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The problem with Malay unity

The problem with Malay unity

One of the exhortations to Malay Malaysian voters as the general election looms is to vote the party that will ensure Malay and Muslim unity. When politicians, academics and royalty start to promote Malay and Muslim unity, are they peddling an ideal for the nation or a dangerous myth for the masses?

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Merdeka and the Malay rulers

Merdeka and the Malay rulers

Map of Malaya (Source: britishempire.co.uk) LOOKING forward, at the conclusion of the Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka’s recent Prof Syed Hussein Alatas Memorial Seminar, to Merdeka Day, the Raja Muda of Perak recalled another anniversary. On the threshold of independence on 5 Aug 1957, the Malay rulers issued a declaration, their last political testament before the […]

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Raja Nazrin: Only the qualified should govern

KUALA LUMPUR, 13 Aug 2009: Raja Dr Nazrin Shah today said that Islamic countries must entrust the country’s governance only to those who are “really qualified and capable”. The Raja Muda of Perak said the continuity of Islamic countries also depended on governments that could ensure fair distribution of wealth, a legal system based on […]

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Expectations running high in Perak

Expectations running high in Perak

(Nizar pic courtesy of theSun) IPOH, 12 May 2009: Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin has handed over a letter seeking an audience with the sultan to request for dissolution of the state assembly. The Edge reported that the letter was handed over to Raja Muda of Perak, Raja Nazrin Shah, at 8.30am […]

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Raja Nazrin Shah can decide on dissolution

Raja Nazrin Shah can decide on dissolution

PETALING JAYA, 11 May 2009: The Raja Muda of Perak, Raja Nazrin Shah, is empowered by the Perak constitution to decide on a request by the menteri besar to dissolve the state assembly. Tommy Thomas Constitutional lawyer Tommy Thomas said that Article 15 under Part II of the state constitution stipulated that the regent could […]

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BN-PR at odds over assembly sitting

BN-PR at odds over assembly sitting

IPOH, 7 May 2009: The stand-off continues. The Pakatan Rakyat (PR) considers the Perak assembly sitting today as never having taken place, while the Barisan Nasional (BN) claims it did everything by the book. The PR said it would discuss possible legal action against the actions by BN assemblypersons today which resulted in speaker V […]

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