THERE has been much politicking over PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu (Mat Sabu)’s remarks on the Bukit Kepong incident in 1950. In a speech on 21 Aug 2011, Mat Sabu had questioned the portrayal of Mohammad Indera in Malaysian history as a terrorist. Mat Sabu said that Indera, who led an attack on a police […]
Waging war against the king. In cahoots with foreign conspirators. Possible communists. Planning to overthrow the government. Illegal T-shirts. Bersih 2.0 seems to embody many evils to the authorities, who have arrested more than 100 in attempts to stop Bersih’s 9 July 2011 march. But have the authorities gone overboard in demonising the rally? What about Malaysians’ constitutional right to freedom of expression and right to peaceable assembly?
WE talk about feeling sorry for old men. Or about being upset with the idea of Chin Peng stepping back on Malaysian soil. We have been swamped with evocative words that demand strong reactions. “Old man wants to die at birthplace.” “Just a grandfather.” “Notorious murderer.” “Massacre of innocents.” The “evils of communism”. Strong words […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 31 July 2009: Members of the security forces who have been decorated by the nation received a gift on Warrior’s Day today in the form of a 500% increase in their monthly allowance. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, in making the announcement, said the new rates would take effect from 1 July […]
BUKIT MERTAJAM, 29 May 2009: Former Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Zaid Ibrahim today asked if former communist guerilla Chin Peng would be treated with as much hostility by the Barisan Nasional (BN) government if he were Malay. “Let us not divide the rakyat by creating new enemies … He is Malayan. Chin […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 5 April 2009: Former Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has lauded his successor Datuk Seri Najib Razak for releasing 13 Internal Security Act (ISA) detainees. “It is good decision. A good move. I am sure the time has come for them to be released, so he released them,” he told reporters after […]