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Langkawi’s artificial islands: A future without nature?

Known as the Jewel of Kedah, Langkawi –– an archipelago of islands nestled comfortably at the point where the Straits of Malacca and the great Andaman Sea meet –– has long been a popular holiday destination for Malaysians and international tourists looking to leave the bustle of dusty city life for Malaysian hospitality, sandy beaches and turquoise waters. But Langkawi’s popularity comes at a price.

Marine biologist DHIVYA NAIR makes a case for why heavy development and land reclamation could take more from the island than it claims it will give.

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Making Sense of Budget 2021’s Ethnic Fault Lines

The issue of ethnically-targeted allocations rears its ugly head around this time every year when the federal budget is tabled. Yet, public perception may not reflect the full reality. Could better understanding of the disparity mean a better push for alternative allocations and an end to this cycle of anger?

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Different Class: The Marginalisation of Indians in Malaysia

The indentured labour system, which replaced slavery in British colonies, kept millions of Indians in servitude, misery, poverty and disease. Today, its legacy is not just a global Indian diaspora but, for Indians in Malaysia, ongoing misfortunes. Mangai Balasegaram investigates.

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The Covid infodemic: To err is human, to share is criminal?

In this fear-heightened landscape of Covid-19, our better-safe-than-sorry approach to sharing information could land us in hot soup with authorities.

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Chronicles of the Elusive Malaysian Haze Act

How a scrapped law could set us back in our battle against the haze.

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The Sabah Political Crisis: What it means for Pakatan, Perikatan – and Malaysia

The events of July 2020 plunged Sabah into a political crisis. Here’s how this imbroglio affects all of us.

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Covid-19: When a pandemic collides with xenophobia

In this special report, Between The Lines looks as the racialisation of Covid-19 and how the illness has brought out the worst in us.

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The ‘New Normal’: What it means for Malaysians – Part 2

In the second of this two-part series, we take a look at how the ‘new normal’ will affect our social interactions – how we eat, play and pray.

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The ‘New Normal’: What it means for Malaysians

The “new normal” is a word bandied about so much in recent days. In this two part series, Between The Lines takes a look at what moving forward would actually look like for Malaysia as we emerge from over two months under near total lockdown.

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Life, and Hari Raya, in the age of Covid-19

Some took a hit while others fared better than most. But the past couple of months have showcased the resilience of Malaysians in facing this crisis and rising above it.

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Post-MCO: What’s fueling the spike in Air Selangor’s water bill

If you live in Selangor, you may have noticed something strange with your water bill. There’s a reason for that.

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Battling the beast within: The psychological trauma of Covid-19

This article was first published on April 22, 2020   It came out of nowhere, …

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Coming of Age in Exile

In this article, we examine the lives of Rohingya refugees in Malaysia and explore how they rebuild their shattered hopes and dreams.

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Malaysia Baru vs Malaysia Lama: What’s Changed?

We ask illustrators to give us their perspective on how different Malaysia really is since the first change in government in the country’s history.

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A Land Without Time

In this heartrending essay, we look into the fates of the Batek, a tribe of indigenous people whose lives and lifestyles are being obliterated by the relentless march of time and “progress”.

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