When ‘Opposition Knocks’ What’s that I hear?? The kind people at FFF have decided to extend the deadline for submissions until the 14 April?! Wonderful! That means YOU have one more week to get that film proposal together…
Fifteen people from six countries were arrested today in Jakarta (Indonesia) by Polda Jaya (the Police Corps of Jakarta Raya Territory) for participating in a peaceful people’s gathering to voice their protest against GM rice and call for saving the diversity of local rice to ensure people’s food security.
Following its big gains in the Mar. 8 polls, Malaysia’s once disparate opposition, led by the charismatic former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim, has forged a formal coalition capable of taking on the ruling 14-party National Front (NF) coalition. The move is hailed by pro-democracy activists as the first step in the creation of a [...]
This issue is surely a collectors’ item… What a historic watershed general election it was – with stunning results! For the first time since 1969, the ruling coalition was denied its coveted two-thirds’ parliamentary majority. A salute to the ordinary people who made this possible. In our cover story, Khoo Boo Teik looks at how [...]
Some participants at a seminar organised by an insitution created under the auspices of the Umno-led government want non-Muslims found committing khalwat (close proximity) with Muslims to also be held liable. They also want heftier penalties for Muslims caught for khalwat, prostitution, consuming alcohol and involvement in gambling activities. An angry Farish Noor says this [...]
Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA (GMI) merasa bertanggungjawab untuk mengeluarkan satu kenyataan media berkenaan dengan gesaan bekas Menteri Kerja Raya, S Samy Vellu, yang mahukan supaya lima tahanan ISA Hindraf dibebaskan. Gesaan beliau tersebut dipetik oleh akhbar Utusan Malaysia keluaran hari ini. Lima orang pemimpin Hindraf berkenaan telah ditahan di bawah ISA sejak 13 Disember 2007.
In an open letter to the Penang Chief Minister, the Citizens for Public Transport (Cepat) point out that cities across the developed world are turning against the car. With crude oil prices reaching the stratosphere and global warming a reality, we buck the trend at our peril. In tackling our problems we must exercise patience [...]
One of the most glaring failures of the Malaysian nation-building project is our failure to develop a national language that is actually used as the lingua franca of all Malaysians, writes Farish Noor. While the laborious debate over whether BM should be termed ‘Bahasa Malaysia’ or ‘Bahasa Melayu’ has been raging for decades, it is [...]
The goal must be the adoption of a low-consumption, low-growth, high-equity development model that results in an improvement in people’s welfare, a better quality of life for all, and greater democratic control of production, says Walden Bello. Unfortunately, the elites of the North and the South will not likely agree to such a comprehensive response. [...]