PETALING Jaya Utara Member of Parliament Tony Pua’s recent suggestion for Selangor to abolish the 7% bumiputera discount for high-end property has not been uniformly received by Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders yet. Can we expect the implementation of Pua’s proposal for needs-based affirmative action in the PR-led states?
IS it a coincidence that the rhetoric used by both Umno and Perkasa, in support of Malay Malaysian privileges and the right to use “Allah”, is so similar? Or perhaps there is no such thing as a coincidence?
REVEREND Sivin Kit isn’t just any ordinary pastor. The leader of the Bangsar Lutheran Church believes it’s important to have “safe spaces for dangerous conversations”. Even – or maybe especially – in present-day Malaysia. Kit, 38, is one of the most committed religious leaders when it comes to interfaith dialogue. He was one of the […]
A PARTNERSHIP between batik fashion label Pink Jambu and Royal Terengganu Songket has fused two traditional crafts to create a new Malaysian fabric design known as songtik. The first ever songtik collection was officially unveiled on 28 July 2010 in Kuala Lumpur by the Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Nur Zahirah, who is the patron of […]
A CHILD is reportedly raped by her bus driver in Petaling Jaya. Government agencies, and an opposition Member of Parliament, call for immediate and strict action. Compare that to the responses or lack thereof that greeted evidence that Penan girls and women were being raped by truck drivers from logging companies in the Sarawak interiors.
SHOULD bumiputera discounts continue for properties worth more than half a million ringgit? Would it be a disservice to the bumiputera community if this race-based affirmative policy was removed?