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Borders vs. Jawi: How it affects us

Borders vs. Jawi: How it affects us

The High Court recently held that Jawi’s actions in raiding Borders and seizing copies of an Irshad Manji book were illegal. The bookstore’s day in court reminds us how it falls on citizens to know the law and their rights to prevent state authorities from abusing power.

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The promise of political violence

The promise of political violence

THE Barisan Nasional government has been making a lot of promises as a decisive general election looms. Of all the promises the Umno-led coalition has made, which should citizens be most concerned about?

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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: Lahad Datu — How might Malaysians vote in the GE?

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Lahad Datu — How might Malaysians vote in the GE?

THE Sulu militants who invaded Sabah on 9 February 2013 now appear to be on the run after being attacked by Malaysian armed forces. But why did it take three weeks for the Malaysian government to take decisive action to deal with the invasion? And what impact will this episode and the government’s response have on the coming general election?

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What’s wrong with Bersih 3.0?

What’s wrong with Bersih 3.0?

IF we were to believe everything the Barisan Nasional (BN) is saying about Bersih 3.0, the movement for free and fair elections is indeed problematic in several ways. According to BN elected representatives, the planned 28 April 2012 sit-down protest at Dataran Merdeka, known as Bersih 3.0, is “unnecessary”. It has been hijacked by, or [...]

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Restricting the government’s choices?

Restricting the government’s choices?

IT was troubling to read Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein’s reasons for the release of eight immigration officers detained without trial under the Internal Security Act (ISA). Hishammuddin said he decided to release the eight, detained “in connection” with human trafficking activities, because they showed “remorse” over their mistakes. He also considered their wishes [...]

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Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Bersih 2.0 – what next?

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Bersih 2.0 – what next?

PRIOR to 25 June 2011, all seemed to be going relatively well for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration. The Barisan Nasional (BN) government was hard at work improving public perception, with extensive media coverage on government programmes such as the Government Transformation Programme and Economic Transformation Programme. There were talks of a possible [...]

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