Archive | July, 2013

Lynas: An unsolved conundrum

Lynas: An unsolved conundrum

LYNAS has been operating in Malaysia for close to nine months. One pertinent question remains: What will happen to its low-level radioactive waste? Protests are unlikely to die out as long as the answer is elusive.

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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: The implications of Kuala Besut

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: The implications of Kuala Besut

VOTERS in the Kuala Besut state constituency of Terengganu will go to the polls again in just two days. What are the implications of either an Umno or PAS victory?

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Inequality in the name of Islam

Inequality in the name of Islam

THE problem with the Administration of the Religion of Islam (Federal Territories) Bill 2013 wasn’t just that it was “unfair” to non-Muslims or controversial. The reason it has no place in Malaysia is that the bill entrenches inequalities and does so in the name of Islam.

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Najib and the social media illusion

Najib and the social media illusion

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak led the Barisan Nasional charge online in Malaysia’s first “social media election”. From the statistics, our prime minister appears immensely popular on social media. But do these statistics co-relate with the actual popularity or likeability of the Prime Minister? What is the true story behind these statistics?

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Breaking the cycle of polarised politics

Breaking the cycle of polarised politics

GE13 has come and gone, but the partisan blame game continues. How do we “move on”? Are more rallies the answer? The challenge really is for the rakyat to be more democratic than either the government or the opposition – in the hope that, over time, our politicians will follow our lead.

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