Bloggers Alvin Tan and Vivian Lee are now being charged for publishing a ‘seditious’ photograph on Facebook of themselves eating bak kut teh with a Ramadan greeting and posting content that could possibly stir religious hostility.
Laws are supposed to be interpreted by the courts, but here we have the attorney general who interprets them to justify not taking action, observes Ravinder Singh.
The rakyat are not swallowing meekly all that Mahathir is spewing out. But he seems to go on and on and on like a broken record, observes gregwar.
Let us not become victims of scaremongering tactics employed by irresponsible politicians but instead bravely become agents of change so that Malaysian democracy may triumph, writes Henry Loh.
Mustafa K Anuar explains why Perkasa chief Ibrahim Ali’s recent claim – that Malay-Muslim business people are at a disadvantage compared to their non-Muslim counterparts because Islam prohibits Muslims from being involved in haram activities – rings hollow.
MCA president Chua Soi Lek should stop ethnicising issues and patronising the rakyat with simplistic arguments, asserts Francis Loh.
In all the furore over a peaceful rally for clean, free and fair elections, Malaysians must carefully separate the wheat from the chaff, observes Cuci-Cuci Malaysia.
The scheduled Walk for Democracy organised by Bersih 2.0 – the election watch dog comprising 62 NGOs – on 9 July 2011 is in keeping with the democratic tradition to highlight issues of concern.
Abdullah Tee and Ibrahim Ali can learn a thing or two about the celebration of diversity from La Trobe’s decision to open special prayer facilities for its Muslim students, says our correspondent.
Aliran is perturbed that police have begun investigations into a Malaysiakini report which allegedly slandered the police. The news portal’s breaking news-report had initially stated – incorrectly as it turned out – that police personnel could have been involved in the incident in which a man sprayed chemical irritant at former premier Tun Dr Mahathir and former Umno strongman Datuk Ibrahim Ali.