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No replies for 27 May 2010

No replies for 27 May 2010

THE following Members of Parliament (MPs) have not replied to the six questions under MP Watch: Eye on Parliament as of Thursday, 27 May 2010, the end of a two-week deadline. Their responses will be updated if and when they reply. (pics: parlimen.gov.my)Name:  Noriah KasnonConstituency: Sungai Besar Party: UmnoYears as MP: Since 2004 Government position:  [...]

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Whose interest does the UUCA serve?

Whose interest does the UUCA serve?

 (© lumaxart.com | Flickr) AS an editor, I’ve sometimes had to remind journalists who merely copy and paste from a press release that they are paid to think, question, and make sense of the issues they are writing about. A journalist’s role is not to be a stenographer. It’s to be a public intellectual that [...]

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Class vs ethnic politics

Class vs ethnic politics

IT would be a mistake to think that Datuk Ibrahim Ali is a true champion of the Malay Malaysian poor. But it would be equally silly to think that the Malay Malaysian poor do not support or sympathise with his call. After all, the Pakatan Rakyat (PR)’s failure to increase support in Malay Malaysian rural [...]

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Nasihat Kak Nora tentang dakwah

Nasihat Kak Nora tentang dakwah

SAYA seolah-olah tidak percaya dengan kolum Kak Nora kali ini. Baru-baru ini, saya juga telah dihantar e-mail tentang Interactive Dakwah Training di Kuala Lumpur, seperti pembaca yang bernama Jiwang klasik ini. Jadi di sini saya lampirkan respons Kak Nora tentang isu berdakwah secara hikmah. Assalamualaikum Kak Nora, Harap-harap kak sentiasa sihat walafiat. Saya seorang mahasiswa [...]

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Who qualifies as a syariah lawyer?

Who qualifies as a syariah lawyer?

Can non-Muslims practise in the syariah courts?LAWYER Victoria Jayaseelee Martin made headlines in mid May with her quest to be admitted as a syariah lawyer in the Federal Territory. The Federal Territory Islamic Religious Council had refused admission to Martin because she was not a Muslim. On 14 May 2010, she was granted leave to have [...]

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MCA’s Malaysian dilemma

MCA’s Malaysian dilemma

Chua Soi Lek ALL anyone might remember now from news reports on MCA’s 100-page proposal to the government for the 10th Malaysia Plan was its request for RM1 billion to support Chinese vernacular education. This is triple the RM320 million allocation for the same purpose under the Ninth Malaysia Plan. It is a sensational angle, [...]

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