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Mengahwini dan mempoligamikan kanak-kanak – Malaysia boleh terima?

Mengahwini dan mempoligamikan kanak-kanak – Malaysia boleh terima?

Amalan kahwin bawah umur tidak hanya lagi berlaku di Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia dan Pakistan tetapi sedihnya, di negara kita, Malaysia sendiri. Baru-baru ini budak 12 yang dakwa dirogol dikahwini dengan perogolnya sebagai isteri kedua. Bukankah tiba masa untuk Malaysia tidak lagi terima kes-kes seperti ini dan pelaku salah dijatuhkan hukuman di bawah undang-undang?

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Not enough reforms for GE13

Not enough reforms for GE13

TO what extent have Bersih 2.0’s demands for a clean, free and fair election been met? What new measures have been introduced thus far as Malaysia heads to the polls on 5 May 2013 and are they good enough?

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Manipulating the news: A public disservice

Manipulating the news: A public disservice

DING Jo-Ann highlights how the traditional media has manipulated the facts in two instances in the current general election. Such distortions harm public discourse and deeper understanding of issues, so crucial to us in a multi-ethnic, multi-religious society.

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Covering the elections fairly

Covering the elections fairly

It’s rare to see Malaysia’s traditional press give the federal opposition, Pakatan Rakyat, a fair hearing. Ding Jo-Ann imagines what it would be like if our media produced fair and honest coverage of the political parties and their candidates during the next general election.

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Badu’s tattoo taboo (Updated 9 March 2012)

Badu’s tattoo taboo (Updated 9 March 2012)

(Updated 11pm, 9 March 2012) ON 27 Feb 2012, an apology appeared in The Star regarding a photograph of US R&B singer Erykah Badu used on that day. The photograph showed Badu with body art, including the word “Allah” in Arabic script on her shoulders. Badu was due to perform in Malaysia on 29 Feb […]

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Muslims serving alcohol: Ban or no ban?

Muslims serving alcohol: Ban or no ban?

THE Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ)’s recent ruling disallowing businesses that serve alcohol from hiring Muslims has raised many questions. Is it a law? A guideline? Just advice? Has it been rescinded? Who enacted the law that the ruling is based on? Why wasn’t it enforced before? And why the furore now?

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