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Monday, October 21, 2019

Dennis Ignatius

Dennis Ignatius
Dennis Ignatius is a former ambassador.

UM student protester deserves our respect

This young student displayed more courage and integrity than most of our politicians.

Tigers everywhere: Malaysia’s terrorism mystery

Many things don’t add up, like the absence of reports anywhere of an LTTE revival.

A budget in search of a vision

What exactly is going on? It is hard to figure out what vision animated the recently-announced 2020 budget.

Haram to be Malaysian?

Resolutions and statements at the recently concluded Kongres Maruah Melayu detailed the agenda of the emerging ‘Malaysia for Malay’ construct.

Behold, the ‘new normal’ in Malaysia Baru

Dignity cannot be built upon bigotry, intolerance and extremism.

Hypocrisy and hyperbole at the UN

World leaders, including Malaysia's prime minister, were selective in their criticisms of nation-states at the recent UN General Assembly.

This by-election, save PH by voting BN

Voting BN to save PH might sound contradictory, oxymoronic even, but it might well be the kind of “tough love” that is needed to bring PH leaders to their senses.

Are Chinese schools bad for national unity?

Many Chinese schools are more multi-ethnic than national schools.

Can Umno-PAS save Malaysia?

Umno has opted to dig the trenches of racism and extremism even deeper by working with an irreparably extremist party that has consistently rejected democracy, inclusiveness and religious tolerance.

This Malaysia Day, let’s boycott hate and fear

Hostility and suspicion have shrouded our nation like the haze that is now choking us.

Rethinking ECRL

The spotlight is now back on China’s involvement in the whole affair.

PPBM: Out of touch and out of step?

We didn’t exorcise Umno from Putrajaya only to see its ghost stalk the halls of power again.

Is Pakatan Harapan serious about protecting human rights?

Or is the deportation of Turkish national Arif Komis and his family meant to get on the good side of the Erdogan regime.

I weep for you, Oh Malaysia

Decades of Umno rule, of race-baiting and outright racist policies, of constantly belittling and disrespecting racial and religious minorities, of disowning them at every turn and seeing them as enemies, have taken its toll.

Why empower a demagogue like Zakir Naik?

The controversial preacher is destabilising our country and destroying what remains of our fragile unity.

Will khat make us more Malaysian?

The khat controversy comes at a time when the nation is already deeply divided.

Khat: An unnecessary distraction

Aren’t there far more important issues that we need to focus on right now than calligraphy, whether Jawi, Chinese or Tamil?

The government must come clean on Zakir Naik

High time Putrajaya explains why it is in the national interest to allow a wanted foreign fugitive to stay in the country.

Umno-PAS and the alliance of bigotry

Umno-PAS have gone out of their way to avoid serious discussion of critical issues and have chosen to hide behind bigotry, turning every issue that the DAP raises and everything it does into a racial one.

Is Pakatan Harapan a one-term wonder?

With their infighting, 8 million new voters on the way, and a grossly distorted electoral system, the odds do not look good for PH.

Pakatan Harapan: Divided and distracted

Until PH gets its house in order, not much in terms of major reforms can be expected from this government.

Lynas: Profits, politics & people

Powerful nations and business interests are involved in a slick, foreign-directed PR campaign to pressure the government to allow Lynas to continue operating in Malaysia notwithstanding the toxic waste issue.

Pastor Raymond Koh and the great cover-up

If Putrajaya expects to be taken seriously, it must establish a new task force with clear legal authority, clear objectives, and more credible members.

Is Pakatan Harapan committed to human rights?

PH politicians have reneged on their election promises to do away with oppressive, anti-democratic legislation.