Kua Kia Soong shines a spotlight into the murky world of arms spending in Malaysia, a subject rarely discussed in the country. The recent release of a book by him questioning the way public funds are used in arms procurement is most enlightening.
Kit’s indomitable spirit has turned him into an institution that has survived six Malaysian Prime Ministers, writes P Ramakrishnan.
Once upon a time, tears welled in Dr Mahathir’s eyes at the Umno general assembly when he warned party members to stay clear of money politics. His plea prompted a certain Rais Yatim to ask some uncomfortable questions in 1997: How is it that so much money is freely available? Where does it come from and who controls the purse strings?
Rummaging through some old boxes, the veteran opposition politician Lim Kit Siang came across an editorial which he wrote for his Form Three class magazine Light (Vol 2, November 1957) in Batu Pahat High School.
The application of labour laws and acceptance of workers’ rights for domestic workers would clarify the employment relationship between domestic workers and employers, writes Angeline Loh
The late Along Sega, who became world famous as an outspoken leader of the Penan’s struggle against the logging companies in the Upper Limban region of Sarawak, joins the ranks of towering Malaysians. This is an interview by the Switzerland-based Bruno Manser Fund in July 2005.
The birth pangs of a new Middle East are being felt, but not in the way many outsiders envisioned, writes Mohammed Khan
The rakyat look up to Kit because of his principles – principles that they can respect, trust and emulate, writes Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.
Al Jazeera travels to the birthplace of Tunisia’s uprising and speaks to Mohamed Bouazizi’s family. Report by Yasmine Ryan.
In our cover story, Kua Kia Soong shines a spotlight into the murky world of arms spending in Malaysia, a subject rarely discussed in the country. The recent release of a book by him questioning the way public funds are used in arms procurement is most enlightening.