It was not so long ago when voters, hoping for reforms and change, gave Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi an unprecedented mandate. Among other things, Abdullah had vowed to tackle corruption. Since then, the reality has not quite matched the rhetoric....
A couple of days ago, a friend of mine, a pensioner, received an unusual phone call from a woman he didn't know. From the way he described it, it sounded like someone from a market research agency was trying to...
What's going on? I am unable to access Malaysia Today, the website that has shaken up Malaysia, from up here in Penang at 7.30 pm today. It's been like that for a few hours now. (It was back...
When I was invited by The Star to write a piece on water in June, I hesitated. Knowing how steeped The Star was in promoting corporate interests, I wondered whether the article I would write would emerge...
Ever get the feeling that what you read in the newspapers is not really journalism. Well, you wouldn't be far wrong. Much of what passes itself off as journalism today is actually slick public relations disguised as journalism, or...

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