What do the recent attacks on Malaysiakini, the Federal Court, Teresa Kok and Comango tell us about what is going on in Malaysia? And how do we know that these attacks constitute an attempt at nurturing anarchy in the country?
Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Can Sabah and Sarawak secede?By Jacqueline Ann Surin
There have been renewed calls for Sabah and Sarawak to assert its interests and rights within the federation of Malaysia. These calls have even included proposals to consider secession. The Nut Graph finds out what’s behind these calls and whether secession by any state in the federation would even be possible.
Gauging Anwar’s promises for SelangorAmpersand by KW Mak
How will we know whether a Selangor PR government under Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will be more effective than under Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim’s current administration? And what lessons can we be aware of with regards to how the state is currently being run?
Hukum Hudud Mendiskriminasi WanitaAsam Pedas oleh Norhayati Kaprawi
Hukum hudud sekali lagi menjadi isu di Malaysia. Norhayati Kaprawi bertanya, apakah objektif sebenar hukum hudud dan apakah ia peka terhadap keadilan gender bagi wanita di Malaysia?
A kangkung leaf covering the nakedness of censorshipThe Digital Circus by Bernice Low
IS the Multimedia Super Corridor’s Bill of Guarantees promising Internet freedom a strong enough protection for freedom of online information? Bernice Low suggests that we may have been taking it for granted all this while, and calls for clearer steps to protect such rights.
The importance of “Allah”Shape of a Pocket by Jacqueline Ann Surin
Christians have been told that they should turn the other cheek and adhere to the ban on the use of “Allah”. Some others have also opined that Christians should back down so that temperatures don’t rise any further over this contentious issue. But the “Allah” issue, if uncontested, has far wider ramifications for all Malaysians than just Christians losing their constitutional right to worship peacefully.
Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Constituency redelineation and citizen vigilanceBy Wong Chin Huat
AMID furore over banned words and price hikes, the redelineation of electoral boundaries is the next big thing that Malaysian voters must not let slip without close scrutiny. Political scientist Dr Wong Chin Huat explains the issues to look out for in this upcoming exercise.
Understanding state government SOPsAmpersand by KW Mak
Was the MBPJ inspection of the Bible Society of Malaysia’s premises, right after they had been illegally raided by Jais, justifiable? And what are the larger issues surrouding both the Jais raid and the council’s action?
“Allah”: The PR’s failureShape of a Pocket by Jacqueline Ann Surin
IT’S not hard at all to be distressed by the BN federal government over the way the “Allah” issue has developed. That said, following the Jais raid on the Bible Society of Malaysia, it is equally troubling to see the PR’s failure in demonstrating it will and can uphold non-Muslims’ constitutional rights.
Nasihat tentang kalimah yang mengelirukanSecubit Garam oleh Shanon Shah
Kak Nora kembali! Nasihat kali ini mengenai benda-benda yang mungkin mengelirukan umat Islam.