The Myth of Religious Violence


October 31, 2014 The Myth of Religious Violence by Karen Armstrong@www.theguardian.com http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/25/-sp-karen-armstrong-religious-violence-myth-secular The popular belief that religion is the cause of the world’s bloodiest conflicts is central to our modern conviction that faith and politics should never mix. But the messy history of their separation suggests it was never so simple. As we watch the … Continue reading

Middle East Violence: Mr. Obama, Don’t Bark at the Wrong Tree, it is not Islam


October 31, 2014 Middle East Violence: Mr. Obama, Don’t Bark at the Wrong Tree, it is not Islam by BA Hamzah Islam is not at risk in the Middle East. At risk are the repressive Arab regimes under the protection of the external powers. The threat to the stability of the political regimes will come … Continue reading

Ibrahim Ali and The A-G’s Chambers: A Matter of Double Standards


October 30, 2014 Ibrahim Ali and The A-G’s Chambers: A Matter of Double Standards by Tay Tian Yan@www.themalaysianinsider.com The Attorney-General’s Chambers has finally broken its silence and offered reasons for not charging Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali. It said Ibrahim’s threat to burn the Bible did not fall within the definition of seditious tendency as … Continue reading

Malaysia as seen from Washington DC


October 29, 2014 Malaysia as seen from Washington DC By Kean Wong, Special to the Malaysian Insider  The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had just outlined the robust prospects for Malaysia’s economy and was busy posing for photos with Malaysia’s new Ambassador to the United States Datuk Awang Adek … Continue reading

Anwar Ibrahim at University of Malaya (October 27, 2014)


October 28, 2014 Anwar Ibrahim at University of Malaya Anwar Ibrahim spoke with passion to students at the University of Malaya last night (October 27, 2014). He asked his audience, why is the government in power is so scared of a simple human being like him that they won’t allow him to speak in the … Continue reading

A Commentary :Jokowi’s new Cabinet


October 28, 2014 A Commentary :Jokowi’s new Cabinet by Rashid Yusof, NST Deputy Group Editor http://www.nst.com.my/node/46945 THERE are Malaysian connections in the Joko Widodo (popularly known as Jokowi) cabinet that was announced on Sunday. Research, Technology and Higher Education Minister M. Nasir, who is, in fact, newly appointed as rector of the Diponegoro University, has … Continue reading