For how long do we have to keep our workers in poverty to enable us to compete for FDI? The international economic system mandates that we have to take part in a debilitating “race to the bottom” in our attempts to entice the all-important foreign investor. Do we accept all these unfair rules that mandate [...]
Like many autonomy movements, the insurgency in Southern Thailand is fuelled by a combination of nostalgia for the past, anger over the present and the deep-rooted desire for recognition and respect. But how do you show respect to a villager when you stare at his face through the scope of a machine gun on top [...]
They live from day to day in fear, not knowing where they will be the next day, fearing raids in the dark hours of the morning. There is no way to make a decent living or to live with human dignity, even here in Malaysia. Seen as ‘undocumented’ and ‘illegal’ under Malaysian immigration laws, they [...]
The only punishment for Tun Ahmad Fairuz, the former chief justice is to strip him of his Tun-ship and all awards ever bestowed on him, says Sarajun Hoda Abdul Hassan. He has not only turned out to be a disgrace to the legal fraternity and the Malaysian people but also brought shame and dishonor to [...]
It is troubling to read the Prime Minister’s view on the Lingam Tape Report with regard to whether it would be made public or not. In responding to this question, he had said, “I want to see what is inside, what is being said and examine it in details before deciding.” This means he has [...]
What Karpal had said was mild compared to Dr Mahathir’s malicious utterances in the past about the rulers, observes our special correspondent. Yet Karpal is biadab; Dr M is not. Karpal is kurang ajar; Dr M is not. Karpal is a traitor; Dr M is not. Karpal is seditious; Dr M is not.
The recent statement of the Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar trying to justify the indefinite detention without trial of Buhary Seyed Abu Tahir under the Internal Security Act (ISA) on the grounds of averting possible economic sanctions on Malaysia is dubious and misleading, says Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh. B S A Tahir, a Sri Lankan, [...]
Andrew Aeria writes a scathing letter to the Asean secretary general over the regional grouping’s perceived inaction in handling the cyclone disaster in Burma. He receives a prompt response from the Asean secretariat before sending off a damning rejoinder.
Sempena Hari Ibu sedunia, Norlaila Othman dari Pusat Sokongan Keluarga-Gabungan Mansuhkan ISA (PSK-GMI) ingin menarik perhatian seluruh masyarakat dunia tentang isu pencabulan hak asasi yang dahsyat yang sedang mengancam kestabilan institusi kekeluargaan mereka yang dijadikan mangsanya. Seramai 70 tahanan akta zalim ISA di Kem Kamunting kini sedang dicabuli hak asasi mereka, dipisahkan selama beratus-ratus hari, [...]