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What’s Malaysian politics without all the drama, mudslinging, name-calling, accusations, and well, creative spinning? This was also the logo we used during our coverage of the 15th general election (subtle, no?).

Are we burying our heads in the sand?

In this exclusive piece, prominent lawyer and activist Ambiga Sreenevasan addresses institutional failures, graft, and abuse of power, and fears time is running out for change. You can read the commentary here.

Stronger Dewan Rakyat
Stronger Dewan Rakyat?

Amid upheaval and uncertainty, political analyst and BTL columnist Dr Bridget Welsh argues that Malaysia’s Parliament was strengthened in many ways. You can read the commentary here.

Unequal Before The Law: How Malaysian Moms And Their Kids Are Second-class Citizens
Unequal Before The Law: How Malaysian Moms And Their Kids Are Second-class Citizens

Thousands of children are stuck without Malaysian citizenship, innocent victims of archaic, sexist laws which deny Malaysian women the rights men have to automatically confer citizenship to offspring born abroad. You can read the commentary here.

Women in danger: Malaysia’s mental health crisis
Women in danger: Malaysia’s mental health crisis

Amidst a protracted pandemic, an increasing number of Malaysians have been driven to despair and suicide, but data revealed that more women had killed themselves than men. Why is this happening? You can read the special report here.

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Started off as a parody in April 2021, Cheapreme Brand is a Community-Profit-Sharing platform disguised as a t-shirt printing brand, where every t-shirt sold, a portion from the sales (approximately RM10-13) will be used to purchase a bag of rice (5kg) and donated to a family in need via a local NGO, volunteer groups, and state assemblyperson’’s local office.

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