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Merevolusikan Pencerahan Malaysia Melalui Pemikiran Kritis

Pemikiran Kritis

Peristiwa Nabi Adam A.S. memetik buah larangan di Syurga, seperti yang diriwayatkan dalam kitab-kitab suci agama Hanif dan kemudiannya Islam, merupakan detik pertama keputusan menggunakan fakulti pemikiran dan daya kemahuan bebas (free will) telah diambil. Penurunan baginda ke bumi di Pulau Sarandib (Sri Lanka) manakala Hawa di Jeddah untuk dijadikan Khalifah di muka bumi ini, telah ditakdirkan. Kejadian memetik buah …

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Malaysia’s Elections Result (1959-2013) – Gerrymandering?

Historical Elections Result 1959 2013

#GE13 sees a government formed by a party with only minority 47% popular votes while the opposition commands a majority 51%. Note: Gerrymandering is a practice that attempts to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries to create partisan advantaged districts. The resulting district is known as a gerrymander. As a result often …

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Revolutionizing Malaysian Enlightenment through Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

When Adam (AS) plucked the fruit from the forbidden tree in Heaven according to the revealed books of Abrahamic beliefs, he marked the first ever instance of man making a conscious choice by utilizing his thinking faculty and free will. That he was then descended upon earth in Sarandib Island (modern day Sri Lanka) while Eve in Jeddah, or that …

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Antara Royalti Mewah dan Perkongsian Pemilikan Petronas

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Debat mengenai royalti minyak adalah antara isu popular untuk penyokong Barisan Nasional (BN) dan Pakatan Rakyat (PR) ketika negara berhadapan dengan pilihanraya 5hb Mei ini. Di Kelantan, Gerakan “R” untuk ‘royalti’ meraih banyak sokongan, terutama di kalangan penyokong PR. Bertahun lamanya, kita menyaksikan pertelingkahan royalti dijadikan tumpuan di empat negeri pengeluar minyak, iaitu Terengganu, Kelantan, Sabah dan Sarawak. Sementara Kelantan …

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Nak Undi Siapa? Panduan dan Analisis Kritikal Manifesto

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Pilihanraya umum ke 13 menjelang tiba, namun masih kedengaran bicara-bicara yang menggambarkan ketidakendahan politik, seperti “semua parti sama sahaja” dan “kalau sudah ahli politik, tetap ahli politik”. Bagi golongan muda yang menjadi majoriti di kalangan 3.7 juta pengundi baru kali ini, keluar mengundi seolah-olah disamakan dengan tugasan “memilih yang kurang jahat di antara dua penjahat”. Namun begitu perlu diingat pesanan …

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Who to Vote For: A Dummies Guide to the Manifesto

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The most anticipated general elections looms, yet we still hear utterances of political apathy, such as “politicians will be politicians” and “they are all the same”. For especially the young voting population which forms a majority of the 3.7 million new registered voters, this upcoming polls seem to be likened to the uphill task of “choosing the lesser evil”.  There …

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Higher Royalty versus State Ownership of Petronas

Higher Royalty

The oil royalty debacle is perhaps one of the popular components for both Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Rakyat (PR) as the nation approaches polling day on 5th May. In Kelantan, the “R” for “royalty” movement has in fact been proliferating, especially amongst PR supporters. For years, we have seen the fight for royalty highlighted by the four producing states, …

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Higher royalty versus state ownership of Petronas

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The oil royalty debacle is perhaps one of the popular components for both Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Rakyat (PR) as the nation approaches polling day on 5th May. In Kelantan, the “R” for “royalty” movement has in fact been proliferating, especially amongst PR supporters. For years, we have seen the fight for royalty highlighted by the four producing states, …

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Schools stifling our intellect

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While learning has its plus points, there are some who think that the modern school system does not extol the benefits of education. MODERN, public, free and compulsory schooling was first introduced by the King of Prussia in 1760. He introduced schooling to shape the minds of the people into being docile and obedient to his rule. Shortly after, this …

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Pertelingkahan Royalti Minyak Malaysia

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Salah satu isu yang pasti bakal timbul dalam kempen pilihanraya umum ke-13 ialah isu royalti minyak.  Kedua-dua parti Barisan Nasional dan juga Pakatan Rakyat telah pun mengetengahkan hujah masing-masing berkenaan isu ini. Artikel ini akan cuba memberi sedikit pencerahan terhadap isu tersebut. Ketika perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu ditandatangani pada 31 Januari 1948 di antara wakil-wakil pemerintah Negeri-Negeri Selat, Negeri-negeri Melayu …

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Malaysia’s Oil Royalty Rumble

Malaysia Oil Royalty Rumble

One of the issues that are bound to crop up in the 13th general election campaigns is the oil royalty. In the past, many reasons have been presented by political parties from both sides of the divide on who is entitled to what. Perhaps this article will help shed some light on the issue. When rulers and representatives of the …

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The Edge: The oil royalty rumble

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One of the issues that are bound to crop up in the 13th general election campaigns is the oil royalty. In the past, many reasons have been presented by political parties from both sides of the divide on who is entitled to what. Perhaps this article will help shed some light on the issue. When rulers and representatives of the …

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Jurang Pengagihan Pendapatan (1970-2012)

Jurang Pendapatan 1970-2012

UNDERSTANDING INCOME INEQUALITY. MALAYSIA: Jurang Pengagihan Pendapatan semakin melebar! KAYA MAKIN KAYA – MISKIN TERUS MISKIN? 5,381 total views, 5 views today Share!

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The Star: All for a good cause

The Star 24 Mar 2013 All for a good cause

Volunteers who teach under-performing students in their quest to learn, move on and have a better life, need to be saluted for their commitment and determination. AS THE standard of living of Malaysians improves towards the upper end of the developing status, we start to find cause for volunteerism. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), renowned philosopher in the field of ethics, approached …

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Mitos Si Kaya dan Si Miskin

Mitos Kaya Miskin

“ Mereka miskin kerana mereka pemalas” “Ayah dia Tan Sri” “Dia kenal orang dalam” “Aku boleh berdiri seperti sekarang kerana usaha kuat aku selama ini” Luahan-luahan ini biasa didengari dalam ‘borak kedai kopi’, setiap kali topik kaya dan miskin dibincangkan. Ramai pantas menyamakan isu jurang pendapatan yang tidak sama rata sebagai isu kebajikan atau sosialis. Ini berlaku di mana-mana, sedihnya …

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