Non-Muslim husbands who abandon their spouses and their families and convert into Islam have acted in an irresponsible manner leaving them in the lurch. When these wayward husbands convert their children without the consent or knowledge of their spouses, they inflict further trauma and pain on their spouses and leave them helplessly in an agonising [...]
Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi must pay heed to the numerous complaints against local councils and restore local democracy to the country, says K George.
Instead of criticising the UNHCR, the Home Minister should appraise himself of Malaysia’s obligations and ensure compliance, says Amer Hamzah Arshad.
Syed Hussein Alatas shows that mismanagement, corruption, dowdiness and incompetence are not something new but have been with us for decades without any meaningful remedy or lessons being learnt.
Religious freedom is being violated in the Matupi District of Burma, says John Smith Thang.
We could become migrants and refugees ourselves when global warming heats up the planet, warns Mary Magdalen Das; so let's treat the migrant workers in our midst with respect and dignity.
Civil society groups are disappointed that they have not been invited for consultations over the proposed national health financing scheme, says the Coalition Against Health Care Privatisation.
Cuepacs must take a firm stand and should not compromise the pension rights of public sector employees, says A J Patrick.
Prof Syed Hussein Alatas (1928-2007) rubbishedthe colonial perception of "the lazy native" (Malays, Filipinos, Javanese, etc) as a convenient way to justify the project of colonialism and opened up the idea that there was more than one history and more than one way to write it,observes Wong Kok Keong.