Let the Khmer Rouge Record Show


August 27, 2014 The Opinion Pages | Op-Ed Contributor Let the Khmer Rouge Record Show Cambodia Shouldn’t Censor the Khmer Rouge Court’s Files By Craig Etcheson, August 26, 2014 PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Earlier this month a United Nations-assisted tribunal in Cambodia handed down long-overdue judgments against Nuon Chea (pic. left) and Khieu Samphan(right) for their … Continue reading

Selangor in Crisis, nation in extremis


August 27, 2014 Selangor in Crisis, nation in extremis “But when the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people. If any of them … Continue reading

Curtains for Khalid must mean Fadeout for Anwar Ibrahim


August 27, 2014 Curtains for Khalid must mean Fadeout for Anwar Ibrahim by Terence Netto (received via e-mail from the writer) “It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.” ― Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France Curtains for Both … Continue reading

Ethnic Inequalities in Malaysia remain after 57 Years of Independence


August 27, 2014 Ethnic Inequalities in Malaysia remain after 57 Years of Independence by Jenni Dixon (received via e-mail) Ethnicity has played a major role in Malaysian political and economic policy since the inception of the federation in 1963. The launching of the New Economic Policy (NEP) in 1971, with the primary aim of promoting economic growth, … Continue reading

Khalid Ibrahim remains as Caretaker Menteri Besar of Selangor


August 26, 2014 Khalid Ibrahim to stay on as Caretaker Menteri Besar at the request of HRH Sultan of Selangor by Ram Anand@www.malaysiakini.com HRH The Sultan of Selangor has consented to Abdul Khalid Ibrahim’s request to relinquish his post as Menteri Besar. This debunks speculation of dissolution of the Selangor Legislative Assembly and subsequent snap … Continue reading

Book Review: Learning Democracy ‘The New Arabs,’ by Juan Cole


Sunday Book Review Learning Democracy ‘The New Arabs,’ by Juan Cole By Irshad Manji August 22,2014 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/24/books/review/the-new-arabs-by-juan-cole.html?ref=books It isn’t easy to track down a positive word about the Middle East these days. Then again, Juan Cole is not your typical observer. A professor of history at the University of Michigan, he is also a prolific … Continue reading