A Difficult Question for PM Najib: To Convict Anwar Ibrahim or Not ?


October 25, 2014 A Difficult Question for PM Najib: To Convict Anwar Ibrahim or Not ? by Kim Quek@www.malaysiakini.com http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/278560 Massive Support for Anwar: A Factor? Few would doubt that the outcome of the final appeal of Anwar Ibrahim on October 28 and 29 against his sodomy conviction will be decided by politics, not by … Continue reading

Malaysia brings its Tradition of Multilateral Diplomacy to UNSC


October 25,2014 Malaysia brings its Tradition of Multilateral Diplomacy to UNSC by Dr W.Scott Thompson@www.nst.com.my MALAYSIA has made it again, amid fierce competition, for one of the non-permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Why all the fuss? Everybody knows that the veto power held by the five permanent members, China, Britain, France, … Continue reading

Malaysia’s Growing Climate of Repression Gets Ignored


October 24, 2014 Malaysia’s Growing Climate of Repression gets Ignored by Joshua Kurlantzick http://blogs.cfr.org/asia/author/jkurlantzick/ Malaysian lawyers march during a protest calling for the repeal of the Sedition Act in Kuala Lumpur on October 16, 2014. The Sedition Act has been used to arrest at least 30 people since last March, local media reported (Olivia Harris/Courtesy: … Continue reading

Ulamaks and Malay-Muslim Politicians Vs The Thinking Malay


October 24, 2014 MY COMMENT: Prolific commenter, Mariam Mohktar, has raised an age-old issue of the partnership between the ruling Malay political elite, and the ulamas and conservative religious functionaries. It is a marriage of convenience between them. They need each other to maintain their hold on power. It is a case of “Gu tolong … Continue reading

Malaysians urged to demand the A-G’s accountability


October 23, 2014 Malaysians urged to demand the A-G’s accountability by http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com DAP Parliamentary Leader Lim Kit Siang today issued a clarion call to Malaysians to demand that the Attorney-General’s Chambers submit to public scrutiny for its accountability. In a media statement referring to A-G Abdul Gani Patail’s announcement on Septtember 9 that his office … Continue reading