Category Archives: publications

Of Malay rulers and the feudal system

Anwar Ibrahim COMMENT Syed Husin Ali’s ‘The Malay Rulers – Regression or Reform?’ is a booklet by general standards – a huge booklet perhaps but still a small book. But Syed Husin is not competing on size here. If we … Continue reading

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Ex-cop Nathan Ha publishes memoirs after seven years of writing

Personal history: Ha (left) with a fellow retired police officer at the launch of ‘The Best Not Honoured’. The memoir spans Ha’s entire police career, beginning in pre-Malaysia days. By Yu Ji KUCHING: One of Sarawak’s oldest surviving police officers … Continue reading

Posted in Police, publications, Sarawak

Putrajaya releases Herald copies in Sabah

  Herald editor Father Lawrence Andrew, seen walking into court in this picture, said that the late revocation of the ban order meant Catholics in Sabah would be deprived of their copies of The Herald on Sunday. – Picture by … Continue reading

Posted in MoCS (Sarawak), publications, Religion

Copies of Herald seized at KK airport

(MM) – The Home Ministry has allegedly barred the distribution of Catholic weekly the Herald in Sabah, despite earlier assurances by the government that there was no ban on the use of the word “Allah” in the East Malaysian state. … Continue reading

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Pak Lah found Dr M’s shoes too big to fill

Cindi Loo KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi found it difficult to fill the shoes of his predecessor Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Political analysts said for the short period he was in office there was expectation from … Continue reading

Posted in Dr Mahathir Mohamad, publications

The roar of the Tiger

By CHRISTINA CHIN Colourful journey: Karpal at the launch of ‘Tiger of Jelutong’ which was on the ‘Bestsellers’ list weeks before its official launch. — FAIHAN GHANI / The Star. At an age where most politicians are riding into the … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, publications

The day Karpal sneaked in petrol to Parliament to burn evidence

By V ANBALAGAN The best kept secret about a pornographic videotape which lawyer Karpal Singh (pic) submitted to the Dewan Rakyat in 1992 is finally out. Worried that the videotape would not be accepted and that he could be charged … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, publications

Court frees BM version of ‘Allah, Liberty and Love’ from ban

Irshad Manji – AFP pic By Ida Lim KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 5 — In a triumph for a local publisher today, the High Court here overturned the government’s ban on the Bahasa Malaysia version of Canadian writer Irshad Manji’s book … Continue reading

Posted in publications, Religion

Listen, listen, listen – enough of bullshit

These are excerpts from a talk author Kee Thuan Chye delivered as part of the Swami Satyananda Memorial Lecture on July 14, 2012. The full text is included in his latest book, ‘Ask for No Bullshit, Get Some More!’, which … Continue reading

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