What really is all the fuss over the theme, logo and song lyrics of our upcoming Merdeka celebrations? Is it really a case of political manoeuvrings by the Barisan Nasional (BN)? Or poor judgement by the government of the day? Or both? Or does it say something more about what the current federal leadership promotes?
Seditious Malaysia: More to comeBy Ding Jo-Ann
HARDLY a month goes by in Malaysia without someone being accused of sedition. And now, the government wants to introduce new sedition guidelines for the internet even though the Sedition Act already clearly undermines freedom of expression. Just what is the government up to?
Umno leaders’ advice on racial remarksBy Ding Jo-Ann
WHEN racist remarks are made against non-Muslim non-Malay Malaysians, Umno leaders call for calm and for these citizens not to be “clouded by emotions”. But when non-Malay Malaysians raise legitimate demands for fair and equitable treatment, they are told that Malay Malaysians are “sensitive”, prone to “uneasiness and anger”, and should not be provoked. Is Umno saying that non-Malay citizens’ feelings are less important, and that Malay citizens are less capable of restraint?
Non-Muslim rights: What Rais can doBy Teo Nie Ching
Umno leaders should stop pretending that they are sensitive to Chinese [Malaysian] rights. There are sufficient gambling avenues available to non-Muslims to indulge their habits. The non-Muslim communities have never requested for more opportunities to gamble. […]
No reply for 15 June 2010By Koh Lay Chin
THE following Member of Parliament (MP) has not replied to the six questions under MP Watch: Eye on Parliament as of Tuesday, 15 June 2010, the end of a two-week deadline. His response will be updated if and when he replies. Name: Rais Yatim; constituency: Jelebu […]
#yorais boleh!Oleh Shanon Shah
(Logo Twitter © Twitter.com)HANYA Allah yang tahu betapa saya cuba mengawal pergerakan jari saya pada 19 Jan 2010. Akhirnya saya tumbang dan terus menaip: “Rais is so ancient, when the animals went in two by two he said, ‘Nanti kalau diorang berkhalwat macam mana?’ #yorais.” Lepas itu saya ingat saya akan lega, buang tabiatlah katakan. […]
11 cases brought to court under CMA
CYBERJAYA, 21 Oct 2009: Eleven cases have been taken to court under Section 211 and Section 233 of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) 1998 involving fines amounting to RM24,500 from last year until now. Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said they consisted of six cases of posting comments […]
Ministry responds to Tracking RaisInformation, Communications and Culture Ministry
Note from The Nut Graph Surprise! The government has actually responded to a column published in The Nut Graph. The Information, Communications and Culture Ministry responded today to Tracking Rais, which took a critical view of some of minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim’s public statements. The article, written by Deborah Loh in her column, […]
Tracking RaisBy Deborah Loh
I THOUGHT of Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim the other day and reflected on the impact that man has in my life. He affects my work since I rely heavily on the internet. He affects my entertainment choices since I almost would not have been able to attend the Arthur’s […]
Where’s Penang’s heritage money?By Ding Jo-Ann
“The Government will provide an allocation of RM50 million for conservation works of heritage sites in Malacca and Penang, to support activities undertaken by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and [the] private sector.” Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi during his 2009 budget speech in Parliament. The former prime minister, who was also finance minister, referred to Malacca and […]