Open-ended vs. close-ended democracy?
Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat
BARISAN Nasional is banking on Umno veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah‘s star power to win the Galas by-election. The Kelantan prince, fondly known as Ku Li, was appointed to lead the BN’s campaign because of his popularity among Gua Musang constituents, and his much-respected authority. Indeed, Ku Li’s persona eclipses that of the two candidates themselves, […]
NOTHING could be more wrong than to think there is a pro-Umno faction in PAS. Rather, we need to notice nuances in the debate on a possible unity government with Umno and the notorious resolution for the National Fatwa Council to investigate and possibly ban Sisters in Islam (SIS). These issues are symptomatic of two […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 4 June 2009: The PAS Supporters Club or Kelab Penyokong PAS (KPP) for non-Muslims has been separated into Indian and Chinese clubs, but this has not received final approval from the party’s central working committee. Outgoing PAS Youth chief Salahuddin Ayub said the separation was a trial to find the best mechanism for […]
KOTA BARU, 9 Jan 2009: Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat today called on the people to support the boycott of goods from the US and Israel as a mark of protest against the regime’s invasion of Palestine. He said the people should also stop using the US currency in their business […]