Monthly Archives: December 2012

India gang-rape victim’s family want killers executed

Indian residents shout anti-government slogans as they take part in a protest in New Delhi on Dec 30, 2012, after the cremation ceremony for a gang-rape victim. – AFP Photo NEW DELHI: The family of a murdered Indian gang-rape victim … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Foreign News

Out with the old, in with the new

By Mariam Mokhtar Puppet shows, ‘Punch and Judy’ politics, farcical presentations, tragicomedies, drama queens, flip-flops, U-turns, dress rehearsals and of course, pornographic productions can be used to sum up current Malaysian politics. It is amazing what the subconscious reveals. When … Continue reading

Posted in Special Interest

Will next year mark the end of the BN calendar?

By Charles Santiago COMMENT As we rejoice in the New Year celebrations, the family of an odd job worker would be clamouring to figure out how he ended up dead in a police lock-up. K Nagarajan’s body was found with … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, Special Interest

‘Hisham’s liaison officer more powerful than IGP’

By Teoh El Sen MyWatch is claiming that the Home Minister’s special liaison officer has powers to bypass the Inspector-General of Police himself. KUALA LUMPUR: Anti-crime watchdog MyWatch alleged today that a police officer with a rank of deputy commissioner … Continue reading

Posted in MoCS (Sarawak), Police

‘We don’t need Malayan leaders to preach unity’

By Luke Rintod Leaders from Malaya should not teach Sabahans what is the meaning of racial harmony as we in Sabah have had the most harmonious relationship, says Yong Teck Lee. KOTA BELUD: Sabah Progressive Party president Yong Teck Lee … Continue reading

Posted in Sabah

Panel: Review loopholes that hinder probe on Taib

The current loopholes in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 need to be plugged to strengthen the capability of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in fighting graft, said Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad, chairperson of the parliamentary special committee (PSC) on … Continue reading

Posted in MACC

Politicians can never resolve religious disputes

Francis Paul Siah COMMENT It’s most unfortunate that the ‘Allah’ controversy has reared its ugly head again. Come to think of it, it’s uglier this time because it erupted again from something so beautiful – a Christmas Day message. DAP … Continue reading

Posted in Religion

Delhi gang-rape victim dies

Hospital staff carry the body of the victim as they leave the hospital for the morgue.   NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE (Dec 29): The 23-year old woman whose gang rape sparked protests and a national debate about violence against women in India … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Special Interest

Sikh group: Fatwa on Allah ban ‘illegal and void’

The National Fatwa Council’s ban of the non-Muslims’ use of the word ‘Allah’ is unconstitutional, said the Malaysian Gurdwaras Council (MGC) representing the Sikh community. The ban that Penang mufti Hassan Ahmad was reported repeating on Wednesday is wrong on … Continue reading

Posted in Religion

In resolving religious disputes, think out of the box

RELIGION is a subject which I will almost always avoid as a writer or  speaker. I think I have explained why in previous articles. I believe I have only written two or three articles of a religious nature in  my … Continue reading

Posted in Religion