Distracted by notorious videos, Malaysia must tackle unresolved issues

Henry Loh reminds the government to prioritise the poor and marginalised, and uphold justice and truth at all times.

Sarawak polls; vetting of key federal appointments

Chris Chong looks at the aftermath of the Sarawak state election and a suggestion to have key government appointments vetted by a bipartisan parliamentary...

Waylaid on the long and winding road to Putrajaya

Pas might be tempted to join forces with its nemesis, Umno, in attempting to form a new government in Selangor, in a move that...

Progress and setbacks in Malaysia

Chris Chong provides a round-up of a few critical issues that cropped up in recent days. We celebrated International Women’s Day a few days...
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Awaken the Force

We must support efforts being taken to tackle injustices and those who are being persecuted for doing the right thing. There is so much...

Restoring local government polls would empower people in new Malaysia

Much depends on whether civil society can argue convincingly that such elections would promote grassroots democracy, writes Ngu Ik Tien. ...

Amid rumours of snap polls…

Critics say the opposition must get its act together while Bersih 2.0 demands a stop to attempts at muzzling the Bar Council. Chris Chong...

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...

Why hasn’t Najib sued WSJ?

Instead of making things so much worse for himself and the country by blocking websites, sacking critics and going after them, the prime minister...
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Caring for our children?

It is clear that we, including politicians and religious leaders - especially Islamic leaders in this case - must push back against this climate...

The night when time stood still…

The indecent haste to pass a bill that further erodes the already limited rights of Poca detainees raises questions about the intentions of the...

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...

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