Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy New Year: Students, brace yourselves for a new school curriculum

WE are still in holiday mood. The year-end Christmas break leading up to the New Year is a time when most of us will take leave from work and have a well-earned rest. Life is certainly not only about working … Continue reading

Posted in Education

Ambiga: I’m flattered and humbled

By Stephanie Sta Maria PETALING JAYA: Mainstream and alternative media were fed an almost daily diet of Bersih 2.0 updates in the weeks preceding July 9, 2011. On the earmarked day, downtown Kuala Lumpur was swallowed up by tens of … Continue reading

Posted in Bersih

Racial discrimination Bill raising contention

By S Pathmawathy Two days ago the government announced its intentions to enact a piece of legislation aimed at effective elimination of racial extremism. This went against its previous repeated dismissals that such a law was not necessary to keep … Continue reading

Posted in Constitutional Bills, Race relations

NFC: Datuk charged with cheating Shahrizat’s boss

KUALA LUMPUR— The 45-year-old Datuk suspected of trying to bribe CCID officers investigating the National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp) has been charged with cheating at the Sessions Court here today. Datuk Shamsubahrin Ismail allegedly cheated NFCorp chairman Datuk Dr Mohamad Salleh … Continue reading

Posted in Court case, Crime, UMNO

Singaporean ran online ring of prostitutes from his condo

SINGAPORE – An eight-hour operation has crippled an online vice syndicate and led to the arrest of 23 persons who are suspected to be involved in the operations. Simultaneous raids were conducted at various locations in the Western and Central … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Sex

Fish that bites off testicles

It’s like a scene from a horror movie but it is a brutal fact – a ‘monster’ fish that bites off testicles actually exists. The 40lb Pacu fish, known as the “Ball Cutter”, was caught by Brit Jeremy Wade in … Continue reading

Posted in Here and There

Third Force to encircle Umno

By Awang Abdillah The current political landscape in the country is fertile for all minority parties in Barisan Nasional or otherwise to opt for a direct coalition system. After the 2008 general election, what we are witnessing are structural changes … Continue reading

Posted in Bersih, Pakatan Rakyat, UMNO

NGO secretly films NFC-linked S’pore condo

\By Aidila Razak Saying it will leave no stone unturned, PKR-linked NGO Jingga 13 made the trip down to Singapore to prove to Malaysians that the luxury condominium owned by cabinet minister Shahrizat Abdul Jalil’s family is as luxurious as … Continue reading

Posted in Corporate world, Corruption, UMNO

Numb and dumb no more

By Dean Johns When I asked a young and beautiful pro-democracy activist at dinner in Bangsar the other night how she felt about the latest antics of Malaysia’s ruling regime, she shocked me with her initial single-word response: “Numb”. But, … Continue reading

Posted in Barisan Nasional, Najib Abdul Razak, UMNO

Dompok presses on for RCI on ‘Project IC’

United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) president Bernard Dompok has advised people objecting to the setting up of a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) on illegal immigrants and forged citizenship documents in Sabah to regard the RCI as an opportunity … Continue reading

Posted in Sabah