If we thought that dealing an electoral blow to the Umno-led BN would serve as a wake-up call, we’d better think again. Far from learning anything from the rebuke, the new cabinet is proof that not one thing has got in those thick skulls, observes Tingang.
Aliran is perturbed that the Penang State Deputy Director of Education, who is a civil servant, instead of discharging his duties pertaining to education, has unfortunately directed his attention to matters of politics. This is conduct unbecoming of a civil servant and must be condemned in no uncertain words. We have learnt that he has [...]
Workers in Tesco’s foreign stores are earning as little as eight pence an hour, they claim. An investigation by The Daily Telegraph has discovered that dozens of people subcontracted to work up to 80 hours a week in Tesco’s supermarkets in Malaysia found themselves employed in circumstances that meet the United Nations’ definition of forced [...]
The Umno-BN hegemony has come to a sudden halt. The 50-year-old political juggernaut has been severely jolted, its formidable force fragmented, observes Martin Jalleh. The ruling coalition, which had used its brute majority to bully and bulldoze its way and will in Parliament, blinked when the Opposition breached its two-thirds majority.
Now that it is increasingly clear that Malaysia may have a change of government sooner than many Malaysians themselves had expected, it is imperative that Malaysians accept and understand the need for change, writes Farish Noor. Political change is as natural as breathing and sleeping, and is nothing more than a mere normative aspect of [...]
Following the stunning resurgence of the opposition alignment at the recent Malaysian general election and with a global recession looming, John Hilley says there is a need for a radical set of policy debates within the broad opposition to look into how economic policy can be made to serve people rather than capitalists. And, more [...]
Takkan Melayu Hilang di Dunia (Never Shall the Malays Cease to Be): Hang Tuah’s legendary call to arms rings a note of defiance laced with anxiety and speaks volumes about the perennial angst of a people whose place and standing in the world was never a thing to be taken for granted. But Farish Noor [...]
Al Jazeera analyses the implications of the Penang State Government’s pronouncements on the NEP.
Helen Ang responds to an entry in the Election Media Monitors’ Diary on 4 March 2008 about the MalaysiaVotes.com website.
For a country that is not exactly known for its reading habit, we seem to be grabbing a lot of books lately, observes Farish Noor. Or to put it more accurately, we seem to be confiscating and detaining an awful lot of books