Rights advocates in Malaysia should enlarge their minds and hearts

Leaders such as US President Barack Obama and British PM David Cameron do not have much credibility when it comes to pressuring Prime Minister...

Great gamble on the Mekong

A proposed dam on the Mekong River would provide energy for the region, but at a significant environmental cost, writes Nathaniel Eisen of Foreign...

Stop the lies and take on the world as it is

We need to move away a poisonous, binary worldview that sees nothing but incessant warmongering, says Nicholas Chan. In a previous article, I wrote about...

Zunar: Hentikan polisi Cartoon O Phobia; hadapi saya ‘kartun demi kartun’

Zunar menyambut baik keputusan Mahkamah Persekutuan untuk membatalkan pengharaman terhadap dua buku beliau. Walau pun sistem kehakiman kita tidak independen, saya lega mendapati beberapa...

A special Merdeka, thanks to Bersih 4

All the participating Malaysians came with the same message to the government - calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak, writes Khoo...

Purging misogyny from Malaysian politics

The biggest challenge now is tackling the factors that deter women from seeking or accepting a career in politics and challenging the patriarchal system,...

The Malaysian obsession with female anatomy

Whenever the topic of modesty pops up, why is it that it is always about women and almost never about men, wonders Syerleena Abdul...

Blind loyalty, ‘cari makan’ syndrome rationalises unacceptable actions

The leader in such instances survives because his loyalists owe him a duid pro quo, observes K Haridas. So the culture of loyalty being...

An alternative vision for Malaysia: A socialist point of view

An Alternative Vision For Malaysia is the most recent collection of writings by Sungai Siput MP Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj. An Alternative Vision For Malaysia Author:...

When sermons become hate speeches

Sermons filled with hate and other sorts of negative elements promote violence, encourage oppression and are demeaning in nature, says Syerleena Abdul Rashid. During the...

Wan Azizah for Permatang Pauh

Having her husband thrown in jail and having to raise five children on her own is no easy feat but she did it while...

So what’s your freedom worth?

Closing an eye or denying the evils of radicalism is a risk no democratic nation can afford to take, says Syerleena Abdul Rashid. As...