It is a real pity that Najib has turned down Anwar’s challenge to debate their economic policies, says P Ramakrishnan. Najib’s decision has not taken anyone by surprise but Malaysians are disappointed that the premier has failed to justify his criticism of Pakatan’s plan through a televised national debate.
Should not the the Prime Minister change his government policies to meet the needs of the rakyat instead of forcing the rakyat to change to meet his policy needs, asks Rani Rasiah in an open letter to the premier.
Reign in the Hyenas! Invite in the Sabre-Toothed Tigers! The NEM policies are actually recycled neo-liberal IMF/World Bank prescriptions, warns Jeyakumar Devaraj.
Principles such as equality, social justice, reconciliation for past injustices and the right to participation in public life all seem to be missing from the proposed land policy for Orang Asli, observes Yogeswaran Subramaniam.
P Ramakrishnan recalls how Malaysians woke up on 8 March 2008 after half a century of slumber. He now urges them to generate a new tsunami of progressive non-racist politics and eliminate racial politics in the country