Why don’t civil society organisations register as societies in Malaysia, resorting instead to being listed as companies? And don’t Malaysians deserve to be suspicious of groups which are highly critical of the government and which are propped up by foreign funding? The Nut Graph speaks to political scientist Wong Chin Huat on the still-unfolding issue of Malaysian groups and their foreign funding, and the threats they potentially pose to the nation.
Malaysian AIDS Council
Liberal, Muslim, feminist, and comfortableBy Shanon Shah
DATIN Paduka Marina Mahathir is a renowned and often controversial Malaysian activist, writer, and commentator. She has worked in a variety of fields, from heading the Malaysian AIDS Council, to kicking off the successful feminist television programme 3R, to holding a bi-weekly column in The Star. She is currently a board member for Muslim women’s […]
Efforts to curb HIV spread thwartedBy Ding Jo-Ann
Needle and syringe exchange kit used as part of a programme aimed at drug users, who comprise about 75% of those detected with HIV/AIDS in Malaysia TWENTY-three years after the first HIV infection was detected in Malaysia and 11,400 deaths from AIDS later, health workers are still facing obstacles from the authorities in preventing the […]
Mandatory HIV testing not the solution: MAC
KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Dec 2008: The Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) says that mandatory premarital HIV testing for Muslim couples is not the solution to the increase in contraction of the disease among women. MAC president, Professor Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman, said a once-off life time test did not guarantee that an individual or his or her […]