Leaving Umno the Mahathir way: Mahathir and Abdullah

The BN sorely requires reinventing, not least because the MCA, Gerakan and MIC have blamed Umno’s arrogance and excesses for their defeats, writes Khoo...

Umno talent pools and think tanks

The tragedy of Umno, it would seem, has been the lack of intellectuals from the beginning, observes our special correspondent. Umno has never...

Indonesia’s battle for religious pluralism continues

Now that Southeast Asia seems to be on the verge of yet another economic crisis instigated by the global energy crisis, will there be...

Toni Kasim – tireless rights activist and caring person

Toni Kasim, who passed away today, will be remembered for her passion for human rights and equality, writes Kohila of Jerit. Her perspective on...

Leaving Umno the Mahathir way: A crumbled trinity

Mahathir’s departure is the latest and clearest signal that the Umno-Mahathir-Abdullah trinity, hegemonic up to the general election of April 2004, has crumbled, observes...

US lawyer charged in S’pore for insulting judge in blog, email

A regional press freedom watchdog, Seapa, has highlighted the case of a Singaporean-American lawyer who has been charged in a Singaporean court for...

Activists ask Asean to empower women migrant workers

Migrant rights activists from the region have noted a number of important shortcomings in the Asean Declaration which they hope the regional body will...

Insulting Adam’s intelligence

It is time we stopped blaming women for rape, says Cecilia Chan after reading about a proposal to change the type of uniform worn...

Champion of bangsa and ugama

It is apparent that, for more than 50 years, Umno had successfully hoodwinked the simple, trusting rural Malays. Umno has successfully used RTM...

The perils of assimilationist politics

The plight of the Malay-Muslims in southern Thailand is no different from the appeal of non-Malay and non-Muslim minorities in Malaysia and Indonesia: "Listen...

Profiting from health testing on migrant workers

Why should migrant workers undergo mandatory health testing by private firm Fomema when expatriates and other classes of foreigners are not tested? Isn't this...

Kumar questions additional RM18.7 billion budget in Parliament

Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj has questioned the rationale behind the Supplementary Budget Estimate of RM18.7 billion and called on the Health Ministry to stop promoting...

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