Monthly Archives: July 2011

The polarised world of politics

Politicians of every stripe have two bad habits. Firstly, they think that those who don’t belong to any political party are incapable of having a single political thought. Secondly, when non-politicians think of a good populist idea, politicians of all … Continue reading

Posted in Special Interest

Socialism has vital role to play in M’sia

By Sim Kwang Yang COMMENT The long-silenced voice of socialism in Malaysia has once again been heard, following the arrest and release of Dr Jeyakumar and his five comrades from his Party Sosialis Malaysia, under the unjust Emergency Ordinance. Once … Continue reading

Posted in PSM, Special Interest | 2 Comments

Lesbian couple ties the knot

The Star BATU PAHAT: A lesbian couple, who had been dating for the past two years, has taken their relationship to a new level by undergoing a traditional wedding ceremony. Thomas, 29, and Apple, 27, both property brokers, underwent a … Continue reading

Posted in Special Interest

Rosmah and the Ring of Fire

By Dana Kay and Wong Choon Mei Women who have a penchant for jewelry would probably envy the gargantuan diamond ring linked to Malaysian First Lady Rosmah Mansor, which has ironically turned into a ring of fire for her, with … Continue reading

Posted in Najib Abdul Razak, Rosmah Mansor

Ku Li to replace Anwar as Opposition Leader?

Opposition leaders are said to have turned their backs on Anwar Ibrahim by offering Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah to become the next opposition leader. Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) vice-president Omar Saleh said a discussion on the offer to the Gua Musang … Continue reading

Posted in Anwar Ibrahim, Pakatan Rakyat, UMNO

Johor sultanah: Bersih 2.0 was hijacked

By Lee Way Loon Almost three weeks after the Bersih 2.0 rally, the debate continues unabated with a key member of royal family claiming today that the electoral reform movement “had in some way been hijacked” by other groups and … Continue reading

Posted in Bersih, Pakatan Rakyat | 1 Comment

Transsexual Mohd Ashraf dies at 25

Mohd Ashraf Hafiz Abdul Aziz, 25, who last week failed in his bid to change his name to Aleesha Farhana after undergoing a sex change operation in Thailand, died at the intensive care unit of Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah in … Continue reading

Posted in Here and There, Special Interest

China dolls and love: Don’t be crazy! It’s just for the money, darling!

By PAUL SIR I HAVE a very good friend who is a taxi driver in Kuala Lumpur. I came to know him 18 years ago when I first moved to Peninsular Malaysia. A few years ago, he related to me … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Police, Special Interest

EO6: A bitter lesson for the govt

Abusing the Emergency Ordinance 1969, six breadwinners of their families’ were thrown behind bars and defamed with having waged a war against the King, holding subversive beliefs and instigating the rakyat to attend a rally which the police had deemed … Continue reading

Posted in Police, PSM

Freeing us was a political move

Parti Sosialis Malaysia leader Dr Michael D Jeyakumar today called the release of the six PSM members as a “smart political move” by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak in face of diminishing public support. “It’s definitely due to public pressure … Continue reading

Posted in PSM