Umno-BN continues to manipulate ethno-religious issues to delay the emergence of a New Politics that is associated with justice, equality and freedom, and the push towards a more democratic two-party system, writes Francis Loh.
What if Malaysia’s prolonged victimisation of the poor by the rich is due to our misplaced anxieties with niceties, with sounding reasonable, with reaching a ‘consensus’, while those in power continue to rape the country blind, wonders Alwyn Lau.
The solution to extreme political partisanship may be found in creating a political culture in which the ideas and moral virtues of governance can be debated in the political realm, observes Ronald Benjamin.
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.