Listen to Rafizi Ramli, the Strategist behind the Kajang Move


October 26.2014 Listen to Rafizi Ramli, the Strategist behind the Kajang Move http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala/2014/10/21/crackdowns-and-economic-stagnancy-in-conversation-with-malaysian-mp-rafizi-ramli/ Malaysian politics is on tenter hooks. On the international stage Prime Minister Najib has been widely praised for his commitment to a moderate and progressive form of Islam. But at home, this year alone, the ruling UMNO has agreed to cooperate with … Continue reading

Anwar Ibrahim denied his right to speak to his Alma Mater on October 27, 2014


October 26, 2014 Anwar Ibrahim denied his right to speak to his Alma Mater on October 27, 2014 by Lee She-Ian@www.themalaysianinsider.com Universiti Malaya will be a police lockdown tomorrow (October 27, 2014) over a student event where Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has been invited to speak. The Police have informed university authorities that as of … Continue reading

US Asian Foreign Policy


October 26, 2014 US Asian Foreign Policy by Dr. Munir Majid@www.the star.com.my “US foreign policy in Asia, therefore, has to be delicate and sensitive enough to adjust to what can be described without exaggeration as seismic economic change. On the one hand, it should not be drawn too deeply into exclusively political-security manifestations despite China’s … Continue reading

Thinking Malaysian Muslims Needed, says Dr. A.Farouk Musa


October 26, 2014 Thinking Malaysian Muslims Needed, says IRF’s Dr. A. Farouk Musa by Elizabeth Zachariah@www.themalaysianinsider.com Seen as one of the brighter prospects in the Muslim world, Malaysia is now at the crossroads of either being a progressive Islamic country or regressing into a world where clerics rule without any question. An unprecedented “touch-a-dog” day over the … Continue reading

Day of Final Reckoning has come for Anwar Ibrahim


October 26, 2014 Day of Final Reckoning has come for Anwar Ibrahim by Jocelyn Tan@www.thestar.com.my Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is approaching another critical moment in his career as the apex court readies to hear his sodomy case appeal. But there is a different mood in his party this time around. IT had been raining cats … Continue reading

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