Mariam Mokhtar’s Take on Mahathir and The Malays


September 17, 2014 Mariam Mokhtar’s Take on Mahathir and The Malays by Mariam Mokhtar@www.malaysiakini.com The Malays will be around, with or without UMNO Baru, but the converse does not hold true. Malays do not need UMNO Baru, but if UMNO Baru were to lose the support of ordinary Malays, the party would cease to exist. … Continue reading

Tun Dr. Mahathir and the Malays


September 17, 2014 Tun Dr. Mahathir and the Malays by Baradan Kuppusamy@www.thestar.com.my The former premier’s latest remarks about ‘lazy Malays’ cause a stir among Malaysians. TUN Dr Mahathir Mohamad used to have only two upmarket bakery outlets known as The Loaf – one in the picturesque Telaga Harbour, where luxury yachts berth in Pulau Langkawi, … Continue reading

Freedom of Expression with Limitations


September 17, 2014 Freedom of Expression with Limitations by Dr. Azmi Sharom@www.thestar.com There is a need for some laws and controls over people who would defame others or call for unacceptable things, like genocide. IN the past few weeks there has been a lot of discussion, indeed in some cases one might say uproar, over … Continue reading

Rosli Dahlan wins Appeal against NST and MACC


September 17, 2014 Rosli Dahlan wins Appeal against NST and MACC By Din Merican Unknown to many, this morning, the Court of Appeal presided by JCAs Clinton Albert, Hameed Sultan and Nalini Pathmanaban today heard NST’s appeal vs the High Court Judgment of Judge Siti Khadijah Badjenid which held NST and MACC liable for defamation … Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW: Francis Fukuyama’s ‘Political Order and Political Decay’


September 16, 2014 Francis Fukuyama’s ‘Political Order and Political Decay’ From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy(Vol.2) By Sheri Berman@www.nytimes.com http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/books/review/francis-fukuyamas-political-order-and-political-decay.html?ref=review&_r=0 In 1989, Francis Fukuyama published an essay in The National Interest entitled “The End of History?” that thrust him into the center of public debate. Although often misunderstood and maligned, its central … Continue reading