In a charged ominous atmosphere where race issues are played to the hilt by the BN, it would be to the advantage of Pakatan Rakyat to have a parliamentary committee to counter this, says Choo Sing Chye.
Interlok bukanlah sebuah teks yang mengandungi serangan perkauman malah Interlok sepatutnya dijadikan contoh klasik penggunaan buku sebagai alat pengerak ke arah perpaduan, ujar Pei Pan.
The concept of justice must be grounded on the basic principles of equality, fairness, and rule of law. Has the Attorney General upheld these principles? Martin Jalleh looks at his record.
In the wake of the storm of criticism over the tsunami cartoon published in Berita Harian, Media Citizen takes a look at the recent record of freedom of expression in Malaysia.
The worsening crisis of parliamentary democracy has reduced the Prime Minister’s much vaunted promise of real change to sheer hype, writes Martin Jalleh.
Looking at the larger social setting in the wake of Hindraf 1 and 2 and the state’s neglect of many of those in abandoned or neglected plantations, we shouldn’t be surprised if the sense of desperation and exasperation felt by the Indian Malaysian under-class finds resonance among other marginalised groups in the peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak. David Anthony describes the angst.
Even as the country’s debt level rises, the bureaucracy remains bloated, bleeding the fiscal budget, observes Martin Jalleh.
Mismanagement, ‘leakages’ and the squandering of public funds have reached alarming levels, says Martin Jalleh.