In the first of a two-part article, Charles Hector examines how a pro-business government has led to a steady weakening of workers’ rights and their welfare and livelihood.
Tommy Thomas wonders if the Security Offences Bill is constitutional. The much inferior treatment of an accused when prosecuted under the Bill violates the fundamental right to equality, he points out.
‘Inspired’ by Najib’s spree of handouts, People Watch was prompted to write this little poem.
Mustafa K Anuar argues that civilised and uncivilised behaviour defies labelling western or eastern; in fact such behaviour whether positive or negative cuts across national boundaries. If, as some argue, demonstrations are ‘western culture’, does that mean that butt exercises are ‘eastern culture’?
Inspired by fashion accessories that stirred a storm, Dangerous Journey put pen to paper and rustled up three short poems.
Worrisome takes a light-hearted look at Najib’s takeover of the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry after Shahrizat’s fall from grace.
Pro-Ambiga takes to task the ‘nerds’ who have been giving Ambiga Sreenevasan a hard time.
In the rest of the world, ‘WWW’ stands for ‘World Wide Web’ but in Bolehland, it stands for ‘Wealth Without Work’, writes Sickos.
K Haridas looks at Najib’s ‘1Malaysia’ slogan and wonders how different it is from Mahathir’s ‘Wawasan 2020’ and Badawi’s ‘Islam hadhari’ buzz-words. Can we really trust the premier’s reform pledge?
Benny Teh reviews a book by Johan Saravanamuttu that takes a look at the various phases in the first 50 years of Malaysian foreign policy.