Seeking moderation in a troubled Malaysia

Many Malaysians sighed in relief when a group of 25 prominent Malays recently issued a public statement that called for rational dialogue, observes Mustafa...

Umno assembly: ‘Wow factor’, U-turn and Keris 2314

The assembly held no major surprises – from the prime minister asking where Umno had gone wrong to a call for the 'wow factor'...

Growing intolerance of free speech in Malaysia

There are worrying signs that the public space for freedom of expression is being further restricted, observes Chris Chong. The space to voice out...

Federal Constitution is supreme

A Court of Appeal decision in favour of three transgender males has highlighted the supremacy of the Federal Constitution, writes Henry Loh. Anwar Ibrahim’s...

When different ideas are deemed dangerous in Malaysia

The restrictions on the students' movement at Universiti Malaya is symptomatic of the lack of freedom of expression in our larger society, writes Mustafa...

Fools, fanatics and wise men

Let us all embrace the diversity of our fellow Malaysians by allowing them to exercise their beliefs without sacrificing our own, writes Faisal S...

Najib’s call for moderation – and reality on the ground

Malaysians are hoping the PM's message of moderation and understanding is reflected on the ground, writes Prema Devaraj. Hello everyone and belated Deepavali greetings to...

2500 join lawyers’ march for freedom

Chris Chong highlights the Malaysian Bar's recent march for peace and freedom in the wake of the sedition crackdown. The recent anti-sedition dragnet by...

Wave of positive energy generated at inspiring Aliran bash

What an inspiring night it was at the Aliran bash on 11 October as drooping spirits were revived and the clarion call towards Justice,...

Sedition dragnet: Politics of the climate of fear

The use of anachronistic sedition law will hinder the development of an intellectual tradition in the country, says Mustafa K Anuar. While Malaysians in...

So what’s next for Pakatan?

Pas needs an overhaul; Hadi needs to be replaced; and the hegemony of the ulamas needs to be stopped, asserts Faisal S Hazis. The ‘Kajang...

Sedition dragnet: Operation Lalang II?

Civil society has responded to the sedition arrests with strong calls to abolish the Sedition Act and announced the formation of Gerak Hapuskan Akta...