Archive | January, 2011

Azan issue: A missed opportunity for BN

Azan issue: A missed opportunity for BN

THE recent azan controversy was a missed opportunity for the Barisan Nasional (BN) to show how it can be a government for all Malaysians. It could have been a chance for the BN to lead instead of react, by fostering dialogue, understanding and respect among different ethnic groups and religions. But the government and some [...]

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<em>Utusan Malaysia</em>, <em>Interlok</em> and the azan

Utusan Malaysia, Interlok and the azan

IT’S commonly accepted that the media play a role in shaping public perception. But how exactly does that happen? Here’s an analysis of Utusan Malaysia‘s coverage on two issues: the controversy over Interlok, and the request for the dawn azan’s volume to be lowered at a Kampung Kerinchi mosque. Interlok Let’s first look at the [...]

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Nasihat tentang Tahun Baru Cina

Nasihat tentang Tahun Baru Cina

AGAK rindulah juga saya terhadap sanak saudara dan kawan-kawan di tanahair setelah beberapa bulan saya bermastautin di London kerana melanjutkan pelajaran di peringkat sarjana. Untuk mengubat sikit perasaan rindu, saya rajin juga membaca tulisan kolumnis pujaan saya, Kak Nora. Saya mahu berkongsi di sini nasihat terbarunya untuk seorang pembaca yang serba salah tentang sambutan Tahun [...]

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Lim Keng Yaik: “Let’s build on commonalities”

Lim Keng Yaik: “Let’s build on commonalities”

LIFE for former Gerakan president and cabinet minister Tun Dr Lim Keng Yaik is quiet these days since he retired as party head in April 2007 and from government the following year. In his last media interview in February 2010, Lim talked about his frustrations with the Barisan Nasional (BN) government and with Gerakan, the [...]

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January 2011

January 2011

TO the question about which story about his ancestry was accurate, Datuk Seri Nazir Razak replied that he thought it was the “later” one, not “latter” one which was originally published.

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Nazir Razak: Diversity is our strength

Nazir Razak: Diversity is our strength

Updated at 4:45pm, 27 Jan 2011 Corrected at 10am, 25 Jan 2011 “WHEN the word ‘Malaysian’ comes to me, I always think of diversity,” Datuk Seri Nazir Razak says at the CIMB headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, where he is the bank’s group chief executive. It is our diversity, he adds, that has allowed us to [...]

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