The BN attacks on PAS’s hudud agenda involve scaremongering of the worst kind. BN’s alarmist politics aside, can hudud law actually become a reality for Malaysians? And how likely is it that it will be implemented in the near future?
SHE is a law graduate and co-owns a clothes boutique. But Yunalis Zarai, who is more popularly recognised as just Yuna, is better known as the current darling of Malaysia’s independent music scene. The 24-year-old began writing her own songs when she was 14 and has not looked back since. After releasing her self-titled EP […]
ONE thing many were waiting to see from the recent Galas by-election was whether Chinese Malaysians would continue supporting Pakatan Rakyat (PR). After all, that has largely been the trend for this ethnic group in almost all by-elections since the 2008 general election. It was not to be. In fact, Chinese Malaysian support for Barisan […]
THE last general election birthed a situation that was not common before 2008: the Barisan Nasional (BN) functioning as an opposition. Although the BN has been the opposition in Kelantan for many years, it was a completely new experience for them in Selangor, Penang, Perak and Kedah. Indeed, the blanket term “opposition” previously used to […]
TANAH MERAH Member of Parliament (MP) Amran Ab Ghani’s response to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions. Name: Amran Ab Ghani Constituency: Tanah Merah Party: PKR Years as MP: Since 2008 Government position: None Party position: • Kelantan treasurer Membership in parliamentary committees or caucuses: None Blog/Website: […]
KOTA BARU Member of Parliament (MP) Datuk Wan Abd Rahim Wan Abdullah’s response to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions.
Malaysia? BACK when he was deputy prime minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak pledged that Malaysia would become “a role model to the Islamic world”. He said this in the middle of the 2009 Kuala Terengganu by-election, which Najib’s Barisan Nasional (BN) eventually lost to Pakatan Rakyat (PR). Najib’s pledge was poetic, since a “role model” […]
THE tussle over whether Kelantan should be paid oil royalty is yet another example of politicians’ partisan childishness in their public discussion of issues. Instead of laying out the facts and law objectively and comprehensively, our politicians seem more focused on outdoing each other, leaving the public in a haze of rhetoric and factional discourse. […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 5 Nov 2009: The High Court here today allowed Kelantan prince Tengku Muhammad Fakhry Sultan Ismail Petra to enter judgment in default in his RM105 million defamation suit against his estranged Indonesian wife, Manohara Odelia Pinot, and her mother, Daisy Fajarina, after they failed to appoint counsel. Senior Assistant Registrar Shazali Hidayat Shariff […]
KOTA BARU, 26 Oct 2009: The Kelantan state assembly was today told that the sexual transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the state was worrisome among teenagers and adults. Women, Family and Health state committee chairperson, Wan Ubaidah Omar, said Kelantan now has 749 HIV cases, an increase from previously. She said for […]