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Let’s Embrace Affordable Arbitration To Ensure Social Justice

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There cannot be rule of law if not everyone has equal access to justice. If only the rich and powerful can afford justice through the court system, it will be ruled by law. It would invariably lead to abuse of power and corruption, subjugating the have-nots.

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The Failed US Counterterror Approach In Mozambique

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WASHINGTON, U.S.-Several private security companies, militaries, and foreign governments, including the United States, have arrived to help quell the growing insurgency in northern Mozambique which has, since 2017, claimed the lives of 4,000 people and caused the displacement of around one million more.

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Let’s Embrace Affordable Arbitration To Ensure Social Justice

There cannot be rule of law if not everyone has equal access to justice. If only the rich and powerful can afford justice through the court system, it will be ruled by law. It would invariably lead to abuse of power and corruption, subjugating the have-nots.

The Failed US Counterterror Approach In Mozambique


WASHINGTON, U.S.-Several private security companies, militaries, and foreign governments, including the United States, have arrived to help quell the growing insurgency in northern Mozambique which has, since 2017, claimed the lives of 4,000 people and caused the displacement of around one million more.

Hadi, What’s Wrong With The ‘Malaysia Madani’ Concept?

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-To Pas president Hadi Awang, any concept which he suspects has any link to Western philosophy is unacceptable, even though the term madani is an Islamic term and many of its core values come from Islam.

Ukraine's Use of Banned Landmines Harms Civilians


KIEV, Ukraine- Ukraine should investigate its military’s apparent use of thousands of rocket-fired antipersonnel landmines in and around the eastern city of Izium when Russian forces occupied the area, Human Rights Watch said today.

Political Dynasties In Malaysia

BANGKOK, Thailand-The recent appointment of Anwar Ibrahim’s daughter Nurul Izzah Anwar as economic advisor to her father as prime minister has tapped into deep emotion and even ridicule this week.

Increasing Voices Calling For Institutional Reform

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-The calls for institutional reform are becoming louder each day since GE15. Among them who have spoken up are Law Minister Datuk Seri Azalina Othman (Dec 2022), Bersih (Dec 2022), former IRC member Ms Ambiga Sreenevasan (Jan 2023), Senate Speaker Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim (Jan 2023), G25 members and former DAP leader Mr Lim Kit Siang (Jan 2023).

Eight Trends That Will Impact Children In 2023

NEW YORK, U.S.-A series of interconnected crises are expected to have a huge impact on children in 2023. A report from the UN children’s agency (UNICEF), released on Tuesday, details the trends that will shape their lives over the next 12 months.

Understanding National Unity In Post-GE15 Malaysian Society

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-National unity is a very dynamic and relevant theme for public discussion. One concern arising from GE15 based on the voting pattern is how divided Malaysians are on the choice of the party or coalition which should run the government at the federal level.

Reformist Anwar Lost It Big This Time

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-Since becoming Prime Minister two months ago, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has been saying all the right things – such as promoting good governance and democratic institutions, getting rid of corruption, nepotism, cronyism, political appointments – to reform this ailing nation of 60 years.

India Navigates Ukraine Conflict To Its Gain

SACRAMENTO, U.S.-Although the European continent is in the middle of a military conflict that has the potential to spread or become more deadly, not all states see it necessarily as a source of trouble. India is navigating the conflict in ways that maximize its national interests and enhance its international magnitude. 

 

Sulu Claim Fiasco: National Imbroglio Made It Worse

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-On Jan 26, Malaysians breathed a sigh of relief when the government announced that a court in Luxembourg has set aside an attachment order to seize two PETRONAS assets registered in Luxembourg. 

 

Anwar Is Tip Toeing Through A Minefield

BANGKOK, Thailand-Malaysia’s prime minister, Anwar Ibrahim has found the first two months into the job, metaphorically like tip-toeing through a minefield, just to survive. Many within the public are beginning to lose patience in Anwar, due to the failure to deliver any meaningful reform. They see Anwar’s administration as just a continuation of governments that went before him.

Indigenous Leaders From Sarawak Demand End To Timber Greenwashing In UK

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-An Indigenous delegation from Sarawak, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo, is visiting the United Kingdom to launch a new UK campaign to clean up the tropical timber trade and ask the UK government to suspend the import of so-called ‘sustainable timber’ under the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme MTCS.