IF it is true that Malay-rights group Perkasa was able to sabotage the government’s New Economic Model, hence obstructing much-needed reforms for the nation, what is this telling us? It tells us that if the Barisan Nasional (BN) government is so easily held ransom by right-wing race-based groups, it is not fit to govern multiracial […]
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?
Nick Choo is copy editor and graphic designer for The Nut Graph who is also a composer and playwright.
Updated 12 July 2009 at 11.05pm KUALA LUMPUR, 10 July 2009: In a blistering speech last night, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim attacked Datuk Seri Najib Razak on almost every score of the prime minister’s100-day administration. The former minister and former Umno member said Najib should have acted in his first three months of office “as if […]
“PEOPLE have secrets, and sometimes don’t say what they mean,” says Zalfian Fuzi, Instant Café Theatre Company associate director. “But at some point, your hidden meaning and feelings will come out no matter how hard you try to suppress them. It’s inevitable.” Some words, Zalfian adds, are loaded. Although he is referring to the art […]
PENANG, 29 Dec 2008: About 4,000 members of Muslim non-governmental organisations (NGOs) gathered peacefully at the Polo field here before proceeding to the official residence of Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas in Jalan Utama to submit a memorandum. The members, from 20 Muslim NGOs under Yayasan Aminul Ummah Malaysia, started gathering from 8am […]
Updated on 4 Dec 2008 at 1.40pm PETALING JAYA, 4 Dec 2008: Former Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, who was sacked from Umno on 2 Dec, says he is not joining any political party “in the near future” but will concentrate on building his foundation for youths, myFuture Foundation. At a […]
Updated 9:13pm, 3 Dec 2008 KUALA LUMPUR, 3 Dec 2008: Deputy MCA President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek was quizzed by the police this morning and gave them a statement in regard to his comments on Malay supremacy (ketuanan Melayu) recently. He said he gave the statement at the Sunway police station at 9.15am. […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 2 Dec 2008: MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek today defended his statement over Malay supremacy and said certain parties were deliberately twisting the issue. He said certain parties had intentionally exploited his speech by focusing on the term Malay supremacy without reading the whole text to the extent of […]
JOHOR BARU, 29 Nov 2008: MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek’s remarks that the concept of Malay supremacy was no longer relevant, is not the party’s stand, said party president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat. “It is his personal view. The MCA’s stand will be based on a resolution made by its […]