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Looking beyond the Chua-Lim debate

Looking beyond the Chua-Lim debate

MUCH has been said about the 8 July debate between DAP secretary general Lim Guan Eng and MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek. The debate, titled “Whose policies benefit the country more?”, drew conflicting responses. For example, theSun reported that “Lim went on the offensive”, while Malaysiakini said it was Chua who took [...]

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What is an MP?

What is an MP?

I WATCHED a rerun of the sitcom Friends recently where Ross and Joey accidentally end up dating the same girl. They then try to win her affection by recounting increasingly embarrassing things about each other to her. “Ross was divorced three times!” yells Joey. “Joey eats his date’s food when she goes to the bathroom!” [...]

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Debunking “politicking”

Debunking “politicking”

MY previous column, which analysed the Barisan Nasional (BN)’s aversion to local government elections, drew one particular reader’s comment that amazed me. KIM GAN wrote: “To avoid the politicking that may impinge on racial [sensitivities], perhaps the campaigning can be minimal and voting can be carried out electronically through the net, sanctioned and monitored by [...]

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Right to go to court over “Allah”

Right to go to court over “Allah”

(Pic by Nikolai Mamluke / Dreamstime) THE argument that Malaysians are being asked to accept over the “Allah” issue sounds like this: “Muslims are the majority in this country. In a democracy, the majority’s wishes should be prioritised. Christians may have the right to use the word ‘Allah’, but why do it when it provokes [...]

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Allah debate #3

Allah debate #3

(Corrected at 1:01am, 16 Jan 2010) * Quote sourced from Penghakiman hakis keistimewaan Islam, Berita Harian Online, 8 Jan 2010 The Nut Graph needs your support Please take our five-minute reader survey

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“Difference in Islam is healthy”

“Difference in Islam is healthy”

Susan Carland “IF you publish this, and I get kicked out of the country, I know who to thank,” says Susan Carland towards to the end of our interview. There is a reason for Australian Carland, who was recently in Malaysia, to be cautious. Speaking up as an outsider about Islam in Malaysia has its [...]

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