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FMT columnists weigh in on everything from street food to international politics.

Utusan 2.0 pasti tidak sama Utusan asal

Jenama tidak menjamin keaslian, bukan saja dari segi haluan politik kepartian dan idealisme perjuangan nasionalisme Melayu, tetapi juga etos dan budaya kewartawanan yang membentuk Utusan Melayu dan Utusan Malaysia asal.

What the budget’s focus on healthcare says

The 2020 Budget, which provided an increased allocation for this sector, also proves that the government is listening to the people.

Wahai ahli politik, hormati kebijaksanaan polis

Setakat hari ini, tiada siapa tahu apa yang polis dapat siasat mengenai LTTE. Jangan kerana ada ahli politik yang ditangkap, maka ada yang melenting.

A budget in search of a vision

What exactly is going on? It is hard to figure out what vision animated the recently-announced 2020 budget.

Haram to be Malaysian?

Resolutions and statements at the recently concluded Kongres Maruah Melayu detailed the agenda of the emerging ‘Malaysia for Malay’ construct.

Stage 4 cancer in our public universities

How can we employ graduates who can only offer an imaginary social contract as their curriculum vitae to secure employment?

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.

Awang Selamat mati tersenyum kambing

Utusan antara penyebab kepada masalah yang kita hadapi hari ini. Jika tidak pun menjadi penyebab paling utama, Utusan adalah kudis awalnya.

Concerns surround extent of finance ministry’s powers

Malay voters perceive ministry as wielding too much power.

Behold, the ‘new normal’ in Malaysia Baru

Dignity cannot be built upon bigotry, intolerance and extremism.

Kongres Maruah Melayu divisif, memecah belah politik Malaysia

Politik adalah seperti apa yang dipaparkan dalam wayang kulit, bangsawan dan filem P Ramlee, ia sarat dengan simbolisme dan makna politik yang tersirat.

China’s corrupt meritocracy

It is communist yet capitalist, it practises meritocracy yet it is also corrupt. We need to grasp these contradictions to understand China.

Jangan jual konsesi PLUS kepada syarikat asing

Apa kata kita mula dengan diskaun 20 peratus setiap tiga tahun dan tiada tol akan dikenakan pada musim perayaan?

Out-of-touch MPs are the real political saboteurs

The inaction over the pollution in Sungai Petani, Kedah, shows that a serious communication problem exists between MPs and their ministers in Putrajaya.

Maruah di Malawati

Ahad ini Maruah berjalan iseng ke Shah Alam. Maruah melihat pelbagai tingkah, seraya merenung dengan dalam.

The US and Iran are playing a dangerous game

When the US and Iran have played all their cards in the current game, a more dangerous one is likely to begin.

Pengaruh kepentingan politik terhadap pembinaan kampus universiti

Pembangunan pendidikan hendaklah ditimbangkan menurut kepentingan nasional dan bukan mengikut kehendak pengundi ahli politik yang bernasib baik memegang sesuatu potfolio berpengaruh.

As China marks birthday, world worries about its ambitions

China faces the daunting task of keeping other countries calm as it sails on.

Hypocrisy and hyperbole at the UN

World leaders, including Malaysia's prime minister, were selective in their criticisms of nation-states at the recent UN General Assembly.

Bila ringgit akan naik, bukannya bila Anwar akan naik

Dr Mahathir Mohamad berjanji akan menyerahkan jawatan apabila negara kembali pulih dan stabil.

Will the MP care to meet his anti-sampah constituents?

Residents protesting against pollution have twice been rebuffed, while the executive councillor has not responded.

‘M for Mabuk’

Musuh itu berbibir merah, tetapi jahanam. Dan bila ia jahanam, ia ikut menjahanamkan negeri. Kawan-kawan pemodal panglima tua ikut mendapat tempias jahanam.

Freedom of speech: one for Jews, another for Muslims

Those kicking up a fuss about Dr Mahathir Mohamad speaking at Columbia University are no more than intimidating groups with a false sense of morality.

This by-election, save PH by voting BN

Voting BN to save PH might sound contradictory, oxymoronic even, but it might well be the kind of “tough love” that is needed to bring PH leaders to their senses.

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