THE Nut Graph speaks to political observers and analysts for a quick reaction to the results of GE13.
At Umno’s recent 61st general assembly, the prime minister advised the nation to stop questioning Malaysia’s “social contract”. This was swiftly followed a clearly political decision requiring SPM takers to pass History from 2013. But whose version of history will this be?
Map of Malaya (Source: britishempire.co.uk) LOOKING forward, at the conclusion of the Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka’s recent Prof Syed Hussein Alatas Memorial Seminar, to Merdeka Day, the Raja Muda of Perak recalled another anniversary. On the threshold of independence on 5 Aug 1957, the Malay rulers issued a declaration, their last political testament before the […]
Najib? Qui? Corrected on 10 July 2009 at 1.05pm NAJIB, who? (Corrected) If you ask a journalist at a Western media organisation what she or he thinks about Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, that’s probably the answer you’ll get. “The world doesn’t care about Malaysia except when there is a ‘man bites dog’ story […]
IT appears that not even the return of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to Umno’s fold could help the Barisan Nasional (BN)’s chances in Bukit Selambau and Bukit Gantang. And naturally, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) leaders are claiming that the party’s victory in the 7 April polls in Bukit Selambau is a clear referendum against new […]
THERE has been much technical legal discussion of whether the speaker of the Perak legislative assembly may speak, act and seek legal representation on his or her own behalf and that of the assembly, independent of the ruler and state administration and its federal allies. All these issues need to be placed in some historical […]
“All great historical events happen twice — the first time as tragedy and the second, at times, as an unnecessary tragedy.” (A witticism offered with apologies to both Hegel and Marx) WHATEVER the impertinence, a comment by a not totally clueless outsider who holds Malaysia close in his attachments on the present constitutional crisis in Perak […]