Happy birthday, Aung San Suu Kyi!

To mark Aung San Suu Kyi’s 64th birthday today, a string of Malaysian civil society groups has issued a demand for the immediate and...

“You are not qualified to talk about Islam”: How to respond to attempts to...

Rather than silencing the voices of Muslim women who are trying to understand and make relevant Islam for the age we live in, the...

Lesson in Pas history: M’sian public doesn’t like extremists

A quick re-visit of Pas' history from the 1980s to the present will show that the Malaysian public has never had much appetite for...

Protect rights of Burma migrant workers in Thailand and Malaysia

Migrant workers from Burma are concerned that the Thailand and Malaysia governments’ response to the situation of workers affected by the economic crisis has...

Remembering 22 Singapore victims of ISA

 On 21 May 1987, 22 young social workers, lawyers, businessmen, theatre practitioners and other professionals were detained without trial under Singapore's internal security law...

The PKFZ scandal

 Aljazeera takes a look at one of the biggest scandals in Malaysian history, the Port Klang Free Zone scam, and the cosy link between...

Najib’s rise to power and the limits to ethnocracy in Malaysia

Malaysia will have its sixth prime minister on April 3, 2009 in the person of Najib Abdul Razak, the new President of the United...

A million 13th Mays

For the sake of those millions of Malaysians who lived and loved together across the frontiers of race and religion, let us not deny...

Privacy and our political culture

Defending the private lives and private spaces of our politicians is part and parcel of the process to regain and defend the private domain...

“You are not qualified to talk about my religion”: How to respond to attempts...

Dealing with the standard admonition “You do not have the right to speak about my religion” therefore entails having the courage and consistency to...

Mindraf: Does M’sia need another sectarian political party?

Malaysia does not need another communitarian party that caters to the primary concerns of a particular ethnic or religious community, says Farish A Noor....

MP explains why he can’t support Najib’s Budget

Sungai Siput MP Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj explains in Parliament why he is worried about the Budget's neo-liberal trend, including the ongoing shift towards regressive...

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