The Indian PM’s visit to Malaysia was hardly a case of a foreign premier visiting a foreign land; it was more akin to a visit by a long-gone relative, coming home to say hello, observes Farish Noor.
The government’s flip-flop over the use of Malay and English for teaching Science and Mathematics is irresponsible, says Rani Rasiah. What is clear is that these are political decisions to please certain groups and to gain popularity.
We should include environmental conservation advocacy in human rights advocacy as this goes to the very core of the overriding right to life for all living things on this planet, says Angeline Loh.
Does the current ruling party fear being laughed out of government at the next general election? That would make us the pioneers of a ‘Laughing Revolution’, says Fool’s Paradise.
Gone are the days when Gerakan had brave lions and wise leaders such as Syed Hussein Alatas, Tan Chee Khoon, V David, and in recent times, former member Toh Kin Woon. Today the party looks like a dying horse or even a dead horse, says Martin Jalleh.
Some might see the Rajang River logjam disaster as a sign of a withdrawal of the mandate of heaven – a sign of the need for leadership change. Has the time come, wonders our special correspondent.
Mustafa K Anuar had this strange dream the other night. It was of a Malaysia where everything was just the opposite of the current state of affairs in Bolehland.
From what we see in PKR and Gerakan today, there is one thing we can learn: never rely totally on politicians to see through our aspirations for a more socially just Malaysia, says Anil Netto.
As long as the BN government does not take stern action to stem the assaults on national unity, it will remain accused of indifference and of destroying that unity, writes P Ramakrishnan.
All of us are already or in a matter of time going to be hit with a new household bill – neighbourhood security, warns Rani Rasiah.