2008 Web Specials

2008 Web Specials

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In this country, gossip and small-talk sometimes assumes exaggerated importance and can even turn into hearsay 'intelligence'. Choo Sing Chye takes a light-hearted look...

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The Pakatan-led state governments should focus on real issues such as governing this country well. The banning of books, ideas, belief and value-systems and...

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In many cases, high-level inter-religious and inter-civilisational dialogue conferences and seminars, held routinely in hotels and resorts the world over, have become an end...

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In Kurosawa Akira’s film, Ran, the great Japanese director unsentimentally had his Lear-like lord’s clan torn apart by paternal pride, fraternal fights and external...

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The rakyat want to know why, when Petronas and TNB are making indecently huge profits, Malaysians are made to pay for the hefty price...

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It is unacceptable that, when India is reeling under severe economic pressure and household budgets are stretched, there is no official strategy to help...

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Even though the price of crude oil has doubled from US$70 per barrel in 2006 to US$130 per barrel now, fuel costs cannot be...

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9yTcRm99_A&hl=en&rel=0] It's hard to imagine what it must be like to be a refugee. To see your village torn apart by...

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The BN sorely requires reinventing, not least because the MCA, Gerakan and MIC have blamed Umno’s arrogance and excesses for their defeats, writes Khoo...

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The tragedy of Umno, it would seem, has been the lack of intellectuals from the beginning, observes our special correspondent. Umno has never...

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Now that Southeast Asia seems to be on the verge of yet another economic crisis instigated by the global energy crisis, will there be...

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Toni Kasim, who passed away today, will be remembered for her passion for human rights and equality, writes Kohila of Jerit. Her perspective on...

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Mahathir’s departure is the latest and clearest signal that the Umno-Mahathir-Abdullah trinity, hegemonic up to the general election of April 2004, has crumbled, observes...

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A regional press freedom watchdog, Seapa, has highlighted the case of a Singaporean-American lawyer who has been charged in a Singaporean court for...

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Migrant rights activists from the region have noted a number of important shortcomings in the Asean Declaration which they hope the regional body will...

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It is time we stopped blaming women for rape, says Cecilia Chan after reading about a proposal to change the type of uniform worn...

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It is apparent that, for more than 50 years, Umno had successfully hoodwinked the simple, trusting rural Malays. Umno has successfully used RTM...

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The plight of the Malay-Muslims in southern Thailand is no different from the appeal of non-Malay and non-Muslim minorities in Malaysia and Indonesia: "Listen...

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Why should migrant workers undergo mandatory health testing by private firm Fomema when expatriates and other classes of foreigners are not tested? Isn't this...

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Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj has questioned the rationale behind the Supplementary Budget Estimate of RM18.7 billion and called on the Health Ministry to stop promoting...

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