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?
Bomoh, kebudayaan, Islam dan keadilanAsam Pedas oleh Norhayati Kaprawi
Upacara yang dilakukan di KLIA oleh Ibrahim Mat Zin yang mengaku sebagai Raja Bomoh, telah menjadi bahan ejekan samada di dalam dan di luar Negara. Adakah benar amalannya itu sesat atau murtad? Dan apakah yang dikatakan oleh ajaran Islam berkenaan dengan amalan-amalan sebegini?
Speaking up for Arts-EdBy Natasha Khanum
THE idea that all us are out to “hina Melayu” is so last decade. By blaming Arts-Ed for bringing out “isu perkauman”, the Gabungan Bela Hak Insan has stooped really low in order to spread its own political ideologies. According to the Gabungan, they were “merely pointing out errors” in the My Balik Pulau newsletter […]
Malay Malaysians under siege? Utusan Malaysia reportsBy Ding Jo-Ann
Are Malay Malaysians really under siege? Are non-Malay Malaysians becoming the majority? Read what Utusan Malaysia has to say about this in Found in Quotation.
The real deal with PerkasaBy Deborah Loh
WHY interview Datuk Ibrahim Ali? Because his nationalistic non-governmental organisation (NGO) Pribumi Perkasa Negara (Perkasa) isn’t a force to be dismissed lightly. The independent Member of Parliament (MP) for Pasir Mas started Perkasa in reaction to political rhetoric about equality and meritocracy following the 2008 general election. Today, in Perkasa’s ranks defending “threats” to the […]
Confessions of a “Melayu celup”By Shanon Shah
DATUK Zahim Albakri, 47, has had a brilliant end to 2009. He co-directed Cuci the Musical, which played from 23 Oct to 8 Nov at Istana Budaya, to much critical and commercial acclaim. Zahim also executive produced Jit Murad’s successful One Load of Bull Jit show at PJ Live Arts Theatre from 24 to 29 […]
The meaning of “Malay”By Shanon Shah
Anthony Milner“BIAR mati anak, jangan mati adat.” Quoting the Malay proverb that places culture above one’s child, Prof Anthony Milner argued on 21 Oct 2009 during a lecture in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) that Malay-ness was defined by civilisation, and not descent or bloodlines. The lecture by Milner, who is Basham Professor of Asian History […]
The confident MalayBy Deborah Loh
Corrected on 17 Nov 2009 at 11.30am DESPITE stepping down in 2008 as executive director of Sisters in Islam (SIS) which she co-founded and led for two decades, Zainah Anwar has not retired from her commitment to women’s rights and justice. Currently project director of Musawah, a global movement for equality and justice for Muslim […]
Umno reforms meet inertiaBy Shanon Shah
Khairy, Rosnah and Shahrizat (Rosnah pic courtesy of Merdeka Review) THE 60th Umno general assembly has been touted as one in which the biggest political party in Malaysia will set much-needed reforms in motion. But if the party’s Youth, Wanita and Puteri wings’ assemblies on 14 Oct 2009 are any indication, it looks as though […]
Khairy: Ditch Malay dominance (Updated 12:55pm)By Shanon Shah
Updated 12:55pm, 14 Oct 2009 Khairy delivering his speech KUALA LUMPUR, 14 Oct 2009: In a bold and surprising move, Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin has called for his party to ditch “Malay dominance” and replace it with “Malay leadership” in order to reframe its nationalist agenda. “We can continue with the chest-thumping rhetoric, warning […]