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.
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Why don’t civil society organisations register as societies in Malaysia, resorting instead to being listed as companies? And don’t Malaysians deserve to be suspicious of groups which are highly critical of the government and which are propped up by foreign funding? The Nut Graph speaks to political scientist Wong Chin Huat on the still-unfolding issue of Malaysian groups and their foreign funding, and the threats they potentially pose to the nation.
POST-Bersih 2.0 rally, what has Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak been saying to defend the government’s actions of repressing dissent? It would seem that since the 9 July 2011 rally and after arresting more than 1,900 people, including detaining without trial six Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) members, Najib’s responses have been disingenuous, narrow-minded, and […]
PETALING JAYA, 3 July 2009: Liberalising may have harmful long-term effects for the country, opposition politicians and an activist said. DAP Member of Parliament (MP) for Klang, Charles Santiago, said Malaysia needs to develop entrepreneurship further before it can benefit from policies such as the ones the prime minister announced on 30 June 2009. Santiago […]
PETALING JAYA, 29 April 2009: The Election Commission (EC) has approved Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM)’s clenched-fist logo and it can now be used in future elections. (Courtesy of PSM)PSM secretary general S Arutchelvan said the party received the approval letter dated 20 April from the EC on 24 April. PSM sought to register their party […]
PENANG, 13 March 2009: DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng wants the PAS president to explain his suggestion on forming a coalition government to the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) supreme council. Lim said the matter required a detailed explanation by Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang. “DAP hopes that he (Abdul Hadi) can clarify his statement to the […]
Corrected on 2 Dec 2008 at 11.30am PETALING JAYA, 3 Dec 2008: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) is staking its claim on the Sungai Siput parliamentary seat in Perak and the Kota Damansara state seat in Selangor although the elected representatives are from Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM). Dr Syed Husin AliPKR deputy president Dr Syed Husin […]
I first met Saudara Dr MK Rajakumar in 1979 as a member of a group of medical students who met up with him for a discussion. He was then the president of the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA). What struck me then was his energy and enthusiasm. He challenged us to visit rural areas to understand […]
“IF you live in Malaysia, you cannot have ketuanan Melayu. The word ‘ketuanan’ is alienating. Malaysia has Eurasians, Indonesians, Chinese, Indians, and so on. If anyone deserves to be called the ‘tuan’ of this land, it’s the Orang Asli.” Most Malaysians would be forgiven for thinking that it was a non-Malay Malaysian politician speaking out […]
PETALING JAYA, 14 Nov 2008: Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) and Parti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM) will not be considering a merger in the near future. However, the two parties are in discussions on how to cooperate more effectively on their future programmes, given their common ideology and history, said newly elected PRM president Hassan Karim. […]