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The four faces of 1Malaysia

The four faces of 1Malaysia

(Mooncake image by Mingwei / Dreamstime) DEPENDING on how you look at it, this article on national independence is either two weeks too late or 50 weeks too early. The two weeks after Malaysia Day on 16 Sept 2009, coupled with the Hari Raya mood, seemed peaceful and even boring by Malaysian standards. That is, […]

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Islamic state, actually

Islamic state, actually

PAS delegates lined up to salam with the incoming and outgoing leadership after the muktamar officially closed on 7 June 2009 WITH PAS, it was never really about “progressives” versus “conservatives”, or “professionals” versus “ulama”. It is, and always has been, about setting up an Islamic state. And so, given Malaysia’s dramatically shifting political landscape, […]

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Kisah pengharaman Rihanna

Kisah pengharaman Rihanna

Rihanna (© LeeLeeLu / Flickr)LINKIN Park, Avril Lavigne, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, dan Inul Daratista — apakah persamaan antara artis-artis ini? Jawapannya: Dewan Pemuda PAS telah dan sedang cuba mengharamkan konsert mereka di Malaysia. Terkini, Dewan Pemuda PAS Wilayah Persekutuan menggesa pihak berkuasa supaya membatalkan permit persembahan untuk konsert Rihanna pada 13 Feb 2009. Pada bulan […]

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