With Pakatan Rakyat coming to power in a few states, many youths have become interested in politics. This gives Francis Loh hope that the youth will be ushering in an era of New Politics.
The 2014 Budget does not provide any new strategy to resolve the socioeconomic problems of young Malaysians especially in the areas of jobs and debt, says Steven Sim.
Two years after the Prime Minister announced the repeal of the ISA, his administration has resurrected detention without trial. Kasthuri Patto recalls the suffering of ISA detainees.
Real people are getting badly hurt, while Malaysia keeps promising and procrastinating on real human rights protection, says Mickey Spiegel.
Why GST when the amount of money that can be raised from this tax is paltry compared to the money lost in corruption, wonders Steven Sim.
Human Rights Watch notes that a turn for the worse can be seen in the repressive laws introduced and the actions taken against rights defenders.
The Malaysian authorities should immediately drop charges against a rights activist accused of showing a film about Sri Lanka’s civil war without Censorship Board approval, Human Rights Watch has said.
Bagaimanakah sebuah negara kecil dengan rakyat sekecil 30 juta orang akhirnya mempunyai jurang pendapatan antara paling lebar di rantau ini, ujar Anas Alam Faizli.
This ‘Allah’ episode has showcased the paranoia of the ruling elites over the possibility of losing their grip over the majority community, observes Teo Sue Ann.
Contracts of foreign workers do not stipulate a probation period as workers have already been interviewed on their capability to fulfil their job requirements, points out the MTUC.