Whither PAS: Stay or not to stay,that is the Question


August 1, 2014 Whither PAS: Stay or not to stay,that is the Question by Boo Su-Lyn (07-31-14) @www.themalaymailonline.com http://m.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/in-selangor-mb-crisis-a-tussle-for-pass-identity The divergence within PAS over the Selangor Mentri Besar’s post exposes a deeper dilemma that goes to the core of its identity — the party must weigh a return to its core ambition for an Islamic … Continue reading

PKR urged to take disciplinary action against the recalcitrant Khalid Ibrahim


July 31, 2014 PKR urged to take disciplinary action against the recalcitrant Khalid Ibrahim http://www.malaysiakini.com A group of grassroots PKR leaders have called on the party to take disciplinary action against Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim for insisting on staying on as the state’s chief executive officer.”His recent actions clearly undermine the stance and … Continue reading

Tan Sri Halim Saad set to take Sumatec up the corporate ladder


July 31, 2014 Tan Sri Halim Saad set to take Sumatec up the corporate ladder by Sharen Kaur@www.nst.com.my – 31 July 2014 @ 1:15 AM ASSET INJECTION: Firm targeting more than RM1b profit by 2018, say sources FORMER Renong Bhd Executive Chairman Tan Sri Halim Saad is scaling up Sumatec Resources Bhd, which is set to make … Continue reading

US Report: Religious intolerance rising in Malaysia


July 30, 2014 US Report: Religious intolerance rising in Malaysia by http://www.malaysiakini.com The United States has expressed concern over growing religious intolerance in Malaysia as Islamic sects are being persecuted in public and in secret, along with abstruse laws aimed at blocking those wishing to leave Islam. In the recently released ‘International Religious Freedom Report … Continue reading

PAS risks isolation if it quits Pakatan


July 30, 2014 PAS risks isolation if it quits Pakatan, analysts say by Boo Su-Lyn and Ida Lim@www.themalaymailonline.com.my PAS risks losing the support of some moderates, both Muslim and otherwise, if it pursues a path that is at odds with its Pakatan Rakyat (PR) allies on key issues, including its insistence on hudud laws and … Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW: Shankaran Nambiar’s The Malaysian Economy: Rethinking Policies & Purposes


July 30, 2014 BOOK REVIEW: Shankaran Nambiar’s new book, The Malaysian Economy: Rethinking Policies & Purposes  by Tricia Yeoh@ http://www.thesundaily.com.my FEW writers and analysts are able to both identify precisely the challenges facing the Malaysian economy as well as communicate these in a manner easy to digest. Shankaran Nambiar’s new book, The Malaysian Economy: Rethinking … Continue reading