Monthly Archives: August 2013

NGO: Is gov’t colluding with fraudulent agents?

The government’s planned crackdown on migrant workers not only victimises vulnerable groups, but raises questions over whether the government is colluding with fraudulent outsourcing agents. According to Tenaganita executive director Irene Fernandez, this is because at least 5,000 migrants have … Continue reading

Posted in NGO's, Special Interest | 1 Comment

Heavyweight politicians ‘backing’ secret gangs

A number of local heavyweight politicians are said to be backing secret ‘gangster’ societies, with several even becoming the advisers to the gangs. According to Sin Chew Daily, these groups are part of 10 secret societies, comprising Chinese, Malay and … Continue reading

Posted in Crime

Blame Najib, not Waytha

Sonia Ramachandran SHAH ALAM: Blame Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak instead of getting upset with Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department senator P Waythamoorthy. This is the opinion of political scientist Dr Wong Chin Huat when asked about … Continue reading

Posted in Najib Abdul Razak, Special Interest

Nation’s biggest ever crackdown on illegals soon

Once arrested, the illegal immigrants will be deported immediately. PUTRAJAYA: Come Sunday, the authorities will be hunting down an estimated 500,000 illegal immigrants in the nation’s biggest ever operation to flush out unwanted foreigners. The operation will involve some 135,000 … Continue reading

Posted in Special Interest

‘BN kingmakers in Borneo not flexing their muscles’

By Nigel Aw INTERVIEW As the government continues to push its ban on non-Muslims using the word ‘Allah’ which will mostly impact East Malaysians, members of the cabinet from Sabah and Sarawak have been surprisingly silent on the matter. This … Continue reading

Posted in Sabah, STAR State Reform Party

Righteousness and justice

Frankly speaking, the legal system is generally Greek to many members of the public. The verdict has all the more puzzled the public and begs a question: can righteousness and justice be upheld legally? Does the acquittal of the accused … Continue reading

Posted in Court case, Crime

Miss Malaysia – Not for Muslims?

When the organiser of Miss World Malaysia Anna Lim said that “As Malaysia is a multi-racial country, we have to show respect to the Muslim community”, I wonder: Do we respect Islam or Muslims? In other words, do we respect … Continue reading

Posted in Special Interest, Women's rights