US foreign assistance comes with strings attached, including putting in place neoliberal policies that have undermined national development, destroyed numerous local jobs, and widened the income gap, reports Ibon International.
The government’s move to impose conditions on religious practices such as the use of the Malay version bible shows us that the path towards a civilised, sincere, and honest dialogue of reason and faith is an uphill battle, observes Ronald Benjamin.
Umno has decided to play politics by agreeing to release the Malay-language Holy Bible without loss of face. That is the reason why it has to impose two ridiculous conditions for the release, says P Ramakrishnan.
Aljazeera gives us a rare glimpse of conditions inside a crowded Malaysia immigration detention centre (Part 2 above and Part 1 below).