Archive | October, 2011

Cerai, sebat dan hudud

Cerai, sebat dan hudud

PASANGAN yang bercerai “tanpa sebab munasabah” akan dipenjara atau disebat. Begitulah cadangan kerajaan PAS Kelantan. Haruskah kita terkejut apabila cadangan sedemikian datang dari orang-orang yang obses tentang pelaksanaan hukuman hudud? Dari dulu lagi, mereka sudah proaktif membuat draf undang-undang bagi melaksanakan hudud. Namun, apakah mereka telah proaktif dalam membuat kajian dan kertas cadangan misalannya bagaimana [...]

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“See me as I am”

“See me as I am”

TAN Sri Rafidah Aziz, 68, has been a towering figure in Malaysian politics for the past three decades. Born in Selama, Perak, in 1943, she became at age 30 Member of Parliament for Kuala Kangsar, and remains the incumbent. In 1987, she was appointed international trade and industry minister. Her political career has not been [...]

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Hudud and freedom of religion

Hudud and freedom of religion

MUCH has been said about hudud law. I take my hat off to Muslims who have come out openly to oppose its implementation. It must take a lot of courage to stand against conventional wisdom and religious teachings, and these people must be applauded. However, that does not make me anti-hudud. On the contrary, I [...]

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Maria Chin Abdullah: It’s not about race anymore

Maria Chin Abdullah: It’s not about race anymore

IT is perhaps destiny that Maria Chin Abdullah ended up being one of the steering committee members for Bersih 2.0, the civil society movement calling for free and fair elections in Malaysia. One of her earliest memories is of independent Malaya’s first general election in 1959 when she was just three. Maria remembers being with [...]

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Nasihat tentang filem hantu

Nasihat tentang filem hantu

SEBAGAI peminat pementasan teater The Woman in Black, berdasarkan novel oleh Susan Hill, saya pun tergedik-gediklah mencari maklumat terkini tentang adaptasi filem yang dibintangi Daniel Radcliffe. Entah bagaimana, terpesong pula dan terus khusyuk membaca nasihat terbaru daripada kolumnis pujaan ramai, Kak Nora. Ikuti pendapatnya tentang fenomena filem hantu. Assalamualaikum Kak Nora, Wassup, kak? I’m not [...]

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“We were not an ordinary country”

“We were not an ordinary country”

HAD history not intervened, Emeritus Prof Tan Sri Dr Khoo Kay Kim might have been a footballer. Of his youth, Khoo said he would have been content getting a simple job as long as he could have gone on playing soccer competitively even though there was no money in the sport back in the 1950s. [...]

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