The amount of funds wasted every year on useless projects is scandalous, reports our Thinking Allowed column.
The majority of academics agree to bow down their heads and spoon feed the political machinery with their intellectuality, with some even joining the inner circles of power, observes Pierre Marthinus.
From the listed projects, it appears that we are returning to the era of mega high-status, expensive projects which will provide little value-added to the Malaysian economy, says Lim Teck Ghee.
Why have conditions been laid down in the case of the two Malaysian women judges? Is it not sheer male prejudice against women, wonders Asghar Ali Engineer.
When D R Seenivasagam passed away in 1969, some 150,000 people lined the streets of Ipoh to bid him a touching final farewell. Who was this man? Andrew Lin explains.
P Ramakrishnan was supposed to deliver this address at an anti-ISA vigil in Penang on 1 August 2010, but before he could speak, four activists were arrested and the police dispersed the crowd.
At the end of a landmark conference on gender justice, a declaration calling for a comprehensive policy and action plan on gender was presented to the Penang Chief Minister.
Prema Devaraj warns that gender mainstreaming alone will not bring about gender equality as oppression manifests itself in many ways. Gender equality has to be in the larger context of justice for all.
Gender equality is about both women and men. It is not a women’s agenda but a social justice agenda, says Chong Eng, adding that political solutions are needed to narrow the gender gap.
Francis Loh reports on a landmark two-day conference in Penang that looked at where we are in the struggle for gender justice.