Category: 2006: 7

The ties that bind 0

The ties that bind

Despite the violence in southern Thailand, one Buddhist woman is determined to continue working with Muslim fishermen to help maintain the mutual trust necessary for future peace. Supara Janchitfah has the story.

Mission and omission 0

Mission and omission

National unity must be based on social justice. Graham Brown highlights the disturbing trend of widening regional disparities between Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah and Sarawak, a gap made evident in the Ninth Malaysia Plan...

Seal your leadership, Mr Prime Minister 0

Seal your leadership, Mr Prime Minister

K George writes to the Prime Minister, urging him to take just and appropriate action on the issues that have tarnished his 'Mr Clean' image. "Makethe battle against corruption your priority, make accountability your...

The politics of dialogue 0

The politics of dialogue

John Hilley argues that curbs on the discussion of racial and religious issues not only breed suspicion, resentment and disunity but foster Vision-type notions of national unity popularised by big leaders.Malaysians do know how...

Abdullah must intervene 0

Abdullah must intervene

The assault on the Judiciary in 1988 requires a complete reassessment with a view to restoring the integrity of the judges who were wronged.Even a first year law student would detect a complete lack...

A man wronged (Part 1) 0

A man wronged (Part 1)

“Looking at the (Tribunal’s) report now, I do not have any doubt that my decision not to participate in the proceedings was right …,” Tun Salleh Abas said in the conclusion of his reply...

Thinking Allowed: Merdeka! Merdeka! 0

Thinking Allowed: Merdeka! Merdeka!

It’s Independence Day celebrations again for the 49th time. And if you’re a patriot, you should have put up the Malaysian flag outside your home, at your work place, on your car, etc. And...

Still silat bunga: Abdullah vs Mahathir 0

Still silat bunga: Abdullah vs Mahathir

In the traditional Malay art of self-defence there are two distinguishable forms. One is known as silat bunga (decorative movements) and the other is known as the silat pendekar (combative movements). Rustam Sani sees...

Merdeka! – But are we a nation yet? 0

Merdeka! – But are we a nation yet?

Rustam Sani asks rhetorically: Are we a nation yet? Communalism will remain as long as the ethnic groups ‘compete for the supremacy of percentages’ or quotas in our social life. Return to the days...

Stunning accusations 0

Stunning accusations

Resign or face a Tribunal, a stunned Tun Salleh Abas was told by then premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad at a private meeting on 27 May 1988.  Mahathir alleged, among other things, that Salleh, the...

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