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Consult civil society on councillor appointments

Consult civil society on councillor appointments

THE Coalition of Good Governance (CGG) congratulates the Selangor government for maintaining the 25% civil society quota in the appointment of local councillors. However, we are concerned that there may be a repeat of last year’s incident where many non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and professional councillors were left off the list. They were only confirmed much […]

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Lift ban on cartoons, repeal PPPA

Lift ban on cartoons, repeal PPPA

THE Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) Malaysia and the Writers Alliance for Media Independence (Wami) condemn the Home Ministry’s banning of 1Funny Malaysia, Perak Darul Kartun and Isu Dalam Kartun. These cartoon compilations are by Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque, better known as Zunar. According to online daily Malaysiakini, whose subsidiary Kinibooks is the publisher of 1Funny […]

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Non-Muslim rights: What Rais can do

Non-Muslim rights: What Rais can do

Umno leaders should stop pretending that they are sensitive to Chinese [Malaysian] rights. There are sufficient gambling avenues available to non-Muslims to indulge their habits. The non-Muslim communities have never requested for more opportunities to gamble. […]

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Tiger death by Rela not first time

Tiger death by Rela not first time

WE refer to the killing of a three-year old male tiger by a People’s Volunteer Corp (Rela) member because the tiger was spotted in a village and suspected of attacking poultry in Sungai Bayor, Perak. We understand the villagers’ fear, but the matter should not have been handled in this manner. There is a clear […]

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Bumiputera-ness: who decides?

Bumiputera-ness: who decides?

MINISTER in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz’s recent assertion respecting the bumiputera-ness of Siamese Malaysians piques my interest to no end. Who or what decides on the bumiputera-ness or the bumiputera-less-ness of a Malaysian citizen? Is it the Federal Constitution? Was it the Reid Commission? Is it the cabinet, or […]

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Fifa, reserve place for Malaysia!

Fifa, reserve place for Malaysia!

I’M upset that the Malaysian football team is not playing in the Fifa World Cup in South Africa. In fact, Malaysia has never made it to the Fifa World Cup. Ever. Doesn’t the rest of the world realise that they cannot expect the Malaysian team to compete on an even playing field? Don’t they realise that they need to […]

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