Examining ‘middlepowermanship’ in Malaysian foreign policy

Benny Teh reviews a book by Johan Saravanamuttu that takes a look at the various phases in the first 50 years of Malaysian foreign...

Irshad Manji. What is in her books? Is our faith so fragile?

As Manji rightly says, God’s post is already filled and there is no vacancy. So let’s stop playing God, reiterates Sarajun Hoda Abdul Hassan....

Dataran Merdeka – who owns it?

The powers-that-be must get it into their thick heads that the whole country, every inch of it, belongs to the people, asserts Tota. Over...

1Malaysia – Continued fragmentation

K Haridas looks at Najib’s ‘1Malaysia’ slogan and wonders how different it is from Mahathir’s ‘Wawasan 2020’ and Badawi’s ‘Islam hadhari’ buzz-words. Can we...

Umno, how much did you spend to bring your crowd?

Compare the attendance at Umno's 66th anniversary celebration at Bukit Jalil Stadium on 11 May to the Bersih 3.0 turnout. There is simply no...

Is the Security Offences Bill constitutional?

Tommy Thomas wonders if the Security Offences Bill is constitutional. The much inferior treatment of an accused when prosecuted under the Bill violates the...

The Good Guy with the Goodies

'Inspired' by Najib's spree of handouts, People Watch was prompted to write this little poem. ‘PM: Don’t idolise the bad guys’ (The Star, 12...

Thinking Allowed: ‘WWW’ car number plates

In the rest of the world, ‘WWW’ stands for 'World Wide Web' but in Bolehland, it stands for 'Wealth Without Work', writes Sickos. It...

Eastern butts, western demo?

Mustafa K Anuar argues that civilised and uncivilised behaviour defies labelling western or eastern; in fact such behaviour whether positive or negative cuts across...

Thinking Allowed: The journey of a diamond ring

Inspired by fashion accessories that stirred a storm, Dangerous Journey put pen to paper and rustled up three short poems. A RM72 million diamond...

The rise of valiant women

At a time when some of us might bemoan and feel helpless in the face of an oppressive political culture, Dave Anthony says we...

Thinking Allowed: Banish Ambiga?

Pro-Ambiga takes to task the 'nerds' who have been giving Ambiga Sreenevasan a hard time. Umno-dominated BN has no ethics, morality or good values....

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