With his politicking and abandonment of principle, “Anwar has lost Malaysia forever”


July 25, 2014 With his politicking and abandonment of principle, “Anwar has lost Malaysia forever” by Nathaniel Tan@www.malaysiakini.com http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/269832 I never criticised Anwar publicly until the Kajang Move. Watching him continue to be obsessed about whatever little power he can fight over has been a continuing disappointment…Gone, it seems, are the dreams he sold us … Continue reading

The Persecution of Kassim Ahmad: A-G Gani Patail loses again


July 24, 2014 The Persecution of Kassim Ahmad: A-G Gani Patail loses again by Din Merican In the past two weeks, the mainstream media have been screaming the news that Kassim Ahmad had lost in his attempt to get leave to sue the Minister of Religious Affairs, the Syariah Chief Prosecutor and the Jabatan Agama … Continue reading

Malaysian Leader’s Standing Rises With Successful Cellphone Diplomacy


July 24, 2014 Asia Pacific |​​NYT Now. http://www.nytimes.com Malaysian Leader’s Standing Rises With Successful Cellphone Diplomacy Prime Minister Najib Razak’s Intervention on Flight MH 17 Pays Off by Keith Bradsher, Chris Buckley and David M. Herszenhorn, July 23, 2014 KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — It wasn’t an aide or a diplomat on the phone with pro-Russian … Continue reading

MH17: Prime Minister’s Soft Diplomacy and Decisive Action brought results


July 24, 2014 MH17: Prime Minister’s Soft Diplomacy and Decisive Action brought results Speech at the Emergency Session of Parliament (July 23, 2014) Prime Minister Najib Addressing MPs on MH17 “No words can describe the grief. Nothing can replace the loss of a loved one. Thus, in facing these difficult times, regardless of our political … Continue reading

On Secularism


July 24, 2014 On Secularism By Dr. Wong Chin Huat@www.themalaysianinsider.com (07-23-14) Secularism has been seen largely demonised amongst Muslims in Malaysia but widely embraced by Muslims from Indonesia in the east to Tunisia in the west. Does religion explain this stark difference? While theologians may offer nuanced ideational explanations, allow me to offer a simple … Continue reading