Perhaps the most shocking thing about GE13 was the humiliation the leaders in power had to face when the final results were known, observes M N D’ Cruz.
These are highlights of an Aliran forum on Elections and Democracy in Malaysia featuring Bersih co-chair Ambiga Sreenevasan and Wong Chin Huat.
Migrants are NOT the cause of the crimes in the country but are more often than not the victims, asserts Tenaganita.
By prolonging this travesty of justice, the KDN and the Attorney General’s Chambers have breached internationally accepted principles, reports Tan Jo Hann.
If self-righteousness that demeans others is the frame into which political Islam in Malaysia will now proceed, then we are in for some troubling years ahead, reflects Ahmad Fuad Rahmat.
The electorate has become more politically aware of their democratic rights — to choose political parties that can best fight for their interests, says Arnold Puyok.
Shenaaz Khan is repulsed by how quickly the authorities took action against a Muslim dog-trainer, who landed up in the lock-up for 24 hours before being released.
What has become of our country? How much longer should Malaysians live in such insecurity, wonders Steven Sim.
Art Harun recalls an age of innocence in the 1960s – but since then, years of political posturing using religion and race have now begun to show its ugly consequences.
What the fundamentalists fear is not so much the idea of liberal Muslims trying to “secularise Islam”, but rather, of their “Islamising secularism”, says Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib.