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Resisting the force-fitters

Resisting the force-fitters

Rafidah Abdullah (all pics courtesy of Rafidah Abdullah) AFTER graduating from University of Malaya with a Bachelor of Laws degree, Rafidah Abdullah entered the entertainment field as one of the original presenters of 3R, an infotainment programme for young women. She began writing scripts for 3R and went on to write for other television programmes […]

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Can bleeding women lead?

Can bleeding women lead?

“The more women gain equality, the more men run to football”— Feminist slogan painted in the streets of London, 1997. A SELF-PROCLAIMED religious ideologue once wrote about why women could not and should not be allowed to have the same roles and jobs as men. I shan’t get into the details of the book (I’ve […]

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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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Mencapai kuota 30% wanita

Mencapai kuota 30% wanita

Wanita Umno di pilihanraya Umno SAYA melalui pemilihan Umno yang lepas dengan baik. Alhamdulilah saya mendapat sokongan dari perwakilan Wanita bahagian-bahagian seluruh Malaysia. Tercedera?  Pastinya. Ini baru pemilihan di dalam Wanita Umno. Di peringkat yang lebih tinggi, Majlis Tertinggi Umno, hanya seorang wanita yang berjaya. Kalau begini, macam mana negara hendak mencapai sasaran kuota 30% […]

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Silence is rotten

Silence is rotten

Little Red Riding Hood; the folktale now commonly ends with a woodsman saving her, as opposed to earlier versions which include her escaping via her own cunning (public domain/wikipedia) I HAVE little affection for fairy tales, especially with regards to the moral lessons they purportedly teach. What I got from the stories I read as […]

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Should Malaysians be afraid?

Should Malaysians be afraid?

LORD Devlin’s axiom that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely is one that is taken for fact these days. For good reasons, too: reams of writing have been expended on the need for checks and balances in any system of governance, democratic or otherwise. What is less often talked about, at least in a […]

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