Considering Najib’s failures as prime minister and Malaysia’s direction under his leadership, was it really a tribute when he attributed who he is today to his dad Tun Abdul Razak Hussein?
What do the recent attacks on Malaysiakini, the Federal Court, Teresa Kok and Comango tell us about what is going on in Malaysia? And how do we know that these attacks constitute an attempt at nurturing anarchy in the country?
Umno and the Home Ministry, which the party’s vice-president is minister of, have proposed a constitutional amendment to stipulate that Islam in Malaysia is of the Sunni sect. Would such an amendment to the federal constitution be possible? And if so, what are the ramifications?
“Don’t just look to our country only. See our neighbours or other countries. They too have laws more or less like ours or more stricter [sic].” Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, commenting on the need to retain the Internal Security Act (ISA), to “ensure economic and political stability”. He suggested that the Act […]
LAST week, newspaper headlines — Utusan Malaysia, in particular — were ablaze with red terror. The spectre of communism seemed poised to return to our lands, especially against a backdrop of calls to allow former Public Enemy No 1, Chin Peng, to return. These calls, most notably from Penang Gerakan chairperson Datuk Dr Teng Hock […]
Updated 12:38am, 27 March 2009 KUALA LUMPUR, 26 March 2009: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin garnered 1,575 votes against Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib’s 916 to become Umno’s new deputy president. The three new vice-president posts were won by Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (1,592), Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein (1,515) and Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal […]
PUTRAJAYA, 29 Dec 2008: The Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, today called on Muslims to strive to enhance Islam’s position in the country. Muslims, who make up almost a quarter of the world’s population, could enrich their civilisation to greater glory if they used their capability and wealth, he said in […]
The fatwa on yoga and the concern that the Malays are divided just because they support different political parties were among the issues discussed by the Malay press from 24 to 28 Nov 2008. The National Fatwa Council announced the fatwa on yoga on 22 Nov, saying that a systematic practice of yoga that includes […]