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August 6, 2018 9:03 AM The day the Special Branch threatened to charge me for being a CIA agent

When Malaysia’s Special Branch detained me together with nine others in April 2001, the official reason given was ‘terrorism’. According to what the government announced, and which was reported by the media, the ten of us were planning to start an armed insurrection and that we had imported guns, bombs and rocket launchers for this purpose. What the Special 9

October 27, 2017 3:45 AM Meet Malaysia’s own Erin Brokovich, champion of the common folk

Meenakshi Raman has been compared to the American whose life as an activist was the subject of a Hollywood hit. GEORGE TOWN: You may have seen her protesting against real estate development on Penang’s hill slopes as the voice of the Tanjung Bungah Residents Association and a member of the Penang Forum. But perhaps not many people know that Meenakshi 20

October 14, 2017 12:33 AM Operation Lalang detainees expect full public apologies from Dr Mahathir

Writer says that Dr Mahathir abused his power as the prime minister as well as the Home Minister to detain those who were a threat in his attempt to stay in power during his tenure. Ever since his forced retirement as Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir has been trying in vain to claim that Operation Lalang was not his doing but that of the police. This attempt 11

July 14, 2017 8:07 AM PAS: Kelantan caning amendment shows we’re serious about strengthening Shariah courts

Nasrudin criticised those who have objected to Kelantan’s latest amendment to the state enactment as being unable to understand the party’s rational into pushing for Islamic legislations.KUALA LUMPUR, July 14 — The PAS-led Kelantan government’s move to amend its state Shariah enactments for caning in public shows the Islamic party’s seriousness in empowering 5

July 13, 2017 1:55 AM State govt fixated on punishment, say groups

PETALING JAYA: The Kelantan PAS state government’s move to introduce public caning for syariah offenders has been described by many as unconstitutional and showing an obsession with punishment. Yayasan 1Malaysia chairman Dr Chandra Muzaffar said the amendments reflected PAS’ mentality, which he said focused on punishment rather than the reform that is central 6

March 6, 2017 4:59 AM Chandra: Rukunegara won't affect Article 153

Article 153 of the Federal Constitution will not be eroded by the incorporation of the Rukunegara as the constitution's preamble, said prominent activist and academician Chandra Muzaffar. He said Article 153 was entrenched in the Federal Constitution and it cannot be amended without approval from the Conference of Rulers. "The main reason why the Rukunegara 4

January 11, 2017 10:23 PM Adenan a leader with integrity

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) regards the late Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem as a leader with integrity who proved this through his leadership. "The late Adenan was known as a leader with integrity and had shown his seriousness in raising awareness and in preventing corruption through his leadership," said MACC chief 3

August 1, 2015 9:04 AM Kuching proclaimed as Malaysia’s first ‘city of unity’

File picture taken on February 7, 2013 shows a boat passing by the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly in Kuching, which was today proclaimed as Malaysia's first 'City of Unity'. — Reuters picKUCHING, Aug 1 — The city of Kuching was today proclaimed the country’s first ‘City of Unity’, making this also a first ever for a city, in the world. 1Malaysia 12

June 9, 2015 2:22 PM Press Digest: 'PasMa won't last as political party,' says political scientist

PETALING JAYA: Political scientist Dr Chandra Muzaffar says even if disenchanted DAP members and PAS professionals join PasMa (Persatuan Ummah Sejahtera Malaysia) to form a new political front, it will not last. After all, he explained, PasMa is not a political start-up but just a non-governmental organisation with too short a history to be a force to be reckoned 12

March 28, 2015 10:59 PM Educate young on what Asean is, says Dr Chandra

PETALING JAYA: Efforts to make the Asean community a success must be carried out by educating the younger generation on what Asean is all about, says International Movement for a Just World (Just) president Dr Chandra Muzaffar. He said it is important for Asean to become a people-oriented organisation and this presents a challenge to the Asean leadership 3