If children cannot be protected against an exploitative and unjust system, what is the rationale for standing in their way when they participate in actions to demand their rights, asks Rani Rasiah.
The domination, darkness, discrimination and diabolical dangers at the time of Jesus’ birth exist and are deeply entrenched today in our very own country, Bolehland, reflects Martin Jalleh.
The government’s vindictive policy in denying Opposition MPs development allocations is one thing. But to deny Malaysian voters their share of legitimate development simply because they elected Opposition MPs is totally unacceptable, asserts P Ramakrishnan.
Our political leaders dare not condemn a vocal minority who threaten our unity. And if concerned voices and responsible leaders and caring Malaysians do not rise up and speak up, we will be a fragmented nation, observes P Ramakrishnan.
Last month, a villager from Kampung DBI in Buntong died from a snake-bite. Things would have been different if the Perak Mentri Besar had been more responsive to the people, writes Rani Rasiah.
Martin Jalleh pays tribute to the courageous and outspoken advocate for justice, Fan Yew Teng, who succumbed to cancer yesterday.
An amendment to article 153 to cover Orang Asli will not automatically increase Orang Asli rights to their customary lands, territories and resources, writes Yogeswaran Subramaniam.
Dr Chua Soi Lek’s appointment as chairman of the Penang Port Commission has generated much debate. But there is a larger issue at stake, says Anil Netto.
No doubt the rowdies in Penang who disrupted an anti-ISA forum had their moment in the limelight, but the damage done, however, was not to the anti-ISA campaign, but to themselves, observes Ms Batik.
There is a chance that the government may institute a minimum wage, says Rani Rasiah. But the catch is it is likely to be merely cosmetic, and not a minimum living wage.