What's our definition of 'terrorist ideologies'?
ADUN SPEAKS | Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador's latest comment that "no one will be spared from police action if found spreading terrorist ideologies", is something that no Malaysian wil...
New government, but same old police force
ADUN SPEAKS | A 7km chase of four people by the police from Batu Caves to Batu Arang in the early hours of last Saturday ended in a shootout, in which three suspected robbers were killed.
Be a transparent, accountable and clean government
ADUN SPEAKS | As Pakatan Harapan celebrates the second National Day since it took over Putrajaya, it faces continuous backlash from the conservatives as well as the bureaucracy that is largely uncoope...
Who lives if Malaysia dies?
ADUN SPEAKS | In leading up to the celebration of our 62nd independence day which is just days away, no doubt there will be much coffee shop talk about the state of our country’s race relations as c...
Zakir Naik has to go before it’s too late
ADUN SPEAKS | Zakir Naik, a man banned from entering many countries and wanted in India for money-laundering and inciting terrorism is hero-worshipped in Malaysia.
Shafie grateful to Upko
Shafie (middle), with Tangau (second right), Dompok (second left) and other Upko leaders cutting the anniversary cake.
Is khat worth it, after all?
ADUN SPEAKS | Despite opposition, the government has refused to backtrack on the introduction of khat or Jawi calligraphy in primary schools, both national and vernacular.
Who's playing the 'Game of Thrones'?
ADUN SPEAKS | I refer to Bersatu supreme council member Rais Hussin's piece "For good governance, not a never-ending 'Game of Thrones'" published in Malaysiakini on July 19.
Game of Thrones in Latheefa’s appointment?
ADUN SPEAKS | In relative terms, the appointment of Latheefa Koya as the new MACC chief commissioner to replace Mohd Shukri Abdull, who resigned ahead of the expiry of his term of office, is a develop...
Semoga tiada lagi PRK hingga penggal berakhir
Kemenangan besar calon DAP di Parlimen Sandakan mengakhiri siri pilihan raya kecil (PRK) yang berlaku sepanjang setahun Pakatan Harapan (PH) menjadi kerajaan persekutuan dan 7 negeri.
Harapan being bullied by extreme forces
ADUN SPEAKS | I don’t understand why Pakatan Harapan has to make a series of retreats to appease certain segments of racial and religious forces in the last 11 months or so.
The Anwar factor in the by-election losses
ADUN SPEAKS | With the disastrous results in the last three consecutive by-elections, there is talk abuzz that some kind of leadership change within Pakatan Harapan might be in the offing.
STS transfer hub still within Johor's jurisdiction
ADUN SPEAKS | Recently I saw a news report that quoted KA Petra Sdn Bhd chairperson Shahrul Amirul saying the STS (ship-to-ship) transfer hub project is located and operating outside of Johor territor...
Flying car - myth or reality?
ADUN SPEAKS | I have been asked by my peers - is it true that the small-scale prototype of the flying car exhibited at LIMA 2019 was real and not just a made-up fantasy?
Najib once said ‘tax evasion an act of treason’
ADUN SPEAKS | On Nov 25, 2013, at the opening of National Economic Empowerment (PENA) Conference, Najib Abdul Razak publicly proclaimed that “tax evasion was tantamount to an act of treason that bet...
Extremism will see nation-building efforts aborted
ADUN SPEAKS | When regime change happened as a result of the 14th general election, we the people were thrown into a state of climactic euphoria celebrating our nation's renewal and our love for each ...
Justice delayed is justice denied
ADUN SPEAKS | Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir’s announcement this week that the government will look into setting up a Special High Court and a Special Appeals Court for corruption has been broadly ...
Farmers in Cameron: Victims or polluters?
ADUN SPEAKS | It is not clear whether the vegetable farmers, numbering 61, are being evicted from their land for being supporters of the Pakatan Harapan government or because their farming activities ...
Human rights and death sentence can co-exist
ADUN SPEAKS | First, I would like to clarify I had published statements regarding the abolition of the mandatory death sentence in my personal capacity as an elected assemblyperson.
Umno-Pas alliance could be ‘deadly’
ADUN SPEAKS | From the Pakatan Harapan perspective, the recent two by-elections one in Cameron Highlands and Semenyih are nothing extraordinary.
The collapse of PAS’ religious moral order
ADUN SPEAKS | Nobody expected that PAS, which once boasted of providing an alternative political system based on the principles of Islam, would go down the drain under the weight of corruption, cover-...
100,000 apply to become Bersatu members in Sabah
KOTA KINABALU (Feb 15): There are some 100,000 applications for membership of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) from 25 Parliamentary constituencies in Sabah, said Beluran Member of Parliament ...
'Frogs hopping into Bersatu': Betrayal
ADUN SPEAKS | A while back I wrote about how, prior to the 14th general election, Dr Mahathir Mohamad told a group of activists and NGOs that he would not accept Umno frogs.
Terminating water supply an act of extreme cruelty
ADUN SPEAKS | About 10 years ago, Sada (Syarikat Air Darul Aman) unilaterally terminated the water supply to about 50 former estate workers in Sungei Getah Estate (Bedong), Sungei Petani, Kedah, on th...
Where are you heading, MIC?
ADUN SPEAKS | If the MIC can just give up its two parliamentary seats to Umno, first in the Port Dickson by-election last year and in the coming by-election on Jan 26, then it is suffice to conclude ...