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.
Nasihat tentang sepupu yang mengganggu perasaanSecubit Garam Oleh Shanon Shah
Kak Nora kembali dengan nasihat untuk bulan Ramadan ini. “Jangan makan hati dengan orang yang ting tong,” ujar idola tersohor Shanon Shah. Umat Islam “akan lebih senang berfungsi apabila dikelilingi dengan orang yang tidak ting tong. Dan moga-moga Allah memberkati usaha kita untuk membuat baik di dunia,” tambahnya lagi dalam artilkelnya yang menyentuh perkembangan di Malaysia.
Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: The Sunni-Shia split and the answer to Muslim unityBy Wong Chin Huat
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.
Why Malaysia needs the national unity billsHolding Court by Ding Jo-Ann
THE three proposed “unity bills” drafted by the National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC) to replace the Sedition Act 1948 have recently come under attack for being anti-monarchy, anti-Islam and anti-Malay. Are these claims true? What do the bills actually establish?
Challenging government in the digital age: Lessons from KidexThe Digital Circus by Bernice Low
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?
Najib’s failureShape of a Pocket by Jacqueline Ann Surin
Considering Najib’s failures as prime minister and Malaysia’s direction under his leadership, was it really a tribute when he attributed who he is today to his dad Tun Abdul Razak Hussein?
Babi, anjing, pondan: Jijik orang Islam MalaysiaAsam Pedas oleh Norhayati Kaprawi
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?
Kidex and the law – What the government’s not telling youAmpersand by KW Mak
THE Kinrara-Damansara Expressway (Kidex) project has certainly been the talk of many angry Petaling Jaya (PJ) residents these past two months. There has been much debate for and against the project. Its concessionaire Kidex Sdn Bhd says it will ease traffic congestion in PJ and have spillover economic benefits. PJ residents however fear increased noise, […]
Beyond Dyana SofyaHolding Court by Ding Jo-Ann
What exactly was discriminatory about the remarks made against the DAP’s candidate for the Teluk Intan by-election, Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud? How do such remarks go beyond Dyana Sofya and what needs to be done to combat such attitudes?
Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Does Malaysia need hate speech laws?By Ding Jo-Ann
It appears that open demonisation of minority groups such as Christians and Chinese Malaysians are becoming more commonplace in Malaysia. Does Malaysia need laws to prohibit hate speech? The Nut Graph asks political scientist Dr Wong Chin Huat.