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September 3, 2018 2:28 AM After a week of bipartisan tribute, McCain is laid to rest

WASHINGTON: A nearly weeklong celebration of the life of US senator John McCain – war hero, maverick, two-time presidential candidate and outspoken critic of Donald Trump – came to a solemn and subdued end Sunday as he was laid to rest at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. McCain, who died Aug 25 aged 81 after a year-long struggle against brain 5

August 29, 2018 5:09 PM The time has come for a Malay right-wing party

DAP has asked MCA to leave Barisan Nasional and join Pakatan Harapan. PKR has warned Malaysians that Malay politics is becoming more right wing. The time has come for a Malay right-wing party to dominate Malaysian politics. If Umno refuses to revert to its roots, then a new right-wing party needs to be launched to fill the vacuum that Umno is leaving 13

August 22, 2018 9:45 AM Anti-Muslim rant sparks backlash against AFL personality

SYDNEY: A leading Australian media personality sparked controversy Wednesday after lashing out at the nation's Muslim community, saying they "share no common interest" with the rest of the country. Sam Newman, a former Aussie Rules football player who co-hosts the popular "Footy Show" on commercial television, was reacting after two leading Muslim players 11

August 19, 2018 9:04 AM No, Umno was NOT wiped out

Over the last 100 days, the local media, international media, blogs, etc., have been writing about how history was made on 9th May 2018 when Malaysia saw a regime change after 61 years of the same government. They are also giving an impression that Umno was totally wiped out and is now finished and is going to be buried for good. (Incidentally, they said the same thing 27

August 18, 2018 9:47 AM Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies at 80 (Updated)

GENEVA: Former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died Saturday after a short illness at the age of 80, his foundation announced. "It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed 10

August 17, 2018 9:34 AM Islam is a political movement

Today, two million Muslims are converging on Mekah, Umno President Ahmad Zahid Hamidi being one of them. What many, Muslims included, do not realise is that the annual pilgrimage to the Kaaba is a pre-Islamic ritual. It is older than Islam and was in existence long before Muhammad was born. And the Kaaba was home to 360 different gods. Chief amongst 31

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 61

July 31, 2018 4:03 PM Azmin: Khazanah to be managed by professionals, Mahathir’s appointment by convention

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite the appointment of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali to the board of Khazanah Nasional Bhd, the day-to-day running of the sovereign state fund will still be handled by professionals. Mohamed Azmin, who is Economic Affairs Minister, said the prime minister was reviewing a list of names that would be appointed 6

July 30, 2018 6:10 AM MCA and MIC should close shop, says Kit Siang

PETALING JAYA: MCA and MIC should close shop if their leadership dare not even say whether they want the Umno candidate Datuk Lokman Aman to win or lose in the Sungai Kandis by-election on Saturday, Lim Kit Siang said today. He said MCA should also not contest in the Balakong by-election as it had remained silent whether it would back Lokman. "Now that PAS has officially 9

July 28, 2018 10:04 AM Kit Siang on Islam and Kleptocracy

The Sungai Kandis by-election will be a crucial test whether former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has succeeded in equating Islam with kleptocracy in Malaysia, said Lim Kit Siang. The Iskandar Puteri MP said it would also be a crucial test as to whether Najib’s politics still has traction in Malaysian politics. In a previous post New (de facto) 27