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'Tis not the presence of journos that tarnishes House's dignity

HAZLAN ZAKARIA is a member of the Malaysiakini team. The views expressed here are those of the author/contributor and do not necessarily represent the ...

The politics of rule in the land of the ‘boleh’

HAZLAN ZAKARIA is a member of the Malaysiakini team. The views expressed here are those of the author/contributor and do not necessarily represent the ...

How the rooster explains politics in the land of the ‘ayam’

HAZLAN ZAKARIA is a member of the Malaysiakini team. The views expressed here are those of the author/contributor and do not necessarily represent the ...

Falun Gong protest by KL hawkers highlights China-sovereignty worry

HAZLAN ZAKARIA is a member of the Malaysiakini Team. The views expressed here are those of the author/contributor and do not necessarily represent the ...

DPM, elections are legitimate channel to topple leaders

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It is not English football, it is football

Malaysiakini's Hazlan Zakaria wrote, “It is true that Faiz struggled with his acceptance speech, but it should not be allowed to detract and steal the thunder from ...

So what if Faiz Subri can't speak?

... win is one of those brief shining moments that we should all celebrate, and not fret over the small stuff. HAZLAN ZAKARIA is a member of the Malaysiakini Team.

Economist’s article a scathing indictment of MO1

No-Brainer: Yes, writer Hazlan Zakaria, your description of our great PM was sharp and with a lot of sarcasm. As you had said, people could throw eggs, ...

Seven things to avoid if you are a corrupt public official

... you have a surefire explosive way to ensure that there are no traces that can lead back to yourself. HAZLAN ZAKARIA is a member of the Malaysiakini team.

Why PM Najib is such a great leader

... silent about all of it. God save Malaysia, and May He give our PM his just desserts, for being so great. HAZLAN ZAKARIA is a member of the Malaysiakini team.

Rogue One - how rogue rhymes with hope

Long after the sacrifices that have gone before and the many yet to come. One can only hope, after all. HAZLAN ZAKARIA is a member of the Malaysiakini team.

My problem with PKR being called Keadilan

But no, I still would not refer to PKR as Keadilan. Come what may. You have to give me that at least. HAZLAN ZAKARIA is a member of the Malaysiakini team.

Umno time loop, Firdaus 2050 and PWTC-la-la-land

... way of ending up on our bill, which we will have to ultimately foot. And no, it is actually not funny at all. HAZLAN ZAKARIA is a member of the Malaysiakini team.

Has Maria’s torments awakened the sleeping giant in us?

JD Lovrenciear: Writer Hazlan Zakaria, you have provided a 'true' analysis. Yes, Umno has driven a deeper wedge into its badly battered image. This is what ...

How Maria's Sosma detention saved Bersih 5

... better or for worse, instead of discouraging more dissent, authorities are stoking the fires themselves. HAZLAN ZAKARIA is a member of the Malaysiakini team.

Malaysiakini - seventeen years we stood

... fort for hope, for what we think is right. HAZLAN ZAKARIA is a member of the Malaysiakini team. Malaysiakini celebrated its 17th anniversary on Nov 20, 2016.

Wearing yellow and making our democracy great again

I wore yellow because this was part of what Malaysiakini writer Hazlan Zakaria means by making our democracy great again. For a couple of Bersihs now, I have ...

Let's make our democracy great again

... into the democracy, which have none since. Let's make our voices heard, and our will known and felt. HAZLAN ZAKARIA is a member of the Malaysiakini Team.

The fault, dear friends, lies in democracy

... people who claim to be its champions and the people's divine representative. May God help us all. HAZLAN ZAKARIA is a member of the Malaysiakini team.

'Public' officials shouldn't be too thin-skinned

... they should be thick-skinned enough to endure one or two words of insult from an exasperated public. HAZLAN ZAKARIA is a member of Team Malaysiakini.

Strengthening democratic institutions not the threat to democracy

... democracy, but those who are trying to stop democratic institutions from being strengthened. HAZLAN ZAKARIA is a member of the Malaysiakini team.

Anger about China visit not about who paid or gets invited

... to live by perhaps, unless he is no longer capable of bearing shame, even in his own father's name. HAZLAN ZAKARIA is a member of the Malaysiakini team.

Sukri’s suicide shows we’ve reached new level of despair?

Yoda: Good one, writer Hazlan Zakaria. You qualify to be Bolehland's very own Orwell. JusticeNow!: Yes, good one. Hope you won't get a tweet from ...

As I en-Vision 2050, the year of TN50

... not too loudly, as imagination has also been criminalised under the Mental Processes Act 2019. HAZLAN ZAKARIA is a member of the Malaysiakini team.

EPU is for economic planning, not to pan BN's enemies

... who we serve, but ultimately we are all beholden to the rakyat and the public trust, my dear minister. HAZLAN ZAKARIA is a member of the Malaysiakini team.

If the gov't stops its excesses, Bersih will stop, too

It is, disingenuous to say the least, but that seems to be the quality of our cabinet ministers of late. HAZLAN ZAKARIA is a member of the Malaysiakini team.

I am not impressed with Budget 2017

As Hazlan Zakaria put it, Budget 2017 appeared to be more like a “three-ring circus ringmaster's pitch”. Instead of paying to the budget, Prime Minister Najib ...

Was it a budget speech, or a three-ring circus ringmaster's pitch?

... and some who have passed? Not to say that I expected more of him, but tut... tut... how unbecoming. HAZLAN ZAKARIA is a member of the Malaysiakini team.

Something more than legend

Or... maybe it is already too late, and our very own Darius' son, Xerxes, is already at the gates. HAZLAN ZAKARIA is a member of the Malaysiakini team.

PAS now seems to be only for itself, no longer for all

... and non-Muslims. And non-Muslims have the same rights and protection extended to Muslims. HAZLAN ZAKARIA is a member of the Malaysiakini team.
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