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Dennis Ignatius: A bad week for Malaysia

Nation bruised and battered, our already fragile national unity now in tatters. This week the whole country was plunged into tumult when a few pairs...

Threats to burn down shops spook foreign investors

UMNO has done a marvellous job shooting its own foot. Foreign investors are watching with great interest – and caution – how Malaysia could repeat...

Dennis Ignatius on the Bumiputera Economic Congress 2024

A forum to advance the power and position of privileged Bumiputera elites at the expense of the rest of the nation. The recently concluded Bumiputera...

Umno’s old trick to swing Malay votes – using youth wing...

Akmal overplayed his hand when he demanded KK Super Mart to put up apology banners across all its 881 outlets nationwide. Umno Youth Chief Muhammad...

The debt trap of 2026 Commonwealth Games

Malaysia a sucker if it bails out Australia as new host. Malaysia is being offered £100 million pounds to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games. That...

Scrap national schools and promote vernacular schools to foster national unity,...

Thanks to Chinese and Tamil schools, pupil get quality education and no students go hungry or suffer sexual harassment or even rape. Every time politicians...

Dennis Ignatius: When politicians want to go to heaven

This paradigm shift in the balance between sacred and secular in the public square will have profound consequences for Malaysia going forward. It was reported...

‘Get real’, Zaid Ibrahim tells Muhyiddin on winning non-Malay support

Former law minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim said Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairman Tan Sri Muhyddin Yassin needed to "get real" with his coalition's aim of...

PN will pay the price for insulting, disrespecting Agong

PAS extremists and Bersatu bigots mock, belittle, insult and threaten the new King at their own peril. Giving a much-needed boost to Prime Minister Anwar...

Dennis Ignatius: An outpouring of hypocrisy

Officialdom never questioned the source of his immense wealth. The demise of former Sarawak Chief Minister and Governor Abdul Taib Mahmud saw an outpouring more...

Sack anyone who doesn’t perform – PM and other ministers should...

Rather than keeping quiet in order not to spook Malay voters, PM Anwar should decisively capitalize on the demotion of Ammar to promote accountability,...

Breaching RM4.80, ready to hit RM5 ringgit

Investors could judge after a year whether Anwar is a reformist or just a chameleon who tries to please everyone without achieving anything. Making money...

Sarawak Report: Time to investigate Taib’s legacy

Taib’s secret mansion is the second most expensive in KL. Southeast Asia’s tallest flagpole is at half-mast and two days of mourning have been announced,...

Dennis Ignatius: Why PAS is not for me

In the hope of broadening the party’s appeal in Selangor, a PAS leader is now regurgitating the party’s old ‘PAS for All’ slogan of...

Ong Kian Ming: No danger of DAP becoming ‘MCA 2.0’

Former Bangi MP Ong Kian Ming said there is no danger of DAP turning into “MCA 2.0” as there are major differences between the...

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