Lee Chong Wei’s Olympian efforts and achievements have made him a national hero. But there are also many unsung heroes in our midst – those who have sacrificed their freedom and personal comforts in the struggle to uphold justice, peace and democracy in the country, observes Rakyat Jelata.
At a time when some of us might bemoan and feel helpless in the face of an oppressive political culture, Dave Anthony says we should take heart at the emergence of a string of valiant women who have given our society a fresh ray of hope.
May we please allow those who work for the good of others to continue doing that? Dr Kumar, Chon Kai, Saras, Babu, Letchu and Sugu need to work for a better Malaysia; so too the many whose energies are now directed towards justice for all who are incarcerated, writes Veronica Anne Retnam.
The BN old guard must come to terms with prevailing urban notions of equality, justice and pluralism instead of blaming “racism” by a political party as the reason for electoral losses in Sarawak’s towns, says Ronald Benjamin.
Amnesty International and the Judicial System Monitoring Programme (JSMP) expressed their disappointment about the decision of Timor-Leste’s Parliament to postpone debate on two laws designed to address past human rights violations.