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Examining Anwar’s inconsistency

Examining Anwar’s inconsistency

What is the big deal about Anwar’s stand on homosexuality? Sure, he speaks out against racism, detention without trial and corruption, but is he inconsistent for insisting that homosexuality remain criminalised? Does it matter that Anwar’s stand on homosexuality is no different from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s?

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Why should we trust you, Prime Minister?

Why should we trust you, Prime Minister?

IT’s hard to trust the prime minister, no matter if public approval for him has risen following a slew of government handouts. It’s not just because the seasoned journalist in me has seen more than my fair share of untrustworthy politicians. Trust, as we often hear and know to be true, has to be earned. Prime […]

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Seksualiti Merdeka: Threat to national security?

Seksualiti Merdeka: Threat to national security?

ON 1 March 2012, the High Court dismissed Seksualiti Merdeka‘s leave application to judicially review a police ban on their annual festival. The November 2011 festival was banned under section 27A(1)(c) of the Police Act. The section (since superseded by the Peaceful Assembly Act) allowed the police to stop any activity on private premises “likely […]

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Remembering Raja Aziz Addruse

Remembering Raja Aziz Addruse

EVERYTHING I know that’s worth knowing about human rights, I learnt from Raja Aziz Addruse. As the world commemorated International Human Rights Day on 10 Dec, I found myself remembering this amazing man, all he taught me, and all he left behind after his passing five months ago. Raja Aziz was, and still is, a […]

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Mahu dukung demokrasi atau diskriminasi?

Mahu dukung demokrasi atau diskriminasi?

SUDAH banyak yang diperkata, diperdebat dan didemokan tentang Seksualiti Merdeka.  Banyak juga yang menuduh bukan-bukan. Pesta seks bebas lah, mengajar orang supaya jadi gay lah, dan macam-macam tuduhan yang kreatif. Sayangnya, ramai orang termasuk wartawan, lebih suka menuduh dan mensensasikan isu dari cuba memahami dan memberi maklumat berguna pada orang ramai. Seperti biasa, ramai yang […]

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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: Lessons from the Seksualiti Merdeka controversy

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Lessons from the Seksualiti Merdeka controversy

Open-ended vs. close-ended democracy?

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