Tag Archive | "Hulu Selangor by-election"

Are our students free?

Are our students free?

ACCORDING to our government, university students are freer than they have been because the UUCA has been amended and there are speaker’s corners on campus. But is there real freedom?

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Autonomy in UM

Autonomy in UM

UNIVERSITI Malaya (UM) has made a comeback by climbing 50 spots to be ranked 180 in the 2009 Times Higher Education – QS World University Rankings under vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Ghauth Jasmon. What does this academician, responsible for restoring UM’s reputation, have to say about university autonomy, the state of Malaysia’s higher education system, [...]

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The story of the UKM four, Part 2

The story of the UKM four, Part 2

To discuss the climate local university students live and study in today and answer the question why any student would want to be political despite the risk of expulsion, The Fairly Current Show host Fahmi Fadzil speaks with student activist Hilman Idham.

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The BN’s culture of “balas budi”

The BN’s culture of “balas budi”

(Gift image by iprole, gift tag image by modish / sxc.hu) CHINESE Malaysian community leaders and MCA politicians are reacting strongly to Perkasa‘s calls for the government to “punish” Hulu Selangor voters who didn’t vote for the Barisan Nasional (BN). I believe we are in store for more of such rhetoric, this blaming and defence [...]

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Comparing Malay and Chinese Malaysian voters

Comparing Malay and Chinese Malaysian voters

“The people in these areas are very simple folk who just want development, peace and harmony. Outside issues do not have much of an impact on them as their priority is bread and butter issues.” UMNO information chief Datuk Ahmad Maslan, speaking about Felda settlers and Malay Malaysian voting trends in the Hulu Selangor by-election. [...]

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When alcohol trumps polygamy

When alcohol trumps polygamy

LET’S assume that in a democracy, the purpose of journalism is to provide the public with accurate and reliable information to function as individuals and members of society. By this definition, Umno-owned Utusan Malaysia should then be an accurate and reliable provider of public interest information to Malay-speaking readers across the nation. During the period [...]

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