Anwar’s acquittal:Overdue victory of premature celebration? Crunchy perspective on this week’s top news, only on REFSA Rojak.
King Chai & Syah look at the ramifications of the “flag incident” at PWTC.
Jahamy accuses PAS of merely using religion for political mileage.
Democracy is not about the submission of the minority to the views of the majority.
Eric Choo analyses the recent Kedah entertainment ban, as fingers pointed at various parties.
A letter on the fundamental principal of separation between the church/mosque and state.
Why Bersih has more in common with American realpolitik than most would care to admit.
June Rubis goes beyond the poster wars of the Sarawak State Election 2011 and calls upon the rakyat to be part of the Force in rebuilding the State.
John Ling remembers the people whom Malaysia has forgotten
Musings on love, religion, and the Constitution over Penang delicacies – complete with its own soundtrack.
Observations of a Kenyan student in Malaysia on the country – a beautiful nation with beautiful people who live with a stinking political system, institutional rot, and the trouble with the Malay leadership.
Benarkah hak Melayu dicabar dan terhakis? Hak yang mana? Oleh siapa? Bagaimana ia berlaku, jika ianya berlaku? Atau adakah semua ini dongeng orang politik yang mahu memperalatkan orang Melayu untuk melanjutkan karier politik mereka?
This was a post that I wrote sometime in middle/late 2007 in reply to Americk Sidhu’s (yes, the same one who shared with us a few lovely articles not too long ago) post in one of two online forum’s that I co-moderate. Though I do not harbour such sentiments (abandoning my country) any more in my weaker moments (it’s amazing how just how much hope can be unleashed when BN’s majority was reduced from 2/3rd to about 11/20), I thought I’d share this posting because the sentiments expressed in there with respect to being a Muslim in this country is still valid if not intensified. Also there is my rather raw and brief analysis on the rise of the Islamist in our country, which I have made explicit for comment, criticism or contemplation – all are welcome.
Nampaknya isu kerajaan perpaduan, yang diwar-warkan oleh beberapa pemimpin PAS dan dijadikan bahan politik oleh pemimpin UMNO akan berakhir. Pemimpin tertinggi Pakatan Rakyat telah sebulat suara menolak cadangan kerajaan perpaduan. Ketika isu tersebut hangat dibincangkan, para pemimpin UMNO rata-rata begitu menyambut baik cadangan kerajaan perpaduan yang dicadangkan, dengan alasan bahawa sebuah kerajaan perpaduan dapat “memulihkan […]
Joint statement by Professor Dr. Abdul Aziz Bari and Edmund Bon Tai Soon: The resolution by PAS calling for SIS to be investigated, and if necessary banned, will maintain a disturbing trend. Considering the matter from the fresh perspective of association rights under Article 10 of the Federal Constitution sheds light on the issue. The […]
By dragging the Divine into the secular, PAS has themselves invited all and sundry to comment on Islam.
The actual resolution by PAS is this: Mendesak Majlis Fatwa Kebangsaan membuat penyelidikan ke atas SIS yang membawa aliran Islam Liberal dan seterusnya mengharamkan pertubuhan tersebut sekiranya terbukti bertentangan dengan syariat Islam serta membuat program pemulihan ke atas ahli-ahlinya. The key words are “penyelidikan” and “sekiranya terbukti”. This is clearly a call to investigate and […]
I refer to PAS’ resolution on SIS recently. PAS is entitled to hold such a view. However, I can’t get over the feeling that PAS seems to be picking and choosing without any consistency. The notion of Islamic, and right or wrong seems to be switching around according to the leaders’ whims and fancies. Before […]