A Tyranny of Ideas


September 30, 2014 A Tyranny of Ideas by Zaid Ibrahim@www.zaid.my http://www.zaid.my/current/a-tyranny-of-ideas/ PM Najib at UNGA, New York Last Friday, our Prime Minister spoke at the United Nations General Assembly about the urgent need to combat the extremist ideas pervading the Islamic world. Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said it is not enough just to bomb … Continue reading

Open Government and Civil Society Partnership for Malaysia


September 30, 2014 Open Government and Civil Society Partnership for Malaysia by Wan Saiful Wan Jan@www.thestar.com.my It is really important for those in the administration to pursue a healthy relationship with groups that can be their ‘critical friends’. THE Administration and Diplomatic Officers (Pegawai Tadbir dan Diplomatik, PTD) Alumni Association held its international conference on … Continue reading

Civilisational clash ‘not of our doing’


September 29, 2014 Civilisational clash ‘not of our doing’ by Dr. Farish M. Noor@www.nst.com,my THE ongoing bombardment of Syria — ostensibly to remove the threat of the Islamic State (IS) — has sparked off a bout of serious questioning about the propriety of the campaign, and whether such a strategy would actually work. Interestingly, many … Continue reading

A Modest Proposal for the Champions of Ketuanan Melayu, Part 2


September 29, 2014 A Modest Proposal for the Champions of Ketuanan Melayu Part 2: Molding our Students by Dr. M.Bakri Musa, Morgan-Hill, California  [In Part One I suggested that our current obsession with the presumed deficiencies of our race and our undisguised resentment over the successes of others are but expressions of frus (frustration) and … Continue reading