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Starbucks Was Never About The Coffee. It’s Taking Over Public Space—And Controlling It

In Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Dr. Evil’s team briefly abandons its traditional hostage-taking tactics and conspires to instead take over the world by investing in Starbucks.

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Commentary: Beware The Deep Ironies Of The Malaysian Opposition Coalition

Dr Mahathir Mohamad at a news conference after a leadership council meeting of the Pakatan Harapan coalition

SINGAPORE: In early March, the Malaysian Pakatan Harapan opposition coalition formally launched its common manifesto, known as the Buku Harapan.

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Op-Ed: Why Malaysia Is Leading The Way In Asean For Poverty Eradication

A group of children in Raub, Pahang, watch cartoons on a tablet. Malaysia's poverty rate is lowest among its peers in Southeast Asia at 3.8pc. Source: Shutterstock

SO MUCH – perhaps too much – has been said of late about matters pertaining to poverty incidence and income or wealth disparity in Malaysia.

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How Pakistani School Textbooks Mould Its Students’ Skewed Worldview

Prior to 1977, no textbook contained any mention of the “Pakistan ideology.” But after that, the construct became the starting point and the central premise of high school Pakistan Studies texts.

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Is Sutan Puasa The Founder Of Kuala Lumpur?

A photograph of Sutan Puasa.

KUALA LUMPUR -- Is a Mandailing merchant, Sutan Puasa, the founder of Kuala Lumpur?

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Crowds Don't Translate Into Votes: Salleh

KUALA LUMPUR: The opposition should not count on big crowds at their 'ceramah' sessions to translate into votes in the coming 14th general election (GE14).

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Book Excerpt: How Birmingham Shaped MLK’s Civil Rights’ Struggle

Congress of Racial Equality members march in Washington D.C. in memory of those killed in the Birmingham bombings, 1963. REUTERS/Library of Congress

"By early 1963, Martin Luther King had stalled and – particularly to younger activists in the SNCC – seemed increasingly irrelevant. He needed to shake things up.” writes David Margolick in “The Promise and the Dream: The Untold Story of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy.” King chose Birmingham, Alabama, which he called the worst big city in race relations in the United States, as the place to do that. In this excerpt from the book, Margolick examines how the Birmingham campaign pushed the Kennedy administration to introduce its bill on civil rights.

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I Am Not A Scientist, But I Am A Mother — I Know Why My Child Has Autism

Last week I was surfing the Internet and came across a headline proclaiming autism and circumcision are linked. I couldn’t help myself. I laughed out loud.

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Confirmed: Najib Is A Member Of The Opposition

“If saying something that is similar to the opposition makes me aligned with the opposition, then Najib must be more with the opposition than me because he agreed with the opposition to abolish the ISA, the prevention of crime law and to ignore the NEP. He also wanted to abolish the Sedition Act as demanded by the opposition. If Umno did not object, the Sedition Act would have been abolished. So is Najib a member of the opposition?” – Dr Mahathir Mohamad, April 7, 2015

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What The Death Of The Last White Rhino Should Teach Us

Rhinos do not normally make the headlines. But Sudan is special: he was the last male northern white rhino.

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