Martin Jalleh reminds Mahathir of the fall of governments that held power for decades in countries around the world. Going by those standards, the BN’s shelf life appears to have expired.
As long as the BN government does not take stern action to stem the assaults on national unity, it will remain accused of indifference and of destroying that unity, writes P Ramakrishnan.
When political leaders fail us after 53 years of governance, Christopher Barnabas says it’s time we start to “think alternative” and vote for change come GE13 to bring in a new set of leaders.
One of Najib’s reform initiatives aims at decentralisation in decision making and devolution of powers. But how will this be possible when, as Francis Loh observes, the BN federal government has been most disinterested in sharing power with the state and local levels of government?
With tongue in cheek, Angeline Loh thanks the BN government for making Malaysians aware of human rights through its rights violations.
The Asean Committee for Migrant Workers (ACMW) Drafting Committee meets in Kuala Lumpur on 7 and 8 December 2009, hosted by the Ministry of Human Resources. The ACMW Drafting Committee comprising Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines, is in the process of drafting a Framework Instrument on the protection and promotion of migrant workers rights for Asean, in line with the principle affirmed by the ten Asean states, under the Bangkok Declaration on Irregular Migration 1999 and the Asean Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers.
Under the Bangkok Declaration, “regular migration and irregular migration should not be considered in isolation from each other”, and “migration, particularly irregular migration, should be addressed in a comprehensive and balanced manner, considering its causes, manifestations and effects, both positive and negative, in the countries of origin, transit and destination.”
Barring massive electoral fraud, Anwar is one by-election and two weeks short of returning to Parliament. When he does, he’d be the Opposition Leader of a second coalition, says Khoo Boo Teik. After that people would want to know if he’d really form a new Federal government in mid-September as he has declared, promised, or threatened.
Tonight at 9.00pm on TV9
Civil society organisations welcome the coming debate of Information Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek and PKR leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on the fuel price increase. This nationally televised debate will provide an opportunity for the public to listen to the pros and cons of the recent price increase which has affected all segments of Malaysian society, especially the poor and lower middle classes.
Feeling more empowered than ever before after the shock opposition win in Penang, civil society activists and other concerned individuals came together to discuss and agree on key areas of concern and proposals for submission to the state government. Anil Netto reports on the historic Penang Forum.
On Sunday, 13 April 2008, civil society
groups and concerned individuals in Penang are coming together to
debate and propose plans of action on how they can work with the new
Penang state government to implement people-centred development and
to promote more democratic, participatory and transparent governance.
Registration: Phone 658 5251 during
office hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration fee of RM5 payable on the day.