BN politicians need tuition on chain of events analysis

Cherry picking on issues on a narrow basis for political leverage will not resolve the real issues that are facing the country, says Ronald...

Promoting women’s leadership in local government

Women are a significant part of society, and they should share their experiences and perspectives in the political process, says Syerleena Abdul Rashid. Here’s...

We don’t need a military junta

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How are we to believe the BN government that the new security bill will not be used against opposition leaders, critics, dissidents and human...

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...

Where is the PAC heading?

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A major concern is whether the PAC is aware of its direction, purpose and priorities, and if it is really effective in checking on...

Blind loyalty, ‘cari makan’ syndrome rationalises unacceptable actions

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

Aggrandisement and defeatism in politics and education

A defeatist attitude in thinking that there are no solutions, or that the solution is as simple as changing a light bulb, will not...

Suaram: Grassroots groups win human rights award

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) congratulates Jaringan Kampung Orang Asli Kelantan (JKOAK) and Gabungan Selamatkan Petani dan Penternak Perak, the joint winners of the Suaram...

The hypocrisy behind the moral economy

Only when people start to do what they preach will the world appreciate morality a little bit better and be less cynical, says Nicholas...

‘Malaysian first’ rules…

There should not be a 'Malaysian first' or 'Malaysian last'. Wherever our starting point is, we should always arrive at the same finishing point,...

Why does Bersih need more Malays?

The question of Malay participation in Bersih should be seen as more than just an effort to fulfil ethnic quotas, observes Nicholas Chan. "Why aren't...

Micros and macros in ethnic relations

Kindness at the micro level needs to be coupled with strategic thinking and change at the macro levels, for that is where the life-and-death...

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