After six years, The Nut Graph will cease publication from tomorrow onwards, making this column the last one to be published. Editor and co-founder Jacqueline Ann Surin explains why and highlights some achievements.
WANT Muslim unity? Try secularism, suggests political scientist Wong Chin Huat. He looks at the war in Syria and Iraq between Sunnis and Shiites, and at parallels in Malaysia.
Taking on the government used to be a daunting task. But it has been made easier with the internet and social media. What lessons can we learn from groups such as the anti-Kidex movement on how to take on the government in the digital age?
Apakah Islam itu mengajar umat Islam membenci babi, anjing dan pondan sehingga dibenarkan orang Islam mengambil tindakan yang keterlaluan dan tak masuk akal, ataupun yang kejam ke atas mereka?
WHY do some “offensive” social media posts invite police action while others don’t? It would seem that it depends on who posts it, and who or what the post is about. Are double standards at play in the policing of digital freedom of expression?
Just what are the benefits of hudud? Its supporters should spell them out so that Malaysians can decide if the Islamic penal code is good for the country, and so that the electorate can make informed assessments about the politicians who are pushing for Malaysia to be an Islamic state.
Bulan Oktober yang lalu, Ketua Hakim Mahkamah Syariah Terengganu didakwa di mahkamah syariah. Datuk Ismail Yahya dituduh menghina dan mempertikaikan Majlis Agama Islam dan Adat Melayu Terengganu dan arahan Sultan Terengganu mengenai penstrukturan semula majlis tersebut. Apakah yang telah dilakukan oleh seorang ketua hakim mahkamah syariah sehingga dia boleh didakwa sebegini?
Many Petaling Jaya residents are unhappy over the proposed Kinrara Damansara Skyway (Kidex) that will pass over heavily built-up areas. What is the Selangor government’s role in this highway and why aren’t Pakatan Rakyat representatives calling on their own government to keep to their promise of abolishing tolled highways?
The movie Noah has been banned in Malaysia because it is deemed un-Islamic to depict a prophet. But is it legal to ban something on the basis that it is un-Islamic? When imposing a ban, what are the appropriate criteria to restrict freedom of expression, which is a constitutionally guaranteed human right?
MUCH has already been said about how MH370’s mystery and tragedy has united the nation. However, the declaration of national unity and the call for citizens to remain united because of the tragedy, by Umno politicians in particular, is hypocritical and duplicitous.