Whichever way you look at it, the political outlook does not appear rosy for Taib and the other component BN party leaders who are so dependent on his patronage, writes Abang Benet.
The military regime clearly aims to continue to grip onto power and shows no real intention to build a genuine democracy, observes John Smith Thang.
This is an article written by P Ramakrishnan in 2003, tracing the roots of the Maika-Telekom share allocation scandal.
Robin Hood, legendary hero of English folklore, stole from the rich to give to the poor. In Malaysia, for more than fifty years the BN government at district town/city council, state and federal levels have kept their eyes and ears closed to widespread corruption, malpractice, abuse of power and administrative misdeeds, notes our Thinking Allowed column.
For deep-rooted change to take place, a society’s value system has to be transformed to make them more sensitive to the importance of protecting the environment and empowering marginalised communities, says Anil Netto.
The ulama opposing terrorism are repeatedly emphasising the religious plurality of the world today and no medieval opinions expressed by jurists can be valid, asserts Asghar Ali Engineer.
My boss is the Rakyat of Penang Island, not the State Government, says Penang Island Municipal Councillor Lim Kah Cheng in response to Chinese newspaper reports that criticised her.
Teik Chee was a man of small physical stature; but his talents and sensibilities were monumental in quiet unassuming ways, recalls Tong Veng Wye.
Wong Soak Koon pays tribute to the late lawyer’s passion for justice and fairplay, which might have seemed idealistic to those more inclined to the practical.
Some people are probably having sleepless nights. In our cover story, Abang Benet zeroes in on the situation in Sarawak. The political outlook there does not look rosy for Taib Mahmud and the other BN component party leaders who are so dependent on his patronage.
The same writer then discusses the 1Malaysia hypocrisy in Sarawak and the plan to reduce or remove subsidies floated by cabinet minister Idris Jala.