Monthly Archives: November 2014

Doc: Each grain of rice you eat is due to Umno

UMNO AGM Kedah Umno delegate Dr Mohamad Nawar Ariffin said he is a medical specialist now because of Umno. Therefore, he expressed gratitude to the party, which has “contributed immensely to the Malay community.” “I told my 12-year-old child that … Continue reading

Posted in UMNO

Chastity tests violate women’s privacy and demean them

    Cecilia Jeyanthi Victor PETALING JAYA: Why would one want to face the humiliation of going through a “virginity test” to enter the police force? In Indonesia, women who want to be cops have no choice but to undergo a … Continue reading

Posted in Women's rights

Farewell SKY, my favourite politician and writer

     Francis Paul Siah   TRIBUTE: It was around noon yesterday when a friend from Malaysiakini called me with the sad news. “Sim Kwang Yang passed away this morning”, Azlan, my friend and a fellow Sarawakian, broke the news. The … Continue reading

Posted in Obituary

‘Pro-Umno bloggers fail to protect Rosmah’

UMNO AGM Pro-Umno bloggers have failed to protect the prime minister’s wife Rosmah Mansor against attacks from pro-opposition bloggers. Student delegate Nur Farhana Mohd Anuar said netizens “relentlessly and unsympathetically” target Rosmah as pro-Umno bloggers are usually late to come … Continue reading

Posted in Rosmah Mansor, UMNO

‘Not seditious, Sarawak can leave Malaysia’

A Sarawak NGO has slammed Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s announcement that the Sedition Act 1948 is to be strengthened to cover calls for Sabah and Sarawak’s secession from the Federation of Malaysia. Civil society movement Gerakan Anak Sarawak (Gasak) … Continue reading

Posted in NGO's, Sarawak

Ex-Sarawak DAP MP Sim Kwang Yang dies

Deeply sadden by the news. Sim Kwang Yang was a true Sarawakian patriot who gave and didn’t ask for anything in return. He was a true friend to many, me likewise. I have many memories of Kwang Yang. The best was … Continue reading

Posted in Obituary

Ambiga: Lead by example, charge Umno reps

Former Bar Council president Ambiga Sreenevasan has called on Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to set an example with regard to his decision to backtrack on his plan to dismantle the Sedition Act. “Will the PM now give an assurance … Continue reading

Posted in Ambiga Sreenevasan, UMNO

British elite unit carrying out secret missions in Iraq, hundreds of ISIS militants killed

Reuters/James Vellacot British SAS troops have been conducting secret missions that have killed hundreds of Islamic State militants. Using quad bikes and 4×4’s in Iraq, they have been seeking out enemy forces usually at night, killing up to eight terrorists … Continue reading

Posted in Foreign News, Terrorism

The journey of a transexual woman

By Susan Loone Regina Ibrahim’s maiden fiction “Perjalanan” (The Journey) is expected to raise eyebrows as the book exposes the emotional and physical journey of a transexual woman. Published by independent publisher Fixi, the book tells the story of a … Continue reading

Posted in Feel-Good story, Special Interest

‘In no man’s land, Najib talks but nobody listens’

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak is not getting the support of extremists or moderates, said former minister Zaid Ibrahim. “He is in political no man’s land, speaking to nowhere man and getting the attention of nobody. I feel sorry for … Continue reading

Posted in Najib Abdul Razak, UMNO