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First phase of MP Watch completed

First phase of MP Watch completed

PETALING JAYA, 16 July 2010: All 222 Members of Parliament (MPs) have been contacted for the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, and have responded with either full answers or a non-reply. As of 15 July, 113 MPs answered in full all six questions on key democracy issues that were posed to them. The other […]

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Mujahid Yusof Rawa (Parit Buntar)

Mujahid Yusof Rawa (Parit Buntar)

PARIT Buntar Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa’s response to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions. (source: parlimen.gov.my)Name: Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa Constituency:  Parit Buntar  Party:  PAS (Opposition) Years as MP: Since 2008  Government position:  None Party position: Central committee member Penang deputy chief Membership in parliamentary committees or caucuses: […]

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Loh Gwo-Burne (Kelana Jaya)

Loh Gwo-Burne (Kelana Jaya)

KELANA JAYA Member of Parliament (MP) Loh Gwo-Burne’s response to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions. (source: parlimen.gov.my)Name: Loh Gwo-BurneConstituency: Kelana JayaParty: PKR (Opposition) Years as MP: Since 2008Government position: None Party position: None Membership in parliamentary caucus or committee: Asean Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus member Blog/website: http://www.kelanajayamp.com/ […]

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Islam’s special position

Islam’s special position

(Corrected at 12:35pm, 1 Feb 2010) THE Home Ministry’s ban on the use of “Allah” by the Catholic Herald publication has once again raised the issue of Islam’s position in Malaysia. “The special position of Islam is enshrined and protected under the constitution,” said senior federal counsel Mahamad Naser Disa during arguments in Herald’s suit […]

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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

Is Malaysia an Islamic or secular state? IF there is one enduring debate in Malaysia, it is whether this country is an Islamic or secular state. No less because successive prime ministers keep making declarations that it is an Islamic state to much public confusion. Islam is the official religion of the federation. But what […]

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Religion and human rights

Religion and human rights

ON Tuesday, 28 April 2009, The Star published an article by Dr Wan Azhar Wan Ahmad under the column IKIM’s Views on the question of religion and human rights in Malaysia.  We the undersigned wrote a rebuttal. The Star has chosen not to publish our rebuttal. We would appreciate the opportunity of presenting a different […]

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