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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: The Sunni-Shia split and the answer to Muslim unity

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: The Sunni-Shia split and the answer to Muslim unity

WANT Muslim unity? Try secularism, suggests political scientist Wong Chin Huat. He looks at the war in Syria and Iraq between Sunnis and Shiites, and at parallels in Malaysia.

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Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Does Malaysia need hate speech laws?

It appears that open demonisation of minority groups such as Christians and Chinese Malaysians are becoming more commonplace in Malaysia. Does Malaysia need laws to prohibit hate speech? The Nut Graph asks political scientist Dr Wong Chin Huat.

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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: The real purpose of Sarawak and Sabah’s immigration controls

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: The real purpose of Sarawak and Sabah’s immigration controls

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.

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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: Assessing Selangor lawmakers’ pay hike

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Assessing Selangor lawmakers’ pay hike

THE Selangor pay hike for state assemblypersons, the menteri besar and executive council members has certainly received public attention. Datuk Seri Najib Razak has called Pakatan Rakyat reps hypocrites, while even Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has expressed reservations. The Nut Graph speaks to political scientist Dr Wong Chin Huat on his views.

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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: On the “Allah” judgement

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: On the “Allah” judgement

The Court of Appeal’s ruling in support of the government’s ban on non-Muslims using “Allah” was not unexpected. Dr Wong Chin Huat spells out the judgment’s far-reaching implications and posits that Sabahans and Sarawakians are the ones who are now poised to show Putrajaya what Malaysia needs most.

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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: The two faces of Najib and Umno

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: The two faces of Najib and Umno

OUR Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his government seem to have had a personality change. From human rights, 1Malaysia and helping Chinese Malaysians, Najib has re-introduced detention without trial, harped on Bumiputera empowerment and blamed Chinese Malaysians for BN’s poor election performance. What’s going on? The Nut Graph asks political scientist Wong Chin Huat.

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