Posted on 07 April 2014 By Wong Chin Huat.
WHAT is the real intent behind giving Sabah and Sarawak their own autonomy over immigration matters, including the right to ban people from entering these states? Political scientist Dr Wong Chin Huat looks at how a good intention has been abused and no longer serves its original purpose.
Posted in Columns
Posted on 21 November 2011 By Shanon Shah.
Open-ended vs. close-ended democracy?
Posted in Columns
Posted on 24 October 2011 By Jacqueline Ann Surin.
IT is perhaps destiny that Maria Chin Abdullah ended up being one of the steering committee members for Bersih 2.0, the civil society movement calling for free and fair elections in Malaysia. One of her earliest memories is of independent Malaya’s first general election in 1959 when she was just three. Maria remembers being with [...]
Posted in Found in Malaysia
Posted on 20 May 2010 By Ding Jo-Ann.
Protestors outside the Gombak Timur Syariah Court (pic courtesy of Women’s Aid Organisation) “(Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin) is a lawmaker and he is breaking the law, but the way the issue is highlighted makes it seem like there’s nothing wrong.” “(He) should step down and should not represent Malaysians (in Parliament) any more. That would [...]
Posted in Found in Quotation
Posted on 07 June 2009 By Deborah Loh and Shanon Shah.
Updated 6.30pm on 7 June 2009 Documentation of PAS’s resolution on Sisters in Islam SHAH ALAM, 7 June 2009: Sisters in Islam (SIS) should be investigated and declared “haram” if it is found to be anti-Islam, the 55th PAS muktamar declared today. The Islamist political party also said SIS members should undergo religious rehabilitation should [...]
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Posted on 07 May 2009 By the Coalition for Good Governance.
THE Coalition for Good Governance (CGG) condemns the arrests of Wong Chin Huat, Mohamad Sabu, three activists who attempted to deliver a cake to the Prime Minister’s office to commemorate Altantuya Shaariibuu’s 31st birthday, and this morning’s arbitrary arrests of over 50 citizens in Perak. These arrests have to end now as they are undemocratic [...]
Posted in Letters to the Editor