If Putrajaya is not careful, people may think the present government is willing to put the interest of one man over the interest of the nation, which is to ensure Malaysians of all ethnicities and religions live in peace and understanding.

We’re khat in yet another controversy

I agree with Lim Kit Siang that we don’t lose if we learn new things, especially about the different cultures in the country.

Fear of Anwar driving PAS, Umno to support Mahathir

When the opposition wants the prime minister, selected by the governing party, or in Malaysia’s case a coalition of parties known as Pakatan Harapan, to continue ruling and finish his full term, something is fishy.

NEP’s socialist origins and the deep state

Young turks pushing for the New Economic Policy may have been influenced by an Indian.

A rare glimpse into NEP’s origins

After the May 13 riots, Abdul Razak Hussein set up a core group which included non-Malays to work out the New Economic Policy which has succeeded in some aspects and failed miserably in others.

Band of brothers connection to Pastor Koh, Amri and Teoh Beng...

Increasingly, it seems that government agencies and others are forming bands of brothers to protect their interests even at the cost of justice and truth.

Converting the Orang Asli? Let’s convert ourselves first

Conversion shouldn’t be like a person changing clothes; it must be about a person changing himself or herself for the better.

Lessons we can learn from our forgotten sports heroes

Malaysia has produced many talented sportsmen over the years but few of us remember them or their sacrifices. We should, for they have much to teach us.

Three cheers for Chong Wei and former badminton greats

The nation has produced some immensely talented players since the 1940s when badminton really took off here and the least we can do is remember them and their sacrifices.

Mahathir’s X and the storm in a tea cup

The open criticism of the appointment of Latheefa Koya as MACC head is proof that Ahmad, Ah Chong and Appu are no longer afraid of the PM – not even if that person is Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Adib inquest now a troubling, tangled web

How did a simple inquest into the death of a fireman become a complicated and potentially explosive affair?

Let’s keep Malaysia beautiful, not see it burn

To help foster unity, the government should make it a priority to educate people on fact checking, especially postings on social media.

Adieu, white knight of the consumer and the poor

CAP president SM Mohd Idris wanted Malaysians to be more aware consumers and led the way by living a simple, nature-loving life.

Will the proposed Kulim airport beat the northern jinx?

The proposal for a new airport to serve the northern region has been dangled and kicked about since 1991 but every time it seemed to take off, it crashed.

This humble ‘Malay man’ has raised the image of Islam

It is little acts of kindness that help us appreciate each other’s humanity and faiths, not the strident cries of the wilfully blind.

The lesson from Sri Lanka: Be wary of radical preachers

Zahran Hashim, the mastermind of the suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people in Sri Lanka, is on record as saying things that should be familiar to Malaysians.

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