HARDLY a month goes by in Malaysia without someone being accused of sedition. And now, the government wants to introduce new sedition guidelines for the internet even though the Sedition Act already clearly undermines freedom of expression. Just what is the government up to?
Can non-Muslims enter Muslim houses of worship?By Ding Jo-Ann
SERDANG member of Parliament Teo Nie Ching came under attack recently for visiting and speaking inside the prayer area of a surau on 22 Aug 2010. Umno and Perkasa leaders have accused her of desecrating the surau and not respecting the sanctity of Muslim houses of worship. Is this merely politics? Just what does Islam say about allowing non-Muslims inside mosques and suraus?
The BN’s projectsShape of a Pocket by Jacqueline Ann Surin
“SATU lagi projek Barisan Nasional”. That’s the tagline that often graces billboards announcing projects that the BN government has funded. It’s a tagline often used during elections to help the ruling coalition convince voters of its commitment towards development. But after yet another unnecessary police crackdown on peaceful demonstrators protesting 50 years of the Internal […]
Still unclear about “Allah”By Ding Jo-Ann
THE home minister expresses “regret” over the “Allah” ban. But any attempt to rationally address the issue of protecting the legitimate rights of all Malaysians is quickly shut down by the Umno-led government.
Hisham’s doublespeakBy Gan Pei Ling
Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussien glibly declares the Barisan Nasional’s commitment towards diversity for all. Is that the truth of the matter?
Foreign spouses and the brain drainSideways by Deborah Loh
WORSE than Malaysia’s brain drain problem is the fact that little is coming in to replace what goes out. Losing skilled local talent to other countries is not unique to Malaysia, as statistics show. After all, the world was built on migration. But what is unique, and not in a good way, is that we […]
Who wants snap polls?By Ding Jo-Ann
What are Barisan Nasional leaders saying about the 13th general election? Read about it in Found in Quotation.
No replies for 28 June 2010By Koh Lay Chin and Deborah Loh
THE following Members of Parliament (MPs) have not replied to the six questions under MP Watch: Eye on Parliament as of Monday, 28 June 2010, the end of a two-week deadline. Their responses will be updated if and when they reply.
Fifa, reserve place for Malaysia!By Ta' Melayu Hilang Di-Dunia
I’M upset that the Malaysian football team is not playing in the Fifa World Cup in South Africa. In fact, Malaysia has never made it to the Fifa World Cup. Ever. Doesn’t the rest of the world realise that they cannot expect the Malaysian team to compete on an even playing field? Don’t they realise that they need to […]
How to respond to fatal shootingsBy Ding Jo-Ann
Step 1: Blame the victims “The sixth ship, the largest, which had hundreds of people on it, not only did not co-operate in this effort [to search the cargo] peacefully, they deliberately attacked the first soldiers that came on the ship. “[The soldiers] were mobbed. They were clubbed, they were beaten, stabbed. There was even […]