Instances where ordinary people went after ordinary people because of ethnic reasons are very rare. The real dangers came in the very severe moments of political and economic crisis. Shannon Teoh of the Malaysian Insider interviews Khoo Boo Teik.
Bringing back the former MCA president might actually resolve the three-cornered leadership struggle in the party – but for how long, wonders Francis Loh. And can it actually save the MCA?
Angeline Loh wonders where why our top leaders were out of the country at a time when the nation was facing a threat to its political stability in the wake of attacks on places of worship.
Perak has recorded a series of “unique achievements” in the constitutional crisis facing the state, making it OnePerak indeed, observes Martin Jalleh.
We reproduce a series of public statements from prominent personalities, mostly urging the BN team to go back to the Perak people and let them resolve the constitutional crisis at the ballot box once and for all.
In our cover story, Mohamed Hanipa looks at the constitutional impasse in Perak and the impact of the Court of Appeal’s decision favouring Zambry.
We reproduce a series of statements reflecting Aliran’s stand on the Perak power grab, the constitutional crisis and the judicial maneuvering. This is followed by a series of public statements from prominent personalities, mostly urging the BN team to go back to the Perak people and let them resolve the issue at the ballot box once and for all.
Migrant workers from Burma are concerned that the Thailand and Malaysia governments’ response to the situation of workers affected by the economic crisis has not been comprehensive and does not provide adequate protection for all workers.
In our cover story, Andrew Aeria looks at the state of our democracy one year after 8 March 2008. What he uncovers is not a pretty picture – much of the abuse of power and nonsense still remains. Electoral democracy, human rights, the judiciary and the media all remain broken.
Nowhere is this more glaring than in Perak. Martin Jalleh describes how political roguery has run riot. Umno’s backroom politics engineered a backdoor takeover of the state from under the rakyat’s noses, providing Najib with the perfect background to lead Bolehland into a political backwater.
Confronted by crisis in Perak, the people had reason to believe that the judiciary would be our last hope for justice to prevail. That hope is apparently misplaced. What a disappointment that proved to be!
Academicians, NGO representative and grassroots communities came together to articulate a Malaysian response in the face of the global food price crisis, reports Jojo M Fung, SJ.