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.
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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.
Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: The real purpose of Sarawak and Sabah’s immigration controlsBy Wong Chin Huat
WHAT is the real intent behind giving Sabah and Sarawak their own autonomy over immigration matters, including the right to ban people from entering these states? Political scientist Dr Wong Chin Huat looks at how a good intention has been abused and no longer serves its original purpose.
Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Can Sabah and Sarawak secede?By Jacqueline Ann Surin
There have been renewed calls for Sabah and Sarawak to assert its interests and rights within the federation of Malaysia. These calls have even included proposals to consider secession. The Nut Graph finds out what’s behind these calls and whether secession by any state in the federation would even be possible.
Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Constituency redelineation and citizen vigilanceBy Wong Chin Huat
AMID furore over banned words and price hikes, the redelineation of electoral boundaries is the next big thing that Malaysian voters must not let slip without close scrutiny. Political scientist Dr Wong Chin Huat explains the issues to look out for in this upcoming exercise.
Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Assessing Selangor lawmakers’ pay hikeBy Ding Jo-Ann
THE Selangor pay hike for state assemblypersons, the menteri besar and executive council members has certainly received public attention. Datuk Seri Najib Razak has called Pakatan Rakyat reps hypocrites, while even Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has expressed reservations. The Nut Graph speaks to political scientist Dr Wong Chin Huat on his views.
Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: On the “Allah” judgementBy Jacqueline Ann Surin
The Court of Appeal’s ruling in support of the government’s ban on non-Muslims using “Allah” was not unexpected. Dr Wong Chin Huat spells out the judgment’s far-reaching implications and posits that Sabahans and Sarawakians are the ones who are now poised to show Putrajaya what Malaysia needs most.
Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: The two faces of Najib and UmnoBy Ding Jo-Ann
OUR Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his government seem to have had a personality change. From human rights, 1Malaysia and helping Chinese Malaysians, Najib has re-introduced detention without trial, harped on Bumiputera empowerment and blamed Chinese Malaysians for BN’s poor election performance. What’s going on? The Nut Graph asks political scientist Wong Chin Huat.
Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Beyond election petitionsBy Jacqueline Ann Surin
POST-GE13, both BN and PR lodged election petitions against the polls results in several seats. Why bother with election petitions? And what else do citizens need to be aware of and be vigilant about if Malaysians are to get a cleaner and fairer electoral system come GE14?
Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: The implications of Kuala Besutby Jacqueline Ann Surin
VOTERS in the Kuala Besut state constituency of Terengganu will go to the polls again in just two days. What are the implications of either an Umno or PAS victory?