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23 Jun 2014

Today, the Federal Court agreed 4-3 that the Court of Appeal is right in overturning a High Court judgment that the Catholic weekly Herald cannot use the word Allah, because the Home Minister believes…

23 Jun 2014

Today, the Federal Court agreed 4-3 that the Court of Appeal is right in overturning a High Court judgment that the Catholic weekly Herald cannot use the word Allah, because the Home Minister believes…

11 Jun 2014

As far as Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is concerned, a threat to slap is not a criminal offence because the law says so. Doesn't matter the person being threatened is a woman or…

30 May 2014

A two-year-old girl gets decapitated in the middle of Kuala Lumpur. A 15-year-old girl is raped by at least 13 men in Kelantan. But a majority of Malaysians are outraged over the discovery of porcine…

20 Apr 2014

Karpal Singh – politician, lawyer and friend to many – took his final journey today, standing by his principles and ideals in a lifetime of service to Malaysians. The Tiger of Jelutong's…

12 Mar 2014

Flight MH370's mysterious disappearance is Malaysia's biggest disaster now. And coming a close second is how the authorities are handling the search and rescue operations. Crews are now searching…

12 Feb 2014

Online and in print, the media in Malaysia is freer than it has ever been, Putrajaya said today in the face of Malaysia falling below Myanmar in the Press Freedom Index. Putrajaya is right and it is…

6 Feb 2014

It's a sad day in Malaysia when one cannot argue against an unfunny video and have to resort to violence or offer RM500 to induce someone to commit a crime to underscore your anger. The few Malay…

14 Oct 2013

When did we become a country where the leaders believe their fellow citizens have such brittle faith that they restrict who can use the word Allah? 1986. When did we become a country where the judiciary…

10 Oct 2013

Apparently it is par for the course for Umno politicians to trump up the race card during party elections. Several analysts said it is being done in the Umno context and other races should not despair.…

2 Oct 2013

I suppose we can forgive the snatch thief because his crime is nothing compared with the extravagance and pillage of civil servants and those working in state firms as uncovered by the latest Auditor-General's…

2 Aug 2013

In the past week, there have been a number of shootings almost every other day in Malaysia, which the authorities attribute to lax laws and a shorthanded police force. At the same time, the authorities…

18 Jul 2013

Can the Malaysian police make up their mind? The Lahad Datu police chief now denies knowing anything about any impending Sulu attack to the town while a senior Special Branch official says they had…

15 Jul 2013

Can we trust the Election Commission (EC) to clean the electoral rolls of dead people and phantom voters themselves? After all, they botched up on a simple thing like the indelible ink in Election 2013.…

11 Jul 2013

The Election Commission has decided that Kuala Besut voters will have to dip their fingers in ink instead of getting it brushed on for the July 24 by-election. Don't they understand the issue is the ink…

10 Jul 2013

Putrajaya's argument to have the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) rather than a dedicated oversight panel for the police appears to miss the point. How can one panel with just one investigator…