Category: 2011: 1

Year of publicity stunts, slogans and spin 0

Year of publicity stunts, slogans and spin

Genuine people-centred reforms and greater respect for human rights and civil liberties in Malaysia remain an illusion. Instead what we see are publicity stunts, slogans and spin, says Martin Jalleh as he takes us...

A compromised judiciary 2

A compromised judiciary

Martin Jalleh reports on a year when the judiciary sank so low that it shamelessly allowed itself to be intimidated, its independence and impartiality to be interfered with, and its integrity to be reduced...

MACC stumbled, struggled and strangulated itself 4

MACC stumbled, struggled and strangulated itself

Its chief wanted Malaysians to believe that the anti-corruption body is “independent, transparent and professional”. Yet, so far, the MACC has failed to convince a highly sceptical public, observes Martin Jalleh.

Public confidence in police plummets 0

Public confidence in police plummets

Martin Jalleh highlights the ‘performance’ of the police force in recent times and in the process shows the reasons for the failure of the government’s professed intention of improving the level of public confidence...

The accused, absurd, arrogant AG 2

The accused, absurd, arrogant AG

The concept of justice must be grounded on the basic principles of equality, fairness, and rule of law. Has the Attorney General upheld these principles? Martin Jalleh looks at his record.

Pathetic and powerless parliament 6

Pathetic and powerless parliament

The worsening crisis of parliamentary democracy has reduced the Prime Minister’s much vaunted promise of real change to sheer hype, writes Martin Jalleh.

No plastic bags … won’t die-lah! 0

No plastic bags … won’t die-lah!

Are we ready to take on the ‘no plastic bags’ challenge which will spur initiative and creativity to a higher level to save ourselves and our planet, wonders Angeline Loh.

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