Category: Commentary/Blog Post

Reformulating Islamic democracy

Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa Courtesy of Developments in the Islamic world since the Iranian Revolution in 1979 have clearly demonstrated that the relationship between democratization and the Islamic resurgence is complex; and is a very important element in the political dynamics of the contemporary

SPR Selangor Should Stop Giving Excuses!

Tony Pua I had on 16 June issued a complaint to the press that the appointed assistant registrars to carry out voter registration exercises by the party are facing a lot of difficulties in obtaining the official voter registration forms from the Selangor EC office.

What’s that about Malay rights?

by Jacqueline Ann Surin (The Nutgraph) IF one were to take to heart everything top Umno leaders say, and what the Malay-language newspapers report on, Malay Malaysians are on the brink of political extinction. From being sidelined by the Pakatan Rakyat state governments to losing

Umno’s hand in dubious Sabah voter registration

Written by Helen Ang (CPI ASIA) It’s mighty suspicious that Umno has the most members not in its traditional stronghold of Johor but in Sabah! The Umno website reported on Monday party vice president Mohd Shafie Apdal as saying Sabah has 449,805 Umno members, followed

Why I’m not for automatic voter registration

Malaysian Insider JUNE 2 — There are many political beliefs in Malaysia, regardless of how people continue to state that we merely need to have a two-party system in this nation. Honestly, I don’t believe in the myth of a two-party system. Instead, I am

Sibu By-Election: BN's Campaign Not as Innovative as PR's

by Al-Jafree Md Yusop (Malaysian Digest) Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) strategic director Tian Chua during his appearance as a guest speaker for the Teh Tarik Session held at Killiney Sooka Sentral last Thursday said that the voting trend in the recent Sibu by-election illustrates an


Tunku Abdul Aziz Sibu, that remarkable town on the mighty Rejang that the Foochows built all those long years ago with sweat, blood and tears, notched another milestone: the Chinese community decided that May 16 was to be the day when they would show the