Author: Hishamuddin Yahaya

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Muslim religious freedom

The excessive pre-emptive action in trying to stop the private members’ bills on hudud from going for its first reading in Parliament shows how intolerant some people are towards Islam, says Hishamuddin Yahaya.

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Umno is like a drowning man clutching at a floating straw to save his life, says Hishamuddin Yahaya.

Anwar Ibrahim: The fundamentalist 0

Anwar Ibrahim: The fundamentalist

Anwar had planned to push for accountability and good governance from within Umno – but he was sacked from the party at lightning speed, recalls Hishamuddin Yahaya.

Ketuanan Melayu vs Cucu Dato’ Merah 0

Ketuanan Melayu vs Cucu Dato’ Merah

Hishamuddin Yahaya says racial sloganeering could become irrelevant if a new government takes over that is better able to promote democracy and socio-economic and cultural justice. 

“Lembu punya susu, sapi dapat nama” 1

“Lembu punya susu, sapi dapat nama”

(From left) Ishak Haji Mohammed, Dr Burhanuddin Al-Helmy and Ahmad Boestamam The seeds of independence had been sowed long before the existence of Umno, notes Hishamuddin Yahaya.  This is a tribute to the unsung...

People’s Power will win the day 0

People’s Power will win the day

In the light of the recent Abolish ISA rally, during which close to 600 people were arrested, Hishamuddin Yahaya takes comfort in the assurance that people power will ultimately win the day. Don’t underestimate...

Traitors and terrorists 0

Traitors and terrorists

Tok Bahaman, Mat Kilau, Tok Gajah and Tok Janggut were dubbed “traitors” by the British and Chin Peng and his followers were dubbed “terrorists”, observes Hishamuddin Yahaya.

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