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Bad and good news!

Bad news. The Perlis state assembly has amended its state laws to allow unilateral conversions, in which a child’s religion can be converted with the permission of one parent. It contravenes the Federal Government’s bill tabled last month to prevent … Continue reading

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Bersatu, a way out and forward

The big plus point about Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s newly-founded¬†Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) is that it represents all the bumiputra groups in the country, irrespective of ethnic background and religion. The party is open to Malays, the Orang Asli and … Continue reading

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Why is MCA shouting itself hoarse?

I am just wondering why the MCA (Malaysian Chinese Association), the Chinese-based partner in the ruling Barisan Nasional government, is reacting so hysterically over PAS president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang’s Private Member’s Bill to enhance punishments under Syariah law for … Continue reading

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The red shirts can be dismissed and ignored

Bersih4 was a Malaysian event with a clear call to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to step down and for electoral reforms. The “red shirt” rally on Sept 16 — Malaysia Day — was clearly racist. It was called … Continue reading

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After Bersih4 — a chance to make things right

I attended the Bersih4 rally last Saturday. I was at Central Market (Kuala Lumpur), one of the gathering points of the rally, for a couple of hours. The area was packed with people. Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock in front … Continue reading

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The danger in Malaysian politics as usual

There’s this sandiwara¬†(stage play) playing out before us and I hope the Malaysian public can see through it. One protagonist is PAS which kicked up a political storm when it tabled the Shariah Criminal Code II Enactment 1993 (amendment 2015) … Continue reading

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