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Saturday, December 14, 2019


FMT readers have their say.

Our ‘me, myself and I’ politicians

Except for Amanah which raised some real concerns about the welfare of this nation, recent party AGMs displayed personal egos.

Malaysia cannot take threats of terrorism lightly

The pointless politics of race and religion going on unrelentingly in the country can be fertile ground for extremist elements to exploit.

MCA’s fear over TAR university is comical

Everyone from the Chinese community was involved in the growth of TARUC but MCA is claiming the prize as its own.

Let’s respect Razak’s legacy and build houses for estate workers

State governments must make it a policy to encourage estate employers to set aside land for house ownership programmes.

What human rights are we celebrating this year?

It is almost as if Pakatan Harapan made a U-turn on some of the promises made before GE14.

No discussion held with AG on Rafizi case

Azhar Harun says he is a staunch advocate of the doctrine of separation of powers.

The deep state and its manifestations

The deep state has always been there, but comes to the fore when things are imagined to be politically, economically and socially unsettling.

Serious effort needed to ‘save’ public healthcare

Our public healthcare system continues to suffer, and with it the people, but private healthcare providers are making money.

Ashes, and the Communist Party of Malaya

The return of Chin Peng's ashes has caused widespread dismay and anger, much of it silent, because it rekindles memories of the insurgency’s atrocities and horrors.

Insincere apologies are an insult, too

Retractions and apologies are often used as an expedient or hypocritical way to cover up deliberate transgressions.

Tattoos and ‘our culture’

If we really want to talk about Malay culture, put down the guitars, sell off the drum kits, and go have fun with the gamelan.

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing

The recent function in Kajang was held not to celebrate CPM's struggle but to mark the anniversary of the peace treaty between it and the Malaysian government.

‘Deep state’ should be probed by independent body, not cops

It’s only common sense not to allow public bodies, including the police, to probe themselves.

Communism is not evil, but CPM’s methods were

Chin Peng led a group of violent rebels that terrorised and slaughtered fellow Malayans.

The citizenship laws still denying women true equality

Pakatan Harapan promised to review laws that discriminate against women, yet these policies have remained untouched.

In the new Malaysia, no room for the old communist bogey

If at all there is an issue with Chin Peng’s ashes, it has got to do with smuggling them into the country.

To be at peace with ourselves, reclaim truth and justice

To be at peace with itself in 2020, our nation has to bring to closure some vexatious unfinished business.

Chin Peng’s ashes and the Hitler salute

Chin Peng was centrally involved with the Japanese fascists who were in the Axis with Hitler’s Germany, yet people are more riled up about the former CPM leader.

Mutiny in PKR, bounty for others

Those most affected by the shenanigans will be the common folk.

Why Sosma should not be repealed

This law has to be defended, although some amendments may be needed to ensure there is no abuse.

Time for a unity government?

The only way to move forward is to abandon the ideologies and methods that have failed us and to reduce politicking by opening up the government to more parties.

DAP, the biggest loser in the Tanjung Piai massacre?

Had this been a mixed martial arts contest, the referee would have stopped the fight and declared a knock-out.

Palm oil and sustainable development practices

The government has introduced several corrective measures in the industry since taking over in May last year.

Taman Rimba Kiara and Kampung Baru: A tale of 2 projects

Engagements with stakeholders for both projects has been minimal.