Vigil in front of Sin Chew office, Penang

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A vigil will be organised in front of the Sin Chew Jit Poh office in Macalister Road, Penang from 2.00pm to 6.00pm today. The...

DNA Bill: What’s the hurry unless …?

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The attempt by the Umno-dominated BN government to...

All must condemn Raja Petra’s arrest and show-cause letters

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It is blatantly obvious that the state is now resorting to the use of dictatorial and draconian measures to intimidate all those who wish...

A racist start to Ramadhan

It is ironic that Ahmad Ismail's racist remarks came just as the fasting month of Ramadhan was beginning. This, being a holy month where...

BBC: Lawatan Sambil Belajar

The hastily-organised trip to Taiwan of 50 BN MPs on...

DNA Bill: Draconian law in the offing

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DNA testing is a powerful tool – too powerful to be placed in the hands of a police force that has shown that it...

Check and balance needed in amended Education Act

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A bill is before Parliament to amend the Education Act 1996. Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj expresses regret that the Education Minister has not taken the...

Join forces to protect foreign domestic workers

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AMMAN, Jordan, 26 August 2008: Migrants rights representatives from 15 countries today called for greater cooperation between the Jordanian authorities, international agencies and civil...

Permatang Pauh: An appeal to voters

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We were born as an independent sovereign nation, a secular democratic state on 31 August 1957.  In a week’s time we celebrate our 51st...

Thin skin and relative sensitivities

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To unilaterally demand that a perfectly sensible, responsible and objective public forum be stopped on account of the perceived injury to one community –...

No, this ‘babi’ will not ‘balik Cina’

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Apparently during the commotion caused when some of the so-called 'defenders of the faith' had entered the room where the Bar Council forum...

The Last Temptation of Arjuna: Why nation-states need to embrace complexity

The challenge that remains before the modern nation-state today is to admit to its own mythological origins and its fictional identity, says Farish A...

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