Archive | October, 2012

Voting for an “Islamic state”

Voting for an “Islamic state”

According to MCA, a vote for DAP equals a vote for PAS equals a vote for an Islamic state and hudud. Is there truth to any of the charges and predictions MCA is making? And are they being completely honest about what the Umno-led Barisan Nasional itself has been responsible for?

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Amalan kahwin bawah umur: Sesuaikah untuk masyarakat kini?

Amalan kahwin bawah umur: Sesuaikah untuk masyarakat kini?

Di era dunia moden ini, sesuaikah budak-budak perempuan dikahwinkan di zaman kanak-kanaknya, seperti yang lebih kerap berlaku di Malaysia baru-baru ini? Ada yang akan beri jawapan “di zaman Nabi dulu begitu”. Tetapi adakah dan patutkah semua amalan yang dilakukan semasa zaman Nabi juga diamalkan pada zaman ini?

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Much ado about PJ’s mayor: Another case for local council elections

Much ado about PJ’s mayor: Another case for local council elections

IN the tussle over Petaling Jaya’s mayor between the Selangor government and the federal Public Services Department, the ones caught in the middle are ratepayers. Former councillor KW Mak calls for the mayor’s post to be an elected position.

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Who’s destabilising the government?

Who’s destabilising the government?

Suaram apparently poses a grave threat to Malaysia. Why else has the government set six agencies on it? What has Suaram done that is so dangerous to the government? And who, in fact, is truly destabilising the nation through its actions?

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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: The threat of foreign funding

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: The threat of foreign funding

Why don’t civil society organisations register as societies in Malaysia, resorting instead to being listed as companies? And don’t Malaysians deserve to be suspicious of groups which are highly critical of the government and which are propped up by foreign funding? The Nut Graph speaks to political scientist Wong Chin Huat on the still-unfolding issue of Malaysian groups and their foreign funding, and the threats they potentially pose to the nation.

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