We apologise for factual errors made in Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: On the “Allah” judgement and in the Shape of a Pocket column entitled Wishing for another 13 May.
SOME countries move from relatively democratic systems to more authoritarian ones such as Malaysia in the 1970s. Others from authoritarianism toward democracy. What can the experiences of these other countries tell us about where we go from GE13? And what choices lie ahead of those who want change?
NATIONAL reconciliation requires all our cooperation and input. It cannot just be accomplished by the PM alone. What can be done?
THE last general election birthed a situation that was not common before 2008: the Barisan Nasional (BN) functioning as an opposition. Although the BN has been the opposition in Kelantan for many years, it was a completely new experience for them in Selangor, Penang, Perak and Kedah. Indeed, the blanket term “opposition” previously used to […]
THE little-known Parti Punjabi Malaysia (PPM) got a spot in the newspapers recently when it elected its first woman president, Dr Susheel Kaur, a senior consultant in social impact studies and population geography. The 24-year-old party has been trying to join the Barisan Nasional (BN) for the last 10 years. PPM represents less than 2.5% […]
KEPONG Member of Parliament Dr Tan Seng Giaw responds to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions. (source: parlimen.gov.my) Name: Tan Seng Giaw Constituency: Kepong Party: DAP (Opposition) Years as MP: Since 1982 Government post: None Party position: National deputy chairperson DAP Parliament Whip Membership in parliamentary […]
RASAH Member of Parliament Loke Siew Fook responds to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs the same six questions about parliamentary democracy in Malaysia. Three of the questions were selected by readers and three others by The Nut Graph. Name: Loke Siew FookConstituency: Rasah Party: DAP (Opposition)Years as MP: […]
BUKIT Gantang Member of Parliament (MP) Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin responds to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs the same six questions about parliamentary democracy in Malaysia. Three of the questions were selected by readers and three others by The Nut Graph. (Source: parlimen.gov.my) Name: Mohammad Nizar JamaluddinConstituency: […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 26 Oct 2009: The differences occurring within the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) should create awareness among the people that the coalition does not have the capability to discharge their responsibility, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The Deputy Prime Minister said that the various problems that had cropped up in the states under the opposition […]
A PRIMARY principle of democratic government that can and should be imported into the Muslim ummah is self-regulation by means of dialogue with opposition and political parties. Political opposition, accomplished through the right channel and by reasonable means, is not the same as “sedition”. Therefore, blogs and other forms of detraction from majority party views […]