Umno’s identity politics has blurred reason and put the nation in a regressive trap and the solution requires a innovative shift in perspective, says Ronald Benjamin.
If the rule of law and not the whims and fancies of the government is to be upheld, the contradiction between the court judgment and the government’s 10-Point Agreement must be resolved, says Dr Ronnie Ooi.
An academic and a religious scholar have reacted with incredulity towards the Court of Appeal’s ruling that the word Allah was exclusive to Muslims.
Who determines one’s faith – the individual or the NRD? It is obvious that it has to be the individual concerned. The National Registration Department has no business to disagree when a person lays claim to a certain faith.
We should band together, certainly at the next general elections, based on a common desire to respect each other and to live together peacefully in this place we call our home, writes Zaharom Nain.
Martin Jalleh rebuts the anonymous leaflets found in Slim River that portrayed Anwar Ibrahim as pro-Christian merely because he had met various Christian leaders.
Martin Jalleh highlights excerpts from a Bob Teoh article reporting on how some Sabah bumiputera Christians with the terms ‘bin’ and ‘binti’ encounter problems when the National Registration Department deems them to be Muslim.
If all religions teach that love for others is paramount to seeking true happiness and enlightenment, what are we doing mistrusting one another, wonders Mohamad Tajuddin Mohamad Rasdi.
Wild tales are being told and blatant lies are being spread with impunity. What is being done is to deliberately create uneasiness, anger and hatred against the Christians and their faith in order to undo our peace and unity.
Such a movement could give voice and support to counter extremist views and help maintain peace and harmony in the country, suggests John Inbaraj.