Melayu memang mudah lupa? Election results show that the bold trend among young Malay voters demonstrates a break from the neo-feudal mindset of hutang budi that once gripped the Malay community, says Azmil Tayeb.
Until radical systemic change can take place, we need to tolerate other points of view, however abhorrent they are, writes Azmil Tayeb.
The prospect of a democratic wave sweeping through Malaysia is simply too terrifying for supporters of the status quo over here – hence the need for a bogeyman, observes Azmil Tayeb.
Islamic education will continue to be a hotly contested ground for the foreseeable future as the struggle to shape the minds and save the souls of young Muslims wages on, writes Azmil Tayeb.
Contrary to the unfounded fear propagated by the ruling elites, the participants of Bersih 3.0 are not bent on overthrowing the government via revolutionary means, observes Azmil Mohd Tayeb.
There’s simply no way of overstating the important role that young people play in affecting change in society. The sooner we acknowledge this the better we will become as a country, writes Azmil Tayeb.
Around the time of the Bersih rally on 9 July, Malaysians had to contend with anti-Bersih talk, leaving Azmil Tayeb bewildered as to how some people mindlessly accepted obvious propaganda.