The turbulence caused by an education ministry directive over Ponggal celebrations portends the difficulties Dr Mahathir Mohamad will face in revamping the education system.
The king and some of our rulers are showing the way to greater unity, unlike some political leaders who create rifts, and so it’s time we listened more to the king and his brother rulers.
Saifuddin Abdullah and Mustapa Mohamed have strong credentials and will be able to bring back confidence in and to the education ministry.
The year 2019 saw a substantial number of former leaders of various countries being charged or sentenced to jail for graft and abuse of power and this should serve as a lesson for our own ministers and politicians.
Dr Mahathir Mohamad, at 94, is putting many people younger than him to shame with his energy and intelligence, and has shown that he is still very much in charge, although his party is numerically weak.
And if, in the unlikely event that PH collapses as a result of the political wayang kulit, the voter who voted for a New Malaysia will be the ultimate loser.
In deciding on which candidate or political party we should vote for to secure our welfare and that of the nation, we think we hold ultimate power to shape the nation – but do we?
While the Tanjung Piai by-election offers a lifeline to the MCA and the BN, it shows yet again that the people are very unhappy with the slow progress made by the PH in fulfilling its promises of structural reforms and economic well-being.
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.
Malaysians appear to have accepted the annual haze exported by Indonesia and the indiscriminate logging of forests which will have long-term consequences.
By stressing on the rights of Malay-Muslims, Umno and PAS will alienate the non-Malays and widen racial and religious differences.
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.
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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.
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.
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
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.
I agree with Lim Kit Siang that we don’t lose if we learn new things, especially about the different cultures in the country.
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.
Young turks pushing for the New Economic Policy may have been influenced by an Indian.
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.
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.
Conversion shouldn’t be like a person changing clothes; it must be about a person changing himself or herself for the better.
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.