A Message to UMNO’s Hishamuddin Tun Hussein Onn: We MAF Veterans are Patriots and you are a Racist


January 18, 2018 A Message to UMNO’s Hishamuddin Tun Hussein Onn: We MAF Veterans are Patriots and you are a Racist By Major (R) Mior Rosli (TUDM) (received via e-mail) I wish the Defence Minister, the Deputy Defence Minister read and listen to what I have to say very carefully. Yesterday, you, Hishammudin accused Persatuan … Continue reading

Indonesia’s Rising Fundamentalism Gets Uglier in Election Year


January 18, 2018 Indonesia’s Rising Fundamentalism Gets Uglier in Election Year by Dewi Kurniawati https://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/indonesia-fundamentalism-uglier-election-year/ Indonesia’s Islamic Owls On December 12, hundreds of Islamists protested outside Facebook’s headquarters in Jakarta, accusing the social media giant of discrimination for blocking pages operated by hardline groups that allegedly inflame religious tensions. Habib Rizieq, spiritual leader of the … Continue reading

Now is the Time to throw Corrupt and Racist UMNO out of the Window


January 18, 2018 Now is  the Time to throw Corrupt and Racist UMNO out of the  Window by Tommy Thomas http://www.malaysiakini.com The Incumbent UMNO-led Barisan Nasional Prime Minister of Malaysia COMMENT | When the Alliance coalition under Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra assumed power as our first government on August 31, 1957, Dwight David … Continue reading

The Enduring Cambodian Political Economy?


January 18, 2018 The Enduring Cambodian Political Economy? by Heidi Dahles, Griffith University http://www.eastasiaforum.org Phnom Penh Skyline 2017 – Phnom Penh Is Changing Day By Day Cranes building Phnom Penh’s rapidly rising skyline give testimony to Cambodia’s enduring economic success as well as to China’s commitment to investing in the Kingdom’s infrastructure. Cambodia has been … Continue reading

Chomsky: How the US Is Playing with Fire in Asia


January 18, 2018 Chomsky: How the US Is Playing with Fire in Asia A shifting balance of power in Asia has the potential for regional conflicts if it’s not managed, warns Chomsky. By David McNeill, Noam Chomsky / Japan Times https://www.alternet.org/chomsky-how-us-playing-fire-asia Often dubbed one of the world’s most important intellectuals and its leading public dissident, … Continue reading

Ownership and Control in 21st century Malaysia


January 17, 2018 Ownership and Control in 21st century Malaysia by Charles Brophy http://www.newmandala.org/ownership-control-21st-century-malaysia/ In a series of public lectures beginning in 2016, Professor Terence Gomez began to distil the findings of his latest research into corporate governance in Malaysia. The first finding was a marked reduction in the holding of private directorships by members … Continue reading