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Disconnected Anwar is Disappearing into the Darkness

Disconnected Anwar is Disappearing into the Darkness

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is lost in space. He is drifting into the ether on his own, disconnected from the people he once thought loved him, estranged from the coalition machine he...

Then, Now and Looking Ahead: The Economy Continues to Grow

Then, Now and Looking Ahead: The Economy Continues to Grow

Since April 3, 2009, when Datuk Seri Najib Razak took over as Prime Minister of Malaysia, there has been one issue at the forefront of the agenda – our economy.

Against a...

The Iconoclast

The Anwar Paradox: Gains At GE13 Have Ruined His Year

The Anwar Paradox: Gains At GE13 Have Ruined His Year

His Pakatan Rakyat coalition ate into BN's majority at GE13, an outcome that would have put a spring into the step of just about any politician worth his salt, but not Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

He could have emerged smiling on May 6, congratulating his team, promising to reshuffle his front bench so that he had the best possible line-up ready to take to the Dewan Rakyat and engage the Government benches who had just suffered at the ballot box.

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The Great and the Good

A Political Amateur in a Veteran's Body

A Political Amateur in a Veteran's Body

Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang is going about this the wrong way.

The PAS President has had a rough go of it lately, if by 'lately' one means 'over the two years'. From the 'welfare state' debacle; to the spectre of hudud and the battles inside the party and out; to the intra-party skirmish with Datuk Dr Hasan Ali; to the aborted attempt at retirement; to the public relations debacles of Alor Setar and the images of PAS thugs attacking police at Be...

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Vanities

Cowell has Been a Naughty Boy; Liverpool Need Lessons in Not Being Idiots

Simon Cowell Expecting Child with Best Friend's Wife

According to reports, music mogul Simon Cowell is expecting his first child but, typically, there's a catch – the mother is the wife of his best friend.

Cowell, 53, is set to become a parent with Lauren Silverman, wife of real-estate mogul Andrew Silverman.

"Lauren and Andrew have been unhappy in their marriage for some time, and their divorc...

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Fly on the wall

Fly on the wall

FLY ON THE WALL: Text Messages and The Courage of Principle

FLY ON THE WALL: Text Messages and The Courage of Principle

Editor's Note: We all wonder what kind of conversation goes on in the halls of power, among our leaders and their families. What did Nelson Mandela say to Winnie at dinner back in the old days? What does Aung San Suu Kyi say to her closest friends after breakfast? And what about our own Official National Martyr, the de facto Opposition Leader? What kind of conversation can we imagine he has, with the President of PKR, as the excitement of GE13 is...

Poll

Malaysia is in negotiations to lower trade barriers across a bloc to rival the European Union. The deal would lower tariffs and trade controls between members. Economists agree that the result will be lower prices for goods, but some contend that this wil

- We are an export-based economy, and one of our foremost concerns is the price of goods. We should accept any deal that aids our export capacity and lowers living costs. - 58.3%
- The deal appears to be in negotiations, so it would not be reasonable to take a position until a final deal is outlined. - 29.2%
- No matter what the gain, this deal is not worth it. Our products cannot compete with others’, and the effect on our economy would be ruinous. - 12.5%
The voting for this poll has ended on: 27 Aug 2013 - 07:35