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...

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'...

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...

A kangkung of a cock-up!

Little did Malaysians expect that Najib would turn over a new leaf by ranting over the reduced price of kangkung, writes Mustafa K Anuar....

Federal Constitution is supreme

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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...

MH370: What is the truth?

Why did Malaysia take a week to call off the search in the South China Sea if it already knew that the plane had...

Stop plans to drive homeless from KL city centre

City Hall should sit down with soup kitchens and discuss how they can support these organisations in their attempt to alleviate the suffering of...

Now everybody can slap one another?

That’s the kind of conclusion that some might draw from the flippant response of Home Minister Zahid Hamidi recently towards the antics of the...

Rule of law, Baram Dam and water management in Selangor

While many Selangor residents endure water-rationing, Chris Chong takes time out to provide a round-up of the week's events. Eighteen months ago, on the...

A disease that could kill Malaysia

It has taken a mammoth crisis like MH370 to expose Malaysia’s worrying state of affairs, says Faisal S Hazis.  A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777...

On flooding, education and the call to moderation

It is time the federal government sits down with state governments of affected states to come up with a comprehensive solution to the annual...

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...

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