Another midnight shocker: National Security Council Bill

The bill is shocking because it will confer on the prime minister excessive powers in matters of national security, says Christopher Chong. First a...
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When xanthophobia strikes Malaysia’s ruling elite

Once again, yellow fever has struck our beloved nation, particularly in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya and their neighbouring areas, observes Mustafa K Anuar. This...

From Park(ing) Day, to Bersih 4, to Pakatan Harapan

Francis Loh discusses reclaiming public spaces, consolidating the autonomous public sphere and promoting new politics. Park(ing) Day Dateline: 19 Sept 2015. It’s Park(ing) Day. What’s...

Not such a merry Christmas as NSC Bill is passed

It is Christmas time and yet many don’t feel much joy and peace in the air of Kuala Lumpur given recent national developments, sighs...

Ramadhan reflections on 1MDB, sarongs and Low Yat brawl

In the aftermath of the Low Yat riot, the regime has blamed social media, deliberately, it would appear, looking at ways to further curb...

1MDB, dress codes and Malaysia in transition

Our fervent wish and hope is that the restructuring process in both state and society would eventually advance the democratisation process, writes Ngu Ik...

Why is the Umno-BN government using the Sedition Act to arrest people now?

It seems clear that they are using this opportunity to destroy Anwar Ibrahim and his party PKR, observes Francis Loh. On 10 February 2015,...

Reinventing Pakatan Rakyat

Many have argued that a Pakatan minus Pas would be a salutary development to ensure the longevity of common, progressive Pakatan policies, observes Johan...

Come, walk the talk

The rakyat must really stand up and be counted, says Henry Loh. We are tired of being given the runaround. It is time to...

Unleashing the creative potential of Malaysia’s young writers

What happens when you put a group of youths in a room over the weekend and ask them to come up with an article...

Why the indecent haste in making laws?

What we witnessed in Parliament recently suggests that the process of democratisation in Malaysia has slowed down if not gone into reverse gear, observes...

Anwar, Altantuya, aurat, Ismail Sabri – Whither justice in 1Malaysia?

By proclaiming that Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan is a credible witness, in the face of the commonsense counter arguments offered by Anwar's defence team,...

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