Monthly Archives: January 2013

Who will police the police?

By P Gunasegaram QUESTION TIME So long as the police are not brought to account for cases of misconduct involving some of their members, one must expect such cases to recur over and over again to the detriment of the … Continue reading

Posted in Police

Najib Razak – Malaysia’s flip-flopping PM

Political Studies for Change COMMENT No other prime minister of Malaysia has shown such consistency in back-pedalling on policies, as Najib Abdul Razak has done. What does the future hold for Malaysia under such an indecisive leader? 1. Lynas Background: … Continue reading

Posted in Najib Abdul Razak

Manila claims Musa blocked deportation of conman

Philippine Interior Secretary Mar Roxas has claimed that Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman has blocked the repatriation of the country’s most wanted conman. Manuel Karingal Amalilio (left), the scam boss wanted by the Philippine police for cheating over 15,000 people … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Sabah

Sabah RCI: Witnesses at odds over testimony

By Nigel Aw Badaruddin Ismail, a former Bukit Aman special branch officer who had interviewed former Sabah National Registration Department (NRD) director Ramli Kamarudin during the crackdown on Ops Durian Buruk, has claimed that the latter had admitted to acting … Continue reading

Posted in Sabah, Special Interest

Time to reverse federal squeeze on state powers

By Sim Tze Tzin COMMENT A major missing link in political discourse in the run-up to the 13th general election is the debate on decentralisation. The Malaysian polity has been dominated by the process of centralisation or concentration of powers … Continue reading

Posted in Constitutional Bills, Special Interest

Eight things to know about the Sabah RCI

Some call it Project IC, some call it Project M, whatever the name, here is what we have learnt from the royal commission of inquiry on immigrants in Sabah, in particular, the covert operations that allowed foreigners to vote in … Continue reading

Posted in Sabah

Lessons from PAP’s defeat in Punggol East

By Bridget Welsh COMMENT When the votes were counted in this seat of 31,600 voters, the incumbent PAP had experienced an embarrassing loss – the opposition Workers’ Party took the seat decisively with a 10.8 percent margin, winning 54.5 percent … Continue reading

Posted in Foreign News

DNA results confirm it’s William’s body

Distraught parents, Goh Ying Ying (2nd right) and Yau Kok Kang, after identifying their deceased son KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 28): DNA results from the Chemistry department confirmed that the body of a boy found at Port Klang on Jan 24 … Continue reading

Posted in Police

Locked-in syndrome

By Mariam Mokhtar Although the average Malay is aware of much that goes on around him, his intransigence leads others to describe him as suffering from something like the “locked-in syndrome”. In this disorder, the patient is unable to move … Continue reading

Posted in Religion

Tok Guru to mend ties with the Christian community

By Susan Loone PAS spiritual leader Nik Aziz Nik Mat appears to be on a mission in Penang to mend ties with his Pakatan Rakyat allies and the Christian community, especially after much controversy over the use of the word … Continue reading

Posted in PAS, Religion